quick question would you pick ATI or Nvidia, I am not sure which one to go for....i have Nvida XFX9800GTX Black Edition and i love it
I like nVidia better myself so I would stick with them if you are happy with your current nVidia purchase. I find that the drivers are better than ATIs as well, and I use folding@home which is more suited to nVidia cards right now.
But again, this is preference and personal opinion...I hear there are people out there who feel that ATI is better....
That Corsair HX 1kW (TigerDirect) is all that is required for the GTX 280SSC SLI (see my Sig), anymore than that truly is a waste of $$$, about the only thing that justifies a larger PSU would be Tri Sli.
I would stick with the I7 and the X58 Board .
Corsair or Mushkin Tri Channel 1600 Mhz looks good.
As mentioned already...those TD prices are extremely inflated....hope your "discount" is sizeable enough to counter the price difference between them n NCIX / DC.
Introducing me n my OCD to Watercooling, is like taking an Alcoholic to an "all you can drink" Beach Bar in Mexico
Whatever you do, DO NOT USE THERMALTAKE WATERCOOLING! Especially the one that comes with that case. It'll be worse than air temperatures.
Personally I think you should stick to air for now. Watercooling the CPU + 2 video card is quite the setup and gets rather costly. Also I wouldn't really recommend you taking on such a project if you're just starting out.