[New Build] $2500 Gaming PC, 19JUN11 purchase planned

I am looking for advice from the experts on a new build. The last time I built my own system was in the early 90s so my ability to stay current with technology is a bit dated. I'm comfortable reading instructions and watching online tutorials to ensure it gets assembled properly. On to the details:

Approximate Purchase Date: 19 June 2011

Budget Range: $2500 - Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet, Muti-tasking (I have been known to have quite a few applications open at once)

Parts Not Required: Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Printer, Webcam

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No preference - for simplicity is fine

Country of Origin: United States

Parts Preferences: Intel Processor

Overclocking: Maybe (flexibility to do so a plus - never attempted but again, I am able to follow instructions)

SLI or Crossfire: SLI preferable although overkill I imagine

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: Quiet running, quick boot up, non descript case desired
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  2. os 90$-

    i5 2500k 225$- -you can overclock up to 4.4ghz by just turneing up your cpu multiplier to 44x ive got mine at 42x and it is a great boost when gaming

    GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3 178$-

    Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB 220$-

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 65$-

    CPU Cooler NH-D14 80$-

    MSI Radeon6970 x2 774$-

    Corsair CMPSU-850HX 155$-

    NZXT Phantom PHAN-001WT White Steel 120$-

    dvd burner 21$-

    total- 1928$
    you may want to get a better motherboard like the asus z68 deluxe
  3. Thanks for the suggestions - on the verge of pulling the trigger and wanted to ensure no one else had any recommendations.

    As an aside: What's the best way to maximize the SSD? Full install of Windows 7 on it and the game I primarily play?
  4. full install of os and and your most used applications
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