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Budget gaming build, need help choosing parts.

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April 6, 2012 7:25:12 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: I'm planning on buying the parts in the next week.

Budget Range: 600-900( Within that range)

System Usage: Gaming is going to be my main concern.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard and mouse.

Country: United States

Overclocking: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: Haven't chosen a monitor, but willing to take any suggestions.

I have chosen the parts that I think will work well. I'm just not sure between a few different ones and I could use some help choosing them. I would also love critique on any of it. Thanks! :) 

Intel Core i5-2500K Processor

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1 GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 DVI-I x 2 / Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Graphics Card, GV-N560OC-1GI
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 560 Super Overclock 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2x DVI-I / mini-HDMI SLI Ready Graphics Card, GV-N56GSO-1GI.

ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 1066 Intel - LGA 1155
ASUS P8Z68-V LX LGA 1155 Z68 SATA 6 Gb/s and USB 3.0 ATX Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 2200

XFX PRO650W Core Edition 80+ Bronze ATX 650 Energy Star Certified Power Supply
Corsair CMPSU-750TX 750-Watt TX Series 80 Plus Certified Power Supply compatible with Intel Core i7 and Core i5

Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case (RC-912-KKN1)

Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD Platforms SDRAM CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

Disc Drive:
Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black)

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD5000AAKX

I was also considering getting this SSD , but it puts me over my budget. Are there any cheaper options for me to use that you would recommend?

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April 6, 2012 8:10:10 PM

I would not suggest a ssd in sub @k build. its a luxary item.

For the build parts i would suggest this build.

Intel i3 2120
asrock z68 pro3 gen3
Cm hyper 212 evo
corsair vengence 2x4 gb 1600 mhz low profile ddr3 ram
Sapphire hd 7870 ghz edition
corsair cx 600w 80+ psu
wd carvier blue 500gb hdd
crucial m4 64 gb ssd
asus 24x dvd writer
Cm haf 912