"New Build", but salvaging parts.

Good day everyone,

I have been slowly adding pieces to my current rig but it is time for the CPU and mobo to be replaced. I am a gamer, no video or photo editing on it. I play it all from Battlefield to SWTOR to simulation (planes/trains/racing). Currently I have the EVGA GTX 560 ti 1gig but it is installed in a PCI-E 1.0 mobo (AsusTek P5N-E SLI) so I know I am not getting near the graphics power out of it I can. I run everything on 1920x1200 on a 24" monitor. Things look good now, but I want them to look great. Here is my plan:

Case - (Own Already) I will choose between the two I have.

Motherboard - Intel BOXDZ77GA70K LGA 1155 Intel Z77
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121605

CPU - Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

PSU - (Own Already) - Thermaltake Black Widow 850W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153106&Tpk=thermaltake%20black%20widow%20850w&RandomID=41070108496416020120626154411

GPU - (Own Already) - EVGA GTX 560 Ti 1Gig
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130604

Ram - Need recommendation but 16gig is what I want.

HDD - (Own Already) 250gig SATA salvaged from current rig


Additional info - I will not be overclocking at the moment since I really don't know what to do in that area. I WILL be stepping up to a SLI configuration within 2-3 months with another GTX 560 Ti. I have read a few other posts and since what most seem to say is the i7 is overkill for now, maybe a small SSD will be feasible. I am looking to stay between $600-$700 for the 3 pieces I need, but that can be moved a bit. Just need some advice if these items will go well together with the current items, and that my PSU looks ok for my new items.

Thanks
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  1. First off - don't get an Intel board - they're very bland on features and don't support higher RAM capacities. On a strictly gaming rig you don't need 16GB - 8GB is all you will need. I'd also switch out that PSU - Cooler Master is far from the best brand from what I hear.

    Get this instead:

    Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128545
    RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148544
  2. Was hoping to keep the PSU since I just bought it about 9 months ago. But guess they are not that expensive if it comes down to it. CPU works well with that motherboard though?
  3. liquidfigment said:
    Was hoping to keep the PSU since I just bought it about 9 months ago. But guess they are not that expensive if it comes down to it. CPU works well with that motherboard though?


    Oh I was responding to a different thread about the PSU. :lol:

    Yes - that motherboard I linked to is a better choice than the Intel-branded one.
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