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Okay so I have this picked out so far. Please post your opinions and ideas and advice.

Obsidian 800D Case
2x Radeon HD 6970

Edit: would it be better to use the tj07?

... Okay I am a noob with parts but can anyone help guide me in the right direction to pick a motherboard, solid state drive, and some Ram? and if anything else I'm missing? I am planning on liquid cooling it.
Edited by Mystxc - 7/24/11 at 7:07pm
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can you fill up your system specs please?we cannot help you with just a case and some gpus.
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Well you have some options for the CPU. The 1155 socket is out now, but i know later this year socket 2011 is coming out, so if you can wait for that it may be the way to go. However, a 2600k with a high end Z68 board is also a very nice system. The 2011 socket is going to be the high end enthusiast line of CPU's and motherboards so if your not interested in that dont worry. Also, I've heard that the 800d is best used for water cooling since the airflow isnt that great for it. Just a thought. As for RAM just get whatever has good speeds, timings, and is the right capacity for your needs. Good Luck. Also, try and shoot for an SSD if your budget allows it.
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can you fill up your system specs please?we cannot help you with just a case and some gpus.
i dont have a system atm i just need help picking out a motherboard ram and a ssd.. i have to keep it under 2k to spend on all of it
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Well you have some options for the CPU. The 1155 socket is out now, but i know later this year socket 2011 is coming out, so if you can wait for that it may be the way to go. However, a 2600k with a high end Z68 board is also a very nice system. The 2011 socket is going to be the high end enthusiast line of CPU's and motherboards so if your not interested in that dont worry. Also, I've heard that the 800d is best used for water cooling since the airflow isnt that great for it. Just a thought. As for RAM just get whatever has good speeds, timings, and is the right capacity for your needs. Good Luck. Also, try and shoot for an SSD if your budget allows it.
ight so like a i7 2600k and a z68 board? umm idk how long until the 2011 socket comes out? because i was hoping to start/finish this build this month.. would it be worth it?
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ight so like a i7 2600k and a z68 board? umm idk how long until the 2011 socket comes out? because i was hoping to start/finish this build this month.. would it be worth it?
It doesn't matter if an i7-2600k is on a P67 on a Z68 mobo. There isn't much differences at all, and in terms of performance and raw horsepower, those two chipsets are very similar to one another.

The Z68 chipset is developed from the P67 one and has a few added features that aren't all that great or major, imo. Gigabyte have a comparison chart here:

http://www.gigabyte.com/microsite/27...-z68p67_05.jpg

Also, don't worry about socket 2011. You can still use Sandy Bridge Extreme and Ivy Bridge on P67/Z68, since that chipset isn't going anywhere just yet. They were released this year anyway, and they won't be going anywhere for quite some time, don't worry

Your sandy bridge rig will definitely be worth it because not only is it going to be top of the line right now, but it's still going to be future proof and up-gradable.
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