Ok guys, so this will be my first custom built computer although I have been gaming for years, have owned many computers, and work Intel in the military. I am going to spend a bit of money (nothing crazy) so I would like to ask around before I fork it out.
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Thanks for the opinion! I will update the SSD for sure, I am looking into the future with the i7 and 16GB, although if the opinion is overwhelming I will most likely step down. Also just for clarification, the reason I have a 1000W power supply on there is because I plan to eventually get another 670 and run SLI.
Oops, I forgot. The 1000W PSU is not needed for even 2 670s. It was needed last gen with SLIng the GTX 580, but 2 670s will run on a 750W PSU. Future-proofing is impossible with technology. It won't be for a good decade before HT is needed for gaming.
If all you're doing is gaming, your original build is overkill. As azeem stated, no need for "future proofing" it's pointless. Just get what gets the job done now, then upgrade as time goes on and your needs increase.
Use this as a base build, grab some awesome peripherals, if needed. Then use the rest to treat yourself and a pretty lady to an ice cream.
Nothing wrong with EVGA's quality or anything, but I avoid recommending them because they use reference heatsinks, which are louder and run hotter than custom. Get a card from ASUS or Gigabyte, they have the best cooling on the market.
Gigabyte GTX670. $400 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
No need for a 1000W supply, 750W will happily run dual cards with overclocks on everything. OCZ isnt the brand to get PSU's from either, you want Corsair, Seasonic, XFX or Silverstone.
If you are sticking with 16GB though, I would suggest getting a low profile kit like the G.Skill Ares or Corsair Low Profile. Otherwise there may be issues between the RAM and the 212 EVO.
G.Skill Ares 16GB (4x4GB) 1600Mhz CL9 1.5v. $89 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Samsung isnt a great brand when it comes to HDD's, I personally recommend Seagate (Western Digitals are too expensive). This drive will also perform a bit better with a wider bandwidth (SATAIII) and twice the cache size. Same price.
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM. $90 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Thanks very much for opinions, I have decided to half the ram, drop the PSU to a 750W Corsair, swapped the SSD for the Vertex 4, got the other CPU cooler, went with a DVD burner and swapped the HDD. I have decided to stay with the 3770k, the EVGA FTW 670, and the Sabertooth MB. I'm not sure why, but I feel an attachment to these pieces and if I downgrade I feel like i'll always be wanting to upgrade. This rig is also well within my budget so I've got no problem with it. I appreciate all of the help!