First time building a gaming rig

hey all i need a gaming rig badly, i was looking at alienware aurora,cyberpower and ibuypower(i know alienware can be really expensive).

I dont mind building it on my own if it saves $ and if i find good parts for the rig. here is my current "build"

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i want to make sure that my mobo and the other parts will work when i eventually want to change the gpu to a new model in a year or 2 and be able to change the cpu to whatever intel makes that is not a i7.

right now i am happy with the total but am open to changes. 1 last question is will that rig run crysis on the highest settings? i know the 5970 is no problem but that is a little too much $ for me.

Thank you guys, if my english is bad im sorry lol
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  1. So, your budget is like 2K? Maybe consider a video card with an aftermarket cooler and the Samsung spinpoint F3 1T. It's overkill for gaming IMO.

    Here's another overkill gaming system if you don't mind AMD:

    AMD Phenom II X6 1090T + GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.430426
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB + COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Blue
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.432135
    ASUS 24x DVD Writer
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135209
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
    XFX HD-597A-CNB9 Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150460
    CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011
    Noctua NH-D14
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018

    $1,755.90
  2. 2k is a little to high i think, but i do want intel over amd, not a fanboy or anything but i hear better things for the i7. should i build the listed rig myself or use cyberpower or other companies?
    i dont think its that hard from the videos that i seen, only problem i can think of is comparability but i guess thats ok here.

    the 6k ati series will be out early 2011 so il prob stick with the 5870 for now till the 6k ones are out and are a worthy upgrade
  3. but i dont mind amd if its better or same at the same price as the i7
  4. oh nice, how good is that cpu compared to i930? why not just get 1 5970 instead of 2 5870?
  5. anybody? my reg pc is about to die so im close to getting it but want to be 100% sure. i have no problem building it but do i have to mess around with the bios? i just dont want to mess anything up. even if i could buy a same spec rig for the same price(cyberpowerpc) i rather build it for the fun of it. i build rc kits so its my nature. btw i want to get the 5970 since i got a 60gig ssd which saves me money
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