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I would get the i5-2000k instead and go with the asus p67 pro from asus. Spend the extra money on upgrading your gpu. The i7 isnt worth getting if your not gonna get the k series because the i5-2000k overclocks past the i7-2600 and it only takes 10 minutes tops with the new UEF bios system and thats with the stock cpu cooler.
Grab 2 gtx 460s and throw them in sli would be my only other suggestion. You can do that for just under 350$ and be able to run any game on the market right now on max settings if you stay at 1920-1200 resolution or below (most people dont even go this high) If your in love with ait (now amd i guess) then stick with the 6850 and save the extra money to buy another later down the rode.
Stick with the 750W power supply its a nice one and will allow you to sli/crossfire if you choose so down the rode. 600 W is pushing it in my mind.
I think I will probably go with the i5-2500k if I'm not going to get the i7. I'll go ahead and drop the 4 GB of RAM and probably end up going with the 6950 so that I don't have to worry about crossfire and can just flash it to the 6970.
One more question I have though is do you think I should buy the SSD with the build or wait because I've been hearing that there are supposed to be new SSD drives in Q1 of this year?
After personally refreshing myself on the current graphics cards and prices the 6950 sounds like a stellar choice.
As for your question I would wait personally. SSD's are really just starting to hit the consumer market, because of this they are still a little overpriced. Give them a year or less and you will see price drops. An SSD is not a necessity by any means, it just means slightly faster boot times and start up for programs. Save the money you would spend on that for now would be my personal advice.
I gave you the 4GB model like you had listed and the also added the 8Gb version if you really want to go with 8Gb of RAM i suggest getting the 2x 4 Gb sticks instead for the extra 10$ its worth it. Mainly for future upgrades it leaves space for more RAM.
Well, thanks for the advice both of you. I made the purchase today and spent 1200 (including a new monitor).
CPU: i5 2500k
Motherboard: Asus P67 shown above
Video Card: HIS 6950 Shown above
RAM: 4GB of Ripjaw Shown above designed for P67 mobos
PSU and Case: The ones in my original post
SSD: Crucial C300 Shown above (mainly for the write speeds)