$1700 - $2000 gaming rig build need help

Hi everyone Im new to building my own PC but not new to playing PC, the PC is for gaming (wow, crysis, SC II and diablo III <-- next yr) use, my budget is less than $2000 after tax. I donno how to OC, but if it help a lot for gaming i will like to try to OC this new build in the future.

Here is so far what I planning to get:

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Intel I7 930
$200
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0331303

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Motherboard
P6X58D-E LGA 1366 X58 ATX Motherboard $250

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DDR3 6GB (3x2GB) 1600MHz C7 CORSAIR CMX6GX3M3C1600C7 $140
http://www.frys.com/product/6253100?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

or 6GB (3X2GB) / DDR3 /1600MHz / DOMINATOR / CORSAIR TR3X6G1600C8D G $200 <-- Is Dominator worth to get ?

http://www.frys.com/product/5839543?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

or Extreme Performance Gaming Series DDR3 6GB (3 x 2GB) PC3-12800 Enhanced Latency DIMM Kit

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0326687

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first HD:
SSD S596 64GB 2.5" SATA Solid State Drive $125 <-- for OS
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0328085

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second HD:
Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM $110 <-- better one?
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0331606
or WD Caviar Black (WD1001FALS) 1TB 7,200RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive $105??
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0292091
or Western Digital Caviar 1TB SATA Hard Drive * Black *
WD10000LSRTL $100
http://www.frys.com/product/5643481#detailed

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PSU
Thermaltake TR2 RX 750W Modular Power Supply $90
or Cooler Master GX Series 750W ATX Power Supply $80
or Cooler Master GX Series 750W ATX Power Supply $80
i want something around $100 price tag and is 750w good enough for my build?

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and what CPU cooling I should use?
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus? $60
or any good one cheap or similar price?
i will like to use water cooling but never use it before, is it hard to setup and use?

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GPU
EVGA GeForce GTX 470 Superclocked 1280MB GDDR5 PCIe 2.0 x16 Graphics Card $350
or other silimiar price tag card?

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windows 7 home or professional?
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  1. cpu's fine
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    I'm not very good with mobos
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    This one out of those 3

    DDR3 6GB (3x2GB) 1600MHz C7 CORSAIR CMX6GX3M3C1600C7 $140
    http://www.frys.com/product/625310 [...] IN_RSLT_PG

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    This one out of the 3 listed

    or Western Digital Caviar 1TB SATA Hard Drive * Black *
    WD10000LSRTL $100
    http://www.frys.com/product/5643481#detailed

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    Corsair TX-750 is better than those, not too expensive
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    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus? $60
    That's expensive for that cooler. You should be looking at under $40US for that. Amazon has is for something like that I think

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    GPU
    EVGA GeForce GTX 470 Superclocked 1280MB GDDR5 PCIe 2.0 x16 Graphics Card $350

    that's pretty good
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    Most people'll be better off using HP instead of Pro.
  2. Of the hard drives you picked, the WD1002FAEX is the best choice, as it's the only one that uses 500 GB platters. You could get a Samsung Spinpoint F3 or a Seagate 7200.12, which use the same technology for about $20-30 less.

    The Hyper 212+ is $30 at amazon right now. If you're going to spend $60, you can probably do better. I suggest looking at frostytech to see what's at the top of their lists.

    Watercooling involves some risk. I haven't bothered with it personally, but there's always the possibility that something could leak and short out components.
  3. with the hds, I missed that one.. the FAEX is a bit faster, but if you're willing to swap, go with Samsung F3 (or Seagate 7200.12 if they're more than a few dollars cheaper)
  4. Seagate Barracuda .12 (1tb) are on sale at microcenter for $59.99.
  5. thanks guys, ur info help lots ^^
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