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Wow, I mean, the way you built it would be awesome, but I would spend that money alot differently.

You really should consider 2600k over the 1100T. With a good water setup, you may hit 5+ GHz easily and at low voltage while staying cool. They are faster and better all around. But, it does come at a price! You can scale back your system board and still have everything you need and plenty of oc headroom with quality VRM/Power. UD4, UD5, Asus Pro... ect.

Add a SSD as a boot drive. Big Big change. C300 (fairly budget friendly) on SATA 6.0 will get you 375MB/s read speeds versus 100 or so on a spinning drive. That is the one thing I would not ignore and could not do without when spending this much money.

Love the case. Stick with it.

Don't need a 1200 watt PSU. I love my 750 AX but, this is where you could shave a lot of cost that can be re-distributed towards other stuff.

The video card.... This may be the biggest blunder of your system or it could be the monitor choice. I am torn on spending so much. Latest greatest just seems like such a price vs performance rip off. Single card is better than SLI/Crossfire in terms of driver support and it working optimally. Pick the best one for under $400? $300? Let me expand on this. Your monitor is going to refresh at 60 Hz, so FPS above that is a non-factor unless you are going to pair this card with a monitor at 120Hz, it makes no sense.

Memory: 16gb is overkill. But, if you switch to 2600k, you can put DDR3 2200 in it! Ponder that thought intensly! 8gb is plenty. Heck even 4gb is plenty.

Nice keyboard, joystick, and pedals. How far are you going to sit away from the monitor?

I cannot help you with the water setup.
PSU changed to a 850W. I've switched to the 2600K with the ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 motherboard. Any suggestions on RAM/GPU/monitor. I would like to get the best monitor possible with this build.

Thanks
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You like that Sabertooth look huh? I am not sure that it is the best choice with water cooling and for overclocking. You might want to opt for the pro instead. It can handle ddr3 2200.

Looking at memory/gpu/monitor now. That card you picked is awesome if you pair it with a 120Hz monitor.

How much do you have left without the GPU, Monitor, and Memory now?

EDIT: I don't see any good DDR3 2200 choices because they are all 1.65v, which is ok, but if I can find one with 1.5v, that might give you some headroom to oc and it may outperform all of those DDR3 2200 kits on newegg at least.
Edited by BWG - 4/12/11 at 7:32am
 
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Memory is a tough choice. I am trying to use the compatibility list from Asus, but it is behind the times. These 1.5V sticks are supposed to help with compatibility and I do not see any on their lists yet.

I like this set, but it is out of stock. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231322

CAS Timings are 7! It is on the compatability sheet too.

This set http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145336 is more like what I was saying at 1.5v but the timings are higher and the clock is lower. I wonder how much headroom there is and if it the timings will tighten or not.

Gotta get your remaining budget before diving into video.
 
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I would go with the RX360 not the RS360
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For that budget the following parts should be considered:

2600K+UD7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.629265

HAF X+Corsair 8GB DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.632226

Video Card Asus GTX 580:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121429

Corsair PSU and 1TB Storage drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.624869
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You like that Sabertooth look huh? I am not sure that it is the best choice with water cooling and for overclocking. You might want to opt for the pro instead. It can handle ddr3 2200.

Looking at memory/gpu/monitor now. That card you picked is awesome if you pair it with a 120Hz monitor.

How much do you have left without the GPU, Monitor, and Memory now?

EDIT: I don't see any good DDR3 2200 choices because they are all 1.65v, which is ok, but if I can find one with 1.5v, that might give you some headroom to oc and it may outperform all of those DDR3 2200 kits on newegg at least.
This motherboard look good?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157240
(ASRock Fatal1ty P67 PROFESSIONAL (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard)

and how about this RAM?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231452
G.SKILL Ripjaws X + Turbulence II Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL9Q-16GBXLD

and this 27 inch monitor?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009300
(Acer HN274Hbmiiid Black 27" 2ms 3D Full HD HDMI WideScreen LCD Monitor w/Speakers 300 cd/m2 ACM 10,000,000:1)

The RAM is really pricey, but if it is worth it I will add it to the build.
Edited by stealth. - 4/13/11 at 6:08am
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Memory is a tough choice. I am trying to use the compatibility list from Asus, but it is behind the times. These 1.5V sticks are supposed to help with compatibility and I do not see any on their lists yet.

I like this set, but it is out of stock. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231322

CAS Timings are 7! It is on the compatability sheet too.

This set http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145336 is more like what I was saying at 1.5v but the timings are higher and the clock is lower. I wonder how much headroom there is and if it the timings will tighten or not.

Gotta get your remaining budget before diving into video.
Eh, don't worry about the remaining budget. If it is worth it I will get it.
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PSU changed to a 850W. I've switched to the 2600K with the ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 motherboard. Any suggestions on RAM/GPU/monitor. I would like to get the best monitor possible with this build.

Thanks
U did sensible job going with 850watt psu & i7 2600k,
well I suggest u to get asus p8p67 evo,it has better power phase design than p67 sabertooth & costs the same,
for the ram get 2x4gb corsair vengeance/gskill ripjawsX 2000/1800 mhz ram,
for the gpu 2x hd6970 cf is enough for your needs (u can max out almost everything),
u dont need hd6990 + hd6970,
hope this helps u
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This motherboard look good?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157240
(ASRock Fatal1ty P67 PROFESSIONAL (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard)

and how about this RAM?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231452
G.SKILL Ripjaws X + Turbulence II Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL9Q-16GBXLD

The RAM is really pricey, but if it is worth it I will add it to the build.
I think you're better off getting the Extreme6, which is pretty much the same except not Fatal1ty branded.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157231
And the RAM is probably too much, go for an 8GB kit as Aniket said.
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This motherboard look good?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157240
(ASRock Fatal1ty P67 PROFESSIONAL (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard)

and how about this RAM?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231452
G.SKILL Ripjaws X + Turbulence II Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL9Q-16GBXLD

The RAM is really pricey, but if it is worth it I will add it to the build.
asus p8p67 evo is a better mobo (better buy) than this asrock one,

if u want to get a $250 mobo then get asus p8p67 ws professional,it does 3way CF/SLI
dont get this ram,sandy bridge systems prefers ram with 1.5v,so try to get ram with 1.5v & dont get anything over 8gb
Edited by Aniket - 4/13/11 at 6:10am
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