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First gaming build (~$1300), need advice

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November 21, 2011 6:03:32 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: This Week

Budget Range: ~$1300

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Work

Parts Not Required: Mouse, Keyboard, OS, Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: memoryexpress.com (local store, no shipping) or any online retailer with a good deal

Country: Canada

Overclocking: Yes, however I am new to this

SLI or Crossfire: Possibly

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments:

I am looking for any suggestions on my new build. I have made a partial parts list so far:

Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz - $229.00

Motherboard: P8Z68-V / Gen 3 w/ DDR3 1600 - $198.00

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 570 SuperClocked - $369.00

RAM: GSKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB PC3-12800 Dual Channel DDR3 - $50.00

PSU: Corsair HX750 Modular Power Supply - $150.00

SSD: Crucial M4 2.5in SATA III Solid State Drive, 128GB - $210.00

Case: ???

Cooler: ???

I'm not sure of a suitable case or of a cooler that will fit on the motherboard.

Also, is the PSU going to be sufficient to OC?

If anyone has any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated :) 
November 21, 2011 7:02:53 PM

You can go with this MoBo if you wish to save some money: GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 w/ DDR3 2133
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX36044

You can also remove the SSD to sae some money, since in most cases, the SSD isn't going to boost your performance too much, it'll speed your boot times maybe 5-7seconds. You can use that money saved to buy another gtx570, in SLI

The PSU is sufficient for Overclocking and SLI.
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