Need some advice on my first gaming build

It's gonna be my brother's build btw, but it's the first build that I'll be putting together

Approximate Purchase Date: Around this week. There's a deal going on for SSD's for like $18 off so before that ends

Budget Range: Up to $2000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching anime (Hi10P 1080p mkv format mostly)

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: and

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: Asus, Intel, Corsair PSU

Overclocking: Yes for sure if I go with sandy bridge, but if I go with ivy bridge I might need water cooling? I'd have too see the suggested heat sinks first

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future. That's why I chose the 2GB model

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 I might even get a three monitors in the future

Additional Comments: Bling doesn't really matter, but if some lights would help me see into the case better I might get those, and I'm open to suggestions to make it quieter. The only thing I haven't decided on is weather to get sandy bridge or ivy bridge. What kind of cooling would I need if I wanted to overclock with ivy bridge?

I'm getting the case at directcanada because it's less and the shipping is free. On newegg the shipping put on an extra $20 or so. I'm getting the motherboard and the hyper 212 EVO from there too cause they're a little less, plus it's free shipping.

I might look around in my local stores for hard drive prices, and if those don't work out I'll get the WD drive from newegg for storing media, or I might just use an extra HDD that I have lying around.

At some point we'll mess around with overclocking once I know a little more about it.

I might mess around with ram disks too. In the future if I wanted to buy a second set of this ram for 16GB would it work alright?

With the HDD it comes out to around $1700

Anything seem overkill? I'm open to all suggestions. Thanks!

CPU: intel Core i5-2500K 1155 or Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge
CPU cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO with Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound and Arctic Silver Thermal material Remover & Surface Purifier
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600 low profile
Video card: XFX Double D HD-695X-CDFC Radeon HD 6950 2GB
Power supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
OS: Plextor M3 Series PX-128M3 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal SSD
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Case: LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62 Black 0.8 mm SECC, Plastic + Mesh ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Monitor: ASUS VS Series VS247H-P Black 23.6" 2ms LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 50000000:1 (ASCR)
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  1. Use a smaller cheaper power supply and spend the money you save to upgrade to a more power efficient 7XXX radeon
    Even the 7850 that costs the same as the 6950 performas better at your resolution most of the time,3148-9.html
    but if you ditch the useless arctic silver , get a 500 watt psu , and a slightly cheaper case you can afford a 7870
  2. FREE SHIPPING for this entire order! Direct Canada is out of Richmond, BC and offers free ground shipping on any order over $50 CAD.

    This psu down below is manufactured by Seasonic like all XFX psu's and the mid and upper tier Corsair psu's. Corsair has never manufactured it's own psu's. $96.47
    XFX 750W PRO750W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze PSU $154.99 FREE SHIPPING
    ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $238.99
    Intel Core i5 3570K Unlocked Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ Ivy Bridge 6MB Retail $31.05
    Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366/1155/1156/2011 120MM $48.09
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory $132.50
    Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA3 64MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive $130.25
    Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5IN SATA3 Sandforce SF-2281 SSD Solid State Disk Flash Drive $19.24
    ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black $353.98
    ASUS Radeon HD 7870 1000MHZ 2GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 DVI HDMI 2XMINIDP PCI-E Video Card

    Total: $1,205.56 <------ review w/benchmarks of that Asus 7870 $152.30 MIR $143.81
    ASUS ML228H 21.5IN Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor Black 1920X1080 2MS 10M:1 HDMI DVI-D VGA
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