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ppl mention case but isnt a HAF 912 a pretty solid case? it would be sufficient in my needs of 2 gpu and water cooling if needed right?
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Why do you want an SLI set up?? Sell your 560 if you really want a change and get the best single card. Especially if you plan to watercool because that's an extra $100 for the second GPU block. Your power supply is fine unless you plan on getting SLI 470s, 480s, or 580s (assuming you stay with Nvidia). I would leave your build alone and go buy something a bit more worth while or throw it in the bank.
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Better mobo and another 560ti. Save the rest for more important things in life.
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post #14 of 45
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Originally Posted by eosgreen View Post
ppl mention case but isnt a HAF 912 a pretty solid case? it would be sufficient in my needs of 2 gpu and water cooling if needed right?
Yes and no. It's an absolutely solid case for a budget build for air cooling without too many things inside. Therein lies the problem: space. How much room you will need is contingent on what type of water cooling setup you want. If your looking at a simple XSPC kit for just the CPU you will be fine. But if you want to look into custom loops with a reservoir like one from Alex at FrozenQ, then your likely going to really appreciate extra room. That's the reason I went with my HAF 932 for this i7 build, and now I'm moving to the Xigmatek Elysium in anticipation of trifire and another radiator.

If your looking at SLI and waterblocks for both, then you will be okay with a 360 rad, but if you want to block your mobo and anything else (not sure why you would), then you will want more than one 360. /shrug, just some things to consider.

Either way, 'grats on your lotto winnings.
    
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if i really, really, want to waste the money, id just upgrade the current parts. i'd up the ram to 8 gb, get a...crap its hard, maybe a 580 and dual 22" monitors.
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post #16 of 45
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Why do you want an SLI set up?? Sell your 560 if you really want a change and get the best single card. Especially if you plan to watercool because that's an extra $100 for the second GPU block. Your power supply is fine unless you plan on getting SLI 470s, 480s, or 580s (assuming you stay with Nvidia). I would leave your build alone and go buy something a bit more worth while or throw it in the bank.
i refuse to throw it in the bank we won it for free its gonna be squandered
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So if some of you have noticed me asking alot of questions recently about sli and water cooling, its because my father won a 5k lotto ticket given to him as a joke gift. needless to say the joke was on my friend but i digress...

hes given each family member 1k and i fully intend to squander this on computer parts and i have no clue what to do...

factors that are important to me are i want an SLI setup with watercooling pref but doesnt need to have it

i need a monitor to go with my current one so thats gota stay within the budget and its gotta be 22" +


im going to sell my current GPU and mobo. PSU will prob also need to go (CPU if you think i should)

factor the potential costs of these into the decision as well

need some advice
new motherboard, Another 560 and a new 3D monitor.
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post #18 of 45
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if i really, really, want to waste the money, id just upgrade the current parts. i'd up the ram to 8 gb, get a...crap its hard, maybe a 580 and dual 22" monitors.
it is hard man....

i dont wana go overboard but i WANT TO GO OVERBOARD

sli is just cool to be powerful

i dont ever wana upg in a few years so i imagine 2g vram cards are what i wana do
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Your sigrig is good, i would spend the money on the setup.. you can easily spend 1k on that. Get 3 monitors for Surround, get a new keyboard and mouse if you need, mousepad. Get some nice speakers or headphones. etc... Much more worth it imo, i prefer spending more money on that since i can reuse it though my next PC.
    
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Originally Posted by th3illusiveman View Post
new motherboard, Another 560 and a new 3D monitor.
+rep

Get an XFX XXX/Pro 650 watts for $90 on the egg.
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