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What do you guys think? 1100 - 1200 Bucks give or take not including GPU's.

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 [Purchased]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131730

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231455

CORSAIR Professional Series HX850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011

Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441

Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136792

THERMALRIGHT SILVER ARROW
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PNY XLR8 GeForce GTX 465 x2 SLI [Unlocked, already owned]

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout [Purchased]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196

Couple of random things, not included in list (fans, dvd drives etc)
 

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This setup will do great! Some people suggest the Samsung Spinpoint F3 over the Caviar Black, so just consider that. Other than that, everything is superb
 

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This setup will do great! Some people suggest the Samsung Spinpoint F3 over the Caviar Black, so just consider that. Other than that, everything is superb


Sweet =D. Ill look into it!
 

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If you're near the Microcenter in NJ you could save some money. You could even consider the 2600K since at MC right now you get $80 off a motherboard when you buy the 2600K so it comes out to $20 more than a 2500K + same motherboard.

Otherwise no real suggestions for changes. I bought the Caviar Blacks before the F3 Samsung drives were out but I think I would also recommend them over the Caviar Black drives because they do come out on top slightly in benchmarks and they're similar in price.
 

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If you're near the Microcenter in NJ you could save some money. You could even consider the 2600K since at MC right now you get $80 off a motherboard when you buy the 2600K so it comes out to $20 more than a 2500K + same motherboard.

Only you could get $40 off some motherboards w/ the i5 2500k making the difference ~60 (for some motherboards).

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Low profile ram with the Silver Arrow
I'd also go for 1600 RAM since memory performance doesn't scale.
If you snipe some good deals they go for $35-40.
Invest in a higher capacity SSD maybe. or go for the 2600k if you want Hyperthreading..
 

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Only you could get $40 some motherboards w/ the i5 2500k making the difference ~60 (for some motherboards).

Unless you're on a paper route budget I wouldn't bother with the lower end boards at MC that qualify for the combo discount when bought with an i5-2500k. I've looked through them, meh.
 

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Yeah i heard about the combo deals, but im set on the 2500k with the asus board and the microcenter is 70+ miles. I already have the board in hand so if i wanted to change my mind its a bit to late either way. The ram im still a little iffy on because im worried about clearance but i did some research and the ripjaws should fit under the fans from what ive read. Ill certainly check with 1600 ram and try to get a larger ssd with some extra cash.
 
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