Opinions on gaming system


Jul 24, 2011
Hey guys, I made a thread a few months ago about a gaming rig I was looking into building but a couple things came up and I never pulled the trigger. My main concern is future proofing the PC as much as possible, hence my mobo, harddrive, power supply etc. selections. I would like to add a SSD at some point but for now Ill do without it.

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

ASUS VE258Q Black 25" HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor w/Display Port & Speakers

EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSA00-80GAD3-US 1000W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS ...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...

ASRock Z68 PROFESSIONAL GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

comes out to about $1630 shipped.

Any suggestions? thanks
I'm guessing an Intel cpu i5-2500k , which would fit in nicely with this build. You can never have too much psu because it gives you the option of adding another GTX 570 if you want later on and you can overclock without worrying about the power supply. Very nice build.