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$1200 Gaming System

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May 6, 2011 2:38:18 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: By 5/13/11

Budget Range: Up to $1200 After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet, Programming, Movies, Office

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, tigerdirect.com, amazon.com

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: i5-2500K

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI/Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Prefer quiet parts; Prefer hardware that will be good for a "long" period of time.

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CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

MB: ASRock P67 EXTREME6 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157231

RAM: Options here, and I guess I'd like to understand what others would pick and why (or if there is another, better option)...
G.SKILL Ripjaws X + Turbulence II Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL9D-8GBXLD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231435
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2x CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345

Case: I had originally picked a Antec 900, but am thinking a Roswell Challenger might work just as well. I'd appreciate thoughts or other recommendations.

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136767

SSD: OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD2-2AGTE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227542

COOLER: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

DVD: LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106335

PS: Rosewill Xtreme Series RX750-S-B 750W Continuous @40°C ,80 PLUS Certified, ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91, SLI Ready CrossFire
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182067

Today's build - $1,199.04

I wouldn't mind buying an OS, otherwise this will end up with Win Vista temporarily. Same on a Blu-ray burner.

Thanks for any feedback or input!

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May 6, 2011 2:47:33 AM

extreme6 offers nothing terribly useful over the extreme4. really only need 8gb 1600mhz ram, many agree even 8gb is overkill. but, more importantly, ditch the rosewill psu. You will want an Antec, Corsair, XFX, or Seasonic PSU.

graphics card? i assume you just forgot to write it. You want either a 6950 2gb or a gtx 560ti. A 750w psu will suffice, as i assume you eventually want to have 2 graphics cards.
Cant go wrong with:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 6, 2011 5:44:46 AM

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Samsung Desktop Class Spinpoint F3 1 TB SATA 3.0 Gb-s 32 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare-OEM Drives, HD103SJ

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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

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