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Just putting together some stuff for a future build. Here is what i got so far.

NZXT SWITCH 810 Black http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146089 ($169.99)
SeaSonic Platinum-1000 1000W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151105 ($229.99)
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501 ($319.99)
Patriot Viper 3 32GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220695 ($174.99)
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Hydro Copper+ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130848 ($619.99)
SAMSUNG 840 Pro 256GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147193 ($269.99)
Western Digital WD Black 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533 ($109.99)

Need to find a motherboard. Anyone have any recommendations? Was looking at asus sabertooth.


As you have probably seen I will be running water cooling.
What I got so far.

MCRx20-XP "eXtreme Performance" Radiator Series http://www.swiftech.com/mcrx20-xp-radiator-series-1.aspx?variation=236 ($72.95)
Apogee Drive II http://www.swiftech.com/apogeedrive2.aspx?variation=389 ($135.95)
Maelstrom 5 1/4" Dual Bay Reservoir http://www.swiftech.com/maelstrombayres.aspx?variation=410 ($139.95)

What coolant should I use?

Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Keyboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823109191 ($49.99)
Have mouse already, razer deathadder .

Monitor:
BenQ XL2420TX http://www.benq.us/product/monitor/xl2420t ($399.99)
Edited by gregg1494 - 5/16/13 at 11:55am
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Few things I will comment on, and I'm sure more people will add to later.

If you are primarily gaming, you dont need the 3770k. It really wont help gaming performance any more than a 3570k. So I would definitely change your CPU to a 3570k. That will save you a hundred dollars right there.

32GB of Ram is entirely useless on a gaming build. You would be fine with 8GB, in all honesty.

The Power Supply is probably overkill for your build. You could most likely get away with a 850w or 750w unless you plan on going SLI or Tri-SLI in the near future. Even with SLI and the 680's power consumption an 850w would be more than enough.

You can grab a 2TB 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda for the same price as the WD Black, actually a few dollars less.

Also, if you're going to get a gaming keyboard, make sure it is mechanical. You can spend a bit more money and get a nice mechanical for around $70 or $80.

Not going to comment on the water cooling stuff, because I'm not familiar with Custom Loops. I'm sure someone else will be able to chime in though.
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I'll second the PSU comment - 750W is plenty. And the RAM comment, 32GB is massive overkill - even 16GB would be more than enough. Also no reason to pay extra for 1866, there is no performance difference between 1600 and higher RAM.

I'll add that if you are getting a SSD, just get a WD Blue drive instead of the Black. It has a 1TB platter so it is very fast, and only $85. The Black is overpriced.

Don't bother with the Sabertooth - it is overpriced. Just get the normal Asus P8Z77-V if you want Asus.
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Few things I will comment on, and I'm sure more people will add to later.
If you are primarily gaming, you dont need the 3770k. It really wont help gaming performance any more than a 3570k. So I would definitely change your CPU to a 3570k. That will save you a hundred dollars right there.
32GB of Ram is entirely useless on a gaming build. You would be fine with 8GB, in all honesty.
The Power Supply is probably overkill for your build. You could most likely get away with a 850w or 750w unless you plan on going SLI or Tri-SLI in the near future. Even with SLI and the 680's power consumption an 850w would be more than enough.
You can grab a 2TB 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda for the same price as the WD Black, actually a few dollars less.
Also, if you're going to get a gaming keyboard, make sure it is mechanical. You can spend a bit more money and get a nice mechanical for around $70 or $80.
Not going to comment on the water cooling stuff, because I'm not familiar with Custom Loops. I'm sure someone else will be able to chime in though.

Thanks for the reply. And Its mostly going to be gaming, but will be folding, editing, and overclocking. I will be looking to upgrade to 2-3 way SLI when I get the $$ and when I get everything perfected when up and running. That's why I looked at 1000w.
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Good rig, though 32gb is completely overkill.
 
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I'll second the PSU comment - 750W is plenty. And the RAM comment, 32GB is massive overkill - even 16GB would be more than enough. Also no reason to pay extra for 1866, there is no performance difference between 1600 and higher RAM.
I'll add that if you are getting a SSD, just get a WD Blue drive instead of the Black. It has a 1TB platter so it is very fast, and only $85. The Black is overpriced.
Don't bother with the Sabertooth - it is overpriced. Just get the normal Asus P8Z77-V if you want Asus.

Was trying to keep the red, black and white theme. How about ASUS Maximus V EXTREME plenty of expansion slots for SLI.
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Was trying to keep the red, black and white theme. How about ASUS Maximus V EXTREME plenty of expansion slots for SLI.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157299

$70 dollars cheaper. Will get same overclocks out of it.
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Yea I saw that board, the only thing is it looks pretty cheesy. imo
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If you want a Red and Black board then the Fatal1ty AsROCK is good but if it's not too your liking then the Maximus V Formula is just as good and will save you some cash
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the xspc dual bay resivior fits the switch perfectly and is probable cheaper as well the nzxt hasent got a fan controller so you might be better off fitting a singel bay res and a fan controller its rather noisey with 14 140mm fans running its loud with just the 4 fans that come with the case what os you using the home premium version off windows 7 can only use upto 16gb ramm and to be honest 32gb is to much for a gaming rig are you just watercooling the cpu or are you going to be watercooling the gpus as well if you are just watercooling the cpu a decent 240mm rad would be enought if your doing the gpu as well i would say for every gpu you need at least 1 120mm rad
    
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