1st time gameing build help (i7)

Computer is dying and in need of an upgrade so building a new system
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Purchase date: ASAP (once i figure out all the parts i want i will be ordering asap)

Budget: about $1400-$1500 if it makes a Noticeable difference than i can stretch to 1600 or so

System usage: Gaming,youtube (i might be doing some video editing but its not a huge concern)

Parts not req.: Speakers, monitor, keyboard, mouse, HDD

Preferred websites: no real preference i would prefer to keep all my parts from 1 site though

Country: USA

Preferred parts: intel i7 2600k Nvidia cards (AMD cards are fine though)

Overclocking: Probably

Sli/CF: Most likely will add a second card of whatever i get in the future

Other.
*Will be gaming on 1 25inch 1920x1080 monitor don't plan on going for triple monitors anytime soon, but if i do i will just add a second card
*If possible i want to find a good air cooler for my processor as i want to overclock it to around 4GHZ (if that's even possible on air)
*The Sound doesn't matter a whole lot to me as its very rare for my computer not to have something going on.8
*I wish to max out games such as metro 2033 bf2 crysis 1 and 2 and i will be getting skyrim and bf3 when they are out
*I currently have an 2TB WD caviar black HDD however i am looking for a nice sized ssd as my boot drive and maybe to put a cupple games on (SC2)


I'm a bit stumped myself on what case/mobo will fit this build so that is my top concern
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    This build down below includes Windows 7 (combo w/cpu).

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-CC600TWM-WHT-Special-Graphite-Computer/dp/B004O0PAKW/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1315703503&sr=1-1 $159.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
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    or same case in black...

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    Corsair Graphite Series 600T Mid-Tower Gaming Computer Case with Mesh Side Panel CC600TM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703028 $149.99 - $129.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING 10% off with promo code PCPowerSep1, ends 9/15
    PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157269 $279.99 $10 off w/ promo code EMCKAKA32, ends 9/15
    ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.723046 $304.98 FREE SHIPPING
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10-212P-G1/dp/B002G1YPH0/ref=pd_cp_e_3 $29.27 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
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    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9

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    ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM

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    ASUS ENGTX580 DCII/2DIS/1536MD5 GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

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    http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extreme7%20Gen3 <---- A better look at that board

    http://www.asrock.com/microsite/PCIe3/ <----- PCI-E 3.0 supported by the new 22nm Ivy Bridge cpu's due out in April/May

    http://www.asrock.com/microsite/IntelZ68/index.asp <----- Z68 Features

    http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4272/asrock_z68_extreme7_gen3_intel_z68_motherboard_review/index1.html <--- Full review of that board with benchmarks

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-geforce-stutter-crossfire,2995.html <----- Review done here on Toms a few weeks ago showing that board with the NF200 Bridge reduce micro stutter.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139005 <----- A better look at that case.
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