After some help from the community I've decided to order a custom PC from ibuypower tentatively for gaming (or another site if you can recommend a better prebuilt or custom pc).
But I need help telling whether the parts I have are good enough for my purposes and whether I should consider different ones than I have listed. I'm open to any suggestions but I will not build it myself as the way I will be doing this will save me money over building it myself (it's complicated). I'm looking for a PC that should be able to run games at their highest possible settings right now and last about 5 or 6 years before needing a new computer or upgrades.
Thanks in advance.
Case 1 x ARC CS-501 Gaming Case-Black
*I chose this case because its small, open to suggestions on other cases
iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction 1 x Advanced - iBUYPOWER Harmony SRS Sound Reduction System-
*No idea if this works or is worth it
iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion 0 x None-
*Do I need?
Processor 1 x Intel® Core™ i7 3820 Processor (4x 3.60GHz/10MB L3 Cache)-
Processor Cooling Liquid CPU Cooling System [SOCKET-2011]-[Free Upgrade] Standard 120mm Fan
Memory 16 GB [2 GB X8] DDR3-1866 Memory Module-Corsair or Major Brand
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 - 2GB-Single Card
Motherboard ASUS P9X79 -- 4x USB 3.0-
Power Supply 850 Watt Corsair CMPSU-850TXV2
Primary Hard Drive 1 x 1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s-Single Drive
Optical Drive 1 x [12X Blu-Ray] LG BLU-RAY Reader, DVD±R/±RW Burner Combo Drive-Black
Sound Card 1 x 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard-
Network Card 1 x Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)-
Operating System 1 x Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel)-64-Bit
Monitor 1 x 27" LCD 1920x1080 -- Sceptre X270W-1080P
Speaker System 1 x Logitech Z313 2.1 Speakers System w/ convenient control pod-
Subtotal* $2330.00 (plus tax & shipping)
Get the i5-2500k if possible. There's no point in liquid cooling if you're not going to overclock. No idea about internal expansion or noise reduction. This'll run things at highest possible settings, but it would only cost you around $1800 to build it yourself.. that's what I would suggest. However, it's up to you.
16GB is a little excessive, and so is DDR3-1866... just go with DDR3-1600 8GB... it's enough for any game.