I almost have this build figured out but I am just double checking if I can optimize any parts. I can go a couple hundred either way of what I have planned:
i5 2500k 3.3GHz (I do plan on overclocking to 4.5GHz or there abouts)
Noctua NH-C14 All-In-One CPU Cooler OR Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler (I heard the C version is better but has some fitting issues with certain memory?)
G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
Now for the HDD I was maybe thinking a RAID 0 config with 2x WD Caviar Black 1TB?
I'm still uncertain about SSD's and if I were to buy one I'd wait for the Vertex III
Corsair HX-1000 Power Supply (maybe I'll need 1250?)
CoolerMaster HAF X Case
Now everything else I am a bit uncertain on. Motherboards...I am going to be overclocking my CPU and I will also be going with a SLI / XF GPU setup (next part).
GPU: At first I was thinking 2x HD 6970's but looking at these: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
They look totally beastly!
I also wouldn't mind advice on a decent monitor (not 3D lol), I'd be looking at 23 - 24 inch 1920 x 1080 resolution. I can spend a few hundred here if you think it's worth it.
Thanks for any help!
Edit: Primarily used for gaming (WoW, SC2, Rift, lots of shooters)
750w is more than enough to power dual 560's and leave you plenty of juice left over for extra drives, o/c, etc... This one down below is fairly new to the market but it's rock solid. That and it's fully modular.