It won't be too big of a problem to hide the cables of a non modular PSU, but let's see what we can do here. A modular PSU with the grommeted cable management holes in your Phantom would look very sleek. Let's also try to color match for maximum awesome. First off, let's calculate how many watts you need. 2 x 560 Ti= 650W +25W per card = 50, if you are overclocking them a lot.(voltage tweaking) i5-2500K -25. So, there's two possibilities here. If you don't voltage tweak your video cards, you'll only need 625W. If you do voltage tweak your video cards, you'll need 675W. I'm getting these numbers from our resident PSU guru, Phaedrus.
This is a light-blue, modular 650W Corsair PSU which would suit you fine if you don't tweak voltages on your video cards: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139012
$119.99, $5.99 shipping.
If you are going to tweak voltages on your graphics card for maximum performance, this is a black 750W Enermax PSU. A bit overkill, but the PSU is priced well, and by priced well I mean that it costs exactly the same as the 650W Corsair. If you purchase this PSU, you get 100W more for the same price, not bad.
$119.99, $5.99 shipping.
Both of the suggested PSU's are on the Recommended PSU's list made by OCN's own Tator Tot. http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...-supplies.html
You don't HAVE to get a PSU from here, as there are some quality PSU's that aren't listed. The recommended PSU list is more of a guide, as in Corsair makes good stuff, as does Antec, Enermax, & even Newegg's in-house brand, Rosewill. Surprising, isn't it? Of course, even the good brands have bad products, sometimes. Which is why it's up to us (the consumer) to research before we buy. Knowledge is power, & knowing's half the battle!
Blue Corsair RAM, also low profile to guarantee that it'd fit under any monstrous heatsink/fan.
$64.99, free shipping.
Blue ASUS P67 SLI motherboard. This is a quality board that has everything you need. There's other more expensive boards out there, but those are usually Tri-SLI/Crossfire. Two GTX 560 Ti's should be enough for ANYTHING, especially if overclocked. If not, then may the maker have mercy upon thee.
$169.99, $7.87 shipping. (+$10.00 more than the Vanilla version that supports only CROSSFIRE) The PRO & up supports both SLI AND Crossfire. Sorry, a very, very, stupid mistake/oversight on my part. I usually never make such errors. I pride myself on giving accurate, courteous help, & I ended up giving you the wrong mobo at first. Also, sorry for the PM spam, the messages weren't going through for some reason.
Wait, you live in Cali right? if so, I think you have to pay taxes on your Newegg purchases, which REALLY sucks. The taxes are going to drive our budget a little overboard.
BTW, the Phantom is a sweet case, and yes it is huge.. it dwarfs my old Antec 900 by a (pardon the pun) large margin.
Anyways this is what I tell every Phantom owner to do, go here: http://www.nzxt.com/new/support.php
From the drop down boxes select: Series = Crafted, Model = Phantom, Subject = Replacement Parts. You know the rest, make sure to fill those in. For the inquiry box, tell them that you've bought a Phantom & would like the additional fans sent to you. You'll receive an e-mail reply from NZXT, telling you to provide them a copy of your Phantom invoice. Once you provide them with the invoice, you'll get the 3 missing fans. Heh, that's why they call it the "Phantom", right? Anyways, you'll eventually get the fans after a week.. or two.. it's slow, but hey, you can't beat free, right?
A side window mod to show off your Phantom's internals would be great, but I'm not sure how the 200mm/230mm side panel fan would come into play. That 200mm fan provides some much needed airflow to your graphics card(s)/motherboard.
Oh yeah, don't forget that we'll be needing some thermal paste for the HSF. Just grab some AS5 (Arctic Silver 5) or Arctic Cooling MX-2 from Petra's tech or Sidewindercomputers(cheaper than Newegg by a buck or two) & call it a day.
I hope I've helped. Oh & remember, the goal here at OCN is to make you feel better about that hole in your wallet.Edited by N7-OC - 8/7/11 at 12:05pm