First attempt at gaming build.

Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as I know what I'm buying

Budget Range: $1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: OS, CD Drive, PSU: corsair tx 650, HDD, and all peripherals.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I'm not partial to any site but I do newegg for browsing.

Country: US

Parts Preferences: No preferences

Overclocking: Probably but not right away

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Here's what I have so far.

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

SAPPHIRE 11196-00-40G Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

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

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K

Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Total: $988.94 I didn't look for rebate items so if anyone has any other suggestions to save cost put 'em up.
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  1. Looks good to me. If you buy a piece(s) at a time when they come on sale you can shave some cost. Have you used the following site for shopping prices?
  2. Oops, that's not the memory I originally had...

    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

    And thanks for the website. The only price difference I found is the 2500k for 199 which is pretty nice.
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