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[New Build] Gaming PC template (your input appreciated)

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March 4, 2012 3:35:00 PM

GAH, accidentally submitted to homebuilt..if someone could kindly move it over to newbuilds, would appreciate it, tahnks!

Hey all. Been a long time reader of Tom's. Thought I'd run this past you guys for your wisdom!

So with Diablo 3/BF3/Guild wars 2, I was sorely in need of a new gaming PC. I came up with this build, if you guys would like to review it.

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912
CPU: Intel i5 2500k
SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 64 gb SSD
HDD: WD 1 TB Green Caviar
Mobo: AsRock Extrem3 Gen3 z68
PSU: Mushkin 800 W (it seems like a new brand..but people have been speaking highly of them)
MEmory: Gskill Ripjaws 8gb, 2x4gb
Gfx: Evga gtx 570 (this is actually being sold to me by a friend for about $250, he's upgrading to a 580, bless him haha).

NewEgg Wishlist for your perusal:

I did make it public..but I think you still need a NewEgg acct? :ange: 

Rough cost is $1000 (post rebates)

Approximate Purchase Date: Within next two weeks.

Budget Range: Approx 1000$ total / After Rebates: $1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, movies.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard/monitor/sound system/OS/headsets/soundcard

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg/tigerdirect (and any other suggestions you have

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: Yes, in the future

SLI or Crossfire: Yes in the future

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Thanks for your time and help! :hello: 

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March 5, 2012 2:53:31 AM

Nobody???? I already did most of the work! :( 
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March 5, 2012 5:53:54 AM

looks good to me other than I'm not a fan of OCZ SSD's. I would recommend Mushkin, Samsung 830 or Crucial M4,