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Hello just picked out a new build for a gaming computer from new egg. Let me know if you guys have any suggestions for alterations to my build. Thank you for your advice. Total is about $1500 from newegg.

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
COOLER MASTER V6 GT RR-V6GT-22PK-R1 120mm DynaLoop CPU Cooler w/ Universal bracket & Dual Fan
ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX950 (CMPSU-950TX) 950W ATX12V v2.3/EPS12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE
Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
LG DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive Black SATA Model GH22NS50 Bulk - OEM
(2) MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
 
The 950w would be something recommended if you planned on running dual 580's, but for dual 560's then 750w psu. Same with the RAM. Filling up all four slots with 16GB of RAM is great if this build is for something like auto cad or a video editing build...but not for gaming. Also a quicker h/d down below.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371049 $89.99 - $64.99 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 Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233196 $60.99 FREE SHIPPING
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9B

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185 $49.99 FREE SHIPPING
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
 

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thanks for your advice guys, i took your recommendations for the hard drive, cpu cooler, and power supply. This is my first time doing an SLI build

Is there anything extra I need to buy to connect the video cards in SLI or is that includes with the PSU and MB? Also is the motherboard I picked good for SLI, the specs say

3 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots (PCIE2/PCIE4: single at x16 or dual at x8/x8 mode; PCIE5: x4 mode)

Will this slow down my video cards if using more than 1?
 

That board comes with a SLI bridge. You put your cards in the x16 slot and x8 slot. Also make sure you go to the Asrock site, find your board on there and download the latest bios if your board didn't come with them.

Also dl the manual from the site. Chances are it's going to have more info. then the manual that comes with the board.