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Can someone double check this rig I'm about to build?

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Alright here's the gaming rig. I want the cost to be below $3000. I'm looking to build a gaming rig that'll max out games for a while. I'm also looking to get good performance while using gaming mods like ENB. So here's the setup I've come up with. I also plan to SLI down the road to increase performance and I plan on overclocking the processor in the future. I would watercool, but I have no knowledge at all of how to do it, and I feel like it would cross over the $3000 mark. I don't have a ton of experience with building computers yet either.


DVD/BD Burners - I want to be able to burn DVDs and BDs.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136259 - LG DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136250 - LG BD Burner


CASE - Heard the Fractal was good and I like that it covers the bays.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352029 - Fractal XL Case


HDD - I ran out of room on my 1 TB HDD prettty quickly, so I figured I need more space; a lot of space.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822178338 - 4 TB Seagate Storage Drive


OVERSIZED MONITOR - I'd appreciate it if someone could show me a cheaper, smaller monitor that has thing bezel as well
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824005407 - 27' LG Monitor


GPU - Last time I got a gpu it was the 5770, so this is quite a step up. Not being able to run ENB on Skyrim kind of got me in the mood to buy one of these.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125448 - GTX 680 Gigabyte


HIGH PSU FOR FUTURE SLI - I want to SLI in the future for the sake of SLI'ing
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151110 - Seasonic 1050W Gold


TIGHT TIMINGS RAM - I got this because the timings were tighest, but I feel as though you could get other ram to get the same timings since only the first numerical digit of the timings was smaller.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231623 - G.Skill Trident 16 GB


MOBO - Got this mobo because I feel as though it would give me the best overclock, but what do i know? If there's a better overclocking board out there, please let me know.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131858 - ASUS Maximus Extreme


CPU -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501 - I7 3770K


Heatsink - I heard the noctua was a lot quiter and more price worthy. Is this worth it?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181032 - Corsair H100i


SSD - I have no clue what SSD to get, and just put this in as a place holder. Let me know if there's a bettero one.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227792 - OCZ Vertex 256 GB


GRAND TOTAL: $2,800 - I want to get it down to around $2500, but my budget is $3000. so anywhere from $2500 to $3000.
Thanks in advance for the help! I appreciate it.
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It actually looks pretty solid.

You can save a few bucks by grabbing a Seasonic x750 (More than enough to SLI).

A decent 24'' 1080p monitor will be good too - don't know any specific ones that cover the small bezel requirement though.
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That is a pretty hefty sum, even for a gaming rig. I certainly don't wish to criticize, but I am thinking you could do a lot better to save on a few parts and get nearly the same performance. Also I would like to point out that the new Intel Haswell processors and mb's as well ad Nvidia 700 series will be out very soon(These might be worth waiting for!). As for the Ram, you could save a lot going much cheaper as performance gains are negligible, until Haswell releases and the return of BLCK overclocking, it just dosn't really seem worth the extra money. Either the Noctua or the Corsair closed loop cooler would make a nice choice, but I think I prefer the loop over the very gigantic modern air coolers. Lastly, as for the SSD, I would check out the Samsung Pro series.

A couple of other things to mention regarding the monitor is that many don't feel that 27" works well with 1080p as the pixel density is lower. You might look at the Dell 2440l if you are hoping for a thin bezel design. The Dell 2412m is a 24" 16:10 ratio, with a larger bezel , but is usually regarded as a superior monitor. The Dell 2713hm is also very well rated at 27" and 1440p for a bit more money.
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I heard ups and downs on the ocz ssd, they are one badass ssd though, you could get the Samsung 840 pro 256. cheaper I believe.
gpu is nice, don't like evga? ;p I would think the gigabyte one have better cooling I guess.
but as tartar said, I would wait...
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