Here is the first list of parts that my wife and I have been looking at. My research has not bean going very well and I am not positive that these parts will play nicely with each other. We seem to be configuring a middle of the road machine(!?)
Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Blue Edition - High Air Flow Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and All-Black Interior.
Western Digital WD Green WD20EZRX 2TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5” Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive.
CORSAIR RM Series RM1000 1000W ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply.
ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard.
CORSAIR Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model CMZ32GX3M4X1866C10R.
Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I74770K.
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit (Slim Envelope)... whatever slim envelope means(!?).
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - CPU Cooler with 4 Direct Contact Heatpipes.
NVIDIA Tegra K1 Mobile Processor Quad-core, 4-Plus-1 ARM Cortex –A15 MPCore processor with NEON technology Low-power NVIDIA Kepler-based GeForce graphics processor (Not out yet!!!)
Please be brutally honest. I feel like im a bit out of my league with all this.
1000W PSU might be overkill for this system, if you were running two video cards possibly but your Video card choice is a dedicated specialized hardware solution, and not something designed to work with this system.
the ASUS Sabertooth x79 uses a PCIe 3.0 16x GPU, the video cards in Link to a list of PCIe 3.0 x16 cards from newegg.com are compatible with that unit.
The Cooler Master Hyper is great if you plan to Overclock this computer, if not you don’t need it. The i7 BX80646I74770K comes with a heat sync and fan that are more than adequite for non-overclocked use .
your Motherboard has 8 RAM slots, your RAM is 4 chips. Check if your RAM is compatible with the board. You can ask over at Corsiar forums, the admin (RAMGUY) over there is super knowledgeable about this kind of stuff.