Hello I am currently looking for a new computer:
What will be the uses?
70% gaming, 20% web browsing, and 10% HD video rendering and uploading
Parts not needed to be given tips on?
Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, and OS
Will I be overclocking?
YES everything I can as you will see below I picked a 2gb 6950 gpu and I will be flashing it to a 6970 if I can and I will be trying to overclock my cpu and probably my ram too.
Do I need a lot of space?
NO I only have 100 gb in the crappy laptop I am using right now and trust me I have not even filled up all of that!
Resolution games will be played on?
2560x1600 cause I have the dell 30 inch ultrasharp and maybe will connect a second apple cinema 27 inch display too
I think those SSD drives may be lacking in performance compared to other products on the market. When I was shopping, I know there were plenty of SSDs with read/write ratings both above 500 MB/sec. These slower write times may be leaving something on the table. Here are the specs on your chosen drives:
SAMSUNG 830 Series
Max Sequential Read
Up to 520 MB/s
Max Sequential Write
Up to 320 MB/s
Sustained Sequential Read
Up to 500 MB/s (SATA 6Gb/s)
Sustained Sequential Write
Up to 175 MB/s (SATA 6Gb/s)
I'm not saying those drives suck, but I would revisit the SSD market and see if there are better performance values out there. I'd check Tom's reviews & the benchmark charts too, if you haven't already.
Everything else looks great. I'm using a similar motherboard (ASUS P8Z68-V) with a 2500k & H70 cooler, and have had no issues. I'm surprised you didn't opt for a blu-ray writer with your interest in HD video editing, given that you shopped very high end in all other categories.
1 change cooler to cooler master hyper 212 evo
2 ur stuff will only use like 8gb of ram so change ram to 8gb
3 change psu to corsair ax650
4 you wouldnt need a sound card for those headphones
5 its a little bit cheaper and on sale right now so i reccomend this headset instead sound blaster tactic3d wrath wireless
The SSDs are clearly chosen for quality and reliability and are good, but I think you are trying to cover your bases with the two different brands, and I don't see the need.
Get the 256GB version of either of those, and call it good. You won't have the hassles trying to move stuff to the non-boot drive as it can all be on one. Later on you can buy a cheap platter drive as backup.
If I didn't have other priorities in my computer budget right now I would swap out my 160GB Intel SSD for one of those. You really do need that much space.
Have you ever seen a Tt Level 10 in person? I don't really think much of it.. not when there are so many fine cases in that price range.
Change gpu to amd 7970 (it will power the monitor you have much better) and what if you don't get a 6950 that doesn't flash to 6970.
PSU imo is bleh- You could easily drop to a 750/850 (650 with 1 card)
get one SSD to run programs ...256gb samsung 830 or Crucial m4
Case is junk imo but its personal preference here so your call. Could save a lot of money or get a better case for the same.
I'd reccomend silverstone ft02 / raven rv02-e /
corsair 650d 550d 700d 800d
fractal design arc midi (fits h100 easily and is actually designed to do it) any other cases are good
antec makes some good cases
cooler master as well.
10. POWER SUPPLY:
Aside from overall Wattage, you also need to ensure you have enough Amperage on the +12V rail. It's often very clear, such as "48Amps on combined rails" or similar.
To be clear:
#1. Find an online calculator and add up your parts. Your choice of graphics card will heavily affect this. If in doubt, get at least 750Watts but online calculators are pretty good. Make sure to put in the OVERCLOCKED CPU number such as 3.8GHz.
#2. The Amperage needs to be high enough on the +12V rail. I think the GTX570 required 38Amps for example. So you need to find the graphics card requirement and get HIGHER than this.