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Upgrading my gaming PC (intel based/beginner)

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November 4, 2011 4:03:29 PM

Hey guys, I'm new to this forum and this is my first post in here. If anything goes wrong, please don't hesitate to tell me anything about it. And thanks for any replies and critics.

This is a big upgrade, basically I'm close to building a total new tower.
Straight to the point, here is what my plan after a little research.
1)Preferred website: newegg
2)Price range: 2000~3000 or a little +
3)Usage: High End Gaming
4)Overclocking: Probably, did that once and had my mobo burned... might give it a try again when someone can tell me how exactly it works
5)Parts that preserved from old tower: 1TB Seagate hard-disk, blue-ray/DVD drive, one EVGA GTX460 graphic card
6)Current Power Supply: Corsair TX850W, enough for my tower?

Chosen Parts(including models and prices)

CPU:$320
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K

Graphic card:$200
EVGA 01G-P3-1373-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked EE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

NOTE: since I already had one of this, so I really want to do SLI, but here is the problem, newegg is currently out of stock on this card, so if I order an normal GTX460(not oc'd by the factory), am I still able to do SLI or I have to get the exact same fully oc'd version of GTX460 that I have right now?

mobo:$246
ASUS P8P67 WS REVOLUTION LGA 1155 Intel P67 / NVIDIA NF200 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

NOTE: for Tri-SLI in the future and Phyx

RAM:$80
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9R

NOTE:I heard that the intel Sandy CPU is best to go with 1.5v ram so I choose this one, and I love corsair! >_<b got no knowledge about the timing thingy, so I go for the best color I could choose here... OTZ

CPU cooler:$120
CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

GPU cooler: I really have no clue about this part because the reviews in newegg confused me. I was looking at the Zalman ones, however, some reviews say that it might not fit to certain GPU which makes me step back a little bit here. If anyone who has the same GPU as me, please gimme some advices here, thanks.

SSD:$190
OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Case:$280
Corsair Obsidian Series 800D CC800DW Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Headset:$70
Corsair Gaming Audio Series HS1A 3.5mm Connector Circumaural Gaming Headset

total: $1506

Again, thanks for any replies and comments.
November 4, 2011 4:10:34 PM

CPU: I know you got a lot of money to spend but if its just for gaming go for i5 2500k
MoBo: Go with the ASRock z68 version much easier to hook an SSD up to it
GPU: Yes I do believe they have to be the same to OC, check amazon they might have one
RAM: $80 is a lot for ram there is an 8gb one for $45
Cooler: No comment havent done water cooling
SSD: Gotta get the Crucial M4 much more reliable
Case: Damn good
PSU: good enough for SLI might want to bump it up to a 950 for 3 way SLI
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November 4, 2011 4:21:48 PM

Emelth, thanks for the reply.
The ASRock z68 version you talking about means ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen 3?
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November 4, 2011 4:25:54 PM

Yes that is the one
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