I am comfortable with the basics of PC building, but I am definitely still learning and want to learn more! Like I said above I've been wanting to build a machine for a while so naturally I am constantly pretend building machines all the time. Now that I am really getting to the point where it is becoming somewhat of a reality I want to share with people who know a lot more than me (you guys). From my research and looking around on forums and whatnot, I think in order to do what I want will require a pretty serious build. My question to you guys is: How serious? Will I need to water cool it? Will I need to SLI graphic cards? Will I need to overclock? How much memory will I need? Another one of the big questions I have is what will be significantly different 8 months down the road from now? As I know that is still a pretty decent amount of time. Is it even worth trying to put together a "rough draft" of my build or do I still need to wait a little longer?
My thoughts were:
Processor: i7 w/ overclocking (a lot of people say AMD, I have no exp with AMD and don't really know much about AMD, so that's the only reason I went with intel, I don't have a problem running AMD if its what I need)
Motherboard: I really like ASUS boards so I would try to stick with ASUS, also I have a good amount of peripherals that use USBs so the more the merrier.
Memory: I have heard so many different things... what I've gathered from it all is that 16gb should be more than enough for what I want. (don't know much about the different speeds, so some insight on if this would help/not help would be great)
Storage: I will definitely have an SSD and an HDD. 256gb SSD w/ 1-2 TB HDD would be my approach.
Video Card: Seeing as I will want to run next-gen games at Ultra settings I figured I would need to SLI 2 cards. Was thinking about possibly dual 680s or would I need to go to maybe 2 760s or something of that caliber. I was also considering the GTX Titan.
Case: I don't really care what my case looks like as long as it will fit everything and has good air flow for cooling I'm happy.
Power Supply: I would imagine I would need a pretty serious PSU for his rig, especially if I will need to water cool it. So the PSU kinda depends on what I end up getting.
Displays: I want to run 2 monitors at first and possibly move to 3 at some point. Any recommendations on good displays for gaming and editing would be great!
Cooling: I don't know anything about water cooling really, I am looking into that now, so all I would really want to know is if I need to water cool or not?
Here is my "rough draft": http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Qjgd
If you made it this far thank you very much for your time! I look forward to your responses!