Re: Looking for Feedback on ~$1600 Gaming Computer Build
Ditch the SSD's. They are getting better, but your not going to see a huge increase in speed (at least not what you expect) and the money could be better invested elsewhere. Plus they are something that can be swapped out quickly and easily in the future for little money, with few, if any compatibility issues.
If you want, I would invest a little more money in the PSU and get a high wattage regardless of whether or not you think you need it. Its always better to have more, and not need it, then to find out you want to throw in another video card or a couple of HD's and find out you need to swap out that new PSU as well. Also get a SLI/Crossfire (whatever you choose) capable motherboard. Again, you may not think you need it, but you might as well get it now, and have the option in the future. Lastly spend a bit more on your case, at least around $100, you'd be surprised the difference it makes. There is nothing worse then trying to attach your motherboard only to find out 3 of the standoffs are stripped out, or a plastic clip breaks, or cables are too short or too flimsy. You'll find that the more expensive cases are generally better made, have a better layout and are easier to work with.
Ultimately though, I would recommend going with an i7 system as well.
ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe
Intel Core i7 2600k
16GB DDR3 G-Skill Ripjaws
1TB 7200 Segagte Drive
eVGA GeForce 570
Samsung Blu-Ray Drive
Antec 850 Watt PSU
Windows 7 Professional