High preformance gaming and CAD pc

Hey guys im about to order my new build tomorrow and i would like to get a final "ok" on the parts i chose. i'm looking to build a Pc that excels at gaming and Autodesk inventor/CAD. Here is the link to the wishlist on newegg:

Other info:
Country of origin: USA
Prefered retailer: Newegg
Part preference: intel, Nvidea.

If you can view the link, heres the build list.

XFX PRO750W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80Plus Silver 750 Watt Power Supply


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model

Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD

Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

EVGA 012-P3-1578-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) Classified 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support

NZXT SEN-001LX Sentry LX Aluminum dual bay fan controller
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  1. I don't see an aftermarket cooler on this list. You might consider a hyper 212 evo for this. You will not be able to get much overclocking, if any, out of a stock cpu cooler.
  2. kelthic said:
    I don't see an aftermarket cooler on this list. You might consider a hyper 212 evo for this. You will not be able to get much overclocking, if any, out of a stock cpu cooler.

    Whoops forgot to add that to the list. i had this one in mind: Cooler Master Hyper N 520
  3. I would go with the Hyper 212 evo before the 520. it has a 120mm fan vs the 520's 92mm fans, so it pushes more air. (82.9 CFM for the hyper 212 evo vs 43.8 CFM on the Hyper N 520 = 39.1 CFM more on the EVO)
  4. I also notice you are going with quite an expensive z68 motherboard vs a Z77 motherboard. Any particular reason? Z77 are the newest boards and have more future proofing.
  5. ok ill grab the 212 evo. now on the mobo, i don't really see a reason for grabing a z77 board, as i won't be using pci-e 3.0 or upgrading my cpu for a while.
  6. Best answer
    Are you certain you won't want pcie 3.0 that it a few years time, though? is an option that gives you the pcie 3.0 with a future sli/crossfire capability that is cheaper than the board you listed. I do understand if you pick the ASUS board, that's a good board, but i personally like to look at the options when i do a build, so i do want to suggest this board as an option.
  7. Yea i wanted to stick with an Asus board, my second choice for a mobo would be the asus saber-tooth Z77. I really just picked it for the price but for an extra 20-30 bucks the Z77 board might be worth it. As for preferences, i would like to stick to gigabyte or asus.
  8. This is a good Asus board that is z77 and near the same price as the link i found of the board you were looking at. I have an X58 Sabertooth myself (planning on upgrading with the optimization of ivy bridge cpus, wife willing), and personally love the board. Just not so much what i paid for it. lol. Hind sight and all that.

    Edit, forgot the link:
  9. Yeah i'm going to stick with the sabertooth. i really dont like the look of micro atx boards. Any other suggestions?
  10. everything else looks pretty good to me. I'm not sure if CAD is very threaded? if so, you may wish to consider an i7 for better performance with that side of things.
  11. Cad would benefit from hyper-threading but a i7 is out of budget for me so the i5 should work just fine.
  12. Best answer selected by sega.
  13. gotcha. Happy i could help a little tiny bit. :)
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