New build $1500+

So I am getting close to getting the parts for my build.

Just a quick background I am looking to build a PC for image, video, audio, 3D, and program editing. eg. Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects, 3DStudio. I normally get a new PC every 6-7 yrs.. which is why I am willing to spend a bit on this PC.

My budget is about $1500 or so, also I am in Canada :p


Core™ i7-2600K Processor Bundle
Asus P8Z68-V PRO Motherboard
Ripjaws X Series 16GB PC3-12800 Dual Channel DDR3 Kit (4x4GB)
Antec Nine Hundred II V3 Gamer Case
Kingston SSDNow V100 2.5in SATA II Solid State Drive, 64GB
Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black 7200rpm SATA II w/ 32MB Cache
Seagate 2TB Barracuda Green SATA III w/ 64MB Cache
Seagate 500GB Barracuda 7200.12 SATA II w/ 16MB Cache
Corsair TX750 V2 750W ATX 12V Single Rail 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 80PLUS Bronze
LG Super-Multi 22x DVD Writer, SATA, Black
LG BH12 Super Multi Blue 12x Internal SATA Blu-ray Disc Writer, Black w/ Lightscribe

So I am missing out on a monitor and video card. I have an older LCD monitor and am thinking of getting another as I want dual displays, maybe triple if I have extra $ left.

As for the GPU, I have no idea.. I have been looking up stuff to see if SLI or any GPU has a major effect when it comes to rendering at all.

Also to add I have the SSD and 1TB Black as the OS drives, which on the z68 you can pair up.

Anyways maybe I missed something or people can just throw in their inputs and suggestions.

Thanks :)
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  1. Core i5-2500k is more than enough, trust me.
  2. Well the reason why I went with the i7 is just because I won't be upgrading for 5-6 yrs. So in that case it's probably better to get the higher processor for future use as well.
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