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Help me build my dream PC

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March 8, 2012 11:38:12 AM


I am building my dream PC. These are the components I chose. Please let me know what you think about them because it's the first time I build a PC. Also, do you think that I will be able to use the Intel Water Cooling in the LIAN LI Case I selected and will the motherboard work/fit in that case?

Thank you very much!

LIAN LI PC-B10 USB3.0 Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSA00-80GAD3-US 1000W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI

Logitech Cordless Desktop EX 100 Black USB RF Wireless Standard Keyboard and Mouse

G.SKILL Ares Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory

ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition Sandy Bridge-E 3.3GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core

Intel BXRTS2011LC Liquid-cooled Thermal Solution For the LGA2011 Socket

Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Transfer

3 Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB

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March 8, 2012 12:27:01 PM

your build is not balanced
you have a mid range 560 card with a extreme series 6 core
you don't need a 1k psu for a 560 unless you want to have multi gpu setup in the future
for a liquid cooler I would recommend a h100 if you have dual exhaust fans on top or the h80 for a single radiator
32gigs sounds like an overkill, get 16 gigs unless you will be running virtual mashines
March 8, 2012 1:29:29 PM

Thank you very much..I will be using this computer to make music so I do need a lot of RAM and a powerful processor. The graphic card is not that important because I will just play a few games. The power supply needs to be silent but I'll look at other options.

Any other help would be greatly appreciated :) 
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March 8, 2012 1:45:55 PM

chop that $1000 processor just a little to the 3930K, which will pay for a 7970 gpu.
March 8, 2012 2:28:18 PM

can you give us a budget?
March 8, 2012 3:12:41 PM

^+1 for asking budget.remember-
in price/performance value
X79 is made for servers and heavily multi threaded apps that can use 4+ cores.this is dead can't upgrade in future.hardly 10%~15% boost over SB in games and double the cost :( 
say no to x79 for gaming.
Z68 is better.infat it's hell better.reasons-
best price to performance ratio
can upgrade to ivy bridge
all the necessary features an enthusiast requires!
so there's no point of spending $1k on cpu and getting a $250 gpu LOLOLOLO!!!!!!
March 8, 2012 6:02:06 PM

Thanks for the answers and btw unlimited budget (well 8k is the maximum)..

I am looking to build a computer to use software such as Cubase to make music so the videocard is not important to me. I am not planning on using this machine for games...

Hellfire, as I said..I need the most powerful machine out there (I'm not interested in dual Xeons machines though).