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July 30, 2012 2:16:54 AM

I am planing to 'upgrade' (replacing just about everything) my current gaming rig in the next few months.
I am currently looking at:
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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 600T White Graphite ATX Mid Tower Case ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($169.98 @ NCIX US)
Total: $819.93
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-29 22:56 EDT-0400)

In addition to this I am Keeping my EVGA GTX470 and my HDDs.
I am planning to get a new GPU(s) in 6-8 months and add a third monitor for surround gaming.
I was also planning to replace all the fans with BitFenix Spectre Pro fans and was wondering how good they are.

My budget is about $1000 but is flexible.

Any Suggestions are welcome.

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July 30, 2012 4:42:57 AM

What is your current rig? For $1000, you can buy a new GPU and still be under budget.
July 30, 2012 5:05:43 AM

What are the parts that you currently have in your pc?
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July 30, 2012 6:10:17 AM

I have an i7 950 that is failing and needs to be replaced so the motherboard needs to go as well and the triple channel ram (2gig sticks and I want more than 8gigs). my current GPU is a GTX470. and I hate my case and PSU.
July 30, 2012 7:25:46 AM

eventually I will chuck the 470 or use it for something else. I was originally planning to drop like 6K on a monster water cooled rig but I put that off for a while.
If I was gonna water cool this one I would put together my own kit (Compression fittings > Barbs).
as for air cooling I could reuse my Hyper N520.