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Tear apart my build, please.

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October 18, 2011 4:03:17 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Before the 1st of the year, going to keep an eye on Black Friday/Christmas sales to see if I can reduce price a bit

Budget Range: 1200-1400 after rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, basic photo editing, virtual machines for playing with Linux/Windows Server

Parts Not Required: Have case (HAF 922, planning to reuse) keyboard and mouse and headset, planning on picking up a new monitor, any suggestions to that are appreciated, currently have a 19inch 1440 res

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon, tigerdirect, I have a Microcenter near, for the i5 2500k

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type, I like intel but if you can cell me on an ATI video card I am willing

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, eventually

Monitor Resolution: currently 1440x900 hopefully going to either 1920x1080 or 1920x1200

Additional Comments: Quiet is good but not necessary.

Part list permalink / Part price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($204.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-G1 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($198.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($197.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 570 1.25GB Video Card ($343.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair 850W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($143.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24LS70 DVD/CD Writer ($20.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1333.39
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated 2011-10-17 23:56 EDT-0400)

Any suggestions? Improvements, money saving ideas? Tear it up.

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October 18, 2011 4:46:16 AM

Pretty good. No probelms.
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October 18, 2011 4:55:08 AM

I honestly can't think of anything to suggest. It's just perfect.
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