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hey guys i plan to build my next pc this summer. yest i know its a bit early but im 16 and i love computers so im looking now. i would like to try to keep the price around 1500. I am currently on a single monitor but i would like to eventually do 2d surround. looks are just as important to me as performance.
i will be dooing alot of multi tasking, gaming, and photo and video editing. maybe even some 3d rendering later on.

I already have a case, a disk drive, and a HDD for storage

this is what my plan is
i7 2600k (oc) or ivy bridge equivalent
8 gigs of ram or 16 gigs of ram
dual evga reference 570 gtx, dual gtx 670 or dual sparkle x560ti df
asus Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3
Samsung 128 ssd (or <$200 SSD)
hx 850 PSU
EVGA super clock CPU cooler or an h80 or h20 920

i would love any advise, or recommendations
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I'll go ahead and recommend the Crucial M4.

Great SSD and excellent for the price, for what it lacks in speed it makes up for in stability. I've had ZERO issues with this SSD and I still get a 25 second boot.

There's also a couple of companies selling easy build custom loops such as XSPC (Their Rasa range) which would give you slightly better performance than a closed water cooling solution like the H80. That said, I've got a H70 and I love the performance and it's perfectly adequate for me.
Edited by Reflux - 2/28/12 at 10:09pm
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hey guys i plan to build my next pc this summer. yest i know its a bit early but im 16 and i love computers so im looking now. i would like to try to keep the price around 1500. I am currently on a single monitor but i would like to eventually do 2d surround. looks are just as important to me as performance.
i will be dooing alot of multi tasking, gaming, and photo and video editing. maybe even some 3d rendering later on.
I already have a case, a disk drive, and a HDD for storage
this is what my plan is
i7 2600k (oc) or ivy bridge equivalent
8 gigs of ram or 16 gigs of ram
dual evga reference 570 gtx, dual gtx 670 or dual sparkle x560ti df
asus Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3
Samsung 128 ssd (or <$200 SSD)
hx 850 PSU
EVGA super clock CPU cooler or an h80 or h20 920
i would love any advise, or recommendations

Here a micro-ATX build

cpu Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 ~ $330, best price for rendering

pcb EVGA Z68 SLI Micro 120-SB-E682-KR LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3 ~ $133, asus gen z is out of stock, this is what i can find available at the moment to replace it

hsf EVGA M020-00-000234 Superclock CPU Cooler ~ $50, best compact air cooler for me

ram Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 Model 996995 ~ $45, just choose the 1600, there no real world difference with the 1800 or 2100, SB is happy with 1600 so far

ssd Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal (SSD) ~ $143

psu NZXT HALE82 HALE82-850-M 850W 80+ BRONZE Modular ~ 140, I could go with corsair but exceeds the budget

gpu EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1573-KR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 ~ $330 x 2 = $660

Total ~ $ 1,501 (basic) + shipping

I just maximize the budget, its upto you to find the sweet spot, cannot go with the other mention parts as it exceeds the budget, this is the best I can mix them up. thumb.gif
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD102UJ 1TB/16MB Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120GB SSD Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX 2TB/64MB LG GH22NS70 DVDRW SATA (Black) OEM 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Cooler Master SickleFlow 120mm Red LED Fan  Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1  Philips 32PFL 3605/98 LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G11 Mushkin Enhanced Joule 800W 80+ Silver Cooler Master Elite RC-311 Razer DeathAdder 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Goliathus Control DIGITUS 5.1 Surround Home Theater System - DA-1... 
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Optical DriveCoolingMonitorMonitor
Lite-On iHBS112-29 12X 3D Internal Blu-Ray Writer  3R System Iceage 120 Boss II  LG Series LH70 32" (32LH70YR) Full HD LCD TV Asus 18.5" VH197D LED  
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Genius Keyboard Spillproof  FSP Supersonic 550W  Aopen Nagas G3  Edifier Speaker Aurora 2.1 
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