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Would Really Love Some Opinions On This Build plz

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October 23, 2011 2:28:27 AM

I just recently graduated with Bachelors in Game Art and Design and although I am a true blue gamer through to my heart I am primarily buying this rig in order to work on my projects. Although I am a bit of a noob when it comes to computer hardware I have been doing a huge amount of research the last few weeks and I think i've put together a pretty nice build but id really like to get some knowledgable opinions on it.

My Goals For This Build:
1) Be able to run multiple high end programs such as Autodesk Maya 2012, Autodesk Mudbox 2012, the full Abobe Master Collection CS5 including Photoshop, Premiere, Illustrator and others, the Unreal Developement Kit, ZBrush, and other processing intensive art creation programs.
2) Be able to run several of the aforementioned programs all at once without lagging.
3) Be able to play pretty much every game out there on highest settings because although this is mostly for working on my projects doesnt mean I wont be gaming on it :D 
4) Future proof this as much as possible so that I hopefully the biggest upgrades ill be doing in the next few years is getting some more 3tb hard drives and getting another Evga Gtx 580 Hydro Copper 2 3gb to sli.

So that having been said here is the build ive put together. The biggest things im still concerned over are my choice in motherboard and my video card choice. I have been leaning towards the EVGA GTX 580 Hydro Copper 2 3GB (although im trying to see right now if I can get them to make it one of the Classified versions) primarily because its one of the best cards out there that ive seen in my research and the water cooling other then just being pretty damn cool lol, should allow me some added headroom for overclocking. Also right now im leaning towards going with a single solid card for now and get another one later to sli as opposed to getting two cheaper cards in sli now because I wouldn't be having to change out both of them any time soon and they dont have water cooled versions of the gtx 570 hd 2.5gbs.

Anyways those are the biggest things id like opinions on but id like opinions on all of it. Also I have already purchased the monitors and I plan on running a dual monitor set up in 1920x1080. Although I have the ram chosen as the lowest available what im actually getting is Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module. Im going to buy it from newegg for $130 less then what upgrading it to costs from Cyberpower and giving the ram it will come with to my friend whos making a much more low end rig and has the extra slots available.

So here it is

http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/saved/1DKWG4

Case: * Azza Hurrican 2000 Full Tower Gaming Case with 4 Hot Swappable HDD Cage & (4) 230MM Fans [+38]
Internal USB Extension Module: None
Neon Light Upgrade: 12in Liquid Neon Thunder Pattern Light [+15] (Blue Color)
Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Maximum 120MM Color Case Cooling Fans for your selected case [+15] (Blue Color)
Noise Reduction Technology: None
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-2600K 3.40 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
Venom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: Ultimate OC (Ultimate Overclock 30% or more) [+80]
Cooling Fan: CyberPower Xtreme Hydro Liquid Cooling Kit 360MM w/ Triple Fan(CPU & GPU Liquid Cool Capable, Extreme Overclocking Performance + Extreme Silent at 18dBA) [+50]
Coolant for Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Water Cooling Kits: High-Performance Non Conductive Coolant powered by Koolance [+19] (Blue Color [+10])
Motherboard: * [CrossFireX/SLI] GigaByte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 Intel Z68 Chipset DDR3 ATX MB w/ Lucid Virtu + Intel Smart Response Technology & 7.1 Dolby Home Theater Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2x SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 3 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI (All Venom OC Certified) [+23]
Intel Smart Response Technology for Z68: 60 GB OCZ Agility 3 SATA III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 525MB/s Read & 475MB/s Write [+118] (Single Hard Drive)
Memory: 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module [-37] (Corsair or Major Brand)
Video Card: EVGA Liquid Cooling NVIDIA GTX Series PCIe Video [+622] (EVGA Liquid Cooling NVIDIA GTX 580 3GB GDDR5 VRAM [+30])
Freebies: FREE Just Cause 2 Game Coupon
FREE Game Coupon Batman: Arkham City
Video Card 2: None
Video Card 3: None
Power Supply Upgrade: 1,100 Watts - CyberPowerPC Gaming Power Supply SLI/CrossFireX Ready [+84]
Hard Drive: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+59] (Single Hard Drive)
Data Hard Drive: 3TB (3TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+153] (Single Hard Drive)
Hard Drive Cooling Fan: None
Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
Keyboard: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard
Mouse: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse
Extra Thermal Display: Aerocool Touch 1000 5.25" Touch Screen Fan Control [+24]
Wireless 802.11B/G Network Card: Zonet ZEW1642S IEEE 802.11b/g/n 300Mbps PCI Wireless Adapter Network Card [+29]
Bluetooth: None
Flash Media Reader/Writer: All-in-One External USB 2.0 Card Reader/Writer (Black Color) [+1]
Power Protection: OPTI-UPS VS575B 575VA/345W Uninterruptible Power Supply [+46]
IEEE1394 Card: None
Internal USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
Ultra Care Option: Ultra Enhanced Packaging Solution - Protect Your Dream System During Transit [+19]
CoolerMaster Thermal Fusion 400 Extreme Performance CPU - Thermal Compound Optimized for Thermal Dissipation [+10]
Service: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
October 23, 2011 3:00:24 AM

