First build, can you guys check it over? $1000-1100 gaming rig build

Hey all, I am building my first build in the next few days and I just finished putting it all together, it's an i5 2500k SB 3.3ghz (3.7ghz tubro) based build. How's it look? Any suggestions? Is it all compatible with each other?

-ASUS 24X DVD Burner
-COOLER MASTER HAF 922 Mid Tower Case
-SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
-PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 650W 80 PLUS SILVER Certified
-G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600
-ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
-COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler
-EVGA 012-P3-1571-KR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
-Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

Total Price : ~$1100
How's she look? All compatible? Any suggestions?

Also as a side note I already have the OS that I got on sale a few months ago, saivng it until now to put in a new rig.

Thanks in advance all.
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  1. Looks good to me except for the PSU. It's overkill for a single card and not enough power for SLI. I'd go 500-550W for a single card or 750W for SLI.
  2. Ok so I would go for Corsair Carbide 400R just cause it has filters and costs only 10-15 more
    for PSU same just 750W version
    RAM get a low profile one ..or ur cooler will block it from installing
    u can save some dough if u switch to HD 6950 .. also check out Corsair A70 cooler .. way better then CM Hypers
  3. Consider how much space you really need, 1 TB is a lot and if this is a gaming might want to consider a much smaller but higher performance SSD. I am looking at a very similar system at a very similar price range and I am using a 64 gig drive for my OS and games and then a 500 gig external for music, pictures, etc. Food for thought.
  4. krokodile said:
    Consider how much space you really need, 1 TB is a lot and if this is a gaming might want to consider a much smaller but higher performance SSD. I am looking at a very similar system at a very similar price range and I am using a 64 gig drive for my OS and games and then a 500 gig external for music, pictures, etc. Food for thought.


    Not a bad idea, but 64gigs is NOT enough for OS + games, only the OS.
  5. So I changed it up, new stuff:

    New PSU for this build: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W

    GPU: MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr III PE/OC GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16

    RAM: (Low Profile now) CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9
  6. looking good
  7. Can can two 750 GB HD's with comparable performance for the same price
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148789

    MoBo has chinsy 2 year warranty.

    No front USB 3 on the case....suggest 902 V3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129097

    Core Edition 850 is cheaper, gets same 9.5 performance rating on jonnyguru as the Corsair unit and can handle twin 570's.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207011
  8. who needs front usb 3.0 when mobo does not support it
  9. I think it's a little unbalanced.
    Do u plan on sli in the future ? if yes PSu gotta go
    if not .. what's a point of mobo that has x8/x8
    HAF 922 is a nice big case .. but has no filters except in front
    instead of HDD get SSD and then add HDD later on
  10. madchemist83 said:
    I think it's a little unbalanced.
    Do u plan on sli in the future ? if yes PSu gotta go
    if not .. what's a point of mobo that has x8/x8
    HAF 922 is a nice big case .. but has no filters except in front
    instead of HDD get SSD and then add HDD later on


    What case would you recommend? I plan on SLI in like a year, year and a half. I was planning on upgrading the PSU then, but what PSU could I get now that could SLI 570s?

    What's uneven about this build?
  11. get PC Power & Cooling Mk II 750 W .. should be enough for 570 sli also its silver rated and has 7 year warranty .. less headache.
    Cases ... Cm RC 692, Antec 300, Corsair Carbide 400R .. and .. lot's of others .. personal preference
    things I listed in previous post - unbalanced .. just by a bit
    oh .. almost forgot what resolution u'll be gaming on and what other purposes pc will serve>?
  12. madchemist83 said:
    get PC Power & Cooling Mk II 750 W .. should be enough for 570 sli also its silver rated and has 7 year warranty .. less headache.
    Cases ... Cm RC 692, Antec 300, Corsair Carbide 400R .. and .. lot's of others .. personal preference
    things I listed in previous post - unbalanced .. just by a bit
    oh .. almost forgot what resolution u'll be gaming on and what other purposes pc will serve>?


    1920x1080 primarily for gaming. You sure the 750w could run 2 570 sli's? What do you mean by the term 'unbalanced'.
  13. yes it can http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-570-sli-review/13
    .. forget about it .. the build is fine
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