I think I am in the home stretch when it comes to my new build (but this is my first time so it is safe to say that I am not too knowledgeable about this). This is meant to be an extreme gaming machine.
Please point out any issues that may be problematic (I am happy with 16 GB of RAM and the 2600 over the 2500 processors). I am a little nervous about connecting everything together (which components fit with other components via cables so if there is a misstep here, please let me know). Also anything else that doesn’t fit well together (bottlenecks etc.).
If you buy 8GBs of RAM, a cheaper but not lower quality case, a 750W power supply and 2500k over 2600k I'm pretty sure you can get dual gpus (if not 570s, 6950s for sure) which you will make more use of in gaming perfomance than 16gb of memory and 2600k..
I'm not sure but I think you are referring to my budget in your answer, yes? If that is the case, then no worries. I am way under budget with this build. I could get two video cards now if I wanted to but I thought I would see how things go with one card first.
Over the past few years, I have saved up about 3k to buy a gaming rig. I thought it would be enough but judging by today's prices, it seems a bit like overkill. And on a personal note, my wife has agreed to this one time purchase with the money (with a possible second video card later).
She doesn't want to hear or see anything to do with computers for a very long time after this. This computer is taking me through the next few years with no upgrades at all (except the 2nd video card).
To give you an example, my current computer is a six year old Alienware laptop.