New build for gaming $2000

Suggestions about the parts please

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: 2000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: PC Case Gear

Country of Origin: Australia

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes later

Monitor Resolution:1920x1080


Corsair Obsidian 650D Case $209.00
Intel Core i5 2500K Intel Core i5 2500K $229.00
Seagate Barracuda 1TB $119.00
OCZ Vertex 3 60GB SSD OCZ Vertex 3 60GB SSD $139.00
MSI GeForce GTX 580 Twin Frozr II Overclocked $569.00
Corsair HX-1050 80 PLUS Silver Power Supply $265.00
ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 Motherboard $189.00
Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler $94.00
Corsair 16GB (4x4GB) Vengeance DDR3 Low Profile $149
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    Case - Nice case .... but a 1000 watt or better tier 1 PSU is hard to find w/o blowing ya budget

    PSU - HX850 is a great, Tier 1, 10.0 jonnyguru Performance rated PSU.....HX1050 is not in its class....3rd tier 8.5 rating

    RAM - 16GB won't help gaming

    SSD- 60 GB is too small

    MoBo - I wouldn't invest $2k and base it on a MoBo w/ a 2 year warranty

    Cooler - I'd want better.

    This is $1,984 and includes some improvements

    Case - $ 205 - Antec 1200
    PSU - $ 165 - Antec C P-1000
    MoBo - $ 270 - ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
    CPU - $ 230 - Intel Core i5-2500K
    Cooler - $ 89 - Thermalright Silver Arrow
    RAM - $ 95 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair White CAS 8
    GFX - $ 570 - MSI GTX 580 Frzr 800Mhz
    HD - $ 120 - Seagate Barracuda 1TB
    SSD - $ 240 - 128 GB Crucial M4
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  3. get 3 msi twin frozr III pe/oc 6950s and unlock and over clock them to 6970s
    this will give u 2x power than 580.
    get a fx series cpu as yr requirement and 990fx - gd65 or gd80 .they have 2 x16 ports , i think both pci s run at x16 in dual mode.(correct me if i am wrong)
    and ssd is only required for faster load times. like loading a map in a game.once the map is loaded then there is no use of hdd/sdd . so i dont recommend a ssd.
    if u still want get a hybrid drive . and why do u want so large ram ? dont waste money .
    if yr money grows on trees send me some cuz i dont have much just 1k.
    get yrself a psu and case. idk much about case and psu.
    and if u dont like amd cpus , go for i5-2500k and a min msi gd-43(b3)(dont know exact model).
    i recommend amd way coz it is cheaper in case yr budget overflows
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