PC Build $1700ish budget

Approximate Purchase Date: Around late october to mid november

Budget Range: 1500-1700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming(BF3, etc), Photoshop, Lightroom, Media system

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NCIX.com
due to picking up from store 5 minutes away = no shipping :D
And pricematching any other retailer
Pricematching done with newegg, directcanada, bestdirect, and tigerdirect

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: Intel and Nvidia

Overclocking: Possibly, nothing to heavy

SLI or Crossfire: In the future when i receive more funds

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Current Part selection:
All parts priced as after price match

CPU: i5 2500k - $209.99
I only do light Photoshop/Lightroom, so hopefully i7 isn't needed

GPU: EVGA GTX 580 - $474.97

RAM: G.skill ripjaws 1600 8gb - $52.47

SSD: Crucial M4 128gb - $204.97

HDD: WD Caviar Black SATAIII 750gb - $60.35
Note: I would get Samsung F3 but NCIX does not have any in stock anymore

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V Pro Z68 - $199.99

May wait for the GEN3 versions of this board which should be out sometime this month.

CPU Cooler: Coolermaster 212 EVO - $29.43

PSU: Corsair HX1050 - $198.12

Case: Corsair Carbide 500r - $115.50

CD/DVD Drive: ASUS 24x DVD Writer - $19.80

OS: Windows 7 - $99.99
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  1. I've used Nvidia for ever, so i'll prob stick with them, thanks for the input though. Anyone else have opinions, comments, etc?
  2. are you overclocking? if not, ditch the cooler cause the cpu should come with it
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