Originally Posted by mlb426
Hello everyone. Thanks for all the replies. As i stated in the original post, I wanted a motherboard that was capable of sli 3 580s (something I would consider down the line if necessary). From the replies, it seems everyone is in agreement that a larger ssd would be better than raid 0 on 2 smaller ssds.
Rob/Alice - As this is my first build, water cooling seems very ambitious for me. A maintenance free setup like rob mentioned is appealing.
Epitope- For the audio I have not decided on speaker/headphone choice yet. I own a 5.1 klipsch system with a receiver that I am considering disconnecting from my tv. I'm also considering M-audio AV40s or a Psyko headset. I know very little about pc audio cards and was wondering what most people use as it does not seem to be as commonly discussed as say GPU selection.
If you are getting a sandy bridge cpu, there is no reason for any type of water cooling. Thus, you can save money buy not getting the corsair series cooler. I strongly suggest a good air cooler like the d14 or silver arrow which will perform better than any corsair hydro series with similar fans. Alot of people like the corsair hydro coolers, but performance/noise wise your better with air.
Im sure someone will come on here and argue the h100 outperforms the d14. Keep in mind the h100 has 2500rpm fans, and the d14 has 1300rpm fans.