System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, music, storage (videos,pictures,music), web surfing, maybe a little word processing
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, optical drive
I would like to cut costs somewhere or allocate money to other things versus the things I already picked. I may overclock in the future and I do plan on using SLI at some point, getting a second video card later on. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Get low profile ram. Those tall heatspreaders will obstruct installation of your HSF. There is no clear advantage I can see with an Extreme4. Drop down to the Extreme3 Gen3. Use the $ saved on a Radeon 6970 or a Geforce 570 (Fermi).
d) dual card support is dependent on the driver. Not all games can benefit from dual cards.
e) Down the road, you will be paying full price for a matching card that is nearer to obsolete just to go sli/cf.
It will often be the case that replacing your current card with a newer gen card will offer a better upgrade path.
4) I think the motherboard is more expensive than it needs to be. Any Z68 motherboard will oc that 2500K to any sane level.
5) Why buy coolermaster when top quality psu's are available at the same price? Stick with Seasonic, Antec, PC P&C, XFX, or Corsair.
6) I am no expert here, but I understand that a slot based wireless card will be better and stronger than a usb based one.
I don't understand why somebody with not a big budget who what a gaming PC buy a 240$ case. That 560Ti 448core don't worth the money better buy a Nvidia 570 EVGA GeForce GTX 570 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 310$ and 290$ after rebates.
Buy a 100$ case and a 7950 video card.
Something to consider based on azeem's advice: The Extreme4 has an onboard USB3 header, which is needed for the front ports on your chosen case (or any case with USB3) to function. Dropping down to the Extreme3 means losing that onboard USB3 header; the Extreme 3 DOESN'T have. If you don't care, no problem; if you do, read on.
If you are looking to save some money, consider this motherboard. I have installed 3 gigabyte motherboards in systems and never had a problem. Anecdotal, yes, but it is something.