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If you see anything out of place, I would appriciate you telling me. I have been looking for a while, and I want to try to put it together myself. Haven't done it yet, always bought them together. Also, I was thinking of getting a lot of it from Amazon, they have the same prices basically as Newegg, except for like the cpu/mb combos. Has anyone bought stuff from Amazon and had a problem returning it and such? The reason being, I can get probably about $80 worth of free gas, if I buy gift cards for Amazon at Giant Eagle!
Samsung standard DVD drive, $18
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 case $99 (+10 mail rebate, so $89, They were out of the Antec case I was looking at, probably one of the most undecided items I have looked at).
Intel Core i5-3570K and ASUS P8Z77-V LK combo $290 ($55 savings due to combo, and $15 mail rebate)
G Skill ripjaw 2x 8 GB memory DDR1333 $107 (should I get different/faster memory?)
Corsair HX750 750 W 80+ gold $130 ($10 mail rebate)
Samsung 840 pro 256 GB SSD $220
EVGA GTX 680 4GB FTW w/ backplate $570 (no need for 4GB now, but not a huge price difference from 2GB, if I do maybe need it in a year or 2 was the thinking)
Last but not least, the beloved Windows 8 64 bit $100
Total $1534, with $35 mail in rebates and all free shipping, so $1500.
Prices are all the same, or a little cheaper on Amazon, minus the combo, and I do live near a microcenter and can save a couple bucks, but once you add taxes and gas, its about the same so probably not worth the 20 minute drive each way.
Thanks in advance for any input. I have a keyboard/mouse and monitor btw. I usually play in 1920 x 1080 on mmos also, which I know usually isn't demanding on video memory, but figure some games now can get close to pushing or using the 2GB it seems.