Could use some help and advice on this

Approximate Purchase Date: might be within a week or two


Budget Range: well, not really set, since prices here is a bit higher than internet prices...


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mostly, Gaming...and photoshop and light editing.


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: none...I just need part names


Country of Origin: Jordan


Parts Preferences: for CPU Intel, GFX card Nvidia, rest... doesn't matter.


Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: not that interested in it..so more likely no


Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024


Additional Comments: might need alot of fans, for better cooling..sounds doesn't bother me


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list of any parts that are already selected:

1. CPU
Intel i5 2500k 3.3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115073

2. Rams
8GB DDR3 1600mhz ( not sure corsair, G skill ,or kingstone? )
maybe this? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345

3. Gfx Card
nVidia GTX 480, or 460
http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_geforce_gtx_480_us.html
http://www.nvidia.com/object/product-geforce-gtx-460-us.html

that is what I have so far, Need help with motherboard and the power supply...
mybe if someone got any ideas about the parts above, or any advice... all help is appreciated.

PS: the links posted, are just examples of the part, not the exact, since I'm still in the working over the blueprint stage ATM...

thanks in advance
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  1. Your resolution is low .

    i5 2400
    z68 mb [ or H61 or H67 ] depending on budget
    1600 MHz RAM that runs at 1.5 or less
    GTX 560 [ not the ti version ] or Radeon 6870
  2. PSU wise i would look for something around 600W to 700W
    http://www.eio.com/c-292-power-supplies.aspx
    you can find some nice PSU's there...

    Antec, CoolMax, Silverstone, Thermaltake.. these are good brands too look at
  3. I see

    but any reasons for the downgrade of CPU?

    and the gtx480 isn't that good?


    was going to look for 800w PSU, I guess was too much after all...


    maybe a motherboard ?
  4. been told to check AMD CPUs, if I want to use the i5 2400, my friend told me to go for the :
    phenom II x6 1100t
    or
    Bulldozer FX 8150
    that is If I'm getting the 2400, but If I'm getting 2500k, then stick to intel.

    any ideas?
    and If I swaped to AMD, will that clash with nVidia?
    heard that AMD and ATI compatability is better, so will it affect me?
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