Beast of PC for just under $3k

Am I doing this right? Any computability issues? I wanted high quality but the ability to upgrade after next generation is released.

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CPU: Intel Core i7-2700K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($365.98 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($101.72 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($338.47 @ CompUSA)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($389.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 590 3GB Video Card ($746.86 @ NCIX US)
Case: Silverstone TJ11B-W ATX Full Tower Case ($576.80 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Silverstone 1500W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2914.80
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated 2011-11-24 17:48 EST-0500)
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  1. Lol, why are you spending over $500 bucks just for a case?
  2. This build is wasteful. Just get a $1500 build and it will run everything at high.
  3. Id definately get everything on this list, but would change the case to the Aerocool opinion.
  4. Best answer
    $500 for a case is ridiculous unless you absolutely must have that particular case.

    If you want to upgrade to Ivy Bridge then you want a different motherboard. The best PCIe 3.0 ASUS board:

    I would go with 2x 580 over a single 590 which you will be able to do if you choose another case around ~$200 or less.

    That 1500w power supply is just way way overkill. Even 2x 580's in that setup will run fine with 950w-1000w. If you want a quality modular PSU go with
  5. Hydro Series H100 requires a case with dual 120mm fan mounts with 15mm spacing for a 240mm radiator
  6. Best answer selected by heliophoenix.
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