Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com or amazon.com but doesn't really matter
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: Always had ASUS motherboards and Corsair memory would probably like to stay with these two, but can switch if other brands are def. better
Overclocking: Maybe, but not too much
SLI or Crossfire: Yes, never tried this before, but would like to get two nvidia cards in this set up
Additional Comments: Sound level does not matter to me much as right now my pc sounds like a vacuum cleaner lol (mainly due to scythe fans which I should probably replace, there are two 120mm fans in the case - front bottom and top back - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...), but might be a nice change to go more quit heh.
HDD: Open to suggestions. In general would like to have 500ish gig HDD available just for windows drive, 1TB for game drive, and maybe 2TB for data storage, will likely get more than this but need at least 3 drive suggestions. First and second could be both 1TB in size, just don't really need that much for a drive that will host only system and programs.
Starting off with the processor; right now very few games can take advantage or more then 3 threads. So unless you are going to be adding some video/audio editing or other heavy multi-threaded work you should stay with the Intel® Core™ i5-2500K. I am not familiar enough with the chassis you have to say that the HSF won’t hit anything on the case but since you have you should know. Check this tool to make sure the power supply is enough for both cards http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp . After that everything looks good.
If you are intent on SLI, you may want to look at this as an option...NF200 will allow for 16 lanes for each GPU, although this board does not have PCI slots so it will limit your usage of legacy devices.
EVGA cards are generally bulletproof (and then there is that lifetime warranty, just in case) but two GTX570 or above would be taxing your current PSU, so you might want to look for something in the 1000W range -from any of the usual suspects.
Cool thanks! Ilk look into different psu. As far as case size i think it should fit pretty much anything size it fairly huge lol, has about 15 hdd slots alone and i currently have a similar cpu heatsink on my q6600 with 120mm fan with no issues.
But coming back to HSF I have down so far is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... good for 2500k or is there something much better. I see quite a few on newegg that fit the same socket but hard to say just from pictures why some cost 30-40 bucks more and itf there's point to that.
for ur cpu cooler go hyper 212 plus cpu cooler it is better than that one- 29.51$ on amazon. hard drive- samsung spinpoint f3 1tb 60$ on amazon. the asrock motherboards are very good. i think asus owns them go with the asrock p67 extreme6 for 210$ on newegg or the extreme4 for 160$. i have the extreme 4 and love it so easy to oc my 2500k to 4.5 ghz with the mobo. also look into the 6950 1gb and putting it in cf it will give you better framerates for the same price- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... you might want to get the other at amazon because it is only 1 rebate per person on both sites. and stay with 8gb the hardest to play games dont even use 4 and you wont see a performance boost. get a 40gb intel ssd for your os- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... . the rest looks good