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First Gaming Rig! Advice/Tips Needed!

Hey, guys. I'm putting together my first gaming desktop and this is what I have so far. Any tips about what I should or should not get is appreciated as I'm not very experienced! This is basically what I've came up with so far:

Processor
-Intel i5 - 2500k
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354589

Motherboard
-P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Z68 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0364206

Graphics Card
-EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX
570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130595

Case
-Coolermaster HAF 922
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=11-119-197&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=5&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=2#scrollFullInfo

Power Supply
-CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2
SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified
Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

Memory
-G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-
Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314


Also, I already own a monitor, a mouse, and a keyboard.
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    Components listed so far look quite good. However the PSU you have listed isn't enough for SLI GTX 570's and is over-kill for a single card.

    Either go with an 850w PSU or drop down to a 650w PSU.
  3. AdrianPerry said:
    Components listed so far look quite good. However the PSU you have listed isn't enough for SLI GTX 570's and is over-kill for a single card.

    Either go with an 850w PSU or drop down to a 650w PSU.


    Thanks Adrian. I wasn't sure how good of a PSU I needed for SLI. Will this one be okay?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=93sr7146ze72

    Also, is it okay if I don't get SLI now and just use the single card with this power supply? I know it'll be over-kill like you said but it won't damage my pc will it?

  4. Here is a little information from the Sticky that I missed earlier:


    Approximate Purchase Date: This week.


    Budget Range: 1100-1300 After Rebates


    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Mainly BF3, Crysis2)


    Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS


    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon, micro center


    Country of Origin: USA


    Parts Preferences: by brand or type: None


    Overclocking: Yes


    SLI or Crossfire: Yes (in future)


    Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


    Additional Comments: My main goal is run BF3 with max settings with playable FPS.

    I still need suggestions on a Hard Drive and anything else I'm missing.
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