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Help with 1st build

Approximate Purchase Date: Next Week


Budget Range: 1500-2000


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, internet


Parts Not Required: mouse, speakers


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: any reputable online dealer


Parts Preferences: no preference


Overclocking: Yes


SLI or Crossfire: Yes


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Additional Comments: Building to play Skyrim, GW2, Diablo 3, and CoD 3


Parts list:

CPU: I5-2500K - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
MOBO: Asrock P67 Extreme 4 Gen 3 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157265
HSF: CM Hyper 212+ - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314
GPU: X2 MSI 560GTX-TI Twin Frozr - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314
PSU: Corsair HX750 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010
HDD: Hitachi 1TB 7200RPM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145533
DVD Drive: Lite-on Black 18x - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106276
Case: CM Haf 922 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197
Keyboard: Microsoft Sidwinder - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823109191
Monitor: Planar PX2710MW - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824016155

Just looking for any help or tips with this build. If the parts are compatible, if the build is viable, and if anyone sees a possible bottleneck to the system. Any help is appreciated and thank you in advance!
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  1. For the cooler, go for the Cooler Master 212 Evo. It's the latest iteration of the 212 line of cooler, and does a better job than the 212+
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
  2. Best answer
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001431

    This is a much better monitor, and only $20 more.

    EVO is a much better HSF.

    Everything else is spot on my friend!
  3. 1 other note. You should get a single GTX580 instead of 2 GTX560's.

    1. It will perform at least as well, if not better.
    2. It gives you longer future upgrade ability.
    3. Only another $40 i believe for the Twin Frozr II GTX580.
  4. Which version of the gtx 580
  5. MSI Twin Frozr II is the "best" out there. Honestly, if you are running this card at stock speeds, MSI, EVGA, ASUS, or PNY are my choices. Some people would stick Gigabyte in there, but i dont see them as a viable options with the other 4 choices. ASUS is what i like for my GTX5xx's cards, and their single fan gpu's tend to stay cooler due to higher air flow through an enclosed hsf casing.
  6. GTX 580 isn't faster (average fps) than SLI GTX 560 (if games scales properly)

    But usually do have higher minimum fps, lower temp, less noise, and always work (sometimes SLI doesn't works).
    I would recommend GTX 580 over the SLI (I do have SLI, but only cause I bought one card at time)
  7. What fans should i buy for the case to increase cooling?
  8. I'm about to put in the order in for the parts listed in 2 hours. This is my first build so I'm a bit nervous. One last check to see if I am missing anything such as compatibility issues, cables, or necessary parts. Any help between now and then would be great. I'm excited/scared!!!

    CPU - I5 2500k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
    Mobo - Asrock P67 Extremem 4 Gen 3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157265
    HSF - CM Hyper 212 Evo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
    Ram - G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB DDR3 1600 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314
    Case - CM Haf 922 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197
    PSU - Corsair Hx750 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010
    HDD - WD Caviar Black 500GB 7200rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136795
    DVD Drive - Hp 24x SATA 1260i http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827140042
    GPU - EVGA Gtx 580 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130587
    Case fan - CM Megaflow 200 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103072
    Keyboard - Microsoft Sidewinder x4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823109191

    Any advice on these parts or just words of encouragement is much needed, thx alot in advance!!!
  9. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823201042

    Heres a much better gaming keyboard. I use to have the sidewinder x4 but i ended up returning it after a week.
  10. Best answer selected by warlom88.
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