Approximate Purchase Date: December (around Christmas)
Budget Range: $1000 - $1200 Before Rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, watching movies, surfing the internet
Parts Not Required: keyboard, monitor, speakers, mouse
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, amazon.com
Country: United States
Parts Preferences: Intel, Nvidia
SLI or Crossfire: Mayber
Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Additional Comments: I'm looking to build a new desktop that will primarily be used for gaming (SWTOR) and will be replacing my 6 year old system. I'm open to any suggestions but the only part I'm definitely sure on is the i5-2500k.
lobstaman: thanks for the suggestion of the psu and ssd, i was looking into going with an SSD but it still seems like they are still extremely high priced and are liable to go down in the near future.
Emelth: I am planning to get a Cooler Master Hyper 212 for cooling, maybe you overlooked it? (it's under HSF). And OS is on my list, just wanted to double check on my components! Also, would there be any noticeable difference in performance between the two cases? (that is, is the Antec worth the extra $20 price tag?)