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($2000±) Mid-Year Summer Build

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June 15, 2012 6:47:33 PM

Hello, oh Wise Tom Hardware people who know way more than me :) 
I wish you to correct any wrong items i have, if the system wont work, or if i have a part that can be swaped for something else and would affect the price significantly.

Planned Purchase Date: June/July/August

Budget: Around $2000±

Usage: Gaming, video editing, watching movies/tv (im always multitasking)

Technological Expertise: Build a pc before, around 3 years ago, but still up-to-date with parts

Parts Not Required: Just need the parts of the computer, no OS, keyboard, mouse ... etc

Country: Denmark (but will use Newegg for item name)

Overclocking: Going to EK water cooling, CPU, GPU

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200 + 2nd screen 1680x1050 (for movie watching when playing :D )

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Every opinion i have, i learnt from someone on the internet, so they might of course be wrong, and i accept any CONSTRUCTIVE criticism, but i dont want any hate on why i picked these items, if you want to help me, then help me but dont offend me just because i am not correct.
Oh, and please don't ask ridicule why i spend $2000 just to play games, please.

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) - $360
This CPU is quite expensive, but the best (high-end) bang for buck, plan to overclock with watercooling, hopefully 5ghz

GPU: EVGA 02G-P4-2670-KR GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 - $400
Said to get the FTW model because i can add a 680 waterblock to it, do i have to get the FTW to be able to add a 680 waterblock?

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) - $99
Wanted 8GB sticks, i have 6gb in my system right now, and it stutters often with the multitasking im doing :(  so im going to get 16GB. Also 1333 makes no difference than 1866, 2013.

MotherBoard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 - $220
Wanted this, but seems i need a new motherboard, any suggestions?
100% Asus fanboy, i want some easy overclocking motherboard, and think this is it, dont want any sniper or sabertooth, and i dont like Asrock in the slightest

Case:Corsair Obsidian Series 800D CC800DW Black Aluminum - $300
As stated above i want to have a cpu and gpu water cooled, and the 800D provides great space for that, i know its overpriced, but what can you say for one of the best watercooled cases?

SSD:SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128D/AM 2.5" 128GB SATA III - $220
Considered the Vertex 4, but i dont have a lot of trust in the Vertex, so is Samsung reliable?

SSD:HGST Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723020BLA642 (0f12115) 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s - $170
Need a 2nd HDD and thought this one was good, any doubts?

HDD:ENERMAX Platimax EPM850EWT 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM - $250
Gonna run this pc minimum 8 hours/day up to 24 hours/day, so need a good power supply, thought maybe a platinum?

Thank you for reading this far, i hope you leave some perals of wisdom,

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June 15, 2012 6:51:57 PM

looks good except you will need a newer motherboard. the one you choose is last year's model for 2nd gen i7. you want a newer one with ivy bridge.
June 15, 2012 6:54:41 PM

nhasian said:
looks good except you will need a newer motherboard. the one you choose is last year's model for 2nd gen i7. you want a newer one with ivy bridge.


oh, yer that motherboard i wanted for a while, guess i need a new one. Any Suggestions?
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