Intel Gaming

Looking for an opinion on the build, any suggestions to improve it. The RAM and Case are still up in the air. I found some ram that seems to have a low profile and decently fast. Was concerned about compatibility issues as well. Any advice is appreciated.

Approximate Purchase Date: January 1, 2013

Budget Range: $1000 - $2000 before monitors

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: Yes, buying two hd monitors


Do you need to buy OS: No, but may buy Windows 8 - already have a couple versions of windows 7.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com, but open to suggestions if cheaper.

Location: Oceanside, California

Parts Preferences: Intel and Nvidia

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: Two monitors @ 1920 x 1080

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Last build was 2001 and it just kicked the bucket. Motherboard is shot, and its using some pretty old tech anyways.

Parts:

Intel I7 2600k LGA 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070&Tpk=i7%202600k

CM Proessor Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

Asus P8Z68 PRO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131792

G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (My concern here was the timing, thoughts?)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231460

2GB Gefore GTX 680
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130768

Corsair 750W Power Supply (Seems like enough?)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010

1TB Sata Storage Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148868

Boot Drive / Main App Drive 128gb SSD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147163

Rosewill Challenger Case (Will it all fit?)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153

Thanks.
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  1. Drop cooler, i7, mobo.
    About timings just get 1600MHz CL9, avoid CL11. Make sure 1.5V
    Here's just as good build.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($231.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($25.28 @ CompUSA)
    Total: $847.75
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-23 16:57 EST-0500)

    HOW YOU GONNA GAME AT TWO MONITORS, YOUR CROSSHAIR WILL JUST DISSAPEAR YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO SEE MIDDLE LINE OF SCREEN. I hope you considered it.
  2. Wasn't going for a stretch across 2 screens, just 2 independent screens that I can have 1 windowed game and 1 movie. I like the price point, going back to the drawing board. Looks like a lot of people agree with the i5 over the i7. Why did you choose the radeon 7870 over the gtx680?
  3. Just had it there by default.
    Go with 670, as 680 is just overpriced 670 :))
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