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I5 2500k Gaming Rig (Buying very soon)

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January 10, 2011 10:01:25 AM

Hey everybody, I'm very close to purchasing these parts and I'm just asking what you guys think about it.

CPU + Mobo Combo: i5 2500k + Asus P8P67


PSU: Antec Truepower 750W

RAM: G Skill 4GB

Case: Coolermaster Haf 922

HDD: WD Black 1TB

OS: Windows 7

Writer: Asus

After price matching my build comes to $1341.05.

Now here comes my questions:

I don't plan to SLI, but I would like to Overclock eventually, that being said would my 750W PSU be "too much" (Can I save some $$ by going for a cheaper PSU?) and I'm a little unsure about any additional cooling parts I should buy. Any other thoughts or comments are greatly appreciated as well. I'd like to purchase this in the next day or two. Thanks for the help.
January 10, 2011 10:35:26 AM

I price matched with newegg to get it at 99.98 ^^.

Thanks, I was suspecting that I didn't need that mobo but wasn't sure what a better alternative is, and having a cheaper PSU definitely helps.
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January 10, 2011 10:49:34 AM

Hmm can't edit but I didn't even acknowledge that bestdirect is even cheaper! Thanks a bunch (sry for double post)
January 11, 2011 9:23:02 AM

CPU: i5 2500k
Price Matched at $225.78

Mobo: Asus P8P67
Price Matched at $115.15

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX570 Superclocked
Price Matched at $377.10

PSU: Corsair TX650
Price Matched at $89.79

Ram: G.Skill 4GB Kit

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB
Price Matched at $36.24

SSD: OCZ Vertex 2 80GB Sandforce
Price Matched at $152.39

Case: Coolermaster Haf 922
Price Matched at $81.40

Price Matched at $19.21

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
Price Matched at $93.79

Total: $1276.84
After Taxes: $1451.51

I decided to take your advice and change the motherboard and PSU. Also, judging by how much I can save from price matching (it was $1421.17 before price matching) I decided to add an SSD in there and cut back on the size of the HDD as I already have a 1TB external for my movies. I'm really close to hitting the purchase button and I just wanna see if there are any last thoughts. Thanks again.
January 11, 2011 9:38:25 AM

^ Nice build,...
The XFX PSU that I had linked is better deal as it has $30 in rebates and without price match still costs $90,...but even the Corsair is fine,...
January 11, 2011 9:42:07 AM

Yeah I've been debating about that but in the end I went with user reviews on newegg and the corsair was much more recommended. Once again thanks very much I can't wait until it arrives!
January 11, 2011 9:49:32 AM

^ Good Luck,...