Please check my gaming set-up

Hi guys. I'm gonna purchase my parts next week or the week after. I just need some advice or suggestions for this set-up.

I need help to decide what good 24" LED monitor should I buy. My budget for the monitor would be $200 max $250.
I need help with the GPU too. I plan to SLi it in the future or if there is a better GPU at that price range. I am open to other options like AMD to crossfire.
I need help to decide which of the two computer case should I pick. I prefer a good cable management with enough room for a radiator in the future.

LIFESSTYLE: Gaming, Graphics Design

COUNTRY: USA

CPU: INTEL Core i7 2700K LGA 1155
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MOBO: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155
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RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
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GPU: ASUS GTX670-DC2-2GD5 GeForce GTX 670 Future plan to SLi
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SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 28GB SATA III
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HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB
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BRD-DVD: ASUS Black SATA Internal Blu-ray Drive
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CASE: Thermaltake Element V Black Edition @ $99.99
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CASE: COUGAR Evolution Black SECC ATX Full Tower @ $79.99
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PSU: SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular
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KEYBOARD: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4
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MICE: Cyborg R.A.T.5
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  1. Monitor: Asus VE248H

    Case: Thermaltake out of those two. Since you plan to SLI I'd go with a case that has great air flow like Antec 1200

    Your psu is a bit low for 2x gtx670s. I'd either go with SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W like the one you had or save $50 and grab Antec EarthWatts Series EA-750 Green 750W

    The rest looks fine. If you do a lot of graphic design I'd keep your cpu/ram but if it's more of casual usage I'd probably drop down to i5 3570k and 8GB RAM and if you feel you need more RAM buy another 8GB later.
  2. I'd get the VH238H. 23" looks better at 1080p than 24".
  3. you can give this a look:
    Asus VE248Q 24-Inch LED Monitor $206.99
    a quality 650 watt PSU is fine for most any SLI configuration:

    Motherboard: EVGA X79 FTW
    CPU: Sandy Bridge-E Core i7 3820 (3.6GHz)
    CPU Cooler: Thermalright HR-02 (Thermalright-Europa Distri www.PC-Cooling.de).
    Memory: 8GB ADATA DDR3 1600 XPG Gaming series
    Harddisk: OCZ Vertex 2 100 GB
    http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/27571-gainward-gtx-670-phantom-2gb-in-sli-tested-not-ready/27571-gainward-gtx-670-phantom-2gb-in-sli-tested-not-ready?start=7
  4. Thanks for the reply guys. I updated to purchase my ASrock mobo in Microcenter because the price is insanely LOWER than Newegg @ $84.99
  5. I live near a microcenter too. :)
  6. azeem40 said:
    I live near a microcenter too. :)

    I noticed the prices on their website is not the final price for some products. Like the Asrock motherboard it was posted $130ish but in my cart it went down to $84ish. :lol:
  7. Yep, it's their $50 off when you buy an i5-2500k/3570k/i7-2600k/2700k/3770k.
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