My 1st desktop/beast in a long time

hello guys i am in the market to build a beast of a matchine for my birthday haven't built anything in a long time so figured can't hurt to ask for help.i am looking at spending between $1500-$2500.i am a I.T. Tech so i push my pc's this will be hooked up to a 40-50 inch flat screen and will be used for gaming,photoshop,video editing,vmware,movies music and so on.i have never built with water cooling but i want a quite cool running rig..also i wana set a camera on top of the tv for skype.

looking into it thinking about building with the:
intel 2600K &
GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD7


thank you to all.
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  1. Forget about water cooling. You can hit 4.0GHz+ and still run cool with this cpu on air. So no need for water cooling. Here's a few parts for you to consider for that build of yours.

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RC-922M-KKN1-GP-Tower-Black/dp/B0026FCI2U/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1294619944&sr=1-1 $99.98 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Cooler Master RC-922M-KKN1-GP HAF 922M ATX Mid Tower Case (Black)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227551 $218.99 $198.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
    OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    or....

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226153 $419.00
    Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe MKNSSDCL240GB-DX 2.5" 240GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139014 $279.99 - $269.99 after mail-in rebate card
    CORSAIR Professional Series AX1200 1200W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Certified 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065 $29.99
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835154003 $6.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125349 $509.99
    GIGABYTE GV-N580D5-15I-B GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136181 $99.99
    LG WH10LS30K 10X Blu-ray Burner - LightScribe Support - Bulk - OEM

    and a few set's of these down below....

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    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
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    this is what i am looking at still need a psu and to make choices on the coolers was gonna run the 80gb ssd's in raid0
  3. what is good cool case with noise isolation
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