Well then , it seems like you are actually getting serious about gaming. A an I7 2600 is a nice CPU.
With that in mind If we say 300$ total, then I would go with something like this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207014 (XFX unit made by seasonic who happens to make corsairs as well and a few others ) and
attach it to something like this
Now if you are gonna be extreme and think of the power supply as a *need* (because it is the single most important component when building a gaming PC )
Would be my next recommendation.
As BZ said, Corsair , enermax, PC power and cooling , XFX , Seasonic are all fanstic PSU manufacturers.
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