1. You don't need a full tower case
2. That cpu is not needed get an i5
3. See 2
4. Go for a pre clocked 680 or a 7970
5. 32GB is way too much get 6GB or 8GB.
6. Go for a 256GB SSD
7. I think this was one of the fastest 7200RPM drives, but Samsung isn't the greatest brand and neither are their warranties
8. See 2
9. That PSU is sub par, go for something more energy efficient and reliable
I've tried making an i5 with an stronger video card, but didn't leave much room for any upgrades in the future. I wanted a future proof gaming PC that'll last me about 3-5 years before my next build. I agree 32GB is way too much, but i saw the coupon and was like I'll prob get 32gb eventually. Thank you for the responses so far.
Just be aware that on the main components (CPU, GPU, SSD's, HDD's, RAM to a lesser extent) there is no such thing as future proofing.
All of those components will be obsolete within a few years.
If you want a future proof rig, build a reasonable computer for your current needs and overspend on the case, monitor/s, sound setup, mouse/keyboard, cooling and the PSU (to a reasonable extent). Those parts will never go obsolete, and getting good ones now will save you cost in future builds. Also when making your choice on a case, consider what you might do later like water-cooling.
If I were you I would go with an i5 unlocked multiplier (k) for gaming. Not too much difference from an i7. If you want or need more power an i7 unlocked k version for sure. I am more of an Nvidia fan but the 7970 is an amazing deal right now. I have 16 gigs of ram but you only need 8 and can add more later, but ram is cheap! I have a full tower and love it have a lot of air cooling my 680 never goes above 60C!
@jonjonjon But a lot slower than the internals of a computer.
Its only just becoming somewhat standard that the average computer is hooked to a 1080p monitor, so I don't think there will be any great need to get a higher resolution one.
manofchalk is right, there really isn't such thing as future proofing. I mean, you can get the best of the best that will last you maybe 2 years, but a 3+ year "future proof" build is not that realistic. 32GB is insane and you only need 6GB. In a couple years you may need to upgrade to 8GB then 5+ years you may need 12Gb. Games will start to utilize 32GB in probably over 20 years, and by then we'd probably see the RAM being integrated into parts or something, who knows.
I chose the CPU first based on the $229 price I found on Micro center. That's why it was a sandy bridge. Then I built everything around that. For the case I've chosen the thor because I've had hands on experience with it and really like it. Total price of this one is about $1305.
Thx for all the help, I got the i5-3570k for $169.99 at micro center today with a Asrock Z77 pro4 for $69.99. I downgraded to a 8Gb ram and 750W PSU. New total price for my pc was around $1010. Thanks again!