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Some advice needed for second build

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Well hello there OCN community. I'm planning on building my second computer sometime around the spring-summer timeframe. Since joining the Navy three years ago and going on two deployments I have struggled with keeping up with current computer components. I'm trying to keep the cost of JUST the computer components $1600 and under. With this build I also want to start watercooling which I have set aside another $1600 for. My main goal for this computer is just for gaming. So this is where I need the help of the wonderful people of overclock.net. As of right now I only have a couple components picked out. "HERE"

Just to put out the justification for the Thunderbolt motherboard, I have a thunderbolt drive that I use with my Macbook Pro and it would be nice to use the hard drive on both but would be up for choosing another motherboard if enough people who have owned it, didn't like it.



All help and advice is very much appreciated.


**Edit**
As for the Graphics I'm debating between this 7950 and I don't know what nVidia card I like yet.
Edited by DarkX9109 - 2/22/13 at 3:49pm
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well you dont the 3770k,,,the 3570k is more than enough,

you need a bigger case for decent watercooling,,,NZXT switch 810 is a good chioce 60$ more but you'll save 100$ getting the 3570k

check out the 4gb gtx 670,,,might be able to get it for 400$ or less,,,possibly add one later
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HAF 922
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902
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 7700K strix Z270E strix gtx 1070TI 16gb gskill ripjaws 2400mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
seagate sata 1 tb samsung 850 evo 500gb ssd lg blueray corsair H105 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
windows 10 home  asus 27inch 1080p  acer 24 inch 1080p benQ GL2460 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
benQ GL2460 logitech G110 evga supernova G2 750watt fractual design define XL R2 
MouseAudio
mx518 sony wireless,,,headphones 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
fx 6300 asus m5a99X evo asus gtx 670 2gb  8gb 1600mhz gskill ripjaws 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
corsair 120gb ssd WD 1 tb 7200rpm lg blueray H100 
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windows 7 home premium 50 inch 3d plasma 1080p,,smart tv logitech wireless  corsair tx 750 watt 
CaseAudio
coolermaster 922 denon 7.1,home theatre 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
amd 965x4 asus,m4n72-e asus gtx 570 1.25gb 8gb 800 gskill ddr2 
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