Additional Comments: The following are some parts that I have in mind. I don't know how to overclock so I'm trying to get the best system for $1500. I'm planning to use this build over the next 3-4 years. I will be playing games like starctaft 2, black ops, tdu2, diablo 3.
• CPU: (Sandy bridge preferred)
• HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
• DVD: SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223L LightScribe Support - OEM
• Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Add these parts down below to what you have up there and your good to go. And I stuck in that SSD just for the fact you had a big budget and I didn't know what else to put on here One more thing, that card down below ...the EVGA O/C one is sold out...so just use google shopping to find it, or go to the "stock EVGA 580" on newegg. Usually though if newegg doesn't have it, Amazon will and chances are it will be "Free Shipping"...and since your not going to over clock...no need for an after market h/s.
I have read some posts and people are claiming that 2500k provides better performance and value than 2600. Is this true?
The "K" version of those cpu's are "unlocked" cpu's which means they can be over clocked. That's the only benefit they provide to a gamer...that if said person plans on over clocking. If you do plan on over clocking then you want a "K" version cpu and a P67 mobo to go with it.