- i5 2500k - $200 ($20 till the 28th, then back to $220)
- GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H - $125 (after rebate)
- EVGA GTX 670 - $370 (after rebate)
- CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) - $65
- Noctua NH-D14 - $90 (if you want to overclock ...otherwise $25-30 for a cheaper cooler)
- SAMSUNG 840 Pro - $140 (boot drive for windows and most used applications and games)
- Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB - $100 (too lazy to see what additional savings code does - Storage drive)
Better quality parts than you will get from Alienware and will kick the snot out of it in performance. I could probably do better but its lunch time so only had 10min to look up parts. You could save money easily by buying an HD7950. It is the best bang for your buck graphics card at the moment. I just prefer the GTX 670, especially since it takes care of PhysX and I like their drivers better. No savings on memory at the moment, usually I wait for savings on mem. Also, there are better deals on SSDs all the time, but that is a solid SSD. And definitely can knock down the price if you don't plan on overclocking - go to a non-K 2500 and pick Hyper 212+ cooler instead.
I hang out at a PC forum in addition to this one and help people pick parts their upcoming builds. :)
How long will a PC like this be good for games these days? That price point is not bad I guess.