Looking for feedback

jrodguy83

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Greetings! I’m new here and new to building a PC from scratch and I’m hoping to get some feedback regarding the build I have so far. I haven’t ordered any parts, but want to do so this week and over the next few weeks (end of the month) have it built and running. I have done my best to educate myself over the past month or two, but I know I have a long way to go before I'm proficient at this. Any and all feedback is welcome.

General use: Gaming, video, and picture editing.

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Compucase Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Fans-1x 230mm front RED LED fan, 1x 140mm rear fan, 1x 230mm top fan, and 1x 230mm side fan

OS: Windows 7 64 bit

CPU: i5 2500k Sandy Bridge

Memory: I’m not completely sure what would be good here. I would like 8g (2x4) (eventually 16). I’m not sure which memory will work best with the motherboard I have listed.

Motherboard: ASUS P8P67 DELUXE (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

GPU: EVGA GTX 570 superclocked

HD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

SSD: Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

What I’d like in this machine: I'd like it to be quick and able to last me 5 years or so (needed upgrades anticipated). I’d like to look into and experimenting with SLI, over clocking, and upgrading in general. I plan on running a duel monitor setup with a 27” main and a 24” secondary, both at 1920 x 1080.
Thanks for the help and feedback and if I have left anything out that you think I should have included, please post it. I'm open to suggestions and wisdom.
 

battlemarz

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As far as memory goes I would go with at least DDR3 1600 as you already have a higher end build. You could spend more and go with 1866 or higher, but its really not worth it. I prefer 1.5 volt rated sticks rather than 1.65v as more motherboards play nice.

If you are interested in overclocking then you should make sure to include an aftermarket CPU cooler.

Cooler Master Hyper 212+ is a good inexpensive option, but there are plenty of others you could use as well.