Opinions and Experiences for my Mini ATX build idea

Hi all I am new to this forum and am chasing your opinions and ideas on a mini tower I would like to build!

Any feedback will be welcome.

i use 3 hd screens and a wacom tablet most the time.

The main components to my build I am looking at would be as follows:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/REH1
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/REH1/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/REH1/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($1003.48 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 240M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Gene Micro ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 480GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($459.00 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card ($1006.13 @ Newegg)
Case: Silverstone TJ08B-E MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($166.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Pioneer BDR-2208 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Full (32/64-bit) ($288.00 @ Adorama)
Total: $3743.53
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-19 04:06 EDT-0400)

i would prefer this case and ram instead.
>Inwin Dragon Slayer Micro ATX Gaming Case (I would use all 8 fan spaces and a fan control)
>G.Skill DDR-2400 32GB(8GBx4) Quad Channel Trident X

Not entirely sure of PSU yet and also may go SLI on the titan cards in future, but just wondering how it would go as my main gamer? I will also be using it for general tasks and my work, so autocad, hd video editing and 3d rendering.

I have not used a Mini ATX setup before so I’m not sure how they handle heat and hard work for long hours.

Also I'm not price restrained but $4,oooAUD would be preferable and i would like it to be as "future proof" as can be for the next 2-3 years.
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  1. So the best of all worlds jammed into a MiniATX?
  2. Yes Ksham, I'm looking at building it once and not needing to upgrade for a while, and it being able to run all it needs to with not much strain for the next 2-3 years or so in a small tower i can take here and there for work also.


    Would this build be better?

    OC on this CPU could easily match the 3970x i believe.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/REQk
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/REQk/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/REQk/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 240M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Gene Micro ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($269.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($289.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($204.00 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card ($982.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Silverstone TJ08B-E MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($94.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($137.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Pioneer BDR-2208 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Full (32/64-bit) ($288.00 @ Adorama)
    Total: $2932.89
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-19 04:45 EDT-0400)
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