New Gaming/Video Editing Build - $2800 (First build)

Hi, this is going to be my first ever computer build. I have done a little playing around in my current desktop such as changing out the graphics and what not, but i think its time for me to pay up and go all out seeing as its hitting the 5 year mark :P
Ive done alot of research and pretty happy with my build just looking to get the final ok from you guys :) Compatability check and what not

Approximate Purchase Date: Ordering later today

Budget Range: $AUD2800-3000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, video editing (home films), watching blu rays (future 3d monitor) and suring the net

Parts Not Required: Mouse, keyboard, Monitor, Speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country: Australia

Parts Preferences: Intel, Asus, Corsair

Overclocking: Yes, when i get comfortable with my new build

SLI or Crossfire: Yes, only in the future when i need it though

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Any advice would be truly appreciated, basically as i said just looking for the green light whether or not this will work and if i will be happy or regret buying something


Intel Core i7 2600K
-I understand that i would get away with the 2500k for gaming, however i dont mind gettign this even though ivy is just around the corner as im not looking to upgrade straight away and i want my basis covered incase i need it for some video editing and rendering im looking into doing.

ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe Gen3 Motherboard

G.Skill F3-12800CL9Q-16GBRL (4x4GB) DDR3

MSI GeForce GTX 580 3GB Lightning Extreme Edition OC

Boot drive:
Crucial M4 SSD 128GB

Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST31000524AS

Corsair HX-1050 80 PLUS Silver Power Supply
-As i said i do plan on sli in the future and rather have a nice psu now then fork out for another later-

Optical drive
Pioneer BDR-206 Blu-Ray Disc Writer

CoolerMaster HAF X Case

CPU Cooler:
Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler

Operating system:
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64bit with SP1 OEM
-Have some programs that need xp-

Sound card:
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium PCIe

In total the price is: $2792 which im happy with :)

Again thanks in advance :)
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  1. It looks pretty good to me. The only thing that I can see that you might want to consider is an upgrade from a 2600k to a 2700k processor. According to other posts and forums, the 2700k is very similar to the 2600k (if not identical) except that the 2700k is better for overclocking. Also for just thirty dollars more a sightly better processor will give you a stronger build that is still withing your budget.
  2. That´s an impressive rig!

    I´d go 100% Modular Cabling with a Corsair AX850 Gold Power Supply
  3. Hi guys, thanks for your prompt replies :) In regards to the 2700k i think i will make that change thanks :)
    Also would the AX850 be sufficient for 2 of the graphics cards or would i be better to go for the AX1200 and play it safe?
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