Based on some comments I have read here, I ditched the liquid cooling, changed cases, went with name brand SSD and HDD (rather than the mystery brand) and went with a less expensive mobo and lower wattage power supply.
Any suggestion for improvements would be appreciated. I am trying to build a fast, multipurpose PC that is also suitable for gaming. Budget is flexible.
• CARE1: Ultra Enhanced Packaging Solution - Protect Your Dream System During Transit [ 19]
• CAS: Corsair Obsidian Series 650D Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ dual 200mm fans, integrated fan controller, front USB 3.0 Port & Side-Panel Window [ 137]
• CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD -R/ -RW CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
• CD2: LG 14X Internal Blu-ray Burner, BD-RE, DVD RW, 3D Playback Combo Drive [ 99] (Black Color)
• CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3770K 3.50 GHz 8MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
• CS_FAN: Default case fans
• FAN: * Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Gaming Cooling Fan [ 4]
• FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)
• HDD: 240 GB Intel 520 Series SATA-III 6.0Gb/s - 550 MB/s Read & 520 MB/s Write [ 170] (Single Drive)
• HDD2: 2TB (2TBx1) Western Digital Caviar Black SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [ 192] (Single Drive)
• IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
• MB_SRT: None
• MEMORY: 16GB (4GBx4) DDR3/1866MHz Dual Channel Memory [ 66] (Corsair XMS)
• MOTHERBOARD: * [CrossFireX/SLI] ASUS P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Lucid Virtu MVP, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 3x PCIe x16 (2 Gen3, 1 Gen2), 2 PCie x1 & 2 PCI (Extreme OC Certified) [ 13]
• MOUSE: AZZA Optical 1600dpi Gaming Mouse with Weight Adjustable Cartridge
• NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
• OS: Microsoft® Windows 8 (64-bit Edition) [ 104] (64-bit Edition)
• OVERCLOCK: No Overclocking
• POWERSUPPLY: * 850 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-850TXV2 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready [ 71]
• VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [ 233] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
Thanks. I like 2 optical drives to burn copies of CDs (I'm old, I still have CDs). I prefer to err on the side of caution with HDD and PSUs, so I am perhaps being overly conservative. I have had good luck with nvidia cards, not so much with ATI.