Soldiers 1500 build, yay or nay?

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive 49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136073

EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support 249.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130604

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231445

Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Transfer Kit 94.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148447

CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 (CMPSU-850AX) 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD
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ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS 359.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.730289

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor 219.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.722021

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
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Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 154.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.722409.11-129-066

LG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS70 OEM - OEM with sony vegas studio 47.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.736897.27-136-238

1247.89

I am looking to build something to game, edit videos and work on podcasts. I am also hoping to build something that will last a couple years without an upgrade needed. Also I am curious is it possible to run two monitors while gaming on one and doing something else on another? Anyway any tips are appreciated. If you know of parts that I can go cheaper on but not lose quality that would also be nice but I do not wish to sacrifice quality for a couple bucks.
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  1. If you plan on running dual monitors you want a card with more VRAM than that 1gb gtx 560ti. Also that Antec case lacks front USB 3.0 ports, and it's narrow. Anyway here's a build that allows you to add another one of those cards later on, and it includes a 128GB SSD and Windows 7, not to mention a quicker and larger h/d.. It's all quality components.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.723260 $108.98 - $10.00 Mail In Rebates
    Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite grey and black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case
    ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139030 $129.99 - $114.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING 10% off with promo code Corsair92329, ends 9/29
    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750M 750W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular High Performance Power Suppl

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.726112 $219.98 FREE SHIPPING
    ASUS P8Z68-V LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory with heatshield Model PSD38G1600KH

    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/Sapphire-DL-DVI-I-SL-DVI-D-PCI-Express-100312-3SR/dp/B0055Y66A4 $264.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Sapphire DIRT 3 EDITION Radeon HD 6950 2 GB DDR5 DL-DVI-I/SL-DVI-D/HDMI/DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 100312-3SR

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697 $54.99 FREE SHIPPING $5 off w/ promo code EMCKAHH23, ends 9/28
    Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148442 $196.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    Total: $1,280.90 *not including shipping, rebates, and promo codes
  2. Changed up a couple things from your list

    Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) 104.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441

    ASRock Z68 PROFESSIONAL GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor 439.98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.729698

    Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 59.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066

    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 58.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345

    added
    Hyper 212 27.99

    Total comes to 1273.94
  3. alohabrent said:
    Changed up a couple things from your list

    Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) 104.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441

    ASRock Z68 PROFESSIONAL GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    +
    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor 439.98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.729698

    Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 59.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066

    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 58.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345

    added
    Hyper 212 27.99

    Total comes to 1273.94

    I agree with Why_Me, get the 128GB. It's not only twice the space, but also much faster. The rest looks good.
  4. alohabrent said:
    Changed up a couple things from your list

    Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) 104.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441

    ASRock Z68 PROFESSIONAL GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    +
    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor 439.98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.729698

    Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 59.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066

    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 58.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345

    added
    Hyper 212 27.99

    Total comes to 1273.94

    Brent, if you have a friend giving you advice on this build...don't listen to that friend anymore.
  5. asrock z68 extreme3 gen3. best motherboard for the money hands down.
    other than the motherboard why me's build is awesome.
    here is ram- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416
  6. mjmjpfaff said:
    asrock z68 extreme3 gen3. best motherboard for the money hands down.
    other than the motherboard why me's build is awesome.
    here is ram- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416

    I wanted to stick a board in that build that had the front USB 3.0 header seeing how that case has those front USB 3.0 ports. I could have used the Z68 extreme4 gen3 I guess at $200.

    What gets me is why doesn't Asrock put a board out identical to the extreme3 gen3 and stick a front USB 3.0 header on it and charge like $150 - $160. If they did it would sell off the hook.
  7. Why_Me said:
    I wanted to stick a board in that build that had the front USB 3.0 header seeing how that case has those front USB 3.0 ports. I could have used the Z68 extreme4 gen3 I guess at $200.

    What gets me is why doesn't Asrock put a board out identical to the extreme3 gen3 and stick a front USB 3.0 header on it and charge like $150 - $160. If they did it would sell off the hook.

    for most people the back usb 3.0 is enough. i rarely used mine and it was restricting airflow (I know it was a tiny bit but i have an overclocked 560 ti with a reference cooler) so i took it out and im fine with having to climb back once a month.
  8. Ok, went with why_me's build but changed to this mobo

    ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157264

    G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416

    still added the hyper 212


    So I would like to get this ordered so i can be up and running asap lol. So am I good to go?
  9. alohabrent said:
    Ok, went with why_me's build but changed to this mobo

    ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157264

    G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416

    still added the hyper 212


    So I would like to get this ordered so i can be up and running asap lol. So am I good to go?

    Looks solid.
  10. so whats the end result...
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