~$1k build, looking for advice

I'm looking to throw together a new PC for gaming - mainly BF3. Here is what i've got so far, give me some criticism if you wouldn't mind =D.


GPU: GeForce GTX 570
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130593

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500k 3.3 GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

Mobo: ASRock P67 Extreme
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157229

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233170

PSU: XFX Core Pro 450W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207012

Case: Thermaltake Armor A60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133181

SSD: Crucial M4 64GB SATA III
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136073

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GPU: $329.99
CPU: $219.99
CPU Cooler: $27.99
Mobo: $149.99
RAM: $74.99
PSU: $54.99
Case: $74.99
SSD: $114.99
HDD: $49.99
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$1097.91


Thanks in advance, much appreciated.


Edit: I realize my RAM is overkill, so would 1600 or 1333 be suggested?
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  1. do you have interest in SLI/crossfire? do you live near a microcenter?
  2. i dont think 450w is enough- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171036 the silent pro series is great others are really bad

    ram- ya save yourself some money and get this ram- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233196

    if you can afford it this combo- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.696156 if you cant there is a 500gb version combo'd with a dvd burner
  3. geng:

    Possibility of SLI in the future, however, since it is a fairly small possibility (can't forsee why I would really NEED it) I suppose could go for a lesser mobo like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157230 ?

    mjmj:

    I will look into the psu. Yeah I think i will go for that ram, so thanks for the suggestions.
  4. bobbyflay said:
    geng:

    Possibility of SLI in the future, however, since it is a fairly small possibility (can't forsee why I would really NEED it) I suppose could go for a lesser mobo like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157230 ?

    mjmj:

    I will look into the psu. Yeah I think i will go for that ram, so thanks for the suggestions.

    That's an excellent board for a single card set up. :)
  5. 550-600W is the lowest I would go for a GTX570, especially if you are considering OC anything. It allows some wiggle room and adds efficiency.
  6. genghiskron said:

    I'm ordering that board next Friday (payday). That board is a steal at that price. Also the bad boy board came out yesterday.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157269 <----- Move over Asus and Gigabyte...there's a new King on the block! lol..but that board is a killer.

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extreme7%20Gen3 <----- there's another look at it. Reviews should come out soon. :)
  7. those gen 3 boards looks awesome. id put them value wise up with the gigabyte boards.
  8. mjmjpfaff said:
    those gen 3 boards looks awesome. id put them value wise up with the gigabyte boards.

    What those boards have that the Asus and Gigabyte boards don't have, is those PCI-e 3.0 slots for the next generation vid cards.
  9. the thing i like about that asrock 7 is that it allows for proper spacing for tri-sli. sorry to hijack the thread, i think you should get dual hd6870s.
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