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I actually would completely disagree with this. I have a Logitech G510 and I am MORE then happy with it.
Although, with all the other changes you asked him to make, he could get this... http://www.cyborggaming.com/strike7/ it is $300, but this thing is badass. I have had the privilege of using one and its amazing, way better then any other keyboard I have ever used. Even the K90.

I'm sure you are more than happy with it, I'm sure it isn't bad by any means, but you just cant compare non-mechanical to mechanical keyboards. I would never pay $90 for a non-mechanical, let alone $300. They are worlds apart.
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Im gonna go with this board http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130660

If you're not worried about the black and red theme anymore there are plenty of other boards you can go for, like this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157328

I would try to stick with ASRock, Gigabyte, or ASUS personally.
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How about the razer black widow?
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How about the razer black widow?

Has tons of positive reviews, and you can grab it off of Amazon for $98. Good choice.
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Few things I will comment on, and I'm sure more people will add to later.

If you are primarily gaming, you dont need the 3770k. It really wont help gaming performance any more than a 3570k. So I would definitely change your CPU to a 3570k. That will save you a hundred dollars right there.

32GB of Ram is entirely useless on a gaming build. You would be fine with 8GB, in all honesty.

The Power Supply is probably overkill for your build. You could most likely get away with a 850w or 750w unless you plan on going SLI or Tri-SLI in the near future. Even with SLI and the 680's power consumption an 850w would be more than enough.

You can grab a 2TB 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda for the same price as the WD Black, actually a few dollars less.

Also, if you're going to get a gaming keyboard, make sure it is mechanical. You can spend a bit more money and get a nice mechanical for around $70 or $80.

Not going to comment on the water cooling stuff, because I'm not familiar with Custom Loops. I'm sure someone else will be able to chime in though.

This except the power supply. He's over estimating. 500w will comfortably fit any single GPU system that put in even with high air overclocks on both.

700w gets you in the 2x 560 Ti range, which is quite a lot of energy to be feeding. And even then you have comfortable head room!
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I like to have the best of everything so i will not tell you to drop the 3770K for anything else.

My only advice here is to go with a different video card.

You can almost get 2 670's for that price or a top end 7970 so GL.
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I like to have the best of everything so i will not tell you to drop the 3770K for anything else.

My only advice here is to go with a different video card.

You can almost get 2 670's for that price or a top end 7970 so GL.

Best of everything for gaming is the 3570k. Spending more money is not best because you're gaining 0 fps for $100 extra.
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Diminishing Returns Kick In:

CPUs priced over $230 offer rapidly diminishing returns when it comes to game performance. As such, we have a hard time recommending anything more expensive than the Core i5-3570K, especially since this multiplier-unlocked processor can be overclocked to great effect if more performance is desired. Even at stock clocks, it meets or beats the $1000 Core i7-990X Extreme Edition when it comes to gaming.

But now that LGA 2011 is here, there's certainly an argument to be made for it as the ultimate gaming platform. LGA 2011-based CPUs have more available cache and as many as two more execution cores than the flagship LGA 1155 models. Additionally, more bandwidth is delivered through a quad-channel memory controller. And with 40 lanes of third-gen PCIe connectivity available from Sandy Bridge-E-based processors, the platform natively supports two x16 and one x8 slot, or one x16 and three x8 slots, alleviating potential bottlenecks in three- and four-way CrossFire or SLI configurations.

Although they sound impressive, those advantages don't necessarily translate into significant performance gains in modern titles. Our tests demonstrate fairly little difference between a $225 LGA 1155 Core i5-2500K and a $1000 LGA 2011 Core i7-3960X, even when three-way graphics card configurations are involved. It turns out that memory bandwidth and PCIe throughput don't hold back the performance of existing Sandy Bridge-based machines.

Where we do see the potential for Sandy Bridge-E to drive additional performance is in processor-bound games like World of Warcraft or the multiplayer component of Battlefield 3. If you're running a three- or four-way array of graphics cards already, there's a good chance that you already own more than enough rendering muscle. An overclocked Core i7-3960X or -3930K could help the rest of your platform catch up to an insanely powerful arrangement of GPUs.

To summarize, while we generally recommend against purchasing any gaming CPU that retails for more than $220 from a value point of view (sink that money into graphics and the motherboard instead), there are those of you who have no trouble throwing down serious money on the best of the best, and who require the fastest possible performance available. If this describes your goals, the following CPU is for you:
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I like to have the best of everything so i will not tell you to drop the 3770K for anything else.
My only advice here is to go with a different video card.
You can almost get 2 670's for that price or a top end 7970 so GL.
Would consider but no point in buying 2 670s, whn im going to upgrade to 2-3 680.
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I like to have the best of everything so i will not tell you to drop the 3770K for anything else.
My only advice here is to go with a different video card.
You can almost get 2 670's for that price or a top end 7970 so GL.
Would consider but no point in buying 2 670s, whn im going to upgrade to 2-3 680.

Don't do it.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/04/25/geforce_gtx_680_3way_sli_radeon_7970_trifire_review/ <--- someone correct me, this one indicates 680s x3 SLI is better... pretty sure that's out of date like 7 months later.
AND that article's really old, AMD's drivers are improving performance way faster than NVIDIA's at the moment, making the gap even larger.

7970s destroy 680s in multi-GPU setups, even single GPU setups, the 7970 bests the 680.
Additionally they have more VRAM, better for higher resolutions as well as ... well. For the most part, more FPS/$ via overclocking ability, better scaling, etc...

I say these things because I'm a slickdealer at heart, not because I'm a fanboy of any sort. (Running a 3570k & a 560 Ti 448.) I don't want to see people spending more for less it just hurts.
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Would consider but no point in buying 2 670s, whn im going to upgrade to 2-3 680.

You should be looking into the 2011 socket if you want 3 680s, IMO the 7970s right now are a much better deal. 2011 will offer much better bandwidth for 3 high end cards.
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