Need opinions on this build.

Approximate Purchase Date: Between now and August 1st

Budget Range: $2500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Video editing, Live streaming.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing)

Location: Torrance, CA. USA. - Will be doing local pickup at newegg or microcenter.

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Possible in future

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Currently using Laptop.


Here is what I have picked out so far...


Corsair Carbide Series 500R White Steel
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139010

ASUS Maximus V Gene LGA 1155 Intel Z77
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131830

EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130787

SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151087

Intel Core i7-3770K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501

Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 2.5" 256GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148443

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233147

Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 2TB 5900 RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148681

2x ASUS VS248H-P Black 24" 2ms HDMI LED Backlight
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236153

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181017

RAZER Black USB Wired BlackWidow Ultimate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823114012

RAZER Naga Epic
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826153065


Total so far with all the rebates i've found at newegg is $2450 I can probably save a hundred bucks if i get a few of the parts at microcenter like cpu.
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  1. I'm missing a cd drive. I'll pick up a cheap 20 dollar one
  2. The motherboard has limited spacing between the PCI-E slots, mostly because it's an mATX board. You don't need to limit the size of your board here.

    Here:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131820

    see how there is an extra slot between the two PCI-E slots?

    I think the Corsair mechanical keyboards are a bit better.

    Otherwise, looks great.
  3. For video editing you will need 16GB of RAM.

    Opinion is divided with how fast mass storage needs to be when you have an SSD, but dont get a green HDD. They are slower by design than a proper 7200RPM drive and the energy savings are negligible. This HDD is faster and costs less.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148834

    Its very unlikely you will need such a large SSD, or are you planning on temporarily storing files your working on there?

    Get this GTX670, it has much better cooling than the stock that EVGA has. Same price.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125423&Tpk=Gigabyte%20670

    Why a Micro-ATX board in an ATX case? A bigger board means more features.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131819
  4. if your buying that monster of case, go for a ATX full motherboard gigabyte or asus , better airflow and in your case why not go for a GTX680(i mean already spending big just go for it)
  5. If i were you i'd spend less money on the PC and more on the monitors.
    http://www.digitalversus.com/lcd-monitor/asus-vs247h-p11591/test.html

    If you plan using them at once than its not a good idea for them to use TN panels.You should get quality IPS monitors like this one.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236201&Tpk=asus%20pa238q
    It reaction time might be stated as 6ms.but its actually faster than most 2ms monitors.

    You could also get a faster hard drive.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145369
    This one runs at 7200rpm and also features 3 years warranty!

    Right now the prices on the Vertex 3 line of SSD's are extremely low.They are actually pretty high end drives.Faster than the M4's for sure.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227707

    Most of the things i listed above cost more compared to what you chose so you can save some money buy changing the PSU to this one.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182084
    Its 750w, rated 80+ platinum fully modular and uses a single rail design!

    Or you could also get this one.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703028
    Its a great option if you need the extra power.

    You can also get the newer Razer Naga while youre at it.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826153095&Tpk=naga%202012
    Its at least as good as the Naga Epic but it's wired.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125423
    This version of the GTX 670 is a LOT quiter than the reference model.Its clocked lower than the FTW one but will most likely overclock higher.
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