New Gaming System Build, need opinions please!

Hello, first time posting here, but I'm now in the market to build a new system, but havent done so in quite awhile, but after playing Star Wars: The Old Republic on my current system, I woke up to the realization that the time has come again to build. Here is what I'm looking at, but dont want to order until I get some feedback! Nothing worse then having to return stuff. I would very much love to stay at around $1200.00. Thanks for any feedback!! :sol:


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115071

Intel Core i7-2600 3.4GHz LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
Item #:N82E16819115071
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy





http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231501

G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory
Item #:N82E16820231501
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150563

XFX Radeon HD 6870 HD-687X-CNFC Video Card
Item #:N82E16814150563
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157265

ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #:N82E16813157265
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Steel Computer Case
Item #:N82E16811119160
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #:N82E16822136769
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
Item #:N82E16817139006
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
Item #:N82E16827135204
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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  1. Drop down to 4 GB RAM. SWTOR will not need that much RAM.
    Drop down to the i5-2500k. i7 is not worth it if you're just gonna game.

    You gonna OC or SLI/Crossfire?
  2. I'm going to SLI/Crossfire, dont really think I will need to OC, but thank you for the advice to drop down my RAM, I have a tendancy to go a little overkill at times.
  3. Dragon24 said:
    I'm going to SLI/Crossfire, dont really think I will need to OC, but thank you for the advice to drop down my RAM, I have a tendancy to go a little overkill at times.


    If you are sure you do not want to overclock, then you may want to consider saving a few extra bucks and go for the i5-2500 instead of the 2500k. However, it is only a $10 on Newegg, and having the option for easier overclocking might be nice if you change your mind.

    Do you plan on getting an SSD or going strictly mechanical?
  4. more then likely SSD though I dont mind going mechanical. For the price, I think I'll stick with the 2500k. Right now I'm sitting at 1,062.92, below budget, so thats good! Have you had any experience with Sniper RAM? I've never used it myself.
  5. Dragon24 said:
    more then likely SSD though I dont mind going mechanical. For the price, I think I'll stick with the 2500k. Right now I'm sitting at 1,062.92, below budget, so thats good! Have you had any experience with Sniper RAM? I've never used it myself.


    I personally have not had any experience with Sniper RAM. However, I have heard good things about G Skill and Corsair RAM.

    If you are going to get an SSD, you should look at the Crucial M4 SSDs. They offer great speed and do not have a Sandforce controller, something that has causes many problems with OCZ SSDs.
  6. Is Patriot RAM good too?
  7. azeem40 said:
    Is Patriot RAM good too?


    Patriot should be fine too. You should check to see the warranty on any RAM you buy, but most, Patriot included, should offer a lifetime warranty.
  8. Can anyone offer feedback on the Motherboard? Is this a good board for gaming?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813157265

    ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 ATX Intel Motherboard
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