HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(Is this okay? I don't really need 1TB, as the computer I have had for over 5 years is sitting at 150GB/224GB, but I noticed the Cache size is 32MB, not 64MB, is that a big difference?)
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Compucase Case with USB 3.0 and Black Interior http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(I'm really unsure of this case. I was trying to find some that I like, and I narrowed it down to about three after browsing for what seemed like three hours. Then they all seem to have random problems...sometimes broken fans, bad cables, among other problems. Please suggest whatever case you like, but keep it under $170 or so.)
Current price on Newegg: $1551.36, with around $40 shipping.
I have not google'd all of these parts to see if they are cheaper somewhere else, and I have not looked into combo deals. I'm sure through these two methods I can take off about $100.
What about the possibility of getting an AMD HD 6950, I was originally going to go with the 570 but was convinced otherwise because of some things people have noticed such as AMD products generally perform better at higher resolutions, as well as the bonus of eyefinity.
the thermal compound cpu's come with are fine no need to change. the hyper 212 plus is 10$ cheaper at amazon and no shipping.
go with the spinpoint f3 1tb hdd
crucial m4 64gb is a great ssd too
case- nzxt phantom
gpu- 6970 or 6950 because you will cf. (6950 cf is on par with 570 sli)