Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Within a month.
Budget Range: Before rebates: 2500
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming (World War II Online + other WWII games)
Are you buying a monitor: Yes
Parts to Upgrade: Starting at 0.
Do you need to buy OS: Yes (Win 7 Ultimate 64bit, and probably dualbooting to a hackintosh if the HW specs fit, mostly interested in the gaming, the dualboot to hackintosh is a nice to have)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No preference.
Location: City, State/Region, Country - Milwaukee, WI
I'd like to build around these components:
Intel Core i7-3930K Hexa-Core Processor 3.2 Ghz 12 MB Cache LGA 2011 - BX80619I73930K
2 X raided: OCZ Technology 128GB Vector Series SATA 6.0 GB/s 7 mm Height 2.5-Inch SSD with 95K IOPS And 5-Year Warranty- VTR1-25SAT3-128G
Overclocking: Amazingly enough, I don't know how.
SLI or Crossfire: Don't really understand the difference.
Your Monitor Resolution: need to buy one. <don't include monitor cost in the budget, but recommend a nice one>
Additional Comments: Would like it if it didn't make too much noise.
Why Are You Upgrading: Don't have a gaming PC currently.
You don't come out ahead on a gaming rig by purchasing a 3930K or a Xeon. Too much investment for not a lot of performance gain in return for what you would get by purchasing a 3570K. These platforms really aren't meant for intensive gaming anyways. If it's future proofing that you're going for - keep in mind that there is no such thing as being completely future proof. Take that money instead and invest it in a good 1440p display.
There's no reason to purchase Windows 7 Ultimate either - save your money and get a Home Premium license instead. The OCZ Vector is a great choice for SSD but putting SSDs in RAID 0 or 1 is kind of pointless and will have a greater chance of failing than if you run them independently of each other.