That system would do great and last 4-5 years. Just add another 580 after that and it should be able to last another year or so and continue :p 
October 23, 2011 11:54:11 PM

got alot of good help over on cyberpower's forums and after that I have made the appropriate changes and this is the new version of the build.

* Case: * Azza Hurrican 2000 Full Tower Gaming Case with 4 Hot Swappable HDD Cage & (4) 230MM Fans [+38]
* Internal USB Extension Module: None
* Neon Light Upgrade: 12in Liquid Neon Thunder Pattern Light [+15] (Blue Color)
* Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Maximum 120MM Color Case Cooling Fans for your selected case [+15] (Blue Color)
* Noise Reduction Technology: None
* CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-2600K 3.40 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
* Venom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: No Overclocking
* Cooling Fan: Asetek 570LX Liquid Cooling system w/ 240MM Radiator and Dual Fans (Extreme Overclocking Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)
* Coolant for Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Water Cooling Kits: Standard Coolant
* Motherboard: * [CrossFireX/SLI] GigaByte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 Intel Z68 Chipset DDR3 ATX MB w/ Lucid Virtu + Intel Smart Response Technology & 7.1 Dolby Home Theater Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2x SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 3 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI (All Venom OC Certified) [+23]
* Intel Smart Response Technology for Z68: None
* Memory: 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module [-37] (ADATA Gaming Series with Heat Spreader [+12])
* Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 HD 2.5GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+256] (EVGA Powered by NVIDIA)
* Freebies: FREE Just Cause 2 Game Coupon
FREE Game Coupon Batman: Arkham City
* Video Card 2: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 HD 2.5GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+433] (EVGA Powered by NVIDIA)
* Video Card 3: None
* Power Supply Upgrade: 850 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-850TXV2 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready [+83]
* Hard Drive: 120 GB Intel 320 Series SATA-II 3.0Gb/s SSD - 270 MB/s Read & 130MB/s Write [+165] (Single Hard Drive)
* Data Hard Drive: 3TB (3TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+153] (Single Hard Drive)
* Hard Drive Cooling Fan: None
* External Hard Drive (USB3.0/2.0/eSATA): None
* USB Flash Drive: None
* Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
* Optical Drive 2: None
* Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
* Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
* Network Switch: None
* Keyboard: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard
* Mouse: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse
* Extra Thermal Display: Aerocool Touch 1000 5.25" Touch Screen Fan Control [+24]
* Wireless 802.11B/G Network Card: Zonet ZEW1642S IEEE 802.11b/g/n 300Mbps PCI Wireless Adapter Network Card [+29]
* External Wireless Network Card: None
* Wireless 802.11 B/G/N Access Point: None
* Bluetooth: None
* Flash Media Reader/Writer: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)
* IEEE1394 Card: None
* Internal USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
* USB Port: None
* Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
* Ultra Care Option: Ultra Enhanced Packaging Solution - Protect Your Dream System During Transit [+19]
CoolerMaster Thermal Fusion 400 Extreme Performance CPU - Thermal Compound Optimized for Thermal Dissipation [+10]
* Service: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
* Rush Service: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 5~10 BUSINESS DAYS


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