Yo so I'm looking into building a new all-around desktop within the next few weeks for recording (For tracking bands), video editing (Adobe Premiere, etc.), gaming, and simulations/calculations. My current desktop is way outdated, and my one working monitor is barely hanging in there so I need a complete revamp (including new monitors) since I'm currently living off of my Toshiba Satellite A505-S6040. I'm willing to sink ~$4k since I do almost all of my work on my computer.
Approximate Purchase Date: Before June 2013
Budget Range: ~$4k
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Recording, audio processing, gaming, video editing, photo editing, simulations (MATLAB)
SLI or Crossfire: No (Unless it turns out I really need to for some reason)
Additional Comments: The Delta sound card is being used for inputs in conjunction with a Mackie 1642.
And yes 6 cores vs the higher clock speed of the 3770k -- folks over at Adobe the 6 cores wins under Premiere and AE (http://forums.adobe.com/message/4727581.
Ideally, I would also like a 4th monitor with accurate color reproduction.
Not sure about the mobo, but I think it should be fine for everything I'm stickin to it...
Opinions, suggestions? I do have some concern over cooling...
Edit: Reliability is the most important aspect for me and my work.
Not sure if recording and video editing is done in a professional/business level, if it is, you should consider a lot more HDDs. One HDD dedicated to RAW footage being compressed to an H.264 format (or whatever your business does), one for media cache, one for final production videos, and a HDD dedicated to backup the footage. I agree with the notion of an IPS display especially for video editing purposes (don't want grays and whites mistaken).