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Corrected first post. (WoW + future for Mass Effect 3, RAGE and maybe I will finally have time to finish Crysis series :> ).
 

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cpu
intel core i7
motherboard
ASRock P67 EXTREME4
graphics card
the 695o will be enough for another monitor
cpu cooler
you wont need an after market one unless your overclocking
optical drive
LITE-ON Black
case
if you wnat good looks go with the nzxt cases
memory
brand memory is good because it lasts long.if i were you i would take it becuase you would spend more replacing cheap memory.
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB
psu
and the psu wont work for two 6950's i recommend the Thermaltake TR2 RX 750W
 

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Thank you! :)
 
For your MB, I like the Gigabyte Z68X-UD4-B3. It has all the benefits of a z68 board, plus a great port complement and arrangement of ports.

For the CPU cooler, I like the Thermaltake Silent 1156 (also works with 1155). Great quiet cooler that is very effective.

For the memory, look at G. Skill Ripjaws. Very reasonable priced and quality memory.

For the case, take a look at the Cooler Master Storm Enforcer. I have it, and love how easy it is to work in, plus it's a great looking case.
 

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CPU: Core i7-2600
RAM: 8GB Patriot Signature 1600Mhz C9 1.5V (You'll have room for two more sticks in the future)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.695319
$334.98 ($15 MIR available)

CPU Cooler: Included with the CPU purchase. This will be adequate.

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z68A-D3H (Virtue for Quick Sync. Crossfire or SLI at x8/x8)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128502
$128.99

GPU: Sapphire HD 6950 2GB Dirt 3 Edition (Dual fans, cool and quiet, 2GB VRAM will do better with 2 monitors)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102945
$264.99 ($20 MIR available)

HDD: 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3
PSU: Corsair HX 650 watt (plenty for this setup and future Crossfire)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.707953
$154.98 ($10 MIR available)

Optical: Sony Optiarc 24x DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118039
$19.99

Case: Silverstone Raven RV03 (awesome looks, unique design, great cooling, very quiet)
http://www.amazon.com/Silverstone-Extended-90-Degree-Motherboard-RV03B-W/dp/B004X19B02/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1313765173&sr=1-1
$139.99

Total: $1258.89 + $17.78 shipping. $45 in rebates available
 

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Really?

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/299

^^ Take a look at the load power consumption numbers. Those are Crossfire 6950 2GB card with an overclocked i7-920. 470 watts from the wall during Crysis, 509 during Furmark stressing. I think a quality 650 watt unit will be more than adequate for a non-overclocked Sandy Bridge with Crossfired 6950s, not to mention the conversion for 80+ Bronze efficiency.