Trying to build a computer Suggestions please?

CPU - Intel Core i7-3770K Quad-Core Processor 3.5 GHz or i5 3570K
- I heard 3770K will help with editing purposes since multithreading.

Motherboard - ASUS ?
- I have no idea which motherboard to get

RAM - 16GB - 32GB
- Which brand?

GPU - EVGA GeForce GTX 680 SLI
- Should I be using more than 1 cards? I am going to using tripple monitors
PSU - ?
- I guess I am lacking knowledge about PSU's

SSD - Samsung 840 Pro Series 2.5-Inch 128 SATA 6.0gb
HDD - Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003

Liquid Cooling - ?
- I don't know if I really should try installing liquid coolin

Sound card - Do i really need one?
Case - ?
Purpose - Crysis, WoW, Dota2, Photoshop (300dpi painting), 3d Maya, and Zbrush
* I will be running Crysis engine for 3D modelling
My lack of knowledge to build computers is giving me hard time choosing parts
I have never build a computer before, but, I am sure I am able to build it. I don't know about the liquid cooling part though.
Please suggest which hardwares to get and maybe some advice.

Thanks
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  1. no need for SLI. you can play wow at max settings so easily. the video card can be used for photoshop acceleration

    680s are terrible values. a 670 performs the same for 100 dollars less. and if you dont mind amd, it can brought down even lower

    get this
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GGvW

    CPU. if you have a microcenter store near by, the i7 3770k costs 229.99
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=70540&promoid=1324

    ram
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=78420&promoid=1026

    hard drive
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74462&promoid=1324

    case
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=75051
  2. Well, still need some information about liquid cooling system?
    I am trying to get better GPU because I will be working with Crysis Engine
  3. the best GPU is the gtx titan. that will cost you 1000 dollars but will be super powerful and fast during photoshop

    the best $/performance card is the 7950, which performs slightly under a 670 for 80-90 bucks cheaper

    if you need a tad more performance go get the 7970. a 680 is never an option in any of my builds unless they have a custom cooler and is cheaper than a 670.


    liquid cooling (those closed loop units) are a joke. steer clear. custom cooling on the other hand is beast but only if you overclock. air cooling is sufficent
  4. TheBigTroll said:
    the best GPU is the gtx titan. that will cost you 1000 dollars but will be super powerful and fast during photoshop

    the best $/performance card is the 7950, which performs slightly under a 670 for 80-90 bucks cheaper

    if you need a tad more performance go get the 7970. a 680 is never an option in any of my builds unless they have a custom cooler and is cheaper than a 670.


    liquid cooling (those closed loop units) are a joke. steer clear. custom cooling on the other hand is beast but only if you overclock. air cooling is sufficent


    Well, thinking of doing custom cooling because I am going to overclock.
    So getting 1 gtx titan better than getting 2x670?
  5. a heatsink can already achieve 4.5ghz on most ivy bridge CPUs (some like mine go higher). liquid cooling means that you pay 300+ dollars for 300mhz more performance (90% of the time you wont notice)

    no. 2 670s perform better
  6. So getting liquid cooler might be overkill?
  7. 95% of people, yes. some people do it for the look of it, the fun of it, and for the fact that they have to squeeze as much performance out of something as possible
  8. Anyone else have different opinion about the spec
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