I would like to know your final opinions before i build my computer
Approximate Purchase Date: ~2 weeks (most likely this week, however by next week at latest)
Budget Range: $2000 - $2500
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video/photo editing, games, etc
Are you buying a monitor: Yes (Already have chosen one)
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: anywhere that is cheap preferably somewhere in Australia (mwave.com.au, ddcomputers.com.au, arc.com.au, diycomputers.com.au)
Location: City, State/Region, Country - Australia, Sydney
Parts Preferences: Whatever is good
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I am thinking of doing water cooling a month after i assemble my PC, I want it super fast and going for at-least 5 years without the need to upgrade too much.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Time to move on from my crappy dual core, sick of slow computers
Parts i have chosen (might be changed):
CPU - i7 3770k 3.5ghz
Ram - Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3
Power Supply - Corsair AX 750 Professional Gold series
Tower - NZXT Switch 810 Full tower OR CoolerMaster HAF X Full tower
Motherboard - AsRock Z77 Extreme 4
Graphics Card - Gigabyte GTX 670 OR GTX 680
Hard Disk Drive - Vertex 4 128 SSD AND Seagate Barracuda 2TB
Water cooling - Have not chosen yet
*Not even the fastest PC will last you 5 years and still be good enough.
*Its not worth water-cooling a PC at this price range
*Add the monitor you want
*An AMD card is usually better for apps that support OpenCL acceleration but if the apps you will be using support CUDA and CUDA only then you should get a GTX card.
*750w is enough but 850w is a bit more adequate for 7970s Crossfire + Overclock.