Budget Range: $2000 total. That's the max I want to spend on it. If you believe I absolutely need to spend more than that please convince me why.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: My main purpose is for video editing and to render my videos for Youtube as fast as possible. The faster the better. I play games as well, but my true focus is to render, render, render!
Are you buying a monitor: No, I have 2 1920x1080 Monitors. One is 43 inches, the other is 23 inches.
Parts to Upgrade: This is a complete build so I need everything.
Do you need to buy OS: No.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I've created a list from Newegg. I'll include what I have gotten down below.
Location: City, State/Region, Country - Vancouver, Washington USA
Parts Preferences: I'm thinking Nvidia graphics cards and Intel CPUs is my best bet for this
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe!
Your Monitor Resolution: dual monitors at 1920x1080 resolution
Additional Comments: I use sony vegas 11 as my video editing software if that helps in the build. I play a lot of 2d and 3d games, record the footage via capture card and then edit and commentate for youtube. It's been a lot of fun for me. I'm also in the process of creating my own game. It's 2d sprite based and don't think there will need to be much emphasis on the build for it.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I'm upgrading because I share my brother's desktop and it's about time I just purchased my own.
My list I've collected: Here's the rundown of what I've come up with for a build so far. I'm fairly new to this stuff so there may be compatibility issues that I'm not aware of, or possibly wasting money.
GPU is just off the mark. The GTX670 is 20% cheaper and performs within 5% of the 680. Can get even get faster than a 680 if you overclock it.
I also tend to avoid EVGA due to the fact they use reference design cooling, which is louder and not as cool as custom.
Gigabyte GTX670. $400 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Coolermaster make great cases and CPU heatsinks, not Power Supplys. You want something from Corsair, Seasonic XFX or Silverstone. Also 1000W is very overkill, for dual cards 750W is plenty, for single 650W.
Seasonic X-Gold 750W, 80+ Gold and Fully modular. $160 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU is good.
SSD is bad, the Intel 330 is the mid-range drive of Intel's lineup, and costs just as much as a much faster drive.
Heres my recommendation, its among the fastest drives on the market and very reliable (Plus an extra 8GB).
OCZ Vertex 4 128GB. $110 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Alright I took most of what you said into account. Thanks for finding my glaring incompatibility error, that'd be awful to go through everything not knowing. Now my question is if I used dual GTX670's would that 750W power supply be sufficient?
Alright! So I've got everything you've suggested in replace of my old. My only two questions left is that you think the motherboard will be ok? I'm not going too cheap with it? And what's the difference between 2x8 ram and 4x4. Low profile meaning height difference?
Great! Well I agree, I doubt I'll need that much RAM. At some point I'd like to get a monitor well above HD resolution. That would be the only other stress put on the computer. But thanks for the input! I took your advice on all of that. I'm a tiny bit nervous about installing the water cooling system, but it looks like my computer would thank me for it if it could.
So my build is complete unless anyone else dares to put out any counter opinions to the matter.