Dream Build for Gaming (need specifc help on Vid Card and Processor)

Howdy folks,

I have a friend who built my last pc, and I asked him to spec out a dream build for me. he's a cost conscious kind of guy and suggests I go with the 570 instead of the 580 for vid. I am mentioning this so u understand his choices here. so you know what I use the pc for it is gaming, currently World of Warcraft (I run a huge amount of UI mods) and for Star Wars the Old Republic. I do plan on getting into more current top end gaming as well though, so I want my system to be able to play all games at top end settings. The monitor I'm going to use is
27" IPS LED CrystalPro Monitor WQHD 2560x1440
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?p_id=9579&format=2

due to desk limitations I will only be using one of these to start, soon my fiancé and I are moving and will be buying new furniture so at that time I will get a desk large enough to hold three of those monitors. So to start I will only have one, but plan to expand to 3 of them. I was advised to go with a 570 now and then when I get the other two monitors to buy a second 570. My main concern is the processor and the video card.

I want my system to be overclocked to the fullest it can, thus the large case to support the large radiator for water cooling. Gaming is what I want this to be focused on, so with that in mind is this the best processor / video card set up (with in a reasonable amount of money spent of course).

I don't mind investing a large amount, I want to make sure my system will remain a dream build for a while if that is possible. So if you feel a diff vid card or processor would be a better choice please explain to me in layman terms why.

Thank you all for taking the time to review this for me.

COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16811119225

ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16813131821

EVGA 04G-P4-2673-KR GeForce GTX 670 Superclocked+ w/Backplate 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16814130785

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSC00-80GAD3-US 1200W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16817171055

Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I72600 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16819115071

OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820227791

G.SKILL Trident X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-1866C8Q-32GTX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820231624

ASUS Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 8MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16827135252

Thermaltake CLW0217 Water 2.0 Extreme/All-In-One Liquid Cooling System
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16835106190
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  1. your build easier to read
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/LiVs
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/LiVs/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/LiVs/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($301.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme 81.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($239.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($259.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($112.50 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card ($426.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($160.00 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($228.98 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1870.41
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-21 19:52 EDT-0400)

    my dream build
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Lj0Z
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Lj0Z/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Lj0Z/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($97.28 @ TigerDirect)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($58.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($429.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($117.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1425.15
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-21 19:59 EDT-0400)
  2. to bodeen2012, wow according to what you posted I would save about $400 buying the listed parts thru the other suppliers you listed. I will have to look into that when I do decide to order.

    I don't really understand the differences between the two system though. I am very noobish when it comes to true tech talk, what I do know however is I want my system to be able to handle all the current games at max/ultra settings, and I want to still be able to play games that release in the next couple years also at max/ultra settings. I really want this system to be good for 4 or 5 years if possible. As far as I am aware video card RAM is going to be needed more in coming games, I was advised to go with 4gigs on this 570 and then a 2 to 4 gig on the second 570 I will add when I am able to set up all three monitors. if anyone has a viewpoint contrary to this please educate me on this.
  3. turns out the processor he misclicked, so the processor is an I-5, not sure of the specific model yet
  4. towlie said:
    turns out the processor he misclicked, so the processor is an I-5, not sure of the specific model yet

    huh?
  5. Here's my favorite "high-end" gaming build:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($79.80 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD65 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($154.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($65.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($185.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($387.00 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($387.00 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($95.07 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1915.77
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-22 00:24 EDT-0400)
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