I'm 15 and I've had it with my families current computer. I'm looking for something more powerful that will last me a solid 3 years playing new games on close to high settings at a high resolution. All suggestions and help given would be greatly appreciated.
My price limit is anything under 2000$ after taxes, shipping, rebates...etc
COOLER MASTER HAF X Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Nice case I have the same one and it is huge , you can fit everything plus the kitchen sink.
Intel Core i5-2500K
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
Good choices here I like the 2500k and arctec silver 5
ASUS P8Z68 DELUXE/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68
Good choice , any Z68 would be a good choice just make sure you have more than one x16 slot.
Radeon hd5770 (I know it'll be a bottleneck, but it's what I already have and I'm waiting for the next gen cards from Nvidia and AMD)
I realize that you already have it and want to use it while you wait for the next gen. but you can be waiting a long time and from the benchmarks of the 7970 that was just posted the 7970 is competing with the 580? That doesn't seem to be a very dramatic new release. Depending on your budget maybe you should look at the GTX 570.
G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
You can save a few bucks here by going with 8gb of ram , games will only use less than 8gb and everything over 8gb will be a waste. I would go with Corsair.
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
Crucial M4 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal SSD
I would go with a 120gb SSD because if you load win.7 64bit and the current game you will be a quarter of the way filled with a 120gb SSD. Factor in all the windows updates and driver updates and it adds up quickly.
I support this inzone post, but you could go 570 SLI on this budget. That'd be beastly.
I'd pick the MSI Z68-GD80. 5-year warranty and $200. Tom's loved it, with the one caveat that it can't handle 3-way SLI without screwing up its ports (don't worry about that).
For monitors, Dell's panels are some of the absolute best. With the Professional (P-series), you get LED backlighting, slightly matted screens to prevent glare but not dimmed colors, amazing colors and brightness settings, and a great industrial design. Plus, the panels come with a 3-year warranty. I love my P2411H (last year's model) and plan on getting more Dell monitors in the future.