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October 27, 2011 11:08:03 AM

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=N82E168...
MOBO: Asrock P67 Extreme 4 Gen 3 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HSF: CM Hyper 212+ - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU: X2 MSI 560GTX-TI Twin Frozr - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: Corsair HX750 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD: Hitachi 1TB 7200RPM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Drive: Lite-on Black 18x - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case: CM Haf 922 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Keyboard: Microsoft Sidwinder - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Monitor: Planar PX2710MW - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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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a b B Homebuilt system
October 27, 2011 11:23:38 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

EVO is a much better HSF.

Everything else is spot on my friend!
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 27, 2011 11:25:23 AM

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.
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October 27, 2011 11:30:26 AM

Which version of the gtx 580
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 27, 2011 11:35:05 AM

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.
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October 27, 2011 11:42:55 AM

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)
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October 30, 2011 4:25:17 AM

What fans should i buy for the case to increase cooling?
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October 31, 2011 3:11:01 AM

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=N82E168...
Mobo - Asrock P67 Extremem 4 Gen 3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HSF - CM Hyper 212 Evo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Ram - G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB DDR3 1600 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case - CM Haf 922 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - Corsair Hx750 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD - WD Caviar Black 500GB 7200rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Drive - Hp 24x SATA 1260i http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU - EVGA Gtx 580 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case fan - CM Megaflow 200 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Keyboard - Microsoft Sidewinder x4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Any advice on these parts or just words of encouragement is much needed, thx alot in advance!!!
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November 1, 2011 4:00:30 AM

Best answer selected by warlom88.
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