Need help to upgrade computer

I'm looking to build a completely new gaming system to play the latest games and doing lot of heavy loaded work like Load/Performance testing using HP LoadRunner and Functional, Regression testing using Selenium WebDriver on our Magento eCommerce platform.

It's been a while since I built my last PC, here's my old system spec..

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz
ASUS P5E LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard
ATI Radeon HD 3870 CrossFire
Antec Nine Hundred
PC Power and Cooling 650W
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB
LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS30 - OEM


This is what i've got so far the new system and any advice will be appreciated:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cD1t
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  1. My main advice would be to drop the H100 and use a Hyper 212 Evo instead. For motherboard and CPU go with Z77 and i7-3770K.

    And then switch out your primary SSD with a Crucial M4 or Plextor PX-M3.
  2. your current case and power supply can be reused unless you plan on sliing the gtx 670. it doesn't take too much power to power up one if you are conscious about cost.
  3. Hay g-unit and dudewitbow thanks for your quick response, I will add Hyper 212 Evo to my list and i7-3770K, what do you think about SABERTOOTH Z77?

    @dudewitbow I am planning for SLI in the near future.
  4. sayems said:
    Hay g-unit and dudewitbow thanks for your quick response, I will add Hyper 212 Evo to my list and i7-3770K, what do you think about SABERTOOTH Z77?

    @dudewitbow I am planning for SLI in the near future.


    The Sabertooth is fine but it's way overpriced. There's far better boards out there that offer the same and better features for far less money.
  5. I think I will go with this one ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX Intel Motherboard
  6. Be aware that Asrock Pro4 does not support SLI should you want that in the future. Consider the AsRock Extreme 4 instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293
  7. Hi moornix, thanks for clearing that out, I am looking at it right now!!
  8. I wanted to try AsRock but Gigabyte and ASUS have a great track record.
  9. AsRock is pretty reliable and Extreme 4 is often recommended by many users on these boards. If you feel like splurging a Gigabyte z77 UD5H is a great board too.
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