Advice On a New Build Please

Approximate Purchase Date: As Soon As Possible

Budget Range: ~$2600

System Usage (Most to Least Important): Server/Gaming, Video Editing, 3D Modeling/Game Development, Internet/Etc.

Parts Not Required: All Parts Required (Fresh Build)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: or site you prefer?

Country: United States

Parts Preferences (by brand or type):
Processor: Intel
Graphics: NVIDIA
RAM & SSD: Corsair
Monitor: 24-27" preferably 27"
Full Tower Case
Water Cooling
Ill need lots of advice here. Never built with water cooling before. I probably don't want to use an all-in-one such as the Corsair H60.
MoBo with high RAM capacity (32GB+)

Overclocking: Most Likely
SLI: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 or above

Additional Comments:
Needs a Window
PCIe 3.0
SATA 6.0GB/s
USB 3.0

Possible Build #1:

1. Case: Corsair 800D $259.99

Corsair Obsidian Series 800D CC800DW Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

2. PSU: Corsair HX1050 $219.99 - possibly

CORSAIR Professional Series HX1050 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Semi Modular Power Supply

2. PSU: Corsair AX1200 $299.99 - possibly

CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX1200 (CMPSU-1200AX) 1200W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Certified 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply


CORSAIR DOMINATOR 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model CMP32GX3M4X1600C10

4. SSD: Corsair 128GB $199.99

Corsair Performance Pro Series CSSD-P128GBP-BK 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

5. CPU: Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E $299.99 - possibly

Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73820

5. CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E $589.99 - possibly

Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K

6. MoBo: ASUS P9X79 LGA 2011 $319.99 - possibly

ASUS P9X79 PRO LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with USB BIOS

6. MoBo: ASUS P9X79 WS LGA 2011 $379.99 - possibly

ASUS P9X79 WS LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 SSI CEB Intel Motherboard with USB BIOS

7. GPU: ASUS GTX680 2GB $499.99

ASUS GTX680-2GD5 GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

8. WiFi:ASUS EA-N66 $99.99

ASUS EA-N66 Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n 1 x RJ-45 Ethernet port Up to 450Mbps downlink + 450Mbps uplink Wireless Data Rates 64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise

9. Blu-ray Burner: ASUS Optical Drive $94.99

ASUS Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 8MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS

In Total: $2254.91-$2704.91

-after I get more money-

Add SLI: $2754.90-$3204.90
Add Maxed RAM: $2954.89-$3404.89


What I Need:

Double check the compatibility of all parts. Which of the items marked possibly should i use?

Am I missing anything or are there any clear bottlenecks to the system?

Major water cooling part suggestions/installation tips!

Suggestions for monitors.
If possible i would like composite/component inputs but the quality of the monitor is far more important.
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    here is a 2500$ build. you may not need the OS. also there isnt that much of a difference between 5ms and 2ms monitors. it is only useful to have a 2ms monitor when you play a lot of FPS. water cooling isnt all that necessary. the noctua nh-d14 will perform just the same as a h100 liquid cooler
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