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Gaming/Programming Build, $1500

Bonus at work = New Desktop! I've built my own system before, but I'm terrible at choosing parts and was hoping to get some help from people smarter than I.
Approximate Purchase Date: Within a week or two
Budget Range: $1500 after rebate
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming > Running a VM > Development > Web Browsing
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Operating System
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No real preference, I usually use Newegg
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel CPU, would like to get both an SSD and a 1TB HDD, and at least 8 gigs of good RAM
Overclocking: No
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200
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    Here is a build for you should be what your looking for and you can even get anoter GPU for SLI and still be under your mark or you can get 1 higher end card like the 570 or 580 and be a little over

    Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $100.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147107

    Intel Core i5-2500K - $220.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

    ASRock Z68 Extreme4 - $180.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157250

    Enermax ETS-T40 T.B.APOLLISH CPU Cooler - $44.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835214024

    MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB - $270.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127608

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB - $140.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    Crucial M4 64 GB SSD - $115.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441

    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $47.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified - $105.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021

    Total: $1221.00 (not including MIRs/Shipping)
  2. whose links?
  3. never mind.
  4. Okay is there anything else you want help on or have you decided which build togo with?
  5. the i7 950 is slower than the 2500k

    http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html
  6. Best answer selected by Osmose1000.
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