Hey guys, first thread created by me on Bit-Tech, and I need a little bit of help. see, the thing is that I need a new computer, because the laptop I have right now just won't cut it for what I want to do. Now I am very confident in my ability to chose parts for a computer that will work together well, but, being sixteen, my mom isn't so confident in me, so i need some help/ suggestions for this rig that i wanted to get. The main uses that I wanted to have this computer for are: 3D modeling/rendering, Photoshop, Video rendering, gaming, game modding, a bit of overclocking, and programming. I realize that I want to learn a lot of things on this computer, and that i cant do all of them at one, but i do want to get a start as soon as possible, and I would like to get this computer close to being finished by the time school starts. I have been very into computers for a couple of years now, and my step-dad, who passed away a couple of years ago was an executive at Microsoft from the days of NT up to the days of XP (His picture is on the cover of some computer magazine, or other) and he gets all the credit for getting into learning as much as i can about computers. That was a long introduction, but basically I need suggestions for other components if some wont play nice together, or if there is something better for the same price, or cheaper, any help would be much appreciated! The system in question: Fractal R4 (White) 3TB Seagate 'cuda MSI GTX670 NZXT Hale90 1000W (White) Corsair K90 keyboard Arctic Cooling MX-4 Gskill x-series (2x8gb@1333) Asus maximus V formula Core i7 3770k 3 corsair AF-140s Phanteks PH-TC14PE (red) OCZ vertex 4 (128gb Cyborg F.R.E.Q. headset I already have: Cyborg R.A.T. 7 contagion Mousepad A copy of Windows 7 Ultimate Thanks for any help guys!