$2,000+ Gaming Build advice

Approximate Purchase Date: Beginning of June

Budget Range: $2,000 - $2,500 US/CAD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, thats it :)

Parts Not Required: Need everything!

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg (will be mainly buying parts from Canada Computers since price are about the same)

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: No preference

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: In the future

Case: Need some recommendations!

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K

Cooler: CORSAIR H80 (CWCH80) High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

PSU: SeaSonic Platinum-1000 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Power Supply

Video Card: EVGA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

SSD: Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2BAA 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Monitor: ASUS VH232H Glossy Black 23" 5ms Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 w/Speakers & HDMI

What do you guys think?
Will this build be compatible?
What would you recommends for the case? (Will mid-towers suffice?)

NOTE: CD Drive is not important to me since the most I'll use it for is to install games.
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  1. i recommend an ivy bridge as it has more performance and i also recommend the the cooler master TPC 812 vapour chamber cooler over h80. a better monitor would be the ve247h as it has faster response times and is more energy efficient.

    Another good site to buy from is NCIX as you can price match on the spot
  2. also everything checks out fine.

    a good case would be the Corsair 600T or the 650D. they are both great cases.

    1000w is total overkill for a single or 2 680s. you can make do with a 750-850w power supply
  3. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/345710-31-1500-gaming <----- have a look at the build I posted on there.

    If you want a modern case with great cooling then look no further than the Corsair 500R or 400R. Both of those cases have the best temps out of all the Corsair cases. The 650D is a hot box, and the 600T has a bunch of tiny fans not to mention it doesn't have a multi channel fan controller along with a 200mm side fan like the 500R. The 500R is as good as your going to get in that price range with the 400R not being far behind.
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