$1100ish i5-2500k Gaming Build

Approximate Purchase Date: within the next month

Budget Range: $1100 I can twist the price a little bit

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies, Surfing web

Parts Not Required: Speakers, Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com Tigerdirect.com

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: at some point

SLI or Crossfire: at some point

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Looking to a have a system that is easy to upgrade later on down the road.


MOBO & CPU (combo):
Intel i5-2500k with the gigabyte ga-p67a-ud4-b3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.622005

GPU: (idk about this)
GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125363&Tpk=GIGABYTE%20GV-N560OC-1GI%20GeForce%20GTX%20560%20Ti%20%28Fermi%29

Ram:
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231445

PSU:
XFX Black Edition P1-750B-CAG9 750W ATX12V v2.2 / ESP12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207003&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10440897&PID=3067296&SID=

HDD:
Samsung spinpoint f3 hd103sj 1TB 7200 RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&cm_re=Samsung_1_TB_Spinpoint_7200-_-22-152-185-_-Product

CASE:
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 BLUE RC-922M-KWN2-GP Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Side window
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119224&cm_re=HAF_922-_-11-119-224-_-Product

Heatsink:
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm sleeve CPU Cooler
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002G1YPH0/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=hardwarevol03-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B002G1YPH0

Opitical Drive:
ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=27-135-204&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=2#scrollFullInfo

XTRA (if i can spend the money):
OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTX60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227704&cm_re=OCZ_Vertex_2_60gb-_-20-227-704-_-Product&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=axm52xaeqy0i


Mostly looking for more options on GPU or PSU or if I can upgrade to something better for not too much of a change in price.

Also forgot to add the current price is about 1060ish
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  1. MoBo / CPU combo - I'd take this one but mostly cause Im just more comfy w/ Asus ... but Asus did get th nod at THG:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/p67-motherboard-roundup-lga-1155-sandy-bridge,2837-31.html
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.622007

    RAM - These are $74 after MIR and $10 off w/ promo code EMCKFJA22, ends 4/20
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145324

    GFX and PSU are an excellent choice

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=184

    Quote:
    This unit combines utterly amazing voltage regulation with outstanding efficiency and just about the best ripple and noise suppression I have ever seen. And it does it all silently, too, because I sure couldn't hear that fan at any time. Even in the hot box. I almost wish I could hand out better than a perfect score, but I can't so I won't. 10.


    Cooler / TIM - I'd get the Scythe Mugen 2 w/ Shin Etsu 7C+ advantage over the 212.
    Cooler - $40 - Scythe Mugen 2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185142
    TIM - $5 Shin Etsu 751 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150080

    The Vertex 3 rules, Vertex 3 (60 and 120GB model) is fudged.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ocz-vertex-2-25nm-ssd,2867.html
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/vertex-3-sandforce-ssd,2869.html
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227706
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