I'm about to put some money (tax return) into a new rig, and was looking for a second pair of eyes. Any input is appreciated.
My main questions are if these components will play nice with each other and if they are the smartest picks.
Gotta say although I do like the old i7's (have a 920 myself) it does make more sense to grab a 2500/2600k.
Also bare in mind the DirectCUii cards are huge (have the 6950 version), pressuming that with a 1050w power supply you will be going towards getting a second one.....you are going to really struggle to fit the more than one of the DCU's onto a normal board without having to use the slower pci slots.
Personally I would drop your PSU to 650-750 and see if you can stretch to a 7950 (twin frozr is currently the best)
----$1000 so at this point, I have reached my budget. I'm pretty excited about everything here, only thing i'm don't really like is the onboard video in the Asus board... I'll disable that as soon as I turn the thing on. I'm probably going to find a way to pinch in a SSD, that was a chunk of performance I did not want to let go.----
You don't need a 2600K for a strictly gaming build the 2500K is just as good and cheaper.
The CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 is an excellent psu and cheaper.
Personally i think it's better then the AX.