My first gaming rig. I just can't decide on the right motherboard. I7 2600k, 16GB Dominator Ram, 110 GB PCIe 4x SSD, 3 TB 7200 rpm HDD, Antec Kuhler 620 liquid cooling, and a single hd 6990. I'm leaning toward the asus Maximus IV extreme, but I've got a buddy telling me that I should go with MSI's big bang. Suggestions for a good case that's no more than 400 bucks would be appreciated too. I'd take any good advice really, if there's a better liquid cooling system for the 1155 out there let me know. I think using a 1000w psu will do, but also want to leave room for expandability. For any unforseen future upgrades. Money's not a big deal, so let me know what the best is.
Waiting til black friday, to purchase everything at once and also to be sure I don't rush into a decision I'll kick myself for later on down the line. All my past computers have been bought off the shelf or i picked the components, and had alienware build it, like my laptop. But after researching and kicking myself for my past mistakes, I'm convinced I won't make the silly ones this time. But til I put together the sweet system, I'll just have to live with being a boob. Any and all input is valued, I'm extremely green when it comes to custom builds. My experience consists of watching a lot of videos on youtube. I was just going to use the single graphics card, but if it's going to be annoying to listen to, my wife will get on me for it, so thanks for that heads up. My cap on this project is about 5k, so if you have a good idea for a sweet build that will stay under that, let me know.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming / Internet / Media center
Parts Not Required: Everything is necessary
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg (It's all i know)
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: High end
SLI or Crossfire: No preference
Monitor Resolution: Looking to run a 24" to 30" dual monitor set up
Additional Comments: Quiet is almost necessary, but a little noise in idle won't upset the lady of the house. A "REALLY" good water cooling system, is my main idea, but I have no clue what that would, be. Watching youtube now with high hopes.
Really no reason to get a 2600K. The 2500K is just about as good, and money, while apparently plentiful, still doesn't deserved to be burned outright. Stop at 8gb RAM. Corsair is always a good choice, especially when money doesn't matter. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
950 should be good, I think.
SSDs eat money, but you could get 3x120 gb for beastliness.