Help with Choosing a few parts and a couple questions

blazer68

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Alright, straight to the info! :D

Purpose: Gaming (Mainly Diablo 3 when it releases, BF3, SC2, Guild Wars 2) & Multi-tasking.

- Motherboard: Suggestions? I would like USB3, though.
- CPU: Intel i5 2500k
- CPU Cooler: Should I grab one? If So, which?
- RAM: 16 GB G.SKILL Ripjaws x Series (4x4GB)
- Video Card: EVGA GeForce 560 TI
- Hard Drive: 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3
- DVD Burner: ASUS DRW-24B1ST DVD Burner
- Power Supply: Cooler Master GX Series 650w
- Case: APEVIA X-TROOPER Series X-TRP-GN (Open to suggestions)

Overclocking? Probably
SLI or Crossfire? Not immediately, but eventually.

Suggestions for a monitor?
* Will probably dual monitor for multi-tasking fun cause I tend to keep a lot of windows open
 

genghiskron

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+1 on gkay's suggestions.

id do it slightly differently:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.717976
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128502

i especially prefer the gigabyte mobo because it includes an SLI bridge (the cable that connects the two cards), and the msi board has an inferior layout, and some reports of hot vrm's. if you want to do some more serious overclocking, there are better choices that either.