Workstation - Gaming Computer (3000€)

Hi All.

I am building my new computer from the beginning, but I am not sure about some parts of it, so I would appreciate some advice from the experts of this forum if possible. Here are the specs:

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Mainly workstation, some hard gaming too.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: any spanish / european who ships to spain (i usually use .
PARTS PREFERENCES: Love Asus mainly.
OVERCLOCKING: Yes, but not heavy overclock, only air forced.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes, in the future.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: The quieter and cooler, the better.

PARTS choosen at the moment:
Mobo: Asus Rampage III Extreme Socket 1366 364€
CPU: Intel Core i7 930 2.80Ghz Box Socket 1366 264€
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 67€
RAM: 2x G.Skill PIS PC3-18400 DDR3 2300 4GB 2x2GB CL8 282€
Graphic card:Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 2GB GDDR5 575€
Main HDD: 2x Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 60GB SSD 310€
Second HDD: WD Caviar Black 2TB SATA2 MAESTRO 153€
MONITOR: 2x BenQ V2410T 24" LED DVI 450€
DVD/Blu-RAY: 2x Liteon iHOS104 Lector Blu Ray + DVD SATA OEM 61€
PSU: Corsair HX1000 1000W Modular 221€
TOWER: Antec Dark Fleet 85 164€

TOTAL COST (without remaining parts): 2690€

My doubts are about the combination of Mobo + CPU (I have thinked also in Asus Crosshair Formula IV + AMD 1090T), I usually prefer Intel because AMD hasn't been all what I spected in the past. I also have doubts about the monitors, who seem to be good quality/price balanced, but maybe I should pull for something better in quality. Finally, the tower, which I really don't know what to do, but I like big towers, with plenty space inside, and good fan cooling capabilities with low noise (well, all what everyone wants...).

The remaining parts: mouse, keyboard, speakers... would be also needed, and I love Logitech ones, but they are not as important and can wait. What I would like is to use a TV card with this computer, because I like to have TV on while I am working.

Any help and advice would be more than welcome.

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  1. Very good build first of all nothing to change exept the ram. intel i7 uses tripple channel ram. So you need 3gb, 6gb or 12gb. And the ram you selected is also quite overkill(it really is very very fast).

    One or two of these would be great

    As for the tower. The one you selected is a good one but very ugly however. Also a very good choice

    and actually all the cases on this page are good exept the thermaltake level 10

    Remaining parts:

    TV card: I can't help you there sorry

    mouse: logitech g9x, razer deathadder, microsoft sidewinder, R.A.T. 7, any steelseries mice.(out of these pick the one you like as all are good)

    keyboard: any logitech gaming keyboard is fine also note there is a new one

    Some other choices: razer lycosa, sidewinder x6
  2. ohh and speakers: I have no idea how much you want to spend here. But if it is less than 200 I'd get a decent headset with a decent sound card. Because low range speakers really aren't that good.
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