Hello fellas, was glad when i stumbled upon your forum, as it was just what i needed to get some help
I was looking to treat myself to an awesome new gaming computer.
1) FPS > nearly all. I am tired of having low FPS in games that i like, or "lagging" of games. I want outmost performance.
2) Extendability/Adjustability. If there is a choice between something that will become better later (i.e. by having a new version of socket or w/e) and something that wont, i believe the first is better
3) Cooling. I dont want my PC to melt through my floor and fall down to my neighbours below, so i want some efficient cooling, but (if possible) not as loud as to make me unable to hear the game's sounds
Money: I have a vast budget, but if something provides a miniscule upgrade for a huge cash sink increase, id rather skip it.
Here is what i am currently looking at, but im pretty sure knowing people can help me "modify" it a bit to become better.
3x 120mm case fans
case fans controller - do i need one? If yes, what about NZXT Sentry 2?
power supply - Anntec 1000W TruePower Quattro
processor - i7 980x, overclocked to 4GHz per core
water cooling - basic water cooling device
Mother - Asus Rampage III Extreme
GFX - dual crossfire ATI HD 5970
RAM - 12GB PC15000 1866MHz DDR3
Is there anything you would say i should add/remove/change before i start looking around Etailers for a quote? I will not be building it myself, will probably use Arbico or similar.
EDIT: Unfortunately this config at arbico is way way overpriced. I believe i will be looking at the following configuration from MESH:
Intel® Core™ i7 960 Quad Core Processor (3.20GHz,8MB Cache) - LGA 1336
Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium
Thermaltake Element 'V' Gaming Case
1200W Cougar Desktop Power Supply
Akasa Freedom Tower Heat pipe quiet cooling
Asus P6X58D-E-USB3 - Intel Core™ i7 & i7 Extreme Edition - LGA1366 Socket(ATX)
G.Skill 12GB DDR3 1600MHz Memory (6x 2GB KIt)
128GB MLC SSD SATA Solid State Drive
2TB (2x 1000GB) Serial ATA 2 Hard Drive with 32MB Buffer
Blu-Ray Combo Optical Drive (Blu-ray ROM, DVD/CD RW)
2x 2GB ATI Radeon HD5970 - CrossFireX Configuration
Multi-Format Memory Card Reader -(52-in-1 Internal)
7.1 High Definition onboard sound card - for 8 Channel Cinema sound
Supports up to 8 USB 2.0 ports (4x mid-board, 4x back panel) + 2x USB 3.0 ports - P6X58D-E
2 x 1394a port(s) (1 at mid-board; 1 at back panel) - P6X58D-E
Gigabit LAN, featuring AI NET2 - ASUS P6X58D-E
ASUS PCE-N13 Internal 802.11N WiFi Adapter - 300Mbps
So if you have any thoughts, refer them towards this config rather than first one