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I also noticed that you suggest a GTX 570. Did you see where he posted "light gaming" build in the 1st post? I know he said he has $900 to spend but I'm not sure if that means he wants to spend all of it (if given choices that are adequate for his wants).
light gaming??? I must've overlooked that part lol.

Obviously it would help of he lets us know what type of games he plays and at what res.e

I would say for light gaming a 460 / 6870 mihgt be a good choice, however, my light gaming might not be the same as his, so being a little more specific would help, light gaming for me would be a single 560ti or 6950.
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Powersupply. Antec Neo Eco go on sale a lot. You can probably find the 520 or 620W models for $30~40 when on sale. I see a Corsair TX650 for $85AR on newegg right now. You could use one with a lower power rating but the TX550 actually costs more right now. Powersupplies are on thing you can save a decent amount on when you buy them on sale.
You want to be careful with getting cheap power supplies, they can ruin your system or cause it to fail, making you waste more money on it. Antec, Corsair, and Seasonic are some of the best. Some versions of Rosewill and CM are decent too. I am not sure which versions though. Personally I wouldnt skimp on it, and go for a TX 650, leaving room for lots of upgrading later.

Also, I am suprised nobody listed a CPU cooler yet... but it all depends on the case really. The Corsair H100/H80 are a nice 0 maintenance WC setup. A little pricey but will OC the 2500K nicely.

I hate to ask this but is Windows 7 and a Monitor, keyboard and mouse needed with your $900? Windows 7 currently is on sale on Newegg

If this is only for light gaming, maybe go with a GTX 560, 560 ti or a HD 6850.


Lastly, are you near a microcenter?
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