i5-2500k 224.99 I think it's cheaper at Microcenter, but because I have one in my state I have to pay tax even online, so I'll get murdered with IL state tax. Might work out a bit cheaper but not by much.
MSI GTX 570 309.99 After MIR I think for 310 it would be worth it to step up to the 570, I was originally going to get a 560 but this seems like a screaming deal.
Corsair 750HX 142.24
This seemed well regarded, according to some watt calculators my rig with 2 in SLI the 750 should be enough. I like the modular design, and would prefer any other suggestions to also be modular.
Seagate Barracuda 500GB SATA III 39.99 I don't think I need SSD now, maybe an upgrade for the future when prices come down a bit. I have other storage drives I can move into the computer, but this seems decent enough for a install drive. Also would consider a Spinpoint F3 if like I think the 6 Gb/s isn't really worth anything on a magnetic drive as I suspect. Maybe I could RAID 0 two of them together, but that seems like too much hassle.
23" LG IPS231V-PN 259.99
A IPS monitor at this size and price is cool, apparently the same panel as the more expensive Dell U2311H. I'm not sure if I need the color accuracy of IPS, but figured might as well get a good monitor. I'm not super hardcore where I need the fastest responding panel otherwise TN would make more sense. The viewable angle is nice, so I can see better without adjusting the angle perfectly to watch movies from my bed.
There is a deal at microcenter. i5-2500k for 180, and either a Gigabyte UD3 for 110 after MIR or a Asus p8p67 for 140. That works out a hell of a lot cheaper than my prices, so which of those two boards is SLI compatible and good quality?
Ok with ram/os combo and the upgraded psu/upgraded hd combo and the other parts including tax but minus the MIR it comes out to 1526.25. Wow guys, this build is getting better and better without increasing in price. Thanks a lot.
Jonny guru says: 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