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As the title states I need some help with choosing parts for my next gaming rig. I just want to know if everything fits together or if there are better parts I should be using. Thanks for your time =)

Budget: $1700
Current selected rig cost shipped newegg: $1671.53
Bundle: MB, RAM, CPU, GPU, Case, HDD, PSU -$75
Code -$20
Shipping: +$11

Intended Use:
light gaming mostly mmo's like sw:tor and wow
internet
school work
netflix

Optical: ASUS 24X DVD Burner
CPU: i5-2500k
GPU: Asus 560ti
MB: Asus p67 deluxe
Case: CM 690 ll advanced
Cooling: CM Hyper 212 Plus
Ram: Corsair Vengeance 1600 2x4 GB
OS: Windows 7 Home 64 bit
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200 rpm 1TB Sata lll
SSD: Crucial M4 128 GB Sata lll
PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2
Mouse: Logitech G500
Keyboard: Logitech G110
Speakers: Logitech Z313
Monitor: ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms
Edited by steelblue - 12/12/11 at 11:31pm
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Given that this rig is not shown in your sig, it would be helpful to at least type out the parts in the post. For anyone wanting a shortcut - you can find it here: http://www.overclock.net/lists/display/view/id/3853148
Build looks solid to me though.
Edited by stren - 12/12/11 at 9:51pm
     
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OP - you gotta get more specific than that.

we cant see what you're current planned parts are either
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Edited by steelblue - 12/12/11 at 10:41pm
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Newegg Cart (Click to show)
436485

Total is $1,555.86 after promo codes SAVEPSUDEC12, GREENMON75
also $40 in rebates.

I dropped the DIY combo because you can choose your own cheaper parts instead . (Cheaper does not mean worse btw)

Changelog:
Case > Storm Scout - HAF 922/912 is nice too.
Upgraded GPU > new 448 core 560TI (chose gigabyte - free bf3 and 3 fans. Msi looks better though.)
PSU > dropped to 650w, Rosewill Capstone 80+ Gold. - don't need 750w for single gpu, TX650M is a good option as well.
Keyboard > Mechanical cherry mx black - cheap switch to a mech keyboard
MB > Asrock Extreme3 Gen3 - less phases, but you wouldn't be able to overclock that high on the hyper 212+ anyways (4.5Ghz still easily attainable)
RAM > low profile corsair so you won't run into compatibility issues with case/hsf
HDD> dropped completely use your old ones or wait til the prices drop back to what they were in September ($50 for 1TB F3's)

All these suggestions will change depending on the deal available.

if your budget really is 1700, look into getting another or better monitor, better speakers,
upgrade the motherboard only if you plan on upgrading the HSF as well (add ~$100 total to try to get a 24/7 OC close to 5.0GHz)
maybe swap the dvd burner for a blu ray player if you netflix bluray

or just keep everything as is, swap some parts out for the Christmas deals and pocket the savings.
Edited by SpiritGear - 12/12/11 at 11:20pm
 
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Originally Posted by SpiritGear View Post

Newegg Cart (Click to show)
436485
Total is $1,555.86 after promo codes SAVEPSUDEC12, GREENMON75
also $40 in rebates.
I dropped the DIY combo because you can choose your own cheaper parts instead . (Cheaper does not mean worse btw)
Changelog:
Case > Storm Scout - HAF 922/912 is nice too.
Upgraded GPU > new 448 core 560TI (chose gigabyte - free bf3 and 3 fans. Msi looks better though.)
PSU > dropped to 650w, Rosewill Capstone 80+ Gold. - don't need 750w for single gpu, TX650M is a good option as well.
Keyboard > Mechanical cherry mx black - cheap switch to a mech keyboard
MB > Asrock Extreme3 Gen3 - less phases, but you wouldn't be able to overclock that high on the hyper 212+ anyways (4.5Ghz still easily attainable)
RAM > low profile corsair so you won't run into compatibility issues with case/hsf
HDD> dropped completely use your old ones or wait til the prices drop back to what they were in September ($50 for 1TB F3's)
All these suggestions will change depending on the deal available.
if your budget really is 1700, look into getting another or better monitor, better speakers,
upgrade the motherboard only if you plan on upgrading the HSF as well (add ~$100 total to try to get a 24/7 OC close to 5.0GHz)
maybe swap the dvd burner for a blu ray player if you netflix bluray
or just keep everything as is, swap some parts out for the Christmas deals and pocket the savings.

Thanks for all the info... but using an old HDD is not an option.
I might add another 560ti down the road when they get cheaper and such so I would like a 750w PSU. I don't like using brand brand new things because there is not any reviews on the longevity of the item or not.
Ill get a better cooler but I still need it to be less than $50 any suggestions.
If the corsair heat spreaders get in the way can you take them off and be ok?
I would like to run this system without any upgrades except maybe another 560ti for 3+ years. How does overclocking affect the life of the cpu?
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The Rosewill capstone is a OEM superflower. Their psus have been given great reviews by johnnyguru.
Here is the review for the 750w capstone
The 650w capstone will be enough to handle 2 560TI's.

I'm just recommending the capstone because its only $90 (a little more than the tx750

The 448 560ti i hear can unlock and overclock to perform close to a GTX 570.

You can take the heat spreaders off but you'll lose your warranty
better solution is to just use the fan in a pull configuration so it'll free up all the dimms.
personally i like the low profile vengeance best, but they aren't on sale.

Unless you need craptons of storage, you should be fine with just the 128gb sdd.
I have a 64gb but all i have on there is Windows, firefox and SC2. (still 25gb free)
My 1TB and 500GB drives aren't even plugged in (don't really need them)

Upgrade the cooler only if you're going to upgrade the motherboard. Do them both at the same time to save yourself some money.
getting a $50 HSF for the 6phase ASrock is a little silly when the 212+ will do just fine.
getting a $25 HSF for a $200+ motherboard is equally silly.
like i said, you should do this only if you really want to hit 5.0GHz and stay there. Otherwise the ASRock and Hyper 212+ are golden.
Edited by SpiritGear - 12/13/11 at 9:27am
 
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If you're never going to sli 2 graphics cards you can get a cheaper motherboard and a lower power psu, saving you around $100 or more, and if you're playing mostly mmo you wouldn't need to anyway. The vast majority of people doing GPU upgrades just replace the old one with a faster new one because a single card solution is typically less hassle. Are you one of those people who will gravitate toward the less hassle solution or are you the tweaker going for maximum performance? Anyway it's pretty much moot anyway if the gpu is only serving up dx9 mmos. You could get a used GTX 260 for like $30 and you probably wouldn't know the difference.

If you're comfortable with the storage space on the SSD you could also drop the HDD from the build and use an external hard drive for mp3/movies/document backup... that frees up another $140 if you can do that.
Edited by TehStone - 12/13/11 at 7:52am
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