I5 2500k $700 rig

Here we go!

Parts I have: monitor, keyboard/mouse, dvd-rw, 160GB HDD.

Need OS, in my budget and will sacrifice for a cheap case w/ PSU.

Now I will invest in a i5-2500k and a decent video card. I do light gaming like Civ games and video editing. I want to upgrade the mobo and the memory for future overclocking. Let's just I say I want a beastly CPU sleeping in my case for future upgrading when the time is right to wake it up. Is it possible?
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  2. I compiled this Feb 1,2012 so some things may have changed a bit. As you can see, with Win 7 the build w/ an I5 2500K wil cost $772. That's w/ no HDD an an inexpensive MB which can't be SLI'ed or X-fired with dual video cards. You need to save some more $$$.....

    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K $229.99free shipping http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
    Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3 Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, front mounted dual USB 3.0 $49.99 free shippinghttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147060
    ASRock Z68M/USB3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard $84.99 $7.56 shipping http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157270
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL $48.99 free shipping http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428
    OCZ ZS Series 550W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom $69.99-$49.99 after MIR
    SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model SH-222AB - OEM $17.9917.99 $4.99 shipping http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151233
    SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card $164.99-$144.99 after MIR $7.56 shipping
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 $29.99 fee shipping http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    STOTAL: $$712.05
    Rebates $ 40.00.
    TOTAL: $672.05

    Options: Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120 $129.99 free shipping http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115077

    Windows 7 Home Premium OEM(1 use)$00.99 free shipping http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986
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