Originally Posted by calypsoX
It will be used as more of a gaming computer than anything else
For gaming rigs neither is really optimized well, ie: too much CPU and RAM and not enough graphics card.
Really don't need more than an i5 3570K or i5 2500K for gaming and 8GB RAM (can go 16GB but its overkill).
And for $1,500-$2,000 you'd be better served with a 1TB hard drive and a smaller SSD (~120GB) for OS and a few programs (unless you actually need all that space).
The best deal you'll get is building your own, especially if you're looking to spend that kind of money.
Not as hard as most people think: Build a PC - Introduction to Building your PC - PCitYourself.com
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i5 3570k | 8GB G.Skill 1600MHz | R9 290 | SeaSonic 750X