Hello! I am going to buy a new gaming pc late this month or early next month. Below are my component options. CPU, & MOBO :- 1. i7 870, msi p55 gd 65 2. i7 950 , gigabyte ga x58a ud3r 3. i7 875k , msi p55 gd 65 i7 950 system (including ram) will cost me $150 more if the price of i7 950 drops later this month. Will the performance be high enough to justify the higher price? What about their overclocking? Keep in mind that I wont upgrade my cpu for atleast 3 years. But I will upgrade gpu and may use sli or crossfire. So the cpu must not cuse any bottleneck. Plus x58a ud3r has dual 16x pci-e rails, supports tri sli and xfire. i7 875k setup will cost almost the same as the i7 950 setup. So which one is the best option? RAM :- I am a little bit confused about ram. Which is more important, speed or timing? Which will perform better? A 1333mhz with 7 sec timing or a 1600 mhz with 9 sec timing? If I choose lga 1366 setup, I am thinking of buying 3*1 gb kit for now and buy another one later. Will 3 gb of ram be too low for gaming? And how does 6*1 gb setup performs compaired to 3*2 gb setup? GPU:- Here is my gpu options and their prices in India.... 1. galaxy gtx 460 768 mb stock - Rs 11500 ($ 250) 2. zotac and palit gtx 460 1 gb stock Rs 14500 ($ 315) 3. radeon hd 5850 -Rs 16000 ($ 350) 4. radeon hd 5870- Rs 22000 ($480) 5. gtx 470 -Rs 22000 ($480) xbitlabs.com review shows that gainword gtx 460 (factory oced to 800 mhz) gives minimum fps simmiler to hd 5870. Considering zotac gtx 460 overclocks to 835 mhz, will it match the gainword in minimum fps? And how easy or tough it is for a first time overclocker to overclock the zotac card? And if I can find a gtx 460 factory oc at the same price of 5850, which one should I go for? Or should I buy a 5770 for now and wait for next gen card as none of current gen cards have enough juice to handle directx11 proprly. PSU :- corsair 750tx or 850hx. 850 hx costs $55 more. Does it has enough power to support 3 gpus? Are the extra pci e connectors worth any real use? CASE :- nzxt tempest evo. Its $25 cheaper than haf 922 and has all the fans preloaded. But does it has enough space for sli with a physx card setup? HDD :- seagate 1.5 tb 7200 rpm. OPTICAL :- dvd writer SOUND CARD :- ASUS xonar dx SPEAKER :- Suggest me a 5.1 speaker within $120. Listning to music is my first priority. KBM :- Suggest me a wireless combo wihin $100. Must provide comfortable gaming. MONITOR :- Suggest a 24 incher with hdmi within $200 Give your opinions and advices about my build. Thanks.