$2,000 gaming build

hello, this is my gaming build I just need to know if the parts are compatible and how good do you think this rig will work. It will be used for hardcore gaming, research papers and surfing the internet.
CPU:Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504
motherboard:ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131821
GPU:GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125423
case:COOLER MASTER HAF XM RC-922XM-KKN1 Black Mesh, Plastic, Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119257
PSU:SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold ((SS-650KM Active PFC F3)) 650W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088
SDD:SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128D/AM 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Desktop Upgrade Kit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147134
RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233180
HDD:Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533
optical drive:SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118031
CPU fan:COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
OS:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986
headset:Turtle Beach Ear Force Z6A Quick Disconnect Connector Connector Circumaural PC Gaming Multi-Speaker 5.1 Channels Headset
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826502019
mouse:RAZER DeathAdder Precision Optical Gaming Mouse - 3.5G Infrared Sensor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826153055
keyboard:RAZER Lycosa Black USB Wired Gaming Keyboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823114004
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  1. Id get the Asus 670 TOP ... it's 7% faster, runs cooler and is less noisy
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121638

    The HAF-XM gets a 9.1 rating from benchmarkreviews; the Corsair 500R gets 9.25 ...
    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=903&Itemid=61&limit=1&limitstart=5
    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=767&Itemid=61&limit=1&limitstart=5

    Ya bought an SLI board but a single card capable PSU.... move up to a 750 or 850 ...Seasonic X series, Corsair HX at top end (10.0 jonnyguru rating); Corsair TX or XFX Core Edition (9.5 jonnyguru rating)

    At $150 that's a bit expensive for an SSD, especially when the longer life, better performing Mushkin Chronos Deluxe is $115
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226318
    http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4328/mushkin_chronos_deluxe_120gb_solid_state_drive_review/index13.html

    RAM is a good choice but ya want the low profile version....and the lower voltage will help run CPU cooler.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233199

    HD is a good choice

    Optcal w/ Blue Ray Read - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135247

    With an Ivy Bridge furnace as my CPU, I'd want something better....$15 gets ya the 212's bug brother .... good for another 5-7C of cooling
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103106
  2. Your build is fine and so is your case those benchmarks are flawed OP you should take those benchmarks with a grain of salt they add Appearance benching into the overall score which makes it flawed as that is a matter of each individual personal tastes not up to a reviewer or tester to decide.Moving along... ram your going to want low profile so it don't conflict with the cpu cooler take your pick RAM:G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416#top RAM:Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1339DS1S00 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148543#top

    RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9B
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233196#top

    RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233186#top
    The SSD you chose price vs performance not the best choice but not a bad choice at all. ;) Here are other great SSD to look at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226318#top and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211588 and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148448
  3. Thanks! I chose the G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR as my RAM and the Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe MX MKNSSDCR120GB-MX 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
  4. jack bond said:
    Thanks! I chose the G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR as my RAM and the Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe MX MKNSSDCR120GB-MX 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    No problem... your very welcome!BTW Good choices ;)
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