Gaming PC - $900

Approximate Purchase Date: End of this month (November). Hopefully I can get some Black Friday deals on some PC Parts.

Budget Range: $900 Before Rebates.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor and OS.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: i5 2500k (Must have), GTX 570 (If I can purchase it within this price range)

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1200.

Additional Comments: I'll be doing alot of gaming on this PC. Battlefield 3. Diablo 3. Etc.

So far I've come up with these parts for the build:

Case - ?

CPU - i5 2500k

PSU - ?

GPU - ?

MOBO - ASRock z68 Extreme3 (Is the Extreme4 worth the $60 dollar upgrade?)

RAM - ?

HDU - ?
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  1. I suggest these:

    PSU -

    GPU -

    RAM -

    HDD - Hard drives are really expensive right now
    500gb -
    or you can get just an ssd for now and get a hdd when prices drop

    Case - Cases are really up to your own personal preferences
  2. If you are getting the 2500k it is advised that you do overclock, if you decide you don't need it go to 2400.
    psu - or
    GPU -
    RAM -
    For storage buy something from a local store that has something in stock with pre-floods prices. Caviar Black/Samsung f3 spinpoint/seagate barracuda 7200.12
    Case CM Haf 912, Antec 300 illusion, Thermaltake MSI Commander. (I support the later)
    Cooler (if you overclock)
  3. I think its better to buy a speedy ssd for the same price of hdd, and later buy 3tb hdd for you files.
  4. CPU: $215 Intel Core i5-2500K

    Board: $130 GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 - better VRM cooling and sturdier compared to the Asrock board for 2x bigger cards. Bit-tech got the 2500K chip to 5.0 on air on this one. X16/X8 SLI

    RAM: $30 Kingston HyperX 8GB

    HDD: $120 OCZ 120GB Vertex Plus

    GPU: $250 EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB

    PSU: $90 CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 - will SLI your GPU as & when you decide to go that way. If you don't want that option, get a cheaper 500 odd watt PSU. The $65 Seasonic S12II 520, is the one I'll go with.

    Case: $40 COOLER MASTER Elite 430 - side window, black interiors, good airflow and accommodates 12" long gfx cards.

    HSF: $25 COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus

    Total: $890 after rebates.

    EDIT: For the GTX 570, you'll need to raise your budget by $100 or go the AMD way. Future SLI though may not be an option then officially.

    GPU: $350 EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 570
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