2K Gaming build, first build

Approximate Purchase Date: Picking up parts staring May

Budget Range: $2000... ish

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, school, internet

Parts Not Required: Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country: 'Merica

Parts Preferences: Nvidia, Intel

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: This is my first build attempt, I've had input from friends. I'm most likely going to be picking up the 3570K, for the efficiency and slightly increased performance. For gaming, I will do D3, BF3, SC2, Shogun 2, and various other PC games I haven't had the chance to play on my POS laptop. For school, I may end up using some modeling software for my major.

I will be piecing this together, and I will have enough money to have purchased everything by mid-June

Here is the list on Newegg. I'm not opposed to going to other reputable locations for business, but Newegg has just treated me well in the past.

Any and all comments welcome!

CPU:
Intel i5 2500K/ Intel i5 3570K - 220

MOBO:
ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE LGA 1155 Intel Z77 - 275

GPU:
ASUS GTX680 - 500

Memory:
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 1600 - 47

Power source:
CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 - 200

Storage:
OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G - 179
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB - 140

Fan upgrade:
COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520 - 35

Optical Drive:
ASUS DRW-24B1ST - 19

Case:
SilverStone Temjin Series SST-TJ04B-E - 150 (So SEXY)

OS:
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - 140 (might be able to get from school for cheaper)

Peripherals:
Rosewill Mechanical Keyboard RK-9000BR - 110
steelseries Ikari Gray - 56


TOTAL: 2071
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  1. Great build! Make sure that case has atleast 2 120mm fans (one as exhaust and one as intake).
  2. You could drop the mobo down to a P8Z77-V Pro, unless you will use the Deluxe's extra features. The P8Z77-V Pro overclocks just as well as the Deluxe too.
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