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^The 60fps limit on 60hz monitors is incorrect.

Anyways, this build looks great! I would recommend getting a small SSD boot drive though, especially with the new SATA III SSD's coming out, the older SATA II's will be getting much cheaper -- plus you're getting a Z68 mobo so take advantage of the SSD caching.

Crossfired 6950's will be overkill for just one monitor. If anything I'd save that money now and maybe get a nicer PSU (the one you have is great, but for $20ish more you can get a fully modular AX850).

Good CPU cooler as well, and it will outperform the H50 as recommended above. NCIX has a deal on the Noctua NH-D14 right now for $60 - it performs the same as the Silver Arrow you've chosen. Or you can wait for Corsairs new H80 and H100, and decide what you want at that point (the bad thing about the two above air coolers is that they block the first RAM slot -- not sure if the Vengeance RAM you've chosen will be affected or now).

Sorry for the long ass post lol.
No need to be sorry. Everything u said was very helpful and u answered all my question + more. I am worried about my CPU cooler blocking my ram too. I was originally going to get the h70 but I was recommended the noctua-d14 and the thermalright silver arrow. Also, I thought the colors they offer are absolutely ugly. I'll check the h-80, I'm planning on buying the parts after amd bulldozer comes out. I'm hoping CPU prices will go down
    
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Sandy Bridge prices have been amazing recently -- I bought my 2500k for $200 and thought I was getting a good deal, but Fry's, MicroCenter, and NCIX have all had deals recently with 2600k's have been going for $230-$250, and the 2500k bundled with a D14 was $220ish at NCIX.

Not sure how Bulldozer can beat that price/performance ratio, but who knows?

Nice choice on the case, too!
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Originally Posted by indigo995 View Post
^The 60fps limit on 60hz monitors is incorrect.
You can get more than 60 FPS rendered, however you won't actually see more than that due to the monitor's limitation.

Two 6950's in Xfire would be overkill though, just get one
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