Okay guys, here's the deal. I'm a 3D Animation student and I'm looking to build a system. This isn't the first build I've done but it will the most expensive. Also I've looked through this forum and a few others and noticed the minimal amount of info on systems built for animation work so any threads/articles on the subject you can point me towards will be much appreciated. As for the topic of video cards I am aware that Nvidia has nerfed the 400 and 500 GTX cards in relation to Animation. However I'm not sure if AMD has done the same with their cards. I am considering the Quadro 4000 but am not sure if the difference in price is worth it at this stage. So here is what I've got at this point.
Approximate Purchase Date: Early next month
Budget Range: $2000-$2500 Before Rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Animation(Lightwave 10), Adobe CS5, videogaming, movies
Parts Not Required: Keyboard and Mouse, HDD
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg
Parts Preferences: Intel processor
Overclocking: Yes (4.5 GHz, 27/7)
SLI or Crossfire:Maybe
Monitor Resolution: 1080 or better
Additional Comments: Preferably quiet as it will be in my bedroom but not deal breaker.
Also I am curious if the PSU I have listed would be enough if I decided to later put in 1 or 2 more video cards as well as additional harddrives and a custom waterloop. I do have a feeling I'll have to go up to 1200watts. Anyway, any help will be appreciated. Thanks.