Critique my build, please.

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: Not really sure, more focused on getting the right combination of components than penny pinching. Would like to stay under 2k

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video/Photo editing, gaming, movies/music, web surfing, college work, etc

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country:USA

Parts Preferences: Intel processors only. Other than that, no preferences.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: Unsure, haven't decided on monitor setup yet

Additional Comments: I would like to keep the PC as quiet as possible while staying air cooled. Below are some of the items that I have already or intend on purchasing. Items left blank i really need input on because I can't decide.

CPU: Intel i7 2600K
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7073159&CatId=6991

Motherboard: (Open to recommendations, needs to support SLI obviously)

PSU: (Undecided on a specific one but want to go modular and think it should at least be 1000w.)

GPU: Nivida GTX 460Ti (times 2) (already have these)
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/NVIDIA+-+GeForce+GTX+560+Ti+1GB+GDDR5+PCI+Express+2.0+Graphics+Card/2146823.p?id=1218312181329&skuId=2146823&st=nvidia%20GTX460&cp=1&lp=3

Case: Lian Li PC8FIB (Ordered)

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231487

HDD: Undecided but looking for a SSD with 100+GB capacity. Still store most stuff on one of several externals.

Optica Drive: LITE-ON 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 8MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner with 3D Playback iHBS212-08 LightScribe Support

CPU Cooler: Totally undecided.

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Im not really building a budget PC, but im trying to build something that will be able to take any and everything that I throw at it for a good while to come. I know some of this may be overkill and money down the drain and that's what im looking to you all for. Any advice/opinion is welcome. :)


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  2. FNR32 said:
    Approximate Purchase Date: This week

    Budget Range: Not really sure, more focused on getting the right combination of components than penny pinching. Would like to stay under 2k

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video/Photo editing, gaming, movies/music, web surfing, college work, etc

    Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS)

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

    Country:USA

    Parts Preferences: Intel processors only. Other than that, no preferences.

    Overclocking: Yes

    SLI or Crossfire: Yes

    Monitor Resolution: Unsure, haven't decided on monitor setup yet

    Additional Comments: I would like to keep the PC as quiet as possible while staying air cooled. Below are some of the items that I have already or intend on purchasing. Items left blank i really need input on because I can't decide.

    CPU: Intel i7 2600K
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7073159&CatId=6991

    Motherboard: (Open to recommendations, needs to support SLI obviously)

    PSU: (Undecided on a specific one but want to go modular and think it should at least be 1000w.)

    GPU: Nivida GTX 460Ti (times 2) (already have these)
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/NVIDIA+-+GeForce+GTX+560+Ti+1GB+GDDR5+PCI+Express+2.0+Graphics+Card/2146823.p?id=1218312181329&skuId=2146823&st=nvidia%20GTX460&cp=1&lp=3

    Case: Lian Li PC8FIB (Ordered)

    Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231487

    HDD: Undecided but looking for a SSD with 100+GB capacity. Still store most stuff on one of several externals.

    Optica Drive: LITE-ON 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 8MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner with 3D Playback iHBS212-08 LightScribe Support

    CPU Cooler: Totally undecided.

    _________________________________________________________________

    Im not really building a budget PC, but im trying to build something that will be able to take any and everything that I throw at it for a good while to come. I know some of this may be overkill and money down the drain and that's what im looking to you all for. Any advice/opinion is welcome. :)


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    $1250 before rebates and covers the need. This is a better use of funds. You can of course change the video to the 7000 series or make any other enhancement but this is a very good build:

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