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Decent computer setup for BDay?

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Well, I'm having my BDay pretty soon, and I'm pretty much looking to spend some money on a decent computer, here's what I gathered up so far

Mobo: ASUS P8P67 PRO REV 3.1 Intel P67 Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost)
Ram: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3
PSU: LSP 550-Watt ATX Power Supply

Already have a case, and GFX card. Is this a decent 2500k setup? And will the power supply be able to handle everything or is it time to upgrade that? And does anyone know if there are 1366/775/AM2/AM3+ to 1155 CPU Cooler adapters?

Thanks in advance for all the help
Edited by pwndupure - 10/12/11 at 7:57pm
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~Bump
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If you have a Microcenter B&M nearby they have absolutely killer i5-2500k + motherboard combo deals. For gaming I wouldn't buy less than a 650 watt PSU these days.
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I don't really like store shopping for electronics, I do all that online. Is there anything you recommend?
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I think you already have a decent setup except the PSU. Get a good 850+W from Newegg. That way you will be able to SLI in future (if you want to) and leave some headroom for future builds as PSUs don't become antiquated as fast as other components.
    
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Ill agree with the commments here, get a bigger psu.
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Is a "ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard" better than the Asus I have on the first post? I'm trying to get the best I can for cheap, thanks for the help
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Is a "ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard" better than the Asus I have on the first post? I'm trying to get the best I can for cheap, thanks for the help
Asrock has PCIe 3.0, which you can use as x16 or x8+x8. Asus has PCIe 2.0 and the same lane utilization. Also, This Asus board AFAIK has a bit better RAM overclocability. So all depends in yourr need and future plans.

To answer your other question, Coolermaster Hyper 412 is a good CPU air cooler which will fit to your needs.
    
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I have a CPU Cooler, but it doesn't fit in 1155, are there CPU Cooler adapters?
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Sorry I misread your question. I do not know about cpu cooler adapters then.

I, however, would imagine it would have cooling efficiency problems.
    
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