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It's possible that he had an older one as it was quite a while ago and I don't remember which revision it was. I'm open to it. I also hear the ASRock is good. Any words on that?
ASRock is similar to ASUS but is more of a price-point board. I haven't used one and I'm not familiar with them, so I can't comment on specifics. Take a look at this thread: http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...therboard.html . It provides a breakdown of specifications for each 1155 motherboard on the market, sorted by brand.
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I've got an almost final build. I've decided to go with the ASRock Fatal1ty Gen3 MoBo because I want future proofing for Ivy. I've also decided to go with some nice 2133MHz DDR3 from GSkill since I feel like a baller.

All that's left is a good Heatsink+Fan and a case recommendation. Also, some suggestions for extra fans and other gadgets and tinkers that might make this build final.

Here's the new build: http://oi54.tinypic.com/a3dxmt