$1600 Gaming Build, Need review, Purchasing today/tomorrow

Approximate Purchase Date: Today or tomorrow

Budget Range: $1500-1600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Recording Aforementioned Games (FRAPS), Editing, Surfing, etc.

Parts Not Required: Need everything except speakers (for now)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: TigerDirect

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: Intel, NVIDIA

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes (In the future--settling with single-GPU for now)

Monitor Resolution: Have one 20", want another for dual setup.

Additional Comments: I have a build below, please scrutinize it, I'm a noob at this stuff, haha.


I have some parts laid out here:
MoBo + CPU Deal @ TigerDirect: GIGABYTE GA-Z77-DS3H Intel 7 Series Motherboard and Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40 GHz Quad Core Unlocked Bundle
GPU: EVGA 02G-P4-2670-KR GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card - 2GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 3.0, DVI-D, DVI-I, HDMI, Display Port, DirectX 11
PSU: Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 Power Supply - 750 Watts, ATX, 140mm Fan, 80 Plus Bronze, SLI Ready, Active PFC
Hard Drive: Western Digital WD1002FAEX 1TB Caviar Black Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200RPM, 64MB, SATA 6Gbs
SSD Drive: Patriot PP120GS25SSDR Pyro 2.5" Solid State Drive - 120GB, SATA III 6Gb/s
Case: Cooler Master SGC-5000-KKN1 CM Storm Trooper Full Tower Case
RAM: Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B Vengeance Desktop Memory Kit - 8GB (2x 4GB), PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz, 9-9-9-24 CAS Latency, Intel XMP Ready, Unbuffered
DVD Drive: Asus DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS Internal 24x CD/DVD Drive - DVD±R 24x, DVD+RW 8x, DVD-RW 6x, DVD±R DL 12x, DVD-RAM 12x, CD-R 48x, CD-RW 24x, SATA, 1.5MB, Black

Peripherals:
Keyboard: ThermalTake KB-CHP001US eSports Challenger Pro Gaming Keyboard
Mouse: Razer RZ01-00151400-R3U1 Deathadder 3500 High Precision Gaming Mouse - 3.5G Infrared, Right-Handed
Second Monitor: Asus VE208T 20" Widescreen LED Monitor - 1600x900, 10000000:1 Dynamic, 5ms, 16:9, Integrated Speakers, Tilt, VGA, DVI

TOTAL: All of this comes out to be $1625 after rebates

There's bound to be better deals out there that you guys already have ready to throw at my face, so feel free!

Thanks in advance!
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  1. Looks great!
  2. chrismanggg said:
    Approximate Purchase Date: Today or tomorrow

    Budget Range: $1500-1600

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Recording Aforementioned Games (FRAPS), Editing, Surfing, etc.

    Parts Not Required: Need everything except speakers (for now)

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: TigerDirect

    Country: United States

    Parts Preferences: Intel, NVIDIA

    Overclocking: Yes

    SLI or Crossfire: Yes (In the future--settling with single-GPU for now)

    Monitor Resolution: Have one 20", want another for dual setup.

    Additional Comments: I have a build below, please scrutinize it, I'm a noob at this stuff, haha.


    I have some parts laid out here:
    MoBo + CPU Deal @ TigerDirect: GIGABYTE GA-Z77-DS3H Intel 7 Series Motherboard and Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40 GHz Quad Core Unlocked Bundle
    GPU: EVGA 02G-P4-2670-KR GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card - 2GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 3.0, DVI-D, DVI-I, HDMI, Display Port, DirectX 11
    PSU: Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 Power Supply - 750 Watts, ATX, 140mm Fan, 80 Plus Bronze, SLI Ready, Active PFC
    Hard Drive: Western Digital WD1002FAEX 1TB Caviar Black Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200RPM, 64MB, SATA 6Gbs
    SSD Drive: Patriot PP120GS25SSDR Pyro 2.5" Solid State Drive - 120GB, SATA III 6Gb/s
    Case: Cooler Master SGC-5000-KKN1 CM Storm Trooper Full Tower Case
    RAM: Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B Vengeance Desktop Memory Kit - 8GB (2x 4GB), PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz, 9-9-9-24 CAS Latency, Intel XMP Ready, Unbuffered
    DVD Drive: Asus DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS Internal 24x CD/DVD Drive - DVD±R 24x, DVD+RW 8x, DVD-RW 6x, DVD±R DL 12x, DVD-RAM 12x, CD-R 48x, CD-RW 24x, SATA, 1.5MB, Black

    Peripherals:
    Keyboard: ThermalTake KB-CHP001US eSports Challenger Pro Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse: Razer RZ01-00151400-R3U1 Deathadder 3500 High Precision Gaming Mouse - 3.5G Infrared, Right-Handed
    Second Monitor: Asus VE208T 20" Widescreen LED Monitor - 1600x900, 10000000:1 Dynamic, 5ms, 16:9, Integrated Speakers, Tilt, VGA, DVI

    TOTAL: All of this comes out to be $1625 after rebates

    There's bound to be better deals out there that you guys already have ready to throw at my face, so feel free!

    Thanks in advance!

    Don't get that board. It runs dual cards @ x4 and not the normal x8. Look for a Z77 board that runs dual cards @ x8. Newegg and Amazon are a lot cheaper than tiger direct if you don't mind going that route. That would cut at least $100 off that build and include a proper board that is meant for dual vid cards.
  3. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.977987 $234.98 save: $20.00 FREE SHIPPING
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/asrock_z77_extreme4_review,1.html <----- review of that board w/benchmarks

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Extreme4/ <----- another look at that board along with a link to the latest bios

    You want low profile RAM and not RAM with those giant cake cutter heat sinks otherwise your going to impede any decent size after market cpu h/s.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231544 $46.99 FREE SHIPPING
    G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6286329&CatId=493 $31.99
    Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-GP Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler - 120mm, LGA 1366, 1156, 775, AMD AM3, AM2+, AM2

    Here's a case to consider. It just hit the market a few months ago and Cooler Master gave it all the latest bells and whistles.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119257 $129.99 FREE SHIPPING
    COOLER MASTER HAF XM RC-922XM-KKN1 Black Mesh, Plastic, Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6821 <----- another look at that case
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