ASUS VG236H 23IN 1080P 120HZ Monitor
Corsair Obsidian Series 800D
Corsair Professional HX1000W 1000W
Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor
Noctua NH-C14 Heatpipe Cooler
MSI GeForce GTX 580 Lightning Xtreme Edition
ASUS Maximus IV EXTREME-Z Rog Lucidlogix Virtu Motherboard
Corsair XMS3 DOMINATOR-GT 4X2GB DDR3-2133 CL9-10-9-27 Core i5 i7 Dual Channel Memory Kit W/ Fan
Seagate Barracuda XT 7200.12 3TB
LG CH12LS28 12X Blu-Ray Reader & Lightscribe DVD Writer Combo Drive
What could i do better with here? I'm an fps gamer. Is everything here compatible? Ram/mobo/video card/processor/fan? any suggestions... is water cooling easy - im not sure what components i`ll need in addition to, say, the Corsair H60 or something.. thanks folks!
Yes, your motherboard is Z68 which is currently the newest LGA 1155 motherboard for Intel. You're purchasing a 1000W psu which is pretty much overkill. You will be able to handle 580 SLI easily. I wouldn't splurge on water cooling when air cooling will work for majority of us at a fraction of the price.
1600mhz is the sweet spot for RAM and if you can spend more money on the 2133 im not going to stop you.. but if you want, you can save some money.
IT all is compatible, You for not need a GTx 580 unless you either doing dual monitor or high resolution such as 2560x1600, at 1080p a GTx 570 will surely max everything on that monitor... You do not need a high-end cooler due to high voltage... Heat isn't a real issue on the 2500k because you dont want to get 1.4v at 5.4GHz 24/7 A decent cooler like CM212+ should be able to cool it at 4.8GHz.. For your memory, dont bother getting that RAM because it got seriously high Cas, Low Cas=Better performance... get the 1.25v RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... OR high speed ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
For MoBO, you dont need a $300 mobtherboard, a decent one like Asus P8Z68 is good enough and should last you longer than a lifetime
For PSU, dont get a 1000W PSU because it'll only needed if you are SLI-ing the GTx 580 but two GTx 570 will be enough with a 850 watts...
If you got the money, just buy it if you want but it's your choice of saving money or spend it on high-end stuff that doesn't matter much after you reach like the high-end already...
yeah I have no problem adjusting the build to save money. I wasn't too sure about the timing on the ram, I'll look at some other stuff. no performance differenc between 1600 and 2133? would the 2133 be better in an overclock with the cpu? the 2500k I will be oc'ing.. I can of the ram and mobo as well.. now what about the HD? are ssd that useful? and do I need any change stock fans for the 800D? I've read that it's better for water cooling than air: thanks alot for the feedback everyone. I could sli it, but I heard he gains were really minimal, esp. for the few games that have physx. thanks again