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Gaming rig final advice

I'm wanting to build a gaming rig that will last me a few years I want to overclock and maybe sli/crossfire in the future just want to check if this build will suffice I do need a monitor but no keyboard/mouse or OS I live in the U.S

Any advice is more than welcome

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-C14 CPU Cooler ($80.25 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Formula EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($116.72 @ Mac Connection)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($429.99 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix BFC-CLS-500-KKWR1-RP (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($159.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG BH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VS278Q-P 27.0" Monitor ($295.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1932.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-02 16:56 EST-0500)

Edit : forgot to mention $2,000 budget (including monitor)
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  1. I'd change the cooler for NH-D14, get a cheaper motherboard (there are boards for half the price that overclock just as good) and get a bigger SSD for the money saved on it.
    That's if you aren't set on the Formula, though.
  2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236313

    change the monitor and the cooler and your good to go
  3. Thanks for the advice on the cooler as for the monitor I have REALLY bad vision so the bigger the better I will probably stay with the 27" thank you for the input though I'm not completly sold on the formula motherboard if Someone wants to sell me on a diffrent one I'm all ears. I know it's kinda silly reasoning but the over all theme is red and black and that's a red and black mobo with good reviews so any advice?
  4. if your not going to sli or crossfire your rig. may want to look at the same mb but in mini atx. it 60.00 cheaper.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131830
  5. Hmm I see where the mini could be nice but I might want to add another card later and don't want to buy another motherboard
  6. max budget and reason u need an asus maximus?
  7. Max budget is $2000 (including monitor) and as for the asus maximus it got good reviews and I like asus this is my first time building so any advice on a diffrent motherboard is welcome
  8. do u require sli or crossfire. do u want a fulltower or mid-tower. need monitor+windows?
  9. I want a full tower I want to sli/crossfire but not nessiceraly right away but if it can fit in the budget then yes and I need a monitor 27" preferred I do not need windows/mouse/keyboard
  10. any amd or intel preferrence?
  11. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Bhj2
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Bhj2/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Bhj2/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler ($80.72 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI Big Bang - XPower II XL ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($299.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($65.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($65.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.00 @ Adorama)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($112.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($122.75 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($56.23 @ Amazon)
    Monitor: ViewSonic VX2770Smh-LED 27.0" Monitor ($299.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1923.60
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-03 14:40 EST-0500)

    Base Total: $2000.60
    Mail-in Rebates: -$30.00
    Shipping: $12.99
    Total: $1983.59

    quad channel ram. possibility to 6cores later.

    better cooler. and solid mobo having up to 128gb :) of ram


    better ssd.

    2tb instead of 1.

    just as good powersupply. but for crossfire 7970s id get a 850 as i recommanded.
  12. Couple of questions just based off what I have read

    1. I see you have 32gb of ram I heard 8 is plenty
    2. I also read that the i5 is really the better option for gaming

    So with that being said would those changes and adding say another video card be better? Like I said first time building so I could be completly out of line here so my apologies if I am
  13. not really. 32gb would future proof it, also i could suggest running 8x2gbs for 16gbs but u wouldnt be running in quad-channel ram setup.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quad-channel_architecture

    also this thing is mad fast and has 4cores+4hyper-threading cores.

    the 7970 is fast enought for a while and blast tru games. unless ur gonna run multi-screen setup. will u?
  14. No not right now only will have the one monitor I'm upgrading from a really shitty all in one computer
  15. will u be using tri-monitors or dual?
  16. Right now just the one
  17. but do u plan on using more?
  18. In the future probably 2-3 years down the road probably upgrade to 3
  19. Best answer selected by Tolab.
  20. sounds good. in a few years slap in a 7970 or we avaible than :).
  21. I will take your advice thanks a lot I should have the baddest computer on the block : ) when I upgrade to a multi monitor setup ill get another card to go with it
  22. im jealous ur pcs gonna blow mine up.

    lol
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