This will be my first build and I am open to any propsed build ideas. I also came up with my own build idea and I need to know what you guys think and if there are any improvments I can make or any compatibilty issues that need fixing.
Edit: System usage importance from greatest to least 3d gaming, internet, video rendering and programming.
Country of origin: USA
Preferred website: any however amazon and newegg are preferable.
parts prefrence: None really first build.
aprox purchase date: september 2011
parts not needed: none
P.S sorry for bad spelling ang grammar its really late here and I wrote this up quickly
Proposed build: Cost is about 4400 US dollars
Case: NZXT Crafted Series ATX Full Tower Steel Chassis - Phantom Black
Motherboard: ASUS LGA 1366 - Intel X58 - Republic of Gamers - ATX Motherboard Rampage III Extreme
PSU: Corsair Professional Series Gold High Performance 1200-Watt Power Supply CMPSU-1200AX
The GeForce GTX 560 Ti and Radeon HD 6950 are significantly more powerful than the GeForce 8800 Ultra, both can be purchased for less than $300, and the two cards can handle the highest graphical settings in the Crisis 2 multiplayer demo at 1920x1080. Indeed, even the Radeon HD 6870 and GeForce GTX 460 1 GB can smoothly play the game at 1080p using its Advanced setting.
Tri-SLI is way over the top especially if you are only using 1 screen and i'm guessing 1080p resolution max, try 1 first then add another if you not happy. If you using the 3D glasses you might need to since you practically half your frame rate there.
Most of the game coming out are multi-platform and therefore limited by the consoles.
1) Detail planning for September build is premature.
2) Gaming on a single 1080P monitor does not need sli. A GTX560ti will perform adequately in most games. A GTX580 is the most you can use. If planning on a three monitor surround system, then sli will be needed. A single fast graphics card is better if it will do the job. Who knows what will be available in September.
3) With your budget, and a single monitor, consider a 30" 2560 x 1600 monitor. It will cost about $1000. A GTX580 will be good at that resolution.
4) Sandy bridge at stock competeswith a I7-980X. If you will do a conservative oc on either, the sandy will outperform the i7-990X in gaming, and most other tasks. Look for a 2600K and associated p67 motherboard.
5) 1200w psu is probably overkill. A single GTX580 needs a quality 650w psu. SLI should be ok with a quality 850w unit, 950 at most.
6) You will want a good cpu cooler. Prolimatech megahalems, or noctua NH-d14 are the best.
7) If you love the NZXT case, fine, get it. Otherwise, look some more, I think there are better cooling cases out there.
8) Is there some feature of windows 7 professional that you need? Home premium is sufficient for most home users.
9) For what it is worth, my DLINK DIR-655 gaming router has been trouble free, check it out.
adding to what geofelt said, i agree, you're not going to ever need more than a 1000w PSU. i would also add that if you are really looking for graphics muscle then two GTX580's are all you need; this is not only because they will destroy most games but also because in order to keep them cool you should space them at least one slot apart so they can get enough airflow.
though i do agree that the Phantom is not the best cooling case around, i have to say it is one of the best looking cases, especially when it's aglow.