Gaming/Recording Rig for 1500-2000

Hi yall, I'm new to this forum and recently found myself with a job that will allow me to finally get myself a computer I can use for gaming and recording. I'd like to keep it around 2000 for everything excluding speakers and headsets.

Approximate Purchase Date: Sometime shortly after April

Budget Range: 1500-2000 After rebates. (A little over budget is acceptable)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Recording & Music editing, Watching movies, Surfing the net.

Parts Not Required: None

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I would prefer newegg.

Country: Good ol' U.s of A

Parts Preferences: I would prefer Intel and Nvidia.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: Not super picky, just a good high definition would be nice.

Additional Comments: I'd like to make it as close to possible to a PCAudioLabs Rok Box i7 Desktop as possible but with a better graphics card.
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  1. case: cooler master haf x
    mobo: asrock z68 extreme4
    cpu: intel i5 2500k
    (2600k has no advantage over 2500k in gaming)
    cpu cooler: cooler master hyper 212 evo
    video card: amd radeon hd 7970
    ram: g.skill ripjaws x series 8gb
    hhd: western digital caviar black 500gb
    (you can also get 1tb, 1.5tb, or 2tb versions)
    ssd: crucial m4 64gb
    (i dont see why someone who only puts theie os on an ssd needs more than 60gb of space)
    psu: corsair ax850
    optical drive: lg black 12x bd-rom
    (sony 24x multi if you dont care about blu-ray)
  2. you could build a better version of that Guitar Center PC for your budget.

    for you budget get an i72600k, z68, SDD for boot + 2 -1TB HDD + 300$ video card
  3. The Primary reason why I was referencing that was because of the amount of USB inputs. Recording gear will just eat through your inputs.
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