Going to order my system tomorrow

blindedge449

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Hey guys, I read a few of the articles and posts. I would like to spend $900-$1000 on a gaming computer but will also need it for college. this is what I have come up with, please give me your thoughts on it, thanks in advance!

Intel Core i5-2500 Processor 3.3GHz 6 MB Cache Socket LGA1155
$209.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004EBUXI0/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=hardwarevol03-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399349&creativeASIN=B004EBUXI0

BIOSTAR TZ68A+ LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Now: $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138319&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10440897&PID=3067296&SID=

G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBNS
Now: $29.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231396&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10440897&PID=3067296&SID=

Zotac AMP! GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1 GB 256-bit GDDR5 (950 MHz/4400 MHz) Graphics Card ZT-50302-10M
$234.99
http://www.amazon.com/Zotac-GeForce-256-bit-Graphics-ZT-50302-10M/dp/B004LX3MQQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1311653622&sr=1-1

Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.5 inch Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive HD103SJ
$60.35
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001U3S5S0?ie=UTF8&tag=hardwarevol03-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001U3S5S0

LITE-ON 4x Blu-ray Disc SATA Internal Optical Drive iHOS104
$59.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002EE996Q/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Now: $89.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10440897&PID=3067296&SID=

Corsair Enthusiast Series 750-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD platforms 750TX v2
$109.99
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Enthusiast-Certified-Compatible-platforms/dp/B004MYFODI/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1311655760&sr=1-1

Cooler Master Computer Case Cooling R4-LUS-07AR-GP
$14.31
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Computer-Cooling-R4-LUS-07AR-GP/dp/B002LE8BJA/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1311656124&sr=1-1

Rosewill RNX-N180UBE Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 1T2R / 5 dBi External Antenna / Up to 300Mbps Wireless Download Data Rates 64/128-bit WEP (Hex & ASCII), WPA/WPA2, WPA(TKIP with IEEE 802.1x)/WPA2(AES with IEEE 802.1x)
$19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166056&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10440897&PID=3067296&SID=
 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.689907 $324.98 save: $25.00 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371049 $94.99 - $69.99 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING
Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power
 

blindedge449

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Wouldn't it just be cheaper to get them from the separate links i posted? (99.99+209.99=$309.98 vs $324.98)

thanks for the replies tho!
 

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the mobo listed in the combo supports SLI. the biostar does not. The i5-2500K can be overclocked, the i5-2500 (no k) can not be overclocked. So for $15 more, you get SLI (from the mobo) and overclocking capability (from the cpu), as well as a more reputable motherboard brand. its worth it, and you can save $15 by switching to the Antec HCG 750w, which is also a great PSU.