hi im looking to build myself a really nice gaming computer and want to hear what you guys think about this layout and if all parts are compatable and any inputs you have would be much appreciated
Approximate Purchase Date:within 30 days
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming,downloading,movies,homework
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse,
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com
Country of Origin: US
Parts Preferences: none really
Overclocking: within near future
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Additional Comments: if know of any good places to find decent price LCS systems that would be awesome as well, and if possible get as many parts red as possible ( not a deal breraker however)
2.) You selected the 2500 CPU, and mentioned you wanted to overclock. You should look into a K series CPU for overclocking as they are specifically made for overclocking, and only cost about $10 more. If you purchase a K series CPU make sure you buy an aftermarket CPU cooler as well. Toms has many wonderful CPU cooler articles if you want to do the homework yourself, or just ask for suggestions and the community would be happy to help you with some of their favorites. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
Pretty much every thing dale said, but I would suggest using a different RAM such as the G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333
Because It has a lower latency of 7 while you is 9 (lower the faster) and also because Sandy Bridge CPUs only support 1066 and 1333 MHz RAMs, so if you get the 1600 MHz, and a defective CPU, your warranty would void and you might have to buy a new one. though the RAM might cost 10$ more, it's faster and just might save you $200+ for a new CPU.
also 2TB might be a bit overated if you are short on budget. get the 1.5TB for 20$ less (also balances out the RAM, AWESOME) besides, you already have the 120GB SSD so that helps out on the difference between .5TB alittle bit ( no, not really)
and last, I would suggest getting a 750w PSU because of overclocking and room for future updates on hardware. (the reason why Tony Stark has arc reactor in his back yard even though the only thing in his house is a bunch of light and some robots)
Also the HAF X is a great case, but maybe you should get something a bit cheaper and spend a bit more on other components (The RAM Foverosiv suggested, another HDD etc.)
The HAF 932 is great, as is the Silverstone RV03, and the CM 690 II is very highly recommended + great price.
EDIT: Actually just thought I'd say that for what you want to do, it's probably not worth spending any more on RAM. In fact, you probably wouldn't notice a difference when using the PC or a drop in framerate when gaming if you switched to 4GB. And, the RAM you selected is currently $10 off with code EMCKCJH23 so you should probably just go for that. Maybe spend a bit of extra $$$ for a 750w PSU.