Gaming build, some salvaged parts, $800

2nd gaming build today, also for a friend ordering the parts.

Approximate Purchase Date: a week or two

Budget Range: $800ish

Before / After Rebates Before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, various multimedia (streaming movies/music/etc.)

Parts Not Required: Monitor, keyboard/mouse, hard drives, ODD, maybe case (could go for a good case combo, though)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: Slight preference for AMD/nVidia, but whatever works. I went with Intel/nVidia in my initial build.

Overclocking: Maybe, but no HSF with the initial build.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, would like to keep the option open, even if it doesn't ever happen.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Aiming for gaming performance while reusing some old parts. PSU might be overkill.

CPU - Intel Core i5-2500K - $220 + free shipping
Mobo - Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 - $150 + $3 shipping
RAM - Kingston HyperX 8GB 1600 MHz CAS 9 - $49 + free shipping
GPU - EVGA SuperClocked GTX 560 - $200 + free shipping ($15 MIR)
PSU - Corsair Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W SLI/CF 80+ Active PFC - $95 + free shipping ($10 MIR)
OS - Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - $95 + free shipping
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  1. some suggestions:
    os+mobo combo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.719171
    psu for gtx 560 ti SLI:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371049

    edit: the price on that psu literally just went up. you can use promo code COPSUA (ends 8/14) for $10 off this psu+ram combo (making it $145 + $15 MIR):
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.703218

    OC'd 560 ti + i5 combo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.717976
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