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Hello, I'm trying to build a decent gaming computer.
I've used newegg.com to pick everything out, but the thing is I've ended up with a computer that is a little bit over my budget.
Currently its about $938 I'm wanting it to be $750-850.

I'll post a list of what I've picked I need help making some budget cuts here and there while still keeping a computer that would be considered to be meant for gaming. Also if anyone has any other comments any help is welcome!

GPU- EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti.

CPU- Intel Core i5-2500k.
http://www.newegg.co...0k sandy bridge

Mobo- ASUS P8P67.

PSU- Seasonic S12II 520 Bronze 520w.
http://www.newegg.co...520 Bronze 520w

Memory- G.SKill Value Series 2x4GB 1333Mhz.

Hard Drive- Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
http://www.newegg.co...pinpoint F3 1TB

DVD- Sony Optiarc AD-7260s.

OS- Windows 7.

Case- Cooler Master HAF 912
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Hi StealVictory :)
Just some general guidance for you at present but hopefully it will assist you with your build;
Never decide on the PSU until all other components are decided on then use a PSU calculator to make sure that you will have enough good, clean and stable power and that it also has at least an 80% efficiency rating.
If you decide on your MB first to make sure your CPU and Ram are compatible with it check the Memory Device Support and the CPU support tabs at the MB manufacturers website see http://www.asus.com/...ket_1155/P8P67/ for your proposed MB details.
After ensuring your MB, CPU and Ram compatibility there are two items that you should look at again, 1: the PSU, it is an excellent brand and has excellent performance but the output is not high enough overall for your system and this is due in the main to the power demands of the proposed GFX card (minimum 500W with 30A on the +12V rail) and 2: the GFX card itself, it is expensive, it demands a lot of power, it requires X2 pci-e 6 pin power connections from the PSU basically it is controlling your budget a bit too much, you have budgeted for an OS but no TIM (thermal interface material) so do not forget to purchase some before you start your build, below are links to tutorials by Digerati and Troy and Artellos respectively and the Corsair PSU calculator that I use;
I hope that you find the above helpful and let us know if we can help in any way.
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invest in a anti-static band, as i thought just touching metal to discharge any static on my body bfore working on my parts was good enough. and im pretty sure i messed up my motherboard or CPU in the process of my carelessness... so invest the $10 or so in it before hand or it may cost you $100-$400
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Consider changing the Mobo to a Z68 Platform which would give you access to all the features of the SB 2500K.

Your board + 2 to compare, http://www.newegg.co...1^13-157-271-TS
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