This will be my second build. The first lasted a solid 4 years (thanks to many on this forum ) and I am looking for an upgrade. This new build will mainly be for gaming (@1680x1050) and surfing the interwebs. The catalyst for this build is the upcoming release of BF3. I am concerned mostly with reliability and keeping everything cool, quiet and clean. I would like to do some mild overclocking (~4.6Ghz) on the processor and maybe the GPU if it will handle the heat.
I am getting close to pulling the trigger on the following:
Intel Core i5-2500K
ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3
EVGA GTX 560 Ti FPB
SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM
Corsair Carbide 500R case
and Windows 7/64 on this: Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive
I have been having trouble deciding on the make and model of the GPU. I'm pretty certain that a GTX 560ti will be able to handle BF3 at 1680x1050 at reasonably high settings. My concern is cooling and reliability. Based on newegg reviews, the MSI Twin Frozr and the ASUS and Gigabyte variants are unreliable. I am currently running an EVGA 8800GT and it is hot and loud (but reliable). Can anyone spec me a better card than I have selected? I would like to stick with Nvidia.