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November 21, 2011 1:27:13 AM

I'm building a new gaming pc with a $1600 budget and I would like some experts to review my part list.

Thanks in advance

MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr III PE/OC 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=N82E168...

Logitech G500 10 Buttons Dual-mode Scroll Wheel USB Wired Laser Gaming Mouse
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Nippon Labs Premium High Performance HDMI Cable 6 ft. HDMI TO HDMI Cable A/V Gold Plated for 1080P cable HDTV Cable PS3 Cable ..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P8P67 (REV 3.1) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS VH226H Black 21.5" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Saitek Eclipse II Illuminated Keyboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cyber Acoustics CA-2016wb 3 Watts 2.0 USB Amplified Computer Speaker System - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 32-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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November 21, 2011 1:35:25 AM

If this is for gaming drop down the RAM and CPU to the i5 2500k and 8GB (2x4gb). Its pointless to get an i7 when the gaming capabilities are almost the exact same. Gaming doesnt benefit from 16GB of ram as well.

Go with a Z68 Motherboard I find them to be better than P67s

Where is your PSU?
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a b 4 Gaming
November 21, 2011 1:37:00 AM

Here is a 1.5K build I was working on, drop the SSD if you want to bump up the GPU (not everyone needs one). The 750W PSU will be able to SLI/CF and OC with headroom left over and I got you a 23" monitor

Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $100.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-2500K - $215.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z68 Extreme4 - $175.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus - $26.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 - $245.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM - $150.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LITE-ON DVD Burner - $19.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Crucial M4 64 GB SSD - $115.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $45.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified - $105.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - $100.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms Full HD Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ Speakers - $180.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $1475.00 (not including MIRs/Shipping/Tax)
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November 21, 2011 1:52:41 AM

Forgot about the power supply

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
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November 21, 2011 6:32:50 PM

I did a couple changes, how does this list look now?

ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard- $115
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W- $225
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model- $45
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply $130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr III PE/OC GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card-$370
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Logitech G500 10 Buttons Dual-mode Scroll Wheel USB Wired Laser Gaming Mouse $61
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Nippon Labs Premium High Performance HDMI Cable 6 ft. HDMI TO HDMI Cable A/V Gold Plated for 1080P cable HDTV Cable PS3 Cable .. $7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS VH226H Black 21.5" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor $160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Saitek Eclipse II Illuminated Keyboard $48
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cyber Acoustics CA-2016wb 3 Watts 2.0 USB Amplified Computer Speaker System - OEM $7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $149
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $170
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 32-bit - OEM $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total build cost: $1607
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November 21, 2011 7:39:21 PM

I just thought the 64bit does not support as much drivers and programs as the 32 bit?
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November 21, 2011 8:01:26 PM

mmm get the 64bit.... it will recognize ur 8gb and all the programas and bla bla will run in ur 64 bit xD
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November 21, 2011 9:38:56 PM

Okay, what is the pros cons with 32bit vs 64bit?
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November 22, 2011 2:45:00 PM

Go 64bit Win 7 Pro... you can find it for $100 and it supports 190some GB ram.
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November 22, 2011 3:03:51 PM

Most programs that don't have a 64-bit counterpart will just install and run at 32-bit. I switched to 64-bit and didn't lose any programs along the way. As far as drivers, pretty much everything comes with a 64-bit driver now.

For the video card, have you considered EVGA instead of MSI? I am looking at a very similar budget and parts list for my system and was opting for the EVGA. It's the slightest bit cheaper, and has a lifetime warranty while the MSI has 3 years.

Some of the other parts you've listed are also available a little bit cheaper on Amazon, fyi. For instance, they have Corsair 2x4Gb DDR3 1600 for $35, whereas the G.Skill you have listed are $45. Just something to consider.
EDIT: Tried to find the link for it, but can't seem to. Perhaps it was a sale that is no longer available. If you search for it, you might be able to find it?

Also, have you considered any of the VelociRaptor 10,000rpm HDDs? The performance increase might be beneficial for you.
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