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post #81 of 92
I remember linking a nice PSU calculator, I'll do it again ofc.

http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...alculator.html

two 580 only require 750w so yeah 850w is more than enough.

Might? It will have more than enough power to suffice.
post #82 of 92
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I think that it might just cut it... for that kind of money though id watercool insteadand wait for the probably 6Gb gtx 670s or 680s before you get the extra monitors
Isn't watercooling meant for the cpu only, not gpu? Also, I plan on getting the HAF - X and max it out with fans, would that be okay to run with sli and not have heating issues without water cooling?
post #83 of 92
The HAF X is more than capable of cooling 2 GPU

You can water cool everything if you wanted to, would just be damn expensive.
post #84 of 92
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The HAF X is more than capable of cooling 2 GPU

You can water cool everything if you wanted to, would just be damn expensive.
I never watercooled before, so I might save up for it in the future. Not a big fan of buying the coolant every month and refilling it.
post #85 of 92
You wont have to refill every month perhaps change every 6 - 12 months at least.
post #86 of 92
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You wont have to refill every month perhaps change every 6 - 12 months at least.
As long as my HAF-X with maxed fans still work with sli 580s, I'll wait on it.
post #87 of 92
So on the 580's. You are going to get 2 correct? Good. A great suggestion for the multiple monitors are pretty much anything that's LED Backlit.Perferred brands are ViewSonic,HP, and ASUS. I currently run 2 3GB 580's overclocked at 1.60031 GHZ on one monitor and I can play Crysis 2 ON ULTRA-MAX everything high while running Photoshop,and Adobe After Effects on the background while listening to music from CyberLink DVD Suite @ 95 FPS . I can do a massive amount of things without having to worry about over heating because I use a ZALMAN GTX 580 Cooler. You can pick one up at NewEgg for 70 Bucks.It's a great investment.But to maximize the performance of your whole system I recommend the I7-2600k Processor + a 128 GB SSD. I use my H-70 like crazy to cool my 2600K. I refill every week or so (It's an all in one Water+Air+Rad+Heat Sink.) For storage you should get a 3 F3's in RAID1. RAID0 for performance but you won't be using that like your SSD.As for motherboard get an Asus Sabertooth P67. It's a great motherboard. Lot's of USB 3.0+USB 2.0 slots comes with a great Integrated sound card if you can't buy an aftermarket one. RAM I would suggest a set of G.SKILL RIPJAWS or Corsair Vengeance. OCZ makes some good RAM but it's your choice. You should get 1300 watt power supply from corsair. You are going to have a huge set up. Nice choice on the HAF-X. I have a HAF-942 X and It is AMAZING! But anyway it's your choice!
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post #88 of 92
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led back lights are a gimmick, if your serious about panel quality get an ips
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post #89 of 92
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led back lights are a gimmick, if your serious about panel quality get an ips
Makes no sense... LED is a back light.... IPS is a screen type....
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post #90 of 92
I wish I had $2500. You should get three monitors.
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