Need a quick review

After much thought (and little research) I think I have my build down.

It is more than I wanted to spend so please take a look and tell me what you think.

I do not need a large HDD cause I have a few sitting around I can use that's why there is none listed, but I did want an SSD. If you see where i can shave a few bucks or if something is bad pls let me know.

I have 16GB of ram cause I run several VMs and I don't think 8 will suit me.

I need to order these today to get this build done before the new year.

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $99.00

MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) $229

Antec EarthWatts Series EA-750 Green 750W $90

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $89

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $124

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz $220

OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $169

LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM $17.99

Need recommendations on an aftermarket HSF

Guess I am going with this:

Total cost with shipping minus rebates = $1085
All prices are neweggs.

I would love to bring this under 1 grand however if there is something alot better than what I have listed for more than I would consider it.

Pls help.. need to order these parts today.
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  1. I don't run VMs but it was always my understanding that more cores + more memory = more VMs. The i5-2500k is a gaming processor that doesn't support hyperthreading. This means you're getting 4 cores and nothing else. I dunno, seems like a 2600k (4/4HT) or a 8 core AMD might be the way to go.

    There are ways to trim your budget. Antec 300 Illusion, 6870, 500w PSU, Non-SLI mobo, 212+ ect. Just depends on where your focus is.
  2. nice build
    you can run 8vms simultaneously with this machine (sun xvm virtual box), that too without any lag
  3. Forgot to mention I play MMOs also lol.. thats why I went with that CPU and vid card.
  4. Any other thoughts on this build?
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