New Gaming Rig

First off I'm american im just in the UK so speak to me in dollars if possible if not it's whatever :)

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: £1500.00

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel, Nvidia, Corsair

Overclocking: Yes - but not so much that it will drastically reduce the life expectancy of my rig.

SLI or Crossfire: No

Here is what I'm thinking so far:

MONITOR(i really like this monitor) -
MB - EVGA Z68 FTW is what I was thinking but I'm open for other options.
HEAT SINK - Please recommend one.
CASE - Have one (antec 1200)
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  1. anybody?
  2. That system should run anything you throw at, as far as the heatsink goes the one that comes with the i7 should keep you at about 60c. I've got the i5 2500k overclocked and my stock heatsink is keeping it at about 65c or so all be it ive only had it up and running oc'd for about 8-9 hours
  3. Only other thought is check with g.skill ram I didn't notice wat speed your running but g.skill is pretty good and cheap I got 16g 1600 ram for 100$
  4. @ ssantmyers - I kinda want to go water cooled on this build for long term life on this cpu considering the oc'ing range if the 2600k. Also i want 2000mhz ram that's why im choosing what i chose. Anything above 4 gigs if already enough for gaming which is all i will be doing on it. I don't do video editing or anything like that.
  5. Ordered everything already here's what I decided on:

    Item List:
    1 x ($99.99) MEM 4Gx2|GSKILL F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL $99.99

    1 x ($349.99) MNTR ASUS|LCD 23" 2MS VG236HE R $349.99

    1 x ($249.99) SSD 120G|OCZ VTX3-25SAT3-120G R $249.99

    1 x ($111.99) CPU COOLING ANTEC| KUHLER H2O 920 R $111.99

    1 x ($12.98) CPU THERMPASTE|AS5-3.5G % - OEM $12.98

    1 x ($314.99) CPU INTEL|CORE I7 2600K 3.4G 8M R $314.99

    1 x ($3.99) EXT ENCL IOCELL NW|TRAVELER 251U BK $3.99

    1 x ($149.99) HD 2T|ST 7K SATAIII ST32000641AS - OEM $149.99

    1 x ($184.99) MB ASROCK|Z68 EXTREME4 Z68 1155 R $184.99

    1 x ($499.99) VGA EVGA|015-P3-1587-AR GTX580 R $499.99

    1 x ($-3.99) DISCOUNT FOR AUTOADD #35787$-3.99

    1 x ($0.00) Newegg Promotional Gift Card(The total amount of Gift Cards: $15.00)

    Payment Summary:
    Payment Term: MastercardExtended Warranty: $0.00Subtotal: $1974.90Tax: $0.00Shipping and Handling: $103.28Rush Order: $2.99Total Amount: $2081.17
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