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Thoughts on gaming rig.

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My cousin wants to buy a new system, strictly for gaming. Mainly Dota2, Diablo 3 and possibly Starcraft 2 @ 1080p and anything else in the future. Budget of ~ 800-900 without HDD, dumb spike in prices.

CPU -- i5-2500k ~ $180 at microcenter.
GPU -- AMD 6950 or GTX 560 ti ~ $250
MOBO -- Asrock Extreme4 Gen 3 or Asus Pro ~ $140-170 need something for SLI/CF and a MOBO+CPU combo at MC.
Cooler -- CM Hyper 212+ or Corsair A50 ~ $20-30
RAM -- G.Skill RipjawsX or Snipers, whichever is cheaper ~ $40-50
PSU -- ??
Case -- ??
Leaves about ~150-250 for PSU and a Case.

He does want to SLI/CF in the future.
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Doesn't look bad so far, for cases I would suggest maybe the Corsair 600T White edition for ~$160 or the HAF X for ~$170. Also for Power supplies Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, or Corsair are all good brands, I'd suggest something in the area of 750w which is usually ~$100. Hope this helps.
-Ghooble
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
2500k 4.5ghz @1.35v Asrock Extreme 3 Gen 3 Asus GTX 470 725/1694 @1.025v EVGA GTS 450 900/1804 (PhysX) 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
8gb Gskill 1600mhz 640gb, Seagate 1tb Spinpoint F3, Kingston 60gb SSD LG Combo Thermaltake SpinQ 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win7 64bit Ultimate Acer X203H 1600x900 CM Storm Quickfire w/ Blues PC Power and Cooling 750watt Silencer MKII 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Silverstone Raven RV02 Microsoft 1.1A Razer Goliathus 
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It's a computer
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
2500k 4.5ghz @1.35v Asrock Extreme 3 Gen 3 Asus GTX 470 725/1694 @1.025v EVGA GTS 450 900/1804 (PhysX) 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
8gb Gskill 1600mhz 640gb, Seagate 1tb Spinpoint F3, Kingston 60gb SSD LG Combo Thermaltake SpinQ 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win7 64bit Ultimate Acer X203H 1600x900 CM Storm Quickfire w/ Blues PC Power and Cooling 750watt Silencer MKII 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Silverstone Raven RV02 Microsoft 1.1A Razer Goliathus 
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