CPU: I tend to run several demanding applications simultanously, and most of them require a fair share of CPU power and support hyperthreading. I'm pretty sure I'll get a lot of use from the 4930K. Only component I feel reasonably sure of
GPU: GTX770 is probably over the top for my (work) requirements. I was considering getting a pro card (quadro), but in all honesty I don't think I'd benefit a lot from that either. Most of my 3D scenes and animation/video projects are rather small. The rendering time is what I would like to cut down on mostly, and from what I've gathered that's mostly work for the CPU (and GPU with CUDA cores). Photoshop, which I use daily, benefits somewhat from the GPU (mostly just the MGE, which I use very little), and is mostly CPU-intensive. Please correct me if I got anything wrong.
HDDs: Fast build times and application load times is very important. I was thinking the Samsung as system disk and the Kingston as storage for work files. The high read/write speeds is what I'm prioritizing here. Considering the amount of writing and rewriting happening each day, it should also be pretty robust. I'll also add a third disk (s-ata) just for plain storage / backup.
Overclocking: I prefer a cool, silent and most importantly - a stable system with a long life, thus I wasn't planning on OC-ing.
Cooling: The 4930K generates a lot of heat, and the GPU too under load. I've been considering water cooling as I loathe fan noise, but I haven't done it before. Also considered those closed water cooled cpu-coolers (e.g. Corsair H100i Hydro), though there's still a fan. Any suggestions here is welcome.
Mainboard/cabinet: Just picked a MB based off of reviews really. Don't know how well the MB matches the cabinet, but it's supposed to be very roomy. Again, suggestions are welcome.
Edit: Updated list. New MB, GPU, case, RAM and hdds.
Edit2: Updated list. New PSU and SSDs.
Hey! Thanks for your input. I went ahead and updated the list above with new considerations in mind. I will run 2xSSDs in RAID0 as you suggested, as I read it will help with build times. For most things you apparantly won't notice a difference, but build times is very important to me (source).
I should also add that I have a limited range of hardware to choose from - as I need to use specific shops - so not all suggestions are available to me E.g. Rosewill doesn't seem to available at all. Nor Gskill. Actually the only RAM 1866+ available IS Corsair Dominator / Vengeance, so I'll have to live with paying over the top for RAM.
1600MHz memory is fast enough.
Look good brands like Gskill Crucial What is cheap and good. Look Cl9 or Cl8 memory kits.
If you live in EU then maybe best order from german store.
Like HWversand they will shipp to 20 country or so. And prcie are good.
Big plus is that they sell super flower psu. same as the rosewill. just re branded. http://www.hardwareversand.de/
Well, I'm not paying for the rig, my job is. And they prefer to use those shops as they have deals with them for reduced prices. Additionally, when ordering products abroad you have to pay 25% in taxes on items above ~€25. So take the 4930K CPU for instance, it costs €526.20 inc VAT at hardwareversand.de. €526.20 = 4123NOK. + 25% = 5153.75 NOK. Plus delivery from Germany. Same CPU cost 4600 NOK in the webshop I used. Minus the discount my job has.
Like these? Samsung PRO 250GB and Corsair RM750, 750W PSU (also 850W, 1000W). 750W should be enough though shouldn't it? I've read that the 4930K uses up to 273W under load, but I dont need much GPU power.