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Background info:
No monitor/OS/etc. needed. Have 2TB of HDD already.
Keep it under a $1000
I usually play strategy games (Total War games, Civ 5)
Not too picky about having to max games, and don't plan on using crossfire, or overclocking CPU (for awhile at least).

Concerns: Motherboard's supposed overclocking problems.
Want it to be pretty quiet when not under load (so case, fans, mobo, whatever affects it.)
Room for an SSD?

Haf 912
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233

Gigabyte Z68
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128502

Sapphire 6870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102913

XFX 550W PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013

i5-2500k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231311

Asus DVD burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

Total: $737.93
Edited by prpnightmare - 7/19/11 at 8:12pm
post #2 of 5
looks good to me, u going to use a stk cpu cooler? Or if you plan it sli/xfire you will need a bigger psu. yes you'll have room for a ssd. you don't really have to go with 8gb of ram, you can get by with 6gb, but it is so cheap right now.
post #3 of 5
Also if you have a lcd tv with hdmi you can use that, and find a famliy member with a os, or if you in school you can get windows cheap or even free
post #4 of 5
your going to want extra vram for the texture hungry total war games, so I'd get this baby, i wish it had been out when i got my reference
that just fits the budget btw
Edited by rdrdrdrd - 7/19/11 at 8:26pm
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1 TB western Digital black SAMSUNG Black Blu-ray Drive Win 7 64bit Ultimate Corsiar 750W 
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Storm Sniper Black 
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