Hey, i would like to build a future proof gaming rig that will play all games in ultra settings. I would like it be around $1500. I already have a case that I bought a few years ago and hope I can still use it (Thermaltake Armor Super Tower---VA8000BWS). I found parts that I would love to have but probably will never be able to afford. Here is my dream machine:
INTEL CORE I7-3930K 3.2GHZ 12M NO-GRAPHICS NO HEATSINK 2011 [BX80619I73930K]
For strictly gaming you're spending too much on the CPU. There is absolutely zero advantage with an i7 over an i5. The i7 has HyperThreading and the i5 doesn't. NO game uses HT, and its most likely no game ever will. Plus when you're dealing with the LGA2011 CPUs, you're pretty much getting into industrial strength. Games might have pretty graphics, but their coding is actually still the same crap they used 15 years ago for the most part.
Save the money and get something like an i5-2500K or a 3570K.
I would also say: Drop the phrase "future proof" from your vocabulary. There is no such thing in the world of computers. The only parts that are "future proof" are your hard drive, your case, power supply and optical drive. Everything else will be junk in 5-6 years. Its much more practical to build a cheaper system that can do everything you need it to do today, then in a few years when its no longer up to snuff, save the parts I mentioned and do another build, rather than spend 4000 on a system and try to stretch it to last you 10 years.