Under 1k 2600k build

Please critique my build, give any positive or negative feedback. (ps this is a gaming build, and i want to play new games such as bf3 and what not)

Second Hard Drive (because the one in combo is a joke for anything serious)-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148701

i7 2600k
Cooler Master Haf 912
Cooler Master GX series 750w
Gigabyte Z68 Mobo
8 GB Corasir Vengenace 1866mhz Ram
Segate Barracuda 1.5TB 5900rpm data disk
Segate Barracuda 500gb Hard drive
Lite On DVD Burner
Some weird antivirus that comes in combo deal
2" mobo speaker
EVGA Superclocked gtx560 TI

After MIR--$939.96
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  1. If it's just a gaming build then you don't need the i7 2600k, just go with the i5 2500k. You'll see no difference gaming and you'll have an extra $100 to spend on other components, such as the graphics card.
  2. I actually checked out the combo as well, but there is just no going over the fact that while the combo has a lot of good, the PSU is crap and the hard drive is generally just a storage drive and pretty slow for use as a boot drive. With a 1k budget by smartly picking deals and parts you can get exactly what you want and nothing that you don't.

    CPU:i5 2500k $219.99
    MB: GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 $129.99
    Memory: Gskill sniper 1.5V CAS9 1600Mhz 2x4GB $74.99
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 $99.98 ( $10 MIR )
    HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $54.99
    GPU: EVGA 560 Ti $239.99 ( $25 MIR, same as above )
    DVD: Lite-on DVD+/-RW $20.99
    PSU: XFX Core Edition 750W $114.99 ( $20 MIR )

    HSF: Xigmatek Gaia SD1283 $27.99
    Paste: Artic Silver 5 $11.98

    Cable Speaker: Case Speaker $4.99

    Total: 1000.87 ( before $55 in MIR )

    The above assumes you want to overclock and that you want to SLI at some point
    If you don't want to SLI - reduce the PSU to the XFX Core Edition 650W which is just $59.99 after rebate.
    If you don't plan on overclocking at this time leave out the HSF and Paste.

    -> + Same gaming experience ( i5 2500k vs i7 2600k), faster HDD, bigger case, quality PSU, HSF for OC:ing.
    - No anti virus

    And that's just quickly checking out things, more deals might be available, i just didn't dig for them.
  3. Hi! I would suggest either getting one of the following motherboards if you can spare a little more cash:

    $169 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128493

    $209 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131730
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