New build suggestions - gaming

Hi,
building a gaming computer.
so here's the basics:
Approximate Purchase Date: this month
Budget Range: about $1500
System Usage: gaming
Parts Preferences: Intel CPU (not AMD), GPU with physX
Overclocking: No
SLI or Crossfire: maybe in the future
Additional Comments: small SSD for daily use, second external HD for all other stuff. probably means only one/two games installed simultaneously on SSD, but that's OK
not required: whatever is not on the list

what i was thinking about:
CPU: Intel core i5-2500k
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-P67X-UD3-B3
RAM: Kingston Hyper X (2x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3
GPU: Asus ENGTX570 1280MB GDDR5
HD1: CT064M4SSD2 CRUCIAL SSD M4 64GB
HD2: Western digital My Passport essential 500GB
PSU: CORSAIR 750W 750TX
CASE: ANTEC THREE HUNDRED
OS: Windows 7 home premium 64bit

i'd be glad to get your suggestions!
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  1. I don't think you are ever going to need SLI if you have a single monitor, by the time a GTX 570 can't run games at 1080P it won't be worth getting another. I'd get a cheaper ~550W PSU and an internal storage drive. You could get a slightly cheaper motherboard then too, I'd make these savings towards a 128GB SSD.
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    I don't think you are ever going to need SLI if you have a single monitor, by the time a GTX 570 can't run games at 1080P it won't be worth getting another. I'd get a cheaper ~550W PSU and an internal storage drive.


    i agree. if youre planning to SLI i suggest do it now or never(with dual monitor, of course) OR invest in a better graphics card, which would be a gtx580 or 590. those would for sure give you the "bang for your buck".

    and definitely you can save some money on spending on a less power PSU... something like this...
    http://www.eio.com/p-21223-cooler-master-rs550-pcare3-us-extreme-power-550w-atx12v-v23-sli-ready-crossfire-ready-power-supply.aspx

    but yeah, like he said, it doesnt have to be an SSD but that extra spare money saving from the PSU can go towards investing into other parts too
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