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As a side note, I've built several computers before; my current system is an i7 920 with a GTX 580, both running on water. Right now I'm looking to build another desktop. I do a reasonable amount of gaming\\video editing\\general computer use. I need a SLI\\Crossfire setup to run 3+ monitors. My current build (thrown together in about 30 minutes, so no guarantees that's it's perfect):

http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/ar/m32

I narrowly chose the 2600k over 2500k due to hyperthreading; I plan to push it to around 4.6-4.8, or whatever I can get with my cooler without destroying it in the long run with high voltage\emps.
 

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Well if you do a lot of rendering at high resolutions, then the 2600k will help.

Mobo, I guess the biggest factor between the high end ones would be chipset cooling and color scheme.
http://motherboardnews.com/2011/05/1...eview-roundup/

Thats a link to a website that has a fair amount of motherboards and reviews linking to each.
 

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Good looking build but 16GB of RAM isn't necessary. I personally wouldn't buy a Thermaltake PSU either, go with a Corsair HX750.

edit: Nvm I looked that PSU up and it seems pretty good.
 

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I run a fair number of VMs, and my current machine is 24 Gb, so I don't think going less then 16 is a good option - I'll upgrade to 32 when it becomes available.

I'm actually considering putting this PSU into my old machine, which is currently running a Corsair HX1000, and putting the Corsair into my new build.

Whitepants, thanks for the motherboard link - I'll look through that site.
 
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