Originally Posted by Timlander
Looks like gaming to me.
well in that case I'll make my recommendations to reflect that. lol
Get the 2500k instead of the 2600k, If your not going to utilize th HT then there is no point getting it.
Majority of the P67 run very similiar and most if not all overclock the same, so it basically comes down to user preferences. Instead of the Deluxe I would recommend the Gigabyte P67 UD4 or the Asus P8p67 pro. And if you on budget then the Asrock p67 extreme4.
4GB of ram is more than enough for gaming, save the money and invest it elsewhere, maybe a better cpu cooler.
On that note, the thermalright Silver arrow and noctua Dh-14 are the best air coolers around. Both are very close in terms of performance. If your on budget then the Coolermaster 212+ is an excellent bacng for buck cooler.
Maybe you could get a better case, something like a HAF 932 or something (not so familiar on cases)
Swap the WD blue for a couple of Samsung F3's either 500gb or 1tb each, They are the fastest mechanical drives around. Also sata 3 on HDD's is just a gimick, no HDD can even reach the bandwith of sata 2.
Ditch the Pioneer IDE drive, because im pretty sure that the p67 mobo's don't have IDE connection.
Again ditch the vertex 2 for a Crucial c300, with the sata 3 support that it has, it should perform better than the vertex 2. THere are new SSD;'s opn the market so have a look at the SSD section, if your not on a budget then maybe look at the vertex 3 or the crucial M4.
Now finally the PSU, depending on whether or not you want to do SLI or single card setup a good quality brand is essential. Antec, Corsair and seasonic are brands that are very good. For a single card mode a 650w PSU is enough and for SLI 850w. A GTX580 with an overclocked i7 would run perfectly fine off 550w. SLI would run perfectly fine off probably 750w-850w. Tri SLI would work fine off 950-1000w.
Not so sure about the monitor, but if your not looking for multi monitor setup then there would be no reason to get 580 SLI unles your gaming at 2560x1600 or three monitor surround, just something to think about. Edited by munaim1 - 5/22/11 at 8:05pm