Thanks in advance for taking the time to help me out. I've got a build here already, I just need a little advice on where can I cut some corners to save cash without sacrificing much performance. I am planning to play bf3, skyrim, witcher 2, etc at close to max settings. I'd also like it to look good ie, blue neon lights etc. I also intend to overclock my i5 2500k. Will this do the job? I also don't know much about monitors, is the one I selected decent?
Budget Range: $1000-1500 (I'd prefer it to be around $1300-1400 w/ monitor, OS, but if the performance will take a big hit i'd rather be on the safe side.)
A few things:
1) Corsair 1600MHz RAM I believe is cheaper than the Patriot RAM you listed.
2) HAF X - Expensive and very very big. You could save alot here by going with something like HAF 912 or 922 or a different mid-tower ATX case all together.
3) Id recommend Samsung SpinPoint F3 HDD over the Hitachi one you listed.
NOTE; Depending on if you plan to Crossfire in the future or not (add a second 6950) you could:
Drop that 700w PSU down to 500w and bet a cheaper motherboard
If you would like to have the option available to add a second card in the future, stick with what you have listed.