I just got my tax return back and with the money I am going to upgrade my pc. I am a huge gamer and I’m currently playing Guild Wars 2, Far Cry 3, Black ops 2, Battlefield 3, and soon to be Bioshock infinite, Metro Last Light, and Sim City. I don’t want to spend more than $2000 and if I can even hit $1500 or less that would be great. I was hoping I would get some feedback for what I plan on putting in it or possibly ideas of ways to make it cheaper without reducing too much performance and I also want to make sure it is future proof.
I currently have only a couple of parts I am keeping in my system.
This is really solid build. You will be able to play anything out there now and it looks pretty future proof. I saved you $40 Bucks on your HDD's, Seagate is very reliable and from Newegg instead of $100 each it is $80 each for the same capacity.
I added in a new MOBO because you've got the budget for it and I think it's better to run an IB off Z77. That 670 will be perfectly fine for all your gaming needs on a single monitor at 1080p. The 680 really doesn't justify its price, IMO, but if you want one, just buy one. No need for two whatsoever.
Comes in around $1150 at Newegg, but price shop the hard drives and CPU for a bit of savings. I didn't use PCPartPicker's merchant list because it shaved off $100 by buying a bunch of stuff at Microcenter and I don't know if you've got one around (if you do, then totally buy the CPU and MOBO there, it'll save you good money).
Edit - Oh and if you need Windows, get Home Premium OEM 64-bit for about $90.