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Help! $800 budget

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Hi guys, building a new rig. I have an 800$ budget. I live in cali so I am taxed at all retailers except amazon. So my goal is for a 2500k build. Preferably paired with a mobo with room for sli/xfire in the future. A psu strong enough to power a future sli/xfire setup(modular/semi-modular a plus). Just need the pc itself , I already have a 1tb hdd, w7, keyboard, mouse, monitor. Looking for it to be no more than 800$ after taxes, and before MIRs. All online retailers are okay, I also live close to frys in oxnard. Not close enough to microcenter for it to be an option sadly. Well any help is greatly apreciated. Thanks in advance.
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i5 2500k AsRock extreme3 gen3 Asus 6950 2GB 8gb Corsair vengeance 
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i5 2500k AsRock extreme3 gen3 Asus 6950 2GB 8gb Corsair vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Patriot ssd lg W7 64bit Acer S211HL 22" 
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Corsair AX750 Corsair White 500R GX9 
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Do you already have the 2500k?
Are you going to use your Antec 900?

Okay so motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157250
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157264
Solid overclocker and good on features. If you don't plan on getting Ivy Bridge when it's released, then there's no reason beyond the good looks to get the Gen3 version.

Those boards non-overclocked RAM standards are 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...PC3%2012800%29
Any of those should do; just pick the ones you like the looks of and that have the lowest timings on them that you can afford.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...on%20HD%206950
Any of those video cards is a great deal, as you can partially flash it to a 6970 and a single one can play BF3 on recommended settings.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151088
That power supply should be able to handle your 2500k and two 6950's. If you're paranoid about it you can
check this: http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...l-release.html
or get the x750/x760 version of the Seasonic power supply.
If you would like to find a cheaper power supply that will still fit your needs check here:
http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...-supplies.html
I love my seasonic, by the way.

All of that works...if you're still using the 2500k you have now and the case you have now. Otherwise we might have to rework a few things...

Best of luck
 
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I Like This Case
COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770k ASRock Z77 Pro3 XFX R9 290 Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 LG GH20NS15 Prolimatech PRO-GNSS-BK 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
BitFenix Spectre PWM Windows 7 Home 64-bit Dell SE178WFP Dell U2410 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G110 Seasonic X-850 Gold Cooler Master HAF-X Logitech G700 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Razer Kabuto Sennheiser PC350 HT|Omega Claro Plus+ 
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