~$1500 gaming build, need help

I'm not entirely new to building pcs, but i've been out of the loop for a few years, so i need some help finalizing this purchase.

Primary uses: gaming, movies, music. I'd like to be able to play skyrim on its highest settings, or at least come close. I dont plan on overclocking right now.

I need everything except for the monitor. Eventually this will act as a wireless hub for all other pcs in the house, but for now it needs to be wifi capable.

Price range: 1500 - 2000. But the closer i can drop the price towards 1000 the better, so any suggestions as to how i can make this cheaper without sacrificing performance aregreatly appreciated.

Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233
Hdd http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840
Ssd http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226247
Im setting up the OS on the solid state drive, everything else on the hdd

Ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428
Mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131729
Cpu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
Disk drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118065
Wifi card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833425006
Gfx card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150517
Im planning on doing a crossfire setup later on down the road

Sound http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132020
Power http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207011

Peripherals:
OS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986
Av http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832408371
Speakers http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836121034
Keyboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823176020
Mouse http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104333

Total is right about $1600.

Im not sure if i need to buy any additinal fans, or if the wifi card is necessary. Other than that im Just wondering if there are any compatibility issues, things i'm missing, or improvements that can be made in brands or prices. Thanks.
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  1. There's a sticky at the top of the forum that has a template for new build advice. That's not what's causing your lack of replies though.

    Try reformatting so that the parts you're listing are visible w/o having to actually navigate off the page. Try the url= tag like this:

    <url=INSERT LINK HERE>Type name and price of product here</url>

    The end result is this, which is much more readable:

    CPU: i5-2500k 219.99

    Gluck with it.
  2. Try this one shooter way better than that build!
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131730
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145532
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226189
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817121069
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106150
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161389
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161389
    that was not a double typo I would get 2 raedon 6870's. I would spend 1500$ on this system because it has a faster processor, better mother board and it has screaming fast memory. I would hold off on getting speakers unless you are able to invest 150$ at least for a good setup. also I would get a cheap mouse and keyboard until you are ready to spend maybe 100$ on both. Buy this setup now it will beat out your i5 2500k and it costs the same as your current config!
  3. Also I feel like the ssd I selected is a lot better than the one your selected. Also the hitachi 7200 hd is a better hard drive! I hope this helps I build on average 20-30 gaming systems a year at my business.
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