System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing, Some MSOFFICE
Parts Not Required: case ATX
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon(credit card for amazon)
Parts Preferences referably i5 2500k
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
Monitor Resolution: not exactly sure but its a 20" flat screen and also use 42"plasma
Additional Comments: I do have a GPU from my last build left over, PowerColor AX5770 1GBD5-H Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card. Its avaialbe to reuse for this build but if there is a better option id rather go with the better one.
*since you want to overclock and get the i5-2500K - this would be a great overclocking system - keep your Radeon HD 5770 for now (it's still a good card), then upgrade little down the road to a better and newer generation (single card)
Total is $725
Promo code EMCNHJD22 -$10
Total is $715 before mail in rebates.
Damn fine build if I do say so myself. Nets you a quad core and a 560 Ti, while still keeping a quality case and 8GB of ram.
-The i5-2400 offers the same level of performance as the 2500k, just without the option to overclock. Even if you get a 2500k, your system will be severely bottlenecked by the 5770. This 560 Ti will give anywhere from 1.8x-2.0x the performance. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/296?vs=330