Okay, so for the past month and a half i have been gameing on my laptop since my main pc's motherboard broke down. Right now i am running games on the LOWEST POSSIBLE SETTINGSE + an EXTERNAL FAN attached to my workstation so that it dodoesn't shutdown from the heat.
I've had enough of this &%¤#!!
Right now i am looking at buying a pc for around 2205$ or 12000 Dkk
And you probably also don't need i7-2600, its nice for workstation to have 8 threads, but i5-2500's 4 cores are enough for games.
Best CPU cooler is Noctua NH-D14, but due its huge dimensions it have issues with higher profile memory modules so its better to check compatibility with memory you chose.
It does, the only problem is CPU cooler being too close to the High profiel ram, either switch to a lower profile ram, GSkill snipers, corsair dominators, mushkin blackline or switch to a cpu cooler that isnt as massive as a Noctua D14.
The 6970 will work perfectly fine with an Z68 board.
The ASRock Z68 Extreme4 will work with any of those individual parts. but the Noctua will not work with high profile (tall) RAM. I understand that you don't want water cooling, but a closed loop system like the Antec H20 620 or 920 will allow you to keep your choice in RAM and doesn't take up a huge space over your mobo.
Regarding the SSD, it will not improve gaming, but it does make a difference in your overall experience. Quicker bootup program loading and shutdown, and lower noise are the major advantages. The downside is they are expensive. I'd recommend that you keep an SSD, but there are cheaper alternatives.