Well...this is the best I could do...

I have spent weeks researching, and re-researching, a system that hits the price point/future resistant sweet spot and this is what i have come up with. I plan on using the rig for gaming, this will be my entrance in to PC gaming all together. My max budget was $1500 but I would also like to hit that ultimate gaming/ happy wife sweet spot as well :non: so the less costly the better. I am very excited about this years lineup for pc games and would like to be able to run all of them as well as next years comfortably (I am open to SLI/Crossfire in the future). So without further adieu....here goes

1.Processor: Intel i5 2500k (pick up from Microcenter) $179.99

2&3.Motherboard & SSD combo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.674835
GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $274.98

4.RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233144
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory $84.99

5&6.Graphics Card & Monitor combo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.675376
Gateway FHX2402Lbid Black 24" Full HD LED BackLight LCD monitor Slim Design
EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $542.98

7.Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200RPM $64.99

8.Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146025
NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $59.99

9.Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012
CORSAIR Professional Series HX650 $119.99

10.Cooling: Will buy later

11.DVD Burner: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289
LITE-ON DVD Burner $20.99

12. OS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986
Windows 7 OEM 64 bit $94.99

Grand total: $1479.99

What do you guys think?
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  1. RAM : $65- Patriot Signature(2X 4GB). Save $20

    Motherboard & SSD : $230- OCZ Agility 3 and Gigabyte GA Z68X. Save $45.
    Better SSD (review)
    Cheaper Motherboard but has almost the same features.

    Monitor : $200- Asus VE248H 24" 2ms response (1920X1080). $15 cheaper with promo code. Save $10-$25.

    Graphic Card : $340- EVGA Superclocked GTX 570. Alternate Sapphire Radeon 6970.

    With the saved money. You can look for a cooler like :
    Noctua NH D14 ($90)
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