My new PC itch is getting really strong, and with a i7-2700k rig working absolutely fine (Window 7 Ultimate and OSX 10.8), I figure that it's X-99 or go home. Devil's canyon is tempting price wise, but I just don't see the benefit when we are talking only a ~ 15% clock increase, no more cores and modest IPC gains. While I did build the above PC from scratch, it's only the second I've ever done, and the other was about 10+ years ago with an Athlon 64, so I'm hardly a frequent tinkerer. As it is going to cost such a large chunk of money, I wondered if anyone would mind telling me if any of my choices are really stupid!
And, yes, this is total overkill, but I want something that, if I don't have a penny to spend on my PC, will last 5 years while putting up a good fight. That might include some CPU intensive 24/7 runs that might be for days on end, as I have done some maths problems that have required that in the past. It also needs to be strong for gaming, video rendering, or pretty much whatever I decide to throw at it. Budget is not unlimited, but if it gives good performance and value, I will consider it. I also would like to eventually run OSX on it as well, but understand that this will not be possible at the moment.
I also want it to look great and have the idea of an all black and white build - but then again it doesn't matter if it looks pretty if it doesn't work. So here goes:
Case: Corsair 780T, white. I do also have a soft spot for the Lian Li aluminium cases, especially after owning a OG Mac Pro, but this would save money and has decent radiator options.
Processor: i7 5960X
Motherboard: ASUS X99 Deluxe - am a bit worried about possible reliability and would prefer an EATX, but features are great, and matches colour scheme.
Memory: Any 4 Dimm 32Gb kit 2400-2600Mhz, black or white heatsinks, so I have slots free for the future.
GPU: Dual GTX 980s in SLI - Tempted to get dual Titan blacks instead, but that would be much more, and I haven't seen anything to persuade me that the double precision would matter to me.
Cooler: Ideally the Swiftech H220x, but impossible to find in my country (UK), and I wonder if the pump would keep up with two GPUs added to the loop in future, so might plump for a H100i or the like and then upgrade to a custom loop if necessary.
SSD: 1TB Samsung 850Pro. Willing to pay the extra if the reliability is as predicted.
HD: Have a couple of almost new 4TB WD Greens that will keep the budget down a bit.
Monitor: ASUS ROG swift. As a rule, can't stand ROG stuff, but the res, quality and G-sync have won me over.
Keyboard: Looking for something with MX blues. Might get the K-70 RGB if not too overpriced here.
PSU: Superflower Leadex 1200W platinum - was set on a Corsair AX1200i, but this is white, much cheaper, and JonnyGuru says that it's if anything even better.
Any face palm-inducing choices in the list?
P.S. Sorry if this looks familiar, I did post on another site, but the answers I got seemed like nobody had actually read even the first paragraph.