Rosewill THOR V2 Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case $129
The main points of this build are:
1. I run 3 22" monitors and may move to 6 one day
2. I mostly game online such as DDO, NWN, just MMORPG
3. I have a seperate server machine so hard drive space is not a concern just speed
4. I may eventually get another 6970 when I add more monitors
Does the build look ok? are there any parts that are overkill? are there any parts that are just bad products?
I will be ordering this as soon as I see a couple of responses that give me a warm and fuzzy or make me re-think part. I really don't want to go anymore expensive i would actually like to make it cheaper without losing performance or durability.
As far as I'm aware, no game will even use more than 4GB of RAM so 16GB is a bit unnecessary. I'd get 8GB personally. To be honest there isn't a lot of point in getting any faster than 1333Mhz or 1600Mhz either. You won't see any performance gain for that price premium, in fact it won't even run at that speed unless you overclock the RAM. Also, that RAM is quad channel. You will want dual channel RAM for the 1155 socket.
That motherboard seems quite expensive as well, something like the ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 would be better because it's Z68 and has PCI-E 3.0. It's cheaper too. Even the equivalent ASUS would be cheaper (ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3)
That graphics card is also last generation stuff, the HD 7000 series is around now. I would take a look at the HD 7950, it gives far better performance than the HD 6970 while consuming a lot less power.
That PSU is also massively overkill, you won't need anywhere near 1000W even with 2 cards. Even with 2 cards, 750W would be more than fine.