Need Advice on a $3500 Gaming/ Multitasking/ Rendering build

Need Advice on a $3500 Gaming/ Multitasking/ Rendering build

Please take a look and let me know if it looks like a good setup

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 3-4 weeks BUDGET RANGE: 3,500 After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Virtual Servers, Gaming, Multitasking, movies, Adobe After Effects Development, video editing "Tons of Rendering", 3d Max


PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Any

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel i7 CPU, Full tower case

OVERCLOCKING: YES

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Crossfire

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: quiet PC, other future upgrades

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im open for any changes on anything.....

List of Parts.

Quiet CASE

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Blue RC-932-KKN3-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119213

Motherboard
ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131614

Processor and GPU
Intel Core i7-930 2.8GHz LGA 1366 Quad-Core Desktop Processor Model BX80601930 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115225

Ram
"2"G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7T-6GBPI - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231335

Video Card
"2" XFX HD-587A-ZND9 Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB XXX Edition 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported ... - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150456

NOT IN STOCK....
HIS H597F2GDGC Radeon HD 5970 (Hemlock) 2GB 512 (256 x 2)-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Dual GPU Onboard CrossFire Video Card w/ Eyefinity - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161335


Power
SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151087


Cooler
Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835242001


Hard Drive
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

and

OCZ Agility Series OCZSSD2-1AGT120G 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - Retail for OS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227462

Windows Server 2003 And Windows 7


any incompatibilities with my parts?
Would you change anything with this set up?
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  1. The WD drives you have picked are older technology. Either go with Seagate 7200.12s, Samsung Spinpoint F3s, or the Western Digital WD1002FAEX, all of which use 500 GB platters for faster & cooler performance.

    I'm also surprised that you're not getting an SSD with that budget. Among others, you might consider this Corsair Nova 128 GB SSD. You will see a significant jump in system response time, though it won't affect gaming to a noticeable degree.

    If you're not opposed to spending more, I'd go with two of these Mushkin Enhanced Redline 6 GB 1600 MHz CL 6 kits. Pretty much the fastest RAM you can buy.

    I would go for the 5970 myself.

    Onboard sound is very good these days, I wouldn't bother getting a sound card to start. If you find that it's lacking, you can always add one in later.
  2. MOBO
    Change to ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA $309.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131614

    RAM
    G Skill PI 6gb DDR3 1600 7-8-7-24 $179.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231335&cm_re=g_skill_pi-_-20-231-335-_-Product

    Case a 922 or Antec 902 instead.

    Go with the 5970 for GPU. Better price/performance ratio.

    PSU
    Seasonic X750 Gold 750W $179.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151087&cm_re=seasonic-_-17-151-087-_-Product

    HSF is fine.
    Drop sound card, really no difference from on board sound.

    HD
    Storage just raid some Spinpoint F3's. 1tb $89.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&cm_re=spinpoint_f3-_-22-152-185-_-Product

    Also grab a SSD X25-M 160 gb $499
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167024&cm_re=x25-m_160-_-20-167-024-_-Product
  3. Oh and with your budget, you can seriously consider getting a i7-980x. It's a dramatic increase in performance for rendering/video editing, but no benefit for gaming though.
  4. I went with the evga 760 and regret it. You really don't need that expensive of a motherboard. Spend the money on something else, like a ssd.
  5. updated....
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