I think I finally have an almost complete list for my new gaming rig build and just need to know that the items I picked do not suck and that there are not better items for same or less $$.
Please any critiques would be GREATLY appreciated. Mainly getting this rig for games like Battlefield 3 and SWTOR, and some future proofing to I dont have to upgrade anytime soon, will be playing at 1920 x 1080. For any recommendations, I cannot spend anymore than I currently have in this list, as I am totally tapped out, however if there is any other items that I should go with that would give me good value/performance, would love to hear about them...
Case - Antec Nine Hundred (from previous build)
CPU - I5 2500K 3.3Ghz (want to OC to 4.5ghz)
CPU - Cooler Hyper 212+
Mobo - AsRock P67 Fatility Pro (Is it ridiculous that I like it because its red and its Toms Pick?)
Mem - Gskill Ripjaw PC12800 1600 2 x 4GB (also red
HDD - Samsung Spinpoint T3 1TB
GPU - 2 x EVGA GeForce GTX 570 Superclocked 1280 MB in SLI
PSU - PCPower 750W Quad Silencer (from previous build)
Sound Card - Sound Blaster Fatality Xtreme Gamer (from previous build - would mobo default sound be better?)
OS - Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
This is a good system. The only thing that comes to mind is that you can save $50 by buying a different MB. The Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 pretty much matches the fatality Pro feature for feature except that it only supports 2 way SLI, instead of the Fatality's 3 way SLI. So, if you aren't going to do 3 way sli, save yourself some money.
Very nice build, but w/ those 2 power hungry 570's superclocked and a high on OC your CPU, your'e gonna be pushing that older 750 watt pretty hard. It's a nice PSU, but you might want to consider upgrading to 850w. You could try it and see if it works out, see what you are drawing. Other than that, looks good.
Also, don't get the Gigabyte mobo as the person above suggested if you're gonna be playing BF3 as Punkbuster is rumored to have conflicts w/ Gigabyte BIOS.