New gaming build help: $1000-1300

Approximate Purchase Date: Black Friday/Cyber Monday. I am trying to plan ahead for hopefully some big savings.

Budget Range: $1000-1300. I am flexible on spending some extra money for upgrades ($30-40 per item), but nothing huge.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, internet, Office

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NewEgg, TigerDirect, any other reputable retailer. Would rather pay a couple bucks more and get better customer support.

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel, mid tower case

Overclocking: Maybe. I am not looking to push the components to the limit, but if I can get an extra 10-20% performance boost with little to no risk then definitely.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe. Not planning on doing it currently, but would consider upgrading in the future.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I have a cat who sheds, so a case that provides dust filters would be nice. I was planning on SSD for Windows and HDD for everything else. Most of the items I have chosen are based off of Tom's recommendations or reader reviews on NewEgg/TigerDirect.

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

MoBo: GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Video Card: EVGA DS SuperClocked 01G-P3-1567-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ...

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

CPU Cooler: CORSAIR CAFA50 120mm CPU Cooler

Case: Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite grey and black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ...

SSD: Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Transfer Kit

HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

DVD: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Total: ~$1100 (+/- mail in rebates)
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  1. Looks really good. The only thing I have to say about it is that people who buy 60GB/64GB SSDs (indcluding myself) usually find themselves wishing they'd bought a 120GB/128GB drvie. 64GB is really cutting it close.
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