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Need help with new $2000 PC (my first)

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November 22, 2011 8:24:12 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: This week. (the closer the better)


Budget Range: Around the 13000 kronor (€1500/$2000) mark After Rebates


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Painting in Photoshop, Gaming, Surfing the internet.


Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers etc. (Basically everything but the computer itself)


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any American site(s) like Newegg will do, it's mostly just a reference for the part/version.


Country: Sweden


Parts Preferences: 16 GB RAM and an i7 Intel Hyperthreading CPU for Photoshop (Because of the diabolic amounts of RAM and processor power CS5 uses when painting at 10000 x N resolutions)


Overclocking: Maybe later ... :S


SLI or Crossfire: Yes.


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Additional Comments: It's my first time building a PC, I'm aiming at running BF3 in ultra at 60fps, but I'm worried about compatibility issues.


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My build(12892 Kronor/$1900):

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO, Socket-1155
http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=633060

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus Midi Tower
http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=604766

PSU: (Corsair TX V2 750W PSU)
http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=623449

CPU: Intel® Core i7-2600 Processor
http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=619273

RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz 16GB CL9
http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=641128

SSD: Corsair SSD Force Series 3, 120GB
http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=639424

Optical: Sony Optiarc DVD±RW Writer, AD-5280S
http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=645800

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium EN 64
http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=631913

HDD: Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB
http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=496258


Cooler: (COOLER MASTER HYPER 212 PLUS) If i need it, which I'll decide when i get the machine.


[GPU: 1x EVGA GeForce GTX 570, which I'll double with SLI when needed.]

This is my pitch for my first ever home-built computer, specifically designed for gaming and heavy duty PS. How can I improve this? Could you guys do me a favor and edit this build for maximum efficiency and performance while keeping the price comfortably below $2000? Is there anything I should know about this build? Any compatibility or wattage issues, etc.? Please leave a comment below. :) 

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November 22, 2011 9:08:33 PM

These price are off pccasegear.com , and aussie site so it will be cheaper to order from the states.
Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 Case 139
Intel Core i7 2600K 339
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Motherboard 145
G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXL (4x4GB) DDR3 109
Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST31000524AS 139
Crucial M4 SSD 128GB 249
Lite-On IHAS324 24x DVDRW 25
OCZ Z Series 850W Gold Modular 179
CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler 39
1375
MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II OC 1GB x2 518
Total 1875
I didn't know how much was 'comfortably under' so its about 100 under budget.
You build will be fine I have just gone for my favourite brands. I went the K for oc'ing (Its really simple and you'll get 20% increase without trying) I would get the 120Gb SSD as it will allow you to put CS5 and the OS on with alot of headroom for anything else. I also wnt for 2 560ti's as you will be able to sli right away. In most cases if you wait, somthing better will come out and your first GPU will be useless, or might not get around to unpgrading in the first place. I've gone an 850W PSU because I'm not sure about the 2 570s, however a 750W will be fine for 2 560ti's. Finally the 212 Plus EVO is just the latest version, it will cool a bit better.
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