advice on new gaming pc build + static electricity problem

Hi again
I put together this setup to replace a defective pc I bought at cyberpower looking for your advice on anything I should do differently. I know some will say build it yourself but for me is easier to have it built by someone who knows what their doing. I thinking of using digitalstorm for the build I have also considered a pc maker called xidax and they are cheaper but from all I have read I have more confidence in digitalstorm. If anyone has any experience with either of these companies I welcome you opinion. I'm listing the digital storm price and the price for everything through pcpartpicker if I were to build it myself. So its essentially 900 dollars more to have a professional build.

On another note question is it worth it to get 32 gb of memory? Currently I have my pc linked to my 47" tv and I play and use the computer from my recliner with a board across the arms of the chair. Another problem I have in the winter is low humidity and that leads to static electricity. Last winter I was constantly shocking my pc when I touched my mouse after sitting down and putting me feet up in the recliner. I would hear my computer make the sound like when it detects some kind of usb connection and my keyboard and mouse lights would flicker but it never crashed it or affected it negatively to this day. Probably shocked it 100 times + last winter. Obviously I would like to avoid doing that with a new pc. keeping a humidifier around would be about the easiest thing I could think of. Thanks for reading.

Total Price with Instant Savings: $4,318.00

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Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Corsair Obsidian 550D
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i7 4790K 4.0 GHz (Codename Devils Canyon) (Unlocked CPU) (Quad Core)
Motherboard: ASUS MAXIMUS VII HERO (Intel Z97 Chipset) (The Ultimate Power Platform)
System Memory: 32GB DDR3 2133MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested) <br><strong></strong>
Power Supply: 1050W Corsair HX1050
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: Blu-Ray & DVD Writer/Reader (Burn + Play Blu-Ray & DVDs) (12x BD-R)
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD (500GB Samsung 840 EVO)
Storage Set 2: 1x Storage (2TB Western Digital - Black Edition)
Storage Set 3: - No Thanks
RAID Config: - No Thanks
RAID Card: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Graphics Card(s): 2x SLI Dual (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4GB (Includes PhysX) <br><strong></strong>
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Zx (Includes Audio Control Module) <br><strong></strong>
HPC Processor: - No Thanks
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Digital Storm Vortex 240mm Radiator Liquid CPU Cooler (Extreme-Performance Edition) <br><strong></strong>
H20 Tube Color:- Not Applicable, I do not have a FrostChill or Sub-Zero LCS Cooling System Selected
Chassis Fans: Upgrade All Fans to Corsair Airflow Performance Edition (Up to 6 Fans)
Internal Lighting: - No Thanks
Airflow Control: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: Noise Suppression Package Stage 1 (Optimized Airflow & Fan Speeds Only)
LaserMark: - No Thanks
Boost Processor: Stage 1: Overclock CPU 4.0GHz to 4.4GHz
Boost Graphics Card(s): Yes, Overclock the video card(s) as much as possible with complete stability
Boost Memory: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my memory
Boost OS: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system <br><strong></strong>
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-Bit Edition)

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($203.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($459.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($250.05 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($165.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 980 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($599.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 980 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($599.99 @ B&H)
Case: Corsair 550D ATX Mid Tower Case ($116.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 1050W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($229.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG BH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($89.90 @ B&H)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Zx 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($119.99 @ Micro Center)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 39.9 CFM 120mm Fans ($24.15 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 39.9 CFM 120mm Fans ($24.15 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 39.9 CFM 120mm Fans ($24.15 @ NCIX US)
Total: $3417.29
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-01 01:32 EDT-0400
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  1. You only need 8gb memory for gaming. So its not worth getting 32gb unless you're video editing

    So - is that all?.
  2. Best answer
    That's a hell of a build you got there. No it's not worth it to get 32gb of ram. 16gb is more than you'll need for everyday use/ gaming really. I really don't think it's worth it to spend $900 to have your pc built. If you've never built a pc it can be kind of intimidating, but it's actually pretty easy and fun. Except for dropping down to 16gb of memory, everything else seems pretty good. You may want to look at other SSDs, I think there's some better performing ones at similar prices right now.
  3. If I went with 2 256gb ssds Samsung 850 pro proabably ,is any kind of raid advisable?
  4. Its not worth doing raid with SSDs. They run nearly as fast without it.
  5. Like i7Baby said 32gb is to much for using just on games, even 16gb is much so 8gb is enough. As well i agree what he said about SSDs raid. Rest seems fine for high budget Gaming Rig.
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