Looking for MOBO and GPU help!

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: Not necessarily unlimited, but I already have most of the components so I can have a couple beers and justify the rest of my purchases....would like to keep it within reason....say $600ish, but the lower the better

System Usage from Most to Least Important: school, gaming

Parts Not Required: OS, case, HD's, cooler, cpu, psu, mouse, dvd burner

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Tiger Direct, or Micro Center

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: I currently have an Asus mobo which I have had no problems with, I am okay with any GPU but had been looking at the 6850 or 6950

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution:1920 x 1080 I guess, but I need a new monitor

Additional Comments: So I need a monitor, mobo, keyboard, and GPU

Parts I already bought:

Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion

CPU: Intel i5-2500k

Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X 8GB (2X4GB) DDR3 1600

OS Drive: Crucial 64GB SSD

Data Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD

PSU: Antec EarthWatts 750W

DVD Drive: Asus 24X DVD Burner

Mouse: Logitech MX 518

Is there anything I am missing besides the GPU, mobo, and keyboard?

Thanks in advance!
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  1. My suggestion is a 6950 or 560 Ti (depending on if you wanna OC GPU) a Gigabyte Z68X UD3H
    And a "slim" style keyboard.

    Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128498&cm_re=gigabyte_z68-_-13-128-498-_-Product
    GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150523&cm_re=6950-_-14-150-523-_-Product

    That's my opinion! You could go for a 6970 or GTX 570 if you want more muscle.
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