Here are the parts that I have picked out, please let me know if there is a better deal or if I am doing something stupid with the build (I'm not perfect and wont pretend to know everything, I do not).
Primary Storage: No idea... I am thinking about a 64GB crucial drive, as I have heard a lot of problems with OCZ and figure crucial is a good name in flash based memory. Please feel free to recommend as I really dont know much in this regard.
Secondary HDD: 2TB slower speed hdd, not looking for 7200rpm and will look for drives on sale in the near future (can wait)
Like the SSD, but might downgrade to the 64GB as I dont think I would really use that much on the SSD, with a 2TB to supplement for storage.
I dont think that PSU would be able to power the CPU, Dual 680's in SLI and everything else... wouldn't I need at least 1000-1200W?
I like the CPU cooler you showed me, it looks like it works really well and is very quiet, but may be difficult to find a compatible case and mobo with high profile RAM.
What about this MOBO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $20 cheaper and a little bigger to accomodate the larger heatsink plus a little nicer with sata and usb ports.
I don't want to come off as rude for not taking your advice right off the bat, I just want to make sure I get the best desktop for my money.
Oh no problem, I just recommended that board because it is a very good board. That board you picked is good, but reading the reviews has some problems.
And as for SATA and USB ports, all motherboards have these?
850 is more than enough, tests have shown that full system load power consumption with 680 SLI to be less than 650W, and 850W is enough.
The 932 case can hold the cooler just fine. Also, in case of any RAM problems, the fan can be moved up if needed.
Thanks a lot for all the help, as I said I have been a bit sleep deprived the last week or so and have been thinking accordingly. This is my current wishlist of items I plan to get http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...
Currently I have a bluray drive, 150GB 7200RPM hdd, 21TB of external storage so I should have everything that I need after this. Only issue with the wishlist is I need to find different monitors to replace the asus'. They have a lot of reports of backlight bleeding and also due to space considerations (currently in a BEQ room on a naval training base) need to get 3 monitors that can pivot to portrait display mode and then in 4 months when I move off base I will have room to use them in landscape mode.
If you want portrait mode, you will need an IPS Panel monitor.
What? I may be wrong (but I don't think I am), but the type of panel used in the monitor has nothing to do with its orientation. A TN panel can be rotated just as easily as an IPS, you just need to buy a model that supports it.
Subtotal = $2715.89
Coupon Codes = $26.50
Total = $2689.39
So... This is currently my planned build. First thing though I would like to thank Gary1, Azeem40, as well as AVKnight for their help. I just want to make sure I don't have any compatibility problems that I haven't caught myself. Also I have a few questions.
1) What cables and accessories will be needed and not be supplied with my current order? Is it only SATA cables?
2) I would like to add a crap ton of storage to this desktop with low speed, large capacity hdds. My only issue is I am unsure of what to get and where to get it for the best price. I currently have 19TB of external hdd space
(2x2TB WD Element, 2x2TB WD Mybook, 2x2TB Goflex, 2x3TB WD Mybook, and 1x1TB Seagate Goflex (portable)) with about 7TB free. I realize this is probably the worst way to keep media files and such as it is in no way protected from failure. What should I do to fix this?
3) While im doing this thread, I figure this question can't hurt. I currently have a wireless N router that is starting to cut in and out on me. What would be recommended for a house being shared by 5 electronics oriented people with high bandwith usage?
4) Lastly, if anyone spots anything that I have done in ignorance or stupidity with my current desktop build, please let me know.