APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: As soon as possible, tomorrow if I can get it finalized.
BUDGET RANGE: up to $2,000
SYSTEM USAGE: PC gaming, DVD watching, must last for 1-2 years without major upgrades
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Speakers are optional depending how close to the price max the entire system becomes
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050 preferred
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Unsure about the OS and needs a DVD Drive. I want to make sure it looks solid and everything is compatible. I attempted to look into liquid cooling and got lost; my friends suggested the fan and case since they are not familiar with liquid cooling either. Unsure if I will be overclocking the computer at any time. This is my first time building a computer like this. Thank you for any critiques and comments!
If you really want to go with water cooling, It is not that hard.
You can go with the swiftech 655 pump off newegg, go to danger den .com and check out water blocks for your I7, and a nice double 5.25 bay of the den for your reservoir, make sure you go with a double bay not just the single. Go with a tripple 120mm Radiator, and targon lines 1/2", three fans for your radiator, maybe a fan controller, I use Scythe for both. pick up some Fluid XP ultra, and you are good to go for atleast a year before a change of cooling fluid. If you don't water cool the grafix cards your looking at around $350 dollar investment, however you can use this cooling system on any new builds you do, and will not be sorry.
Research on forums or google water cooling loops and you can find step by step procedures on how it all hooks up.
And if you can afford to go with all copper parts, but if you can't afford to you can go with aluminum Radiator, etc.etc. The fluid XP ultra, and there are different grades of fluid XP, make sure it is the Ultra kind allows you mix metals without corrosion. I ran it for over a year and tore down my loop when I built a new one and had no issue's with it turning white, or hazing up.