First Build Review

Been researching A TON and asking a lot of questions on this forum which is very helpful. As of now this seems like the best build possible for me. I am trying to stay around $2,100. I changed a lot of stuff tonight and would like to know how good this build is and if everything is compatible with how i changed stuff around...

Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

PSU: PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply

Video Card (x2): EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM

Case: NZXT Phantom PHAN-001BK Black Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K

HDD/SSD: SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256B/WW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Optical: LITE-ON Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM

CPU Cooler: CORSAIR Hydro series H50 High Performance CPU Cooler

Heatsink: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G - OEM

Fan (x2): COOLER MASTER Megaflow 200 R4-LUS-07AB-GP 200mm Blue LED Case Fan

Note - I have read a lot of good things about ASUS but hear that when something goes wrong their customer service is horrible so i would like to stay away from them. This computer is my first build and will be for gaming and editing. Trying to benchmark it to be Crysis 2 maxed / BF3 maxed. I know SLI isnt 100% neccesary but want it so that if i ever want to roll 2 monitors i can. And lastly i read that i7 vs i5 is not much of a difference but I hear the i7 is just a tad better. I WILL NOT BE OVERCLOCKING!
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  1. get two 7970's
    instead go for 750-850w
    get 8gb ram
    there is no reason for the i7 besides editing.
  2. Since you wont be OC'ing get the non-K version of the CPU and save 20 bucks. Microstuttering is a HUGE problem for SOME people so idk if your one of those people or not, but one 670 would suffice even for 2 monitors, again savings 300 smackers. And since your taking one 670 out you can downgrade the PSU saving more. Really you only NEED to spend about 1500 give or take a couple hunskies. Your SSD choice is spot on and the rest of the build looks great. Have fun building the beast.
  3. How much is this build costing you? $2100?

    Just went to a boutique building website, and put together a roughly same computer for around $1750 before tax and it comes with a bunch of freebies like CM mouse, free upgrade to 16GB 1833 RAM, bunch of free games, and Win8.

    If you are putting it together I'm sure you can find better deals and combo savings.
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