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$1.2K Gaming PC (Please HELP!)~Ordering Tomorrow

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October 16, 2011 6:33:16 AM

I need advice and opinions on this high end mid-range gaming build (about 1.2k)
Approximate Purchase Date:
Budget Range: 1k-1.2k
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse
Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
Country of Origin: US
Overclocking: Yes
SLI or Crossfire: Yes (In Future)
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 (This is max resolution of the monitor i listed in this build)
Additional Comments: I would like to have a quiet PC...Please review this build of mine. This is my 1st Gaming PC rig and it took me countless hours of research to finally reach this stage. It would be so helpful if you guys can comment on whether all the components in this build are compatible, and if not, which ones to trade out for which other component.
I hope this build is the best bang for my buck in the $1.1k range... Well, I'll let you guys decide :??: 

DVD Burner
ASUS 24X DVD Burner
COOLER MASTER HAF Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Hard Drive
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor W/Speakers
Video Card
EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Power Supply
CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 (850W) PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

Last Thoughts: Picked 850W for my Power Supply because I thought that not only was it a great bang for my buck, but the PSU had mostly top rated reviews. This PSU also has 7 year limited warranty, which is awesome! I also foresee myself upgrading my video card or CPU in 3 or 4 years so therefore PSU would be a long-term benefit.
October 16, 2011 7:11:12 AM

Nice build but you really don't need 850W. Its a good deal especially with the promo and rebate but you really could do with a 750W just fine and save money. Power consumption is really going down across the boards for CPUs and GPUs. They aren't going to change that either.

EVGA isn't the best when it comes to cooling by any means but they have excellent tech support and if you need an RMA they won't BS about it. You can find much better cases for $30 more that have USB3 and are just better to look at inside and out. Corsair is making really nice cases at an affordable range. Carbide series they call it as the Obsidian is more enthusiast priced.

Everything else looks fine. Nice job.
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October 16, 2011 9:07:35 AM

A 750w psu will do just fine, but here's a modular 850w anyways. But your sinking a lot of money in your psu and cutting yourself short in the gpu area. $131.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Enthusiast TX V2 Series 850-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified High Performance Modular Power Supply CP-9020004-NA $154.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Asus ML228H 21.5" 1920X1080 2ms Full HD LED BackLight LED Monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 10,000,000 :1 (ASCR) <----- that same monitor on newegg $89.00 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master HAF ATX Mid Tower Case, RC-922M-KKN1-GP (Black)