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As the disappointed owner of an X99 system, might I suggest that you get pretty much anything else?
X99 is fast and powerful, sure, but it's not exactly the most sensible. Especially for gaming.
From my own testing, I've found many games to actually run better on my old i3 2100 than on Rosie. Not sure why, and no, it doesn't make sense, this is just what I noticed.
Getting something Z97 or Skylake is, in my opinion, a much better choice.

On the subject of CPU coolers, you might find yourself better off without an AIO. I mean no disrespect by this, but if you have to ask here about a build, dealing with an AIO will probably be extremely frustrating for you.
Further than that, you won't find much difference in performance between a large air cooler, such as a Noctua D15, as compared to even some of the best AIOs.
Unless you really want liquid cooling, in which case, go for something expandable. It won't feel like a waste in a couple of years when the pump dies.

Shilka is here, so I'm not saying anything about PSUs, I'll hide my ignorance in the closet over there, ok?

For RAM, Kingston pretty much reigns supreme in terms of near 0% failure rate. I've seen a couple of dead sticks, sure, but that's nothing compared to the mountain of dead Corsair memory I've seen through work.
Second best is probably Crucial, IIRC. They also tend to be a bit cheaper, but only by a difference of a cold drink beside you or not.

If you want a Titan X, ignore the brand, ignore the clock speed, just get the cheapest. They're all made by NVidia, with no modifications.

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Along with the above suggestions from Shilka, I'd stay away from Asus this gen. Their board's this gen have been known to fry cpu's and the communication seem to be less clear as to what exactly has been causing these.

I've got a pretty good guess at the problem.
Intels firmwares lately have been a little bit...incomplete. Asus has possibly messed around with it, trying to fix a lot of the issues, and probably wound up making problems elsewhere.
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You've got 2 CPU's in that list.
Also with a single Titan-x you won't need a 1200W PSU.
I'd be much more tempted to drop the second CPU and get 2 980ti's
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You've got 2 CPU's in that list.
Also with a single Titan-x you won't need a 1200W PSU.
I'd be much more tempted to drop the second CPU and get 2 980ti's

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