I would like to know if everything is good and if I should change anything.
My budget is $1,700 including S&H.
I'm only 17, senior now. I will use my comp for basic school needs and gaming when I have time. But I plan on majoring in engineering so I will need to have some engineering programs on this build in the future since I plan on using this in college.
Yeah.......... your links don't work. Anyway you should be fine using engineering programs on that build. I mean you get some simulators and CAD software, but I can't imagine those really taxing that system too much. Generally you have a lab for anything that isn't meant for a relatively high powered home computer to run.
Anyway for the Hard Drive I say go with a 1TB WD Black. On the GPU end of things Two 4850s would generally be a better option (they are just so cheap now), so long as you're not worried about heat or the power bill anyway .
Total:with noctuca cooler 1612$
with xigmatek cooler 1577$
if you don't mind spending all the cash i would like to suggest to get a 2nd drive and run them in raid 0 especially that you will work in engineering so you will need faster hardrives and more space
edit: i am too slow in writing a post so i was posting writing before any post so i didn't see the other posts so i would like to tell you first that 640 gb isn't called 640 gb of memory it is called 640 gb of space anyway if you are a gamer you will probably need alot of space also if you are going to do enigineering
Yea, I'm talking about the cooler. Would I be able to get a 92mm that is good? In the reviews for the fan I want, everyone says they overclocked their i7 to 3.4 etc with no problem. I don't plan on overclocking higher than 3.0 which I'll probably do a couple months after having my computer.
Also, for the mobo. What is better? The one from my OP, or the one computersss recommended?
i can't find anywhere any 92mm cooler that support LGA 1366,anyway i still don't know why do you want to get a 92mm?120mm is the standard for i7 and the xigmatek will suit you and it isn't expensive,also the mobo you chose is good but asus and gigabyte are simply the best