Approximate Purchase Date: Around the end of February 2012
Budget Range: $3000-3500 ( Before rebates, but shipping and taxes in)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Photoshop, Cinema 4D, HD Video Rendering, Movies, Music Editing/Listening, Surfing, Anything else.
Parts Not Required: Gonna need pretty much everything....
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.ca, unless the product is not carried by them and extremely important.
Parts Preferences: ASUS Motherboards only, Intel CPU / Chipset, Nvidia GPU(s), 80+ Gold PSU.
Overclocking: Yes (Bear in mind, I'm doing all my overclocking on air, so I wont be hitting 5GHz)
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
Monitor Resolution:1920x1080 for primary monitor, 1440x900 for secondary.
Additional Comments: This computer will need to last me at least 4-5 years ( I'm need max setting on very game now, not later, I can't realistically expect to get 60+ after 5 years) Before you guys start telling me not to spend this much money on a PC that I'll need to upgrade a few years down the line; know that I've earned all this money, and after much careful consideration, I've decided this is what I'd like to spend, whether it's the right thing to do or not.
That PSU is very overkill. You would only need 1200 watts, say for a 3-Way GTX 580 setup... you would save yourself some cash towards other upgrades by stepping your PSU down to 900 or 950 watts. Of course, as you said, it is your money.
That total makes no sense. I added them up myself and got 3,218.79
and that would be great... but there's no Monitor or Hard Drive.
When I add in the Monitor and Hard Drive, I got close to $4000. That's out of my price range, not to mention, cheaper on newegg.ca