I wouldn't get the i7-2600k because hyper-threading won't improve your gaming performance. I would just get the i5-2500k and overclock it yourself. What site are you using to build this? It's on the expensive side :x Use this instead: http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/CyberPower_Z68_Confi... You'll get more out of your money. Get an i5-2500k > 8GB RAM should be free upgrade [1600mhz] > 1tb - 2tb HDD -> GTX 570 basically whatever you want haha. I hope this site works for you, you didn't give me your location or anything.
I'd go with raid 0 (striped) disks for faster boot times and faster game loads. Cost is trivial, value is noticable.
I'm not a fan of water cooling or large processor overclocks.
Needing a "Vigor iSURF II Hard Disk Drive Cooling System" says bad air flow? Or i'd drop this part.
"Sound Absorbing Foam on Side, Top And Bottom panels " good choice
"Killer Xeno Pro Gigabit High Speed Online Gaming PCI Network Interface Card" even free is this better than enet off the mb ? It uses a slot. There controversy on the technology. Toms did an article. "the $130 Killer Xeno Pro achieved results comparable to what a freeware Firefox plug-in offered, and that's during the load test. In the tests we did when we weren't congesting network bandwidth with multiple downloads, we experienced no notable difference in game latency and no significant advantage or disadvantage in frame rates when comparing the Killer Xeno Pro to an integrated gigabit network card." http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/killer-xeno-pro,234...
"i7-2600K " Good. When asked tell them "because it has a bigger cache than the i5-2500" I've ordered an i7-2600 too.
I'm not a fan of water cooling or large processor overclocks. "
just because It's been a while since I built my last pc, are there any disadvantages to overclocking a large processor? i guess the main reason I overclocked it is because i want the computer to last me 6 to 10 years at least so if the i7 becomes obsolete, i want to be able to have it overclocked to meet performance standards of any newer upcoming products. my reasoning could be completely off though. would love some clarification .
also my motherboard i selected is another concern. if anyone has any comments to add on that I'd greatly appreciate it.
Thanks guys, I plan on making a final decision in the next 48 hours so please keep any criticism or comments coming