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mate, the best way to future proof is to buy the best possible gear for your budget. Your budget of 1500 + 1500 is very generous and should get you high end gear for everything.

questions is do you want to build a custom watercool loop because that can blow things out a bit and you need to include that in your budget.

rumors are that the next gen AMD cards are coming out this year so might be a good idea to wait for them and see how they perform against their green counterparts.

monitor wise consider 1440p 27" korean monitor. i got the qnix 27" PLS and it is great, no dead pixels, uses a samsung panel, 317 bucks
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($103.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($194.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($129.71 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Silverstone SG02-BF MicroATX Desktop Case ($81.18 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($154.78 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1297.60
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-09 18:07 EDT-0400)

Thanks for the components, I'd probably knock off the HDD to get a 500GB SSD. I do like the "clean-cut" look on that case. With the PSU, I'd probably stick with the one I mentioned earlier. It's a little more efficient, and only slightly higher in price. I'm assuming it'll save me a bit of money on the bill down the line. I'm a big fan of that motherboard and enjoy the look.

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mate, the best way to future proof is to buy the best possible gear for your budget. Your budget of 1500 + 1500 is very generous and should get you high end gear for everything.

questions is do you want to build a custom watercool loop because that can blow things out a bit and you need to include that in your budget.

rumors are that the next gen AMD cards are coming out this year so might be a good idea to wait for them and see how they perform against their green counterparts.

monitor wise consider 1440p 27" korean monitor. i got the qnix 27" PLS and it is great, no dead pixels, uses a samsung panel, 317 bucks

That is about what I was thinking on those GPUs.

What is a watercooling loop? Would it be the same thing as say an H100i mentioned earlier by 32oz?

As for that monitor you are talking about, there is no way anything could be at that price without being used. It sounds like a scam to me.
    
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monitors are not a scam, pls monitor club link in my sig, plenty of satisfied customers, including myself. they are panels not passed by samsungs QA and get sold to resellers in korea cheap. they then pass on the savings to consumers. The risk is you may get a monitor with a dead pixel, and if you are unlucky enough to get one of those, you can hardly notice because its such a small dot being a high res monitor. but 9/10 times you will get a perfect panel, maybe with some negligible backlight bleed.

A cutom watercooling loop is like mine where you get your own fittings, tubing, waterblocks, pumps, radiators etc and design and build it yourself, mainly be constrained by your case and its accomodation for radiators.

the h100 you want is called an all in one watercooler. it performs really well but only does the CPU. if you want to watercool gpus, motherboard, ram you need to do a custom loop. have a look at my build log, link in my sig.
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Yeah, these Korean monitors are used by lots of people on here.

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monitors are not a scam, pls monitor club link in my sig, plenty of satisfied customers, including myself. they are panels not passed by samsungs QA and get sold to resellers in korea cheap. they then pass on the savings to consumers. The risk is you may get a monitor with a dead pixel, and if you are unlucky enough to get one of those, you can hardly notice because its such a small dot being a high res monitor. but 9/10 times you will get a perfect panel, maybe with some negligible backlight bleed.

A cutom watercooling loop is like mine where you get your own fittings, tubing, waterblocks, pumps, radiators etc and design and build it yourself, mainly be constrained by your case and its accomodation for radiators.

the h100 you want is called an all in one watercooler. it performs really well but only does the CPU. if you want to watercool gpus, motherboard, ram you need to do a custom loop. have a look at my build log, link in my sig.

Alright, I went through both of you suggested threads. Still unsure about the monitor, but the watercooling loop seems like a great way to go. What would the cost be to make something like that? Would such a setup work in an M-ATX Case? If so, what would be the overclocking potential?
    
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Alright, I went through both of you suggested threads. Still unsure about the monitor, but the watercooling loop seems like a great way to go. What would the cost be to make something like that? Would such a setup work in an M-ATX Case? If so, what would be the overclocking potential?

this is the site for watercooling. do some research, read through build logs and youll get the idea. cost depends on how extensive you go, but for a cpu + gpu loop your looking at close to 500.

as with that case im not familiar with it, but it looks small. look for cases that support radiator spaces. good brands are corsair, nzxt, caselabs. but you can find this all out through doing some light research here at OCN
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