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Building New <$1,700 Gaming Rig Need Tips, Critiques etc.

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Here is what I got so far

CASE : Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower ($99.99)

PSU : SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ($159.99)

Motherboard : ASUS P8P67 DELUXE (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 ($209.99) VS ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 ($209.99)
Not sure the difference or which is better for my application

CPU : Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core ($319.99)VS Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155($224.99)

MEMORY : CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) ($44.99)

GRAPHICS : SAPPHIRE 100311-2SR Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 ($349.99)
I still don't know if i should go with this vs a gtx 570

Monitor : PLANAR SA2311W Black 23" 2ms 3D 120HZ ($299.99) VS BenQ XL2410T Black 23.6" 2ms HDMI 3D-Ready Widescreen LED($369.99)
I was vexed as to which monitor to get for a gaming rig, I was thinking about getting a s-ips but I've researched it and apparently 120hz is better in some cases but I dont know between these both.

HDD : ??? I am wondering if I should hold out till black Friday for a ssd just for my os and a couple main games. I have 4 x 74gb 10,000 rpm raptor ill be using from an old build. Any particular ssd recommendations?

OPTICAL : ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X (19.99)

Accessories: Filco Majestouch-2 ($149.00)
First time buying/using a mechanical keyboard any advice?

Also I am trying to keep it under $1,700 as it is now the total is $1,668.75 with shipping

Thanks For The Help
Edited by NaturaL - 11/20/11 at 12:34am
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Hello and welcome to ocn. smile.gif You only need to post in one subforum for advice. Your other thread has answers already thumb.gif
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Right I wasn't sure which forum was more appropriate, so for good measure i did both thanks though.
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You might wanna give a GEN3 board some thought, it will set you up for Ivy Bridge upgrade later on. Also the third revision of that case looks to be a lot more appealing and better features overall such as cpu cutout, interior painted black, etc, for only $15 more. As for your GPU the 6970 and 570 is pretty much neck and neck, so whichever you prefer.

Mobo => http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131790
Case => http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129097
Edited by Warmonger - 11/20/11 at 2:37am
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Athlon II x3 450 Biostar A880GZ PowerColor HD 4650 DDR3 4GB Samsung MV-3V2G3/US 
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Samsung 830 128GB (Pending) ASUS DRW-24B1ST Stock Windows 8 Enterprise x64 
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Logitech Classic 200 300w Hipro a1410n HP 1000 DPI 
Mouse PadAudio
Standard Realtek ALC662 
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AMD Sempron 3000+ ASUS A7V8X-LA VIA KM400A 2GB DDR 333 
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