New Gaming Build <$1800

Hey guys I'm trying to build a fairly future proof PC, great-decent for next 3-4 years and mainly for gaming and video editing.

I havn't put together a computer for a very long, about 12-13 years, so I'm unfamiliar with the new products these days. I've been sticking with a new laptop about every 2 years and decided its time for a good pc, especially with Diablo 3 coming out, which I have been dreaming about for a decade :).

I have done some research on these forums and they have helped a lot, thank you! But I still need a little advice on the remaining parts and if all the components will work/fit together.

Parts not required: Keyboard, speakers, headset, mouse, monitors.

Country: US of A

Preferred vendors:, tiger direct, and fry electronics(with newegg price match).

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200

Overclocking: Maybe later

SLI: Yes but not now, ill upgrade/add video card, when im done with diablo 3, which could be 3-5 months lol.

What I need: Advice on parts selected. And a combo of Mobo, PSU, RAM, and an awesome case to put it all in.

So Far:

Case : Help!?
PSU : Help!?
MOBO : Help!?
RAM : Help!?

CPU : i5-3570k IB Link or i5-2500k SB Link 225.99/219.99

CPU-C : Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Link 34.99

GC : EVGA Nvidia Geforce GTX 680 (if i can find in stock) Link or Sapphire Radeon 7970 (if i cant find 680) Link

SSD : Crucial M4 128GB Link 159.99

OD : Lite-On DVD Burner Link 16.99

HDD : Seagate 1 TB 7200rpm Link 99.99

OS : Windows 7 Home Premium Link 99.99

Additional info:

1. I want it to be done before May 12th. Ivy bridge will be released so I dont see any problems with waiting for it
2. I want the case to be a full tower and fit everything comfortably with great airflow. And LEDs Red/Blue.
3. Do I need to add any addition fans or cooling to the build?

Thanks in advance for your help!

Any questions for me, just let me know.
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  1. For case, I have the Carbide 500R by Corsair and installing all the components inside it is very simple. I highly recommend it. It is $125 atm for the black edition. For PSU, since you plan on SLI/CF later, get any unit from XFX or Seasonic, or PC Power and Cooling, or TX/HX/AX Corsair series. Here is what I recommend for PSU:

    I recommend this MOBO:

    For RAM, I have and it is great.

    For $20 less, you can get a higher tier SSD, like
  2. Awesome thanks for the advice and quick response!

    I think i am set on that motherboard, can't find many reviews on it, but a lot of people recommending gaming builds on here seem to love it.

    Also I don't know how i feel about that tower, I was thinking full size tower, i dont want it to be cramped at all inside.

    Ram, i see a lot of recommendations for the gskill ripjaw series RAM and the corsair Vengeance Ram, about the same price, would either those be fine?

    Corsair Vengeance

    G.Skill Ripjaws
  3. I have the 500R and there is plenty of room for the average gamer. Unless you need a lot of GPUs, you won't need a full tower.

    They will be fine. I was just posting the RAM I use and have no problems with it.
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