So I am getting ready to build my 2nd computer, but I am nervous and just want to run all these parts by some more experienced people. This computer will be mostly for gaming but I am also going to buy home and student so I can take care of some work. I am hoping to keep the price under 1200 but I am planning to buy a few parts per pay check so if I go over that its no problem. I also plan to use some parts from my first build to save a few bucks.
I already have Case - Antec 900 Hard Drive - Western Digital VelociRaptor and a random 500GB
Hello, I would suggest going with a 2500k or even a 2400 for the CPU as you will see little to no difference in gaming at your price range the video cards will not be enough to push the CPU to a bottleneck. As for the MOBO the new z68's as much nicer then the p67 series. Your best bet would be 8gigs RAMM as it will be more then enough ramm for anything you are looking at doing. PSU 850HX Corsair as it will be plenty for a sli setup, is a safe bet for clean power and will last you for your next 2-3 builds. I am a little biased for Nvidia with GPU's but your link was to a 560 the weaker of the 2 560's out. I advise getting 2*560 TI. Get the standard windows 7 64bit.