New gaming build critique

Hi, I am a new member looking for some suggestions on my new Gaming Rig. I am looking to run games like Bf3 pretty much all the way up. Also i hope for this rig to last me a solid 2-3 years without struggling.

I feel pretty good on what i have picked out so far. What do you guys think? :D

Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price




Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811129066
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
$69.99


SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152185
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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-$5.00 Instant
$64.99
$59.99


EVGA SuperClocked 015-P3-1582-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ...
Item #: N82E16814130590
Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$499.99
1




Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-900 900W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE ...
Item #: N82E16817371050
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$30.00 Instant
$159.99
$129.99


G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
Item #: N82E16820231428
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$49.99
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GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813128498
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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-$10.00 Instant
$169.99
$159.99



Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
Item #: N82E16819115072
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
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$219.99



around 1100 after mail in rebates and shipping.

Also I want to purchase pretty soon unless you guys think there will be a drop in prices anytime soon.
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  1. Go for the it-2500K for gaming. It'll save around $100 and perform about the same in games.
  2. If it is a gaming machine save on the processor and get a 2500K
    use the 100 bucks like this
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227550
    better for gaming all the way around.
  3. Suggestion: part name and link will suffice.

    This will give ya 40% higher frame rates, bigger / cooler more expansive case, top end PSU (10.0 jonnyguru rating) and GEN3 MoBo for just $25 more.

    Case - $ 155 - Antec DF-85 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129087
    Case Fan - Later - Antec Red 120 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835209013
    PSU - $ 115 - Antec CP-850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371024
    MoBo - $ 220 - ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131790
    CPU - $ 205 - Intel Core i5-2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
    Cooler - Reommended - Scythe Mugen 3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185168&Tpk=Mugen%203
    TIM - Recommended - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150080
    RAM - $ 50 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair Vengeance http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233186
    GFX - $ 205 - Gigabyte GTX 560 (900MHz) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125363
    GFX - $ 205 - Same
    HD - $ 60 - Spinpoint F3 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
    SSD - Later - 120 GB Vertex 3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227706
    BR / DVD Writer - Recommended - Asus 24X DRW-24B3L w/ LS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135247
    Game Free Batman incl w/ GFX Card
  4. JackNaylorPE said:
    Suggestion: part name and link will suffice.

    This will give ya 40% higher frame rates, bigger / cooler more expansive case, top end PSU (10.0 jonnyguru rating) and GEN3 MoBo for just $25 more.


    I was actually planing on Sli 580's in the future when i would need to upgrade, also a functional case is fine with me. It's looking like i should go with the 2500k tho.
  5. bump for some revisions
  6. looking good to me although i would say get a higher end case such as the haf x if you plan to sli it in the future
  7. Another question I have is I've heard that a lot of the better deals come in around late November to early December. Do you guys think anything on my list would be dropping in price anytime soon?
    thanks
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