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I picked the case for asthetics + the ability to use current and future high end GPUs in a small form factor build. The case is probably the ONLY thing that I'm not open to changing.

I'll check out your GPU suggestion, but I'm trying to keep SLI open as an option in the future (although with my case SLI may generate too much heat). Same thing goes for the PSU--I want as much future GPU flexibility as possible since that's what I tend to swap out when my system starts getting long in the tooth.

I'd say my max budget is around $2,000. Also, I'm trying to keep the noise level low. Thanks for any ather thoughts!
That GPU is a built-in SLI card. Although you can't quad-SLI it, I think it's powerful enough.
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Crucial C300 | Samsung F3 Windows Ultimate x64 Samsung SyncMaster 2343BWX Das Keyboard Professional 
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Originally Posted by getmeouttahere View Post
Thanks to you and suitaroh for the suggestions. 850 watts may be overkill now, but I'm hoping to keep my PSU through one or two GPU upgrades--not sure, will 750 watts be up to the task?

I'll check out the MSI GTX 750 and possibly an SSD. Does a small OS SSD make a huge difference? I'm thinking in a year or two I can ditch my standard HD entirely, go with one reasonably sized SSD and not have to deal with two separate drives. Also, still concerned about SSD lifespans in general.

I've been waiting for a case like the Lian Li V354 forever, so I'm keeping it!
a quality 750watt psu like ax750/hx750 can easily handle 2x gtx570,
yeah,ssd makes huge difference
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LIAN LI PC-V354B Black Aluminum MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112300

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072

EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130593

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231314

ASUS P8P67-M PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131707

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185

CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139011

Noctua NH-U9B SE2 92mm SSO CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835608016

ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139011

Plus EITHER this:

Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148348

or this:

Intel 510 Series (Elm Crest) SSDSC2MH120A2K5 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820167042

Any comments appreciated!
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