Advice on a new build under $1000

Approximate Purchase Date: This month

Budget Range: $1000 or less before rebate

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, homework, browsing the Internet, a little homework

Parts Not Required: None

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com, but any website with good prices is okay

Country: The United States

Parts Preferences: I would like a Intel CPU(maybe the i5-2500k) and a NVidia video card(maybe the GTX 560)

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: I don't really care
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  1. Don't know if you live near a Microcenter, but they have the best price on the i5 2500k at $179.99. You can check the locations at the top of the page. http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354589

    Since you do not plan on overclocking, the i5 2400 is only 10% slower at stock speeds.

    One of these motherboards - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=Property&N=100007627&IsNodeId=1&Description=p67&Manufactory=1315%2C1314&PropertyCodeValue=717%3A88791&bop=And&CompareItemList=280|13-128-488^13-128-488-TS%2C13-131-770^13-131-770-TS

    Ram - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231426

    I would step up a bit and get the 560 Ti card for a few more dollars. Any of these will do. - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=Property&Subcategory=48&Description=560+ti&Type=&N=100007709&IsNodeId=1&srchInDesc=&MinPrice=&MaxPrice=&Manufactory=1312&Manufactory=1402&PropertyCodeValue=679%3A100638

    A good case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233

    Since you plan on possible SLi, any one of these power supplies will do. - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?bop=And&Submit=Property&N=100009250%20600014023&IsNodeId=1&Manufactory=2031%2c1516%2c1669%2c1459&PropertyCodeValue=4097%3a30089%2c4097%3a43845

    Hard drives are a bit tough right now due to the shortage, but anything the budget will allow and is SATA III 6gb/s. - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007603%20600003483&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&Order=PRICE&PageSize=20

    DVD RW drive - I have has excellent luck with these. They are very smooth and quiet. - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151244
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