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First gaming build - Looking for feedback before buying.

Approximate Purchase Date: By the end of the week.

Budget Range: ~$1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: Case/OS/Monitor/Keyboard/Mouse/Speakers/DVD Burner

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country of Origin: U.S.A.

Parts Preferences: Intel/Nvidia

Overclocking: When Needed.

SLI or Crossfire: When Needed.

I have everything picked out, just looking for any feedback before I make the purchase. - Thanks!!

BUILD:

MOBO/CPU Combo: MSI P67A-G45 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.660241

CPU Cooler: ZALMAN CNPS9500A-LED 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118223

PSU: Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371049

GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130604

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231443

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

Thanks again for any feedback on this build, excited to get this going as this is my first gaming build ever!
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  1. Awesome, I edited my post to include the 850W Corsair PS, as I want to be sure I can support to 560TI's in SLI. - I will consider checking out the Antecs for as well.

    That combo deal on the CPU/MOBO is nice as well, thanks for catching that for me! ;)

    Link for the CPU cooler goes to the antec PS.
  2. the 750w will be fine for SLI
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371049 $94.99 - $69.99 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING
    Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.689907 $324.98 save: $25.00 FREE SHIPPING
    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
    GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231427 $36.99 FREE SHIPPING
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002G1YPH0/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER $29.49 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1

    http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-3-5-Inch-Internal-HD103SJ/dp/B002MQC0P8/ref=sr_1_1?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1311298228&sr=1-1 $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Samsung Desktop Class Spinpoint F3 1 TB SATA 3.0 Gb-s 32 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare-OEM Drives, HD103SJ

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204 $19.99 FREE SHIPPING
    ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130604 $234.99 (Before $25.00 Mail-In Rebate Card) FREE SHIPPING
    EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    Total: $801.42 *not including mail in rebates
  4. I decided to go with the Antec PSU and the EVGA 560ti, as well as the MSI/i5 combo deal. Your input is extremely appreciated!
  5. one thing to keep in mind is that the mobo doesnt include an sli bridge. So you can SLI, but you will need to buy the SLI bridge (a cable that connects the two cards). i think that evga 560 ti is a great choice, and you should have no problem overclocking it yourself.
  6. Yeah, I read that the bridge was not included with the MOBO, but something about being able to have MSI send you one for free? Not sure if that's true or not, but I did see that you can buy one for like 15 bucks so I could always do that as well. I don't plan to SLI until the card begins to struggle with games (which i hope isn't for awhile!)
  7. Best answer selected by f4de2bl4ck.
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