cables for drives - Nippon Labs 18" (1.5 ft.) SATA II Cable with locking latch Model SATA-L0.5-R
I might want to change out my hard drives, one for just my os and apps and the other for storage.
I am also wondering if liquid cooling or fan cooling would be good choice for the cooling of the pc.
This was a total of 2750 for this rig without the cooling unit. I compared this to a lot of companies out there and they charge a lot for a rig similar to this.
Where are you going to be getting the parts from? Newegg?
Also first glaring issue i see, that quadro card is an AGP card, there are no LGA 1366 boards that have an AGP slot so you are going to need to get one of the higher end ones that uses a PCI-E slot. If you are going to be doing animation work you should probably get a good sound card, the sampling rate on that HT card is a bit low. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Depending on the price of that 12GB kit it may be cheaper to get 2 6GB kits but it depends on where you are buying from.
Generally we suggest the i7 920 and then over clocking it as it is so much less expensive compared to the 975. If you post where you are buying from im sure i can dig up some combos that will help you save a bit of money.
Okay, first im going to link to everything you were considering, this is so i can price it out and see how we can tweak things here and there, and for future reference so i dont have to go digging through newegg to find the parts in the future.