There are two VERY important questions you must answer before making your build:
1) Is there a Micro Center nearby?
2) Is there an old Hard Drive (HDD) you can use until HDD prices get back to normal? I'd recommend a 60GB SSD or a $130 OCZ Agility 3 120GB before an HDD at their current prices.
@r0aringdrag0n--You really didn't try very hard to help this guy out, did you?
CPU+GPU: That's a pretty lousy combo. The Phenom II x4 955BE (same as a 965 since the multiplier's unlocked) is regularly $99 on deals. The 6950 1GB is regularly $200 after rebate. If you've got a Micro Center nearby, you could pick up an i5-2500K and 6950 for $15 less.
DVD: simple enough, good price. Go ahead and buy it now (if you don't have an old one sitting around. I've got several.).
PSU+RAM: That's a solid combo. However, a 600W PSU is useless with a 6950 1GB. It's not big enough to run two and one would do fine on a 500W. I suggest a $38 8GB (2x4GB) 1600CL9 DDR3 kit (sign up for Newegg's emails) and a $60 XFX 650W SLI PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Any Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, or XFX PSU is good enough.
My total budget for you...
HDD: $0 Reuse old one
I'd use the extra money to buy a 120GB SSD. Then add an HDD later when you run low on space. You can also find deals on external hard drives with 3.5" ones inside still. Keep an eye on slickdeals.net.
so can u send me links on how to get the hd6950 for $200 cause I looked and looked. And what processer would you like me to get? and do u have a old one I can buy if there is any way of doing that? Ik you said the i5 2500k and the 6950 but how? thanks alot.
Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))
Budget Range: $720after Rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming (diablo 3,sc2, skyrim)
Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS,etc.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: cheapest works
Parts Preferences: None
SLI or Crossfire: no
Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200)
Cannot find it on my 42 inch but it has to play on it with clear and hopefully max graphics with games talked about above
CPU/Cooler: NCIX is price-matching Microcenter's $179.99 i5-2500K. The Phenom II x2 955BE is $80 cheaper...but also slower: http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=3590744
NCIX has the CoolIT Eco water cooler for $29.99 with the i5-2500K. This is only useful if you overclock, which isn't too hard and I'm a big fan of doing.
Whether you Phenom II or i5-2500K depends on how much longevity you want out of your system and what your budget can handle.
If you don't mind reinstalling Windows down the line, I suggest you post a "[WTB] 80GB or Larger HDD" thread in the Classifieds forum here. I'll look around and see if I've got a spare HDD for a non-outrageous price. If you get something like a 160GB HDD or smaller, it shouldn't cost you more than $25. You can PM me with whatever prices you encounter if you want some tips.