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January 20, 2012 2:10:16 PM

So i've done some research and came up with this list, would like some advice and comments on if there is anything that i should change, could do better.

Approximate Purchase Date: Hmm, Tomorrow? By Next week?

Budget Range: Willing to top about 50-70USD more. Less is of course welcomed

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming...gaming?

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse (well i have a seperate budget for those)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: None, all that i know of are out of my country (i will link to newegg so that people know how much my budget is though)
Country: Singapore

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, Asus Mobo (Preferably, willing to change if theres something better), Corsair PSU? Gskill or corsair rams

Overclocking: Yes
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (Looking to add a 580 in future, willing to accept a SLI setup suggestion now though)

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200
Additional Comments: Performance, just performance

Processor Intel: 2500k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: Asus p8p67 Deluxe
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Noctua NH-D14
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair Vengence 2x4gb 12800/1600mhz (Can't find a decent bundle for 1333mhz's)( CL9's btw)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sapphire 7970
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

M4 128GB SSD (There are actually multiple versions of this on newegg, not sure which to get)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

WD Caviar Green 2TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Phantom USB 3 Edition (can't find the special USB 3 edition on newegg, i'm not talking about the 410)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR AX 850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor = Dell u2142m (Any better IPS monitors around this price range i should consider for gaming?)
January 20, 2012 2:25:36 PM

580s dont make sense atm. That lightning is almost gonna cost you same as a 7970 reference which is vastly superior, especially overclocked. So I would look in to that, or maybe wait till next month for the 7950.

The PSU should be sufficient for 580 SLI, but the AMD version takes alot less power.
January 20, 2012 2:27:04 PM

Forgot to add that the 7970 cost about 200SGD more than the 580 here in my country so i went with the 580 instead~ :( 
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January 20, 2012 2:29:14 PM

Ah, anyhow I would wait till next month with the release of 7950, it should be about same as 580 stock but OC alot better. And will probably cost u the same, also it will take alot less power to run, 580 prices will also drop for sure. I just bought a full system as well this week, minus graphics, no point buying it with the release of so many next month, nvidias 6xx line also rumoured to release late feb.
January 20, 2012 2:32:01 PM

Hmmm, so i'll get all of these except the 580? I guess another month of my 8800GT wouldn't kill ;P (I just found out that the 580 lightning is out of stock in the few stores i wanted to buy from, so i guess it's a fair timing?)

1920x1200 on the 8800GT... Hmmmmm
January 20, 2012 2:34:26 PM

Ya I would wait, atleast until the 7950 release, which is supposed to be 31. jan. Then see where the price lands.
January 20, 2012 2:36:02 PM

Oh, fair enough! I'll wait it out then~ I guess i will delay this whole rig till the 31st, might help with the harddisc price too!

Any other parts i should give a second glance to or are they fine?
January 20, 2012 2:40:42 PM

Just look at the read and write speeds for the ssd, but the one you picked is fine. Crucial m4 is really stable and fast just put your os and games onto their and youll be the first one loaded in. Unless you really want 7.1 surrond, there's no reason to get the sound card. Also, in my opinion, you don't really need 2tb of hard drive space. Because the prices of hard drives is so high right now, just get a 500gb or use a old one until prices come back down. PSU is enough, i know people that use it with 580sli and oc to 5.0ghz no problem. Other than that, looks good.
January 20, 2012 2:41:28 PM

No not really it looks fine, you sure you need the soundcard though? for most the onboard sound is sufficient.
January 20, 2012 2:42:47 PM

Probably just that little luxury i'm willing to put in. I'm not sure about it so i'm just going to decide on it on the day itself (Depending on how much i've already spent)
January 20, 2012 3:13:39 PM

Actually, i've redone the draft and came up with this

Intel 2500k+Asus p8p67 deluxe
Corsair Vengence 12800/1600mhz cl9
M4 128GB
NH-D14
Phantom USB3
Cosair AX 850
WD Green 2TB
Dell u2142m
Sapphire 7970

Any thoughts?
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