lol. my bad. i made that post like 3 days ago, and it took FOREVER for it to get approved because im new. and ive changed ALOT on the build. and another mistake i made was i forgot that i never told you guys what i was using it for, but i told everyone else. ill give you links to some of the other threads, but you dont need to read them if you dont want to. ill just give you the summeryhttp://www.tonymacx86.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=63111http://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/up ... replies=34
i plan on using this for learning purposes more than games. but if you are going to do it... well do it right. lol. i am a programmer, so the extra real estate is important. i plan on EVENTUALLY... MAYBE... POSSIBLY going up to 6 screens. for now i plan on just doing 3. so ive decided to get the 7970 and later i might upgrade to crossfire that if i need to and get 3 more screens. this is seeming more and more unlikely tho.
as for the motherboard and processor, i was kinda on the edge about the processor. the original build had the 3770k ivybridge. the reason i changed it was because ivybridges are not able to hackintosh. which will bring me to another important point later. but im actually going to give it another week and see if the ivybridges are put into the new macs at the wwdc on the 10th (almost certainly will be). so im likely going to put it back to the 3770k. i just never got around to changing it on the wishlist.
and as i was saying about hackintosh, the reason i have 2 SSD is because it makes it ALOT eaiser for triple booting. im going to use one SSD for my windows 7 which will be perfect and unchanged. the other one is going to be the one i reformat on a regular bases because ill probably screw stuff up. ill put a dual boot hackintosh and an ubuntu disto on there. ill probably also put some server OS on that drive as well. i dont need a HDD because i have a 1TB external, and i dont really haev that much media. honustly i could probably live off of 1x128 SSD even with all 3 OS's. i just dont want to have to worry about having to set up all of the microsoft stuff up again and again, so the second one is more for convince. and if it turns out that after a few months i stop using it like i originally planned, i can always just set it up in a RAID configuration lmao.
as for the ram, i was actually going to need that. since i have 3 screens, i thought it would be nice to actually have all 3 OS's running at the same time. so i could put OSX on the left, windows in the center, and linux on the right. the memory will be helpful for that. the memory will also be helpful for when i load up some servers which i plan on doing and leaving on. ill run some simple things like a minecraft server and a ventrillo server just about 24/7. i also plan on playing around with apache. im going to try and set up a business website for someone i know running a small business, and if all goes well, i might jsut leave it up on my computer 24/7.
i orginially had a H100 liquid cooling setup, but just today took that down. it was reviewed as loud, so i went for a more quiet option. but im open to suggestions on cooling.
most of the stuff you mentioned was actually quite reasonable to worry about. lol. it was just my fault for not informing you guys and updating you, and partially had to do with the fact that my post wasnt approved for like 3 or 4 days. BUT with all of these things in mind, and new suggestions?