Im at most a week away from buying this PC, I hope to buy pretty much everything from newegg, budget is $1,500, and it will be used for gaming, modeling and animating, internet, etc. I don't need a monitor, but I will need a mouse and keyboard.
CPU: Intel i7-2600k ($315)
HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 7,500 RPM (65$)
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) PC3 14900 ($125)
Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 570 HD ($350)
Power Supply: RAIDMAX RX-850AE 850W ($125)
DVD Drive: SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM ($20)
Operating System: Windows 7 ($100)
Case: AZZA Solano 1000R Black Full Tower ($115)
That should leave about $115 for Mouse and Keyboard. Is there anything else that I need such as a heatsink? Please give me some feed back/suggestions for how I can improve this build before I buy in a week or two. All products can be found on newegg.
Use your extra money on buying a SSD for a boot drive and go downgrade to the i5 2500k and 8gb of RAM like everybody said. The performance you'll get out of a SSD will be much more profound than 12gb RAM compared to 8gb or the 2600k to the 2500k.