Sanity check for a new gaming system

Sanity check for a new gaming system, no overclocking.($1000-1200) Want to use the 60G SDD as swap drive - MB supports it. Have I missed anything? Is anything way overkill? Or would you recommend other? Thanks.

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131790

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

CPU: Intel Core i5 Processor i5-2500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

Optical Drive: LG 22X Super-Multi DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136240&Tpk

GPU: MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127608

PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series HX750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233143

SDD Swap Drive: Intel 520 2.5" 60GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167092

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Full Version
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  1. If this is for gaming even 8 gig of RAM is overkill . Games are 32 bit programs so even on a 64 bit OS they wont be able to use more than about 3.2 gig .
    Unless you want ot game and process large image files with photoshop AT THE SAME TIME then 8 gig is enough

    The 2500k is unlocked so it can be overclocked . If you wont do that then just buy the 2500

    The 560ti is a great card , but very soon its going to get monstered by the Radeon 7850 . Run on the integrated graphics for a week or so and see where prices settle .

    The 750 watt psu is also overkill .
    http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm
    you can run TWO 560ti's with a good 650 watt unit , and a single GTX 560 with a 500 watt unit .
    If you use the radeon option you use even less power .
  2. The SSD. Do you mean use Intel's SSD cache technology when you say 'swap drive' ? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_Response_Technology I see the SSD comes with the 2.5" to 3.5" bracket you need plus cables and screws.

    Ratio of rest of system to graphics card is not mainstream gaming. You'd typically shift some money from the rest of the system toward a stronger video card to optimize for gaming. Or just spend more. Nice system.
  3. Outlander_04 said:
    If this is for gaming even 8 gig of RAM is overkill . Games are 32 bit programs so even on a 64 bit OS they wont be able to use more than about 3.2 gig .
    Unless you want ot game and process large image files with photoshop AT THE SAME TIME then 8 gig is enough

    The 2500k is unlocked so it can be overclocked . If you wont do that then just buy the 2500

    The 560ti is a great card , but very soon its going to get monstered by the Radeon 7850 . Run on the integrated graphics for a week or so and see where prices settle .

    The 750 watt psu is also overkill .
    http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm
    you can run TWO 560ti's with a good 650 watt unit , and a single GTX 560 with a 500 watt unit .
    If you use the radeon option you use even less power .


    I agree - you don't need 16GB for a gaming system. I'd also suggest waiting for tge 7850 as they're getting 580 numbers or better. If you want I'd even suggest dropping the case to an HAF 912 and you'd have the money to upgrade your GPU to a 7870. That would be a far better investment IMO.
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