Final thoughts\revisions for $3000 gaming PC


Nov 20, 2012

I really wanted a mechanical backlit keyboard, I have a love of great sounding music but do not wish to sacrifice lots of graphics power for a minuscule difference. I did not include the O.S. (if anyone has a way to get win 7 for free let me know).

Uses form most to least important: Gaming, Music, Photoshop

Give me your thoughts on if I could improve for similar money amounts and all that!!
Some changes, a much better oc cool mobo, sli 670 4gb will do for that resolution and nowadays sli > crossfire.
So here it is :

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.76 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 OC Formula EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($239.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($70.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.00 @ B&H)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence STX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($179.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($169.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($23.98 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Gigabyte GK-OSMIUM Wired Gaming Keyboard ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse Wired Laser Mouse ($65.00 @ Amazon)
Other: IPS Monitor 2560 1440 ($300.00)
Other: Speakers (Corsair SP2500) ($190.00)
Total: $2879.63
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)