Need help with new build

Approximate Purchase Date: Tomorrow to must later 2week from now.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Waching high-res movie, listening to music, web browsing with over 100tab in firefox or chrome, /d program such as Maya 3dstudio, Photoshop CS6 with high detail painting and 3d painting, lightroom 4, zbrush, gaming ect...
PS: These are almost equally important since I game alot and I do alot of painting and I have always atleast 60-80 tab opened in firefox or chrome at all time. I also watch alot of anime and movie and ordinary always listen to music as well while gaming or painting.

Are you buying a monitor: No, maybe later I will add 2 20'' for a PLP setup.

Parts to Upgrade: MoBo, CPU, CPU Cooler, Sound Card, PSU, GPU, Case, SSD, Fans maybe.
I already have 4stick of 4gb gskill sniper 1.5v ram.

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:,,, or other canadian online shop.

Location: Rouyn-Noranda in abitibi, quebec.

Parts Preferences: Asus, EVGA, Nvidia

Overclocking: Yes
SLI or Crossfire: Not for now.

Your Monitor Resolution:2560x1600 30''dell plus 1980x1080 32''tv
Additional Comments: I'm looking to build a silent PC with amazing cooling so I can overclock steadly and have it stable. . I love to game on max setting, I play skyrim, The Secret world, League of legend, dota 2, starcraft 2, diablo 3 and alot of other game.

I also have 5x2TB HD from samsung for storage so need enough salot on the case.

I have a 5.1 home theater that I want to use as speaker as well, so I want something that will give amazing sound quality, that's important. I will also buy QC15 or Sennheiser wireless headphone later for my birthday or maybe xmas, depending on how life going to go. Sound is important as you see which is why I 'm looking for a good sound card or something! Obviously I was dumb in getting a HTIB lol.. too bad for now :P

Windows and bling bling are fluff stuff and not necesary sinc the computer is in my bedroom. Unless there a way to shut down led light at will or automatcaly set it up to turn down at x time, then maybe it wouldn't hurt haha... BUt really it's not that important.

So in the end, quiet, extremely performant cooling efficient for overclocking and amazing sound quality. That sum it up

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My old computer is lagging behind, BSOD/freeze/shutdown are randomly happening. The 8800GTX isn't able to stay alive with my current screen set-up.

So far the current set up.
MoBo: Asus Z77 Sabertooth or maybe Maximus formula with or without thunderfx
CPU: Intel i7-2600k or i7-3770k
CPU Cooler: H80 or H100 or Notua d-14 or CM 212
EVGA gtx680 ftw+ 4gb
SSD: Crucial m4 256 or Intel cherryville 240
PSU AX or TX 750 ot 850w corsair. Don't know if gold certified is really worth it.
Case: Corsair 550d or 650 or maybe a silverstone ... Can't decide on this one.
Sound Card: Xonar STX or St. I don't know anything about sound card sadly.
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  1. Explain to me how 60 tabs requires HT? It is still one process.
  2. Don't Photoshop cs6, maya and other program like that use HT? Obviously maybe 60tab won't benefit from HT but the rest will.
  3. The Asrock seem to be liked everywhere lol, I don't know much about that compagnie too.

    Case wise, si there anything better?
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    Dude... Each tab is handeled as a single process (at least in chrome) and he is not only gonna open those many tabs he will also use heavy CPU applications like photoshop, lightroom and maya.. i recomend you read before posting awnsers like that

    IK that photoshop requires HT, but using tabs to justify an i7 is stupid. I can have 100 tabs open on my P4 desktop and have ZERO slow downs. I have nothing against your recommended build, but saying Chrome requires HT for multiple tabs is completely WRONG.


    65 tabs open in chrome, + this forum open in opera + and episode of x-files playing. No hyper-threading.
  5. Ok, I will show you someday. BTW, with 8GB of RAM, it is totally possible lol.

    Lol, you need to use something to benefit from it, incase you didn't know what logic meant. :)
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