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Input on my $1600 Gaming Rig

Approximate Purchase Date: July 2012 - August 2012

Budget Range: 1000-1700 dollars

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies, Surfing the Web

Parts Not Required: Speaker, Monitor, Mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, amazon....but willing to use other reliable sources.

Country: New York, United States

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Nvidia GPU, Full Tower NZXT preferrably..., Intel i5....

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes In the future

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I really want a cool temp desktop that is able to handle good graphics, I will SLI in future as graphics is a high priority to me. This desktop will provide a general ground layout for further upgrading once I have money.

Here's my build:

Case: NZXT Phantom PHAN-001WT White Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811146067

Mobo: ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131821

GPU: EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814130610

PSU: XFX PRO750W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80Plus Silver 750 Watt Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207016

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

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345

SSD : Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe MKNSSDCR240GB-DX 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226226

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822148844

Optical Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827135204

CPU Cooler: 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/Prod [...] 6835103099
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OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6832116986

This is the basic for my desktop build. Any thoughts and input? I will probably SLI 670s in the future also.
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  1. I wouldn't waste the money on that Sabertooth mobo. Get a Asrock Extreme4 and use the money to move up to a 7850, 7870 or spend a few extra bucks to get a 670.

    Also, don't get that ram with those silly heatsinks, they will probably interfere with the Hyper 212. Try this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233202
  2. Best answer
    smart move on the SSD.

    why the heck are you spending 200 bucks on the GPU

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bprL

    heres my take. it should easily max out your games at 1080p
  3. oh and for the case. the corsair 500r is a great case. you can get it in white if you want though
  4. O sweet thanks! Btw I read alot of bad reviews for motherboards.. are they just negative because people fail to follow directions or is there really a high chance of motherboards breaking...?
  5. Also, your recommended gpu is the same as the one I have listed >.>

    Yea, I decided not to use the sabertooth afterall hehe thanks!
  6. it isnt. the gtx 670 is double in performance compared to the 560ti.

    in the case of motherboards, you look for quality caps, mosfets, and chokes. in the case of a bad board, sometimes its a bad unit or someone has bent pins on arrival
  7. Best answer selected by gm32489.
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