Gaming System Setup, $1400 budget

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  1. If you only plan to game with this build I'd recommend this CPU and mobo...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

    The 2600k is really only good for applications such as heavy video rendering/editing.
    For what you're doing it'd be a waste of $100.

    For an extra $5 you can upgrade that CPU cooler to a better and upgraded version of the 212 plus...the 212 evo...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    For the video card, I'd recommend you go with this...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125414
    Comes with free 3 games coupon if you purchase it before the offer expires. It has huge overclocking potential, and at base speeds it is still faster than the gtx 570.

    RAM looks good but this looks better in my opinion...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

    As for the HDD, I heard the 7200.11 seagate drives are fairly problematic. Try the new one...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148845
    or you can save some cash, gain some reliability, lose a little storage and get this one...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840

    A 1000watt power supply is overkill. Try the folllowing psu. You'll still be able to do SLI or crossfire in the future. The following psu is also more efficient, less expensive, and built by a trusted company...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010&Tpk=corsair%20hx750

    SSD looks like a great choice. However, if you want a higher write speed you can go with this...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233223
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