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Issues with your selection:
  1. Don't buy a super clocked video card. According to technicians at both XFX and EVGA, those are simply cards picked at random and flashed with an OC BIOS. You can overclock it yourself or flash the BIOS yourself. Do not waste your money.
  2. I think the ATX case is a waste of money. There are cases with similar features for a third of the price. I've even seen used Antec 900 cases go for $40 to $50. I just don't see the point.
  3. i7 2600 platform is really temperamental with memory so make sure it is on the supported list. If it isn't you are risking a huge waste of time.
  4. The power supply is perfect for you because you will be overclocking and will be adding another card in the future. Ignore anyone who says otherwise.

Edited by Majestic_Lizard - 6/4/11 at 11:37am
    
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Nothing wrong with the the rig. Its a good one. tweaking really comes down to personal prefs.

Here are mine;

Z68 mobo

Corsair HX750 - Almost fully modular and will save you some bucks.

I'd also go for the GTX570. Save your self the money and put towards an SSD.
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Thanks for the comments!

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Originally Posted by Majestic_Lizard View Post
Issues with your selection:
  1. Don't buy a super clocked video card. According to technicians at both XFX and EVGA, those are simply cards picked at random and flashed with an OC BIOS. You can overclock it yourself or flash the BIOS yourself. Do not waste your money.
  2. I think the ATX case is a waste of money. There are cases with similar features for a third of the price. I've even seen used Antec 900 cases go for $40 to $50. I just don't see the point.
  3. i7 2600 platform is really temperamental with memory so make sure it is on the supported list. If it isn't you are risking a huge waste of time.
  4. The power supply is perfect for you because you will be overclocking and will be adding another card in the future. Ignore anyone who says otherwise.
1) I have had bad experiences overclocking video cards. I do not mind paying a little extra premium for the card. Maybe I should learn how to OC a video card properly

2) I chose the CM HAF 932 because it works well with the XSPC Rasa 750 RX360. I am new to water cooling. I want to ease into the experiance, and since I've seen lots of CM HAF 932 with XSPC Rasa 750 RX360's it looked like a good choice. I almost went for a 800D, but I have no need for all that extra space.

3) I have seen people with that mem/cpu/mobo combo.

4) Thanks! I'm scared to skimp on a PSU
Edited by xitan - 6/4/11 at 11:55am
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ORDERED!

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Spring for the HAF X...or you will have some serious dust issues.
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....................................... noted that I might get another GTX 580 in the future.
That's what I thought. Good choice. I can only dream about the marvel that SLI GTX580's are. In that case the AX850 would be great for you. The difference between AX and TX series are: AX is Gold certified while TX are Bronze (so you will save power), the AX series is also modular and provides better ripple suppression. Maybe the PSU gurus will discuss the details.

I never said the Asus board was bad, I only wanted you to check out the new z68 chipset. Personally I dont care about the SSD Cache feature but I find the Lucid Virtu implementations quite interesting, thats all.
    
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