Bc0x's $2000 Gaming Rig Advice/Critism

It has been 3 years since I have built a system, and I am behind the times on the latest and greatest hardware. I have posted my tentative hardware specs. Any advice/criticism on what could be done differently would be appreciated. Also, I'm not sure what to buy for some components and have listed what I think are my best options. Your opinions on that would also be valued.

Cases:
CM HAF-X
or
Antec Twelve Hundred V3

PSU:
Corsair HX 1000W
or
Should I go lower on the PSU?

Motherboard:
ASRock Z68 Extreme4
or
Up for suggestions

CPU:
Intel Core i7-2600K

GPUs:
2 Radeon 6970 in CrossFire

SSD:
Crucial M4 64GB SATA III
or
Also up to suggestions here. I haven't found one that stands out. I'm willing to spend more money here if worth it.

HDD:
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB

RAM:
Honestly, I don't know. There are way too many options. I need opinions here.

Optical Drive:
LG WH10LS30 10X Blu-ray Burner

Cooler:
Noctua NH-D14

Again, I would appreciate any and all help. Thanks!!!
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  1. this is a build that i built for this competition: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/312826-31-bestconfigs-high-intel-gaming

    Intel i5 2500k: 220$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072&cm_re=i5_2500k-_-19-115-072-_-Product

    SAPPHIRE PURE Black P67: 230$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813154018

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB): 75$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231445&cm_re=gskill_ram_8gb_1600-_-20-231-445-_-Product

    MSI R6950 Twin Frozr II Radeon HD 6950 2GB: x3=840$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127588&cm_re=6950-_-14-127-588-_-Product

    Samung Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD: 60$ http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-3-5-Inch-Internal-HD103SJ/dp/B002MQC0P8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1308753807&sr=8-2

    Corsair Force Series 3 120GB: 210$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233181&cm_re=force_3-_-20-233-181-_-Product

    IN WIN Ironclad: 120$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811108230&cm_re=full_tower_case-_-11-108-230-_-Product

    PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W: 150$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703028&cm_re=pc_power_and_cooling-_-17-703-028-_-Product

    CORSAIR CWCH60 Hydro Series H60: 70$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181015&cm_re=h60-_-35-181-015-_-Product

    ASUS 24X DVD Burner: 21$ http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0033Z2BAQ/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&qid=1308845145&sr=1-1&condition=new

    Total: 1996$

    type in this promo code at checkout for the ram- DM15JN11US -11.25$

    after rebate the ssd is 180$ -30$

    +20$ for the case's shipping

    -20$ for the psu's rebate

    change the cpu cooler to the noctua nh-d14 +5$- http://www.amazon.com/Noctua-Heatpipe-Bearing-Cooler-NH-D14/dp/B002VKVZ1A/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1308793391&sr=1-1

    change the motherboard to this one- http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-8P67WS3&c=FR&pid=3b62c1f83100b7c9009b869e1fe8c6389f82ab2d7196881ae47393d5c72278b7 +25$

    that should still be under 2000$
  2. genghiskron said:

    you like 2 6970's over 3 6950's?!
    120gb vertex 3 (fastest ssd) over 64 gb m4?!
    you are pretty much saying you prefer a slower system.
  3. Still looking for more opinions before buying
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