I'm a brand new builder so I apologize ahead of time for any ignorance on my part. I did my research online via the forums here, overclock.net, and other various articles. I tried to pick brands based on quality and reliability. I'd appreciate any feedback you could give me.
Budget Range: $2000 after shipping and rebates.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: 3D modeling (maya), photo manipulation (PS CS6), Gaming
Are you buying a monitor: No
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Location: Los Angeles, CA.
Parts Preferences: Intel Haswell CPU
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
Your Monitor Resolution:1920x1200
I selected most of the the brands for quality/reliability. I don't mind shelling out a little extra for the better brand. My parts list as follows:
I did a little more research and after talking to some IT buddies and looking at benchmarks, it looks like Maya doesn't like hyper threading at all. As a matter of fact it looks like it will render slower with it turned on: Look here.
According to the stats I pulled off of Newegg, the only thing aside from hyper-threading that i7 boasts over the i5 is a 0.1GHz higher clock and 2MG more cache. I wonder though, if I'm actually disabling the hyper-threading if the extra $100 is worth it.
Also, according to sources the ripjaws do work with the massive Noctua. Look here.
My real question at this point is if you guys feel the 850 watt power supply is overkill at this point, or about what I need.