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I've heard that 2*4GB are easier to OC that's why, I don't feel confortable with watercooling sorry and also would like to spend not more than 90$ on a case
You have to look at cases and PSU's as investments and get the best you can possibly afford.

I spent $500 on my case alone, I will probably use it forever.
    
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Well you've seen everything I'm getting, and 2 570 are really big and heat is always an issue.. which one would you recommend?
Get a full tower. You will appreciate more space to work in, better cooling, and ease of upgrading. You can stick with a standard ATX form factor motherboard. With a high-end one, you can run 2 or 3 cards in SLI. You would need an extended ATX for 4-way SLI.

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I've heard that 2*4GB are easier to OC that's why, I don't feel confortable with watercooling sorry and also would like to spend not more than 90$ on a case
2x4GB is fine for a dual channel setup like that - and you have room to expand. You probably don't even need 8GB, but RAM is cheap.

Don't worry about water cooling for now. The Hyper 212+ is a perfectly acceptable cooler to start with. Also, check into the Xigmatek Dark Knight (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233029). I like it better than my Hyper 212+ and it's about the same price.

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You have to look at cases and PSU's as investments and get the best you can possibly afford.

I spent $500 on my case alone, I will probably use it forever.
Agreed. Don't underestimate the influence of a good case and PSU on your build. A good case can solve lots of cooling issues among other things. The Corsair PSU you selected is fine.
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do you need an OS? A 750w is more than enough for your build. As for 3D vision from nvidia, it's not ready for prime time yet in my opinion (as with everything 3D right now), so you should instead consider a 3-screen set-up. Samsung F3 1TB hdd is very popular for its price/performance so you should get it instead of those slow seagate drives.

For motherboard: get this one and you will save enough money for something else cool
Ok let me explain haha, See I'm finishing school soon and have a big trip with my classmates, I'VE GOT to make all the purchases BEFORE august or because that's when they begin to pay my trip, and if I wait till after the trip I'll 18 and have to buy with my own money hahaha, soo that's why. Sorry for my english it's 3 a.m here and is not my main lenguage! just for the record this is my birthday present for the past 4 years, I'm not some spoiled brat. At all haha
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I agree with SyveRson. Get something like a 60GB Sandforce SSD to store your OS and frequently used applications (not normally games). Your system will feel a ton faster with that. His recommendation on the hard drive is good too.

Get a high-end ASUS motherboard. A standard ATX form factor is fine, but spend your extra money here if you want to future-proof. Make sure it has 8-phase power or more if you want to overclock.

Lastly, if you will be overclocking and/or adding to the system in the future, don't underestimate the importance of a good case. I am very happy with my Antec Twelve Hundred, but $200 on a case can seem like too much. For a low-end case, I have had good luck with Cooler Master 310 and 430 Elite.

What games will you be playing and at what resolution? Do you really need two GTX 570's right away? Most people overestimate their GPU needs at first. Stick with a single GPU unless you have a reason to add more. I suggest starting with a GTX 580 if you really want to put some extra funds there. You can always add a second card if you need to.

Lastly, unless you already own the keyboard and mouse, I would suggest you look into alternatives. Wireless mice are generally not great for gaming and the batteries can wear our at the worst times. They are also heavier. People often underestimate the value of a good keyboard and mouse, but that is what we interact with the most. I suggest a mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX black switches for gaming. Check out the Steelseries 6Gv2. Their Xai and Kinzu mice are excellent as well - great for FPS games.

Best of luck with the build!
I'm going SLI because I'm planning on 3D gaming, believe I like single cards configurations because of the stress factor but a single 580 but not handle Metro 2033 on 3D High res (I'm using Metro because its very demanding and I'm making an future proof computer, is ok to use Metro as reference point right?)
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CPU.....................$220 i5 2500K
CPU COOLING.......$25 CM 212 HYPER PLUS
MotherBoard.........$180 ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...%20IV%20Gene-z
RAM.....................$60 G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 CAS9 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231416
HDD.....................$60 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...20Samsung%20F3
PSU......................$189 Corsair AX850w
Monitor.................$400 Dell U2412M 24" IPS panel - http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...n&sku=320-2676
Case.....................$150 Coolermaster HAF932 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119160
GPU......................$510 ASUS DCUII GTX580 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121429
KEYBOARD&MICE....$37 Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3000 Keyboard and Mouse Combo
DVDREADER.........20$ LG ELECTRONICS GH22NS70 OEM

Total = $1851

Then spend the extra $50 on a better Mouse and KB

I wouldn't bother with a 3D monitor. A good quality Dell IPS panel will be much better and certainly looks a lot better since 3D panels are all TN panels. Lets not forget, you use PC's for things other than gaming and IPS panels poop all over TN panels. So don't bother with 3D for now, get a decent IPS monitor instead. The U2412M is also a higher resolution than the 3D Acer you suggested. So definitely go for the Dell imo

No need for SLI 570's, just get a single GTX580, that will suit you comfortably for years. The motherboard is expensive but it is important to get a good motherboard, since it leaves upgrade options open further down the path. I know you said you wont upgrade it but you never know what the future will bring. In regards to the case, a good quality case is worth the extra $50-$100. Since you can use cases for future builds. A cheap case is likely to break and fall apart and will require you to spend a further $75-$100 on your next PC. So pay the little bit extra for a decent quality case.
Edited by Vengeance47 - 7/31/11 at 11:23pm
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Wow you've really shaken my built a bit eh, I would reconsider everything except my PSU haha seems to be the only thing I got it right haha, please keep posting your opinios I would gladly take them all in consideration thanks everyone!
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Its not that you are wrong at all. Its just that there are a lot of options out there (like RAM for example) where you can get the same performance for less. Or similarly, pay an extra $40 or $50 but get a whole lot more performance (such as the monitor, IPS panels really are a class above TN panels).

And it can be a bit confusing when you are new to it all and haven't been keeping an eye on things. Like quite a few of us here do.

But either way, welcome to the world of PC building. You will find it quite addictive and not before long you will want more and more haha
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for the motherboard, you can go with asrock's, they are pretty much solid and rock stable in oc, in a not so pricy tag..

For the OS storage, get yourself an ssd, atleast 120gb,because you said its a non-upgradeable rig right? Heh. Then samsung spinpoint f3 1tb in raid0.

For the case, i cant think of anything that is superior in airflow, enough to accomodate your 570 sli, a badass look, and a very spacious room to work with, that's the HAF X.
Edited by Indulgence - 8/1/11 at 12:08am
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$400 for a IPS monitor? A Dell one to boot, are you joking?

As long as hes not going to be doing graphics design/art and have OCD for different shades of colour theres no point in an IPS panel. A TN standard is fine, if he really needs it for graphics work id suggest picking up a CRT for $20/ the dump. If hes a gamer/bencher (which most OCN members are) then theres no need to waste $400 on a monitor, hell get 3 and do surround

EDIT: i do apologise if graphics people are a majority, I just see no point wasting that money on not much improvement. 3D right now is not worth it though so can that and get 3 monitors for surround.
Edited by SpartanVXL - 8/1/11 at 12:21am
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