Budget Range: Well it's an epic-level gaming rig so... up to $4000
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Semi-Professional Gaming
Parts Not Required: KB, Mouse, Monitor, DVD, Win7. I only need the internals for this.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon, TigerDirect, possibly Cyberpower (If I feel too lazy to put it together)
Parts Preferences: Low maintenance and highly reliable only, I don't want to take chances when spending this much money.
Overclocking: Yes, to about 4.5ghz or so
SLI or Crossfire: No, I prefer to not deal with glitchy video, also some games don't truly support dual cards.
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 and higher
Additional Comments: I don't really want to do a water-cooled system as A: I don't trust them, and B: I've heard many stories of them requiring maintenance. Ideally, I'd like to build a system that I can simply set up once and be hardware maintenance free for the life of the system. Additionally, I need the parts to be problem free. I'm ideally looking for things I wont need to spend significant time resolving such as shortages in USB3 panels for cases, frying parts/smoking boards, no bsod/looping/rebooting problems, ect...
Goal: To turn the resolution and graphics up to maximum in everything I play over the next few years at have it run at constant 60fps or faster with no artifacts or glitches.
The parts I'm pretty sure I want, but I'm certainly open to suggestions:
For the motherboard try the ASUS P8Z68 PRO/GEN3. For storage the WD Black is good. Crucial makes the besst ssds, go for them. The HAF case is really good, make sure you like how it looks though.
Don't get the 590, it is really loud + hot. Get a 7970 and OC it. A 7970 at 1000 will come close to a 590. If all ur doing is gaming you don't need the 2600k, get the 2500k. Also for OCing to 4.5 t ry something like the H80/H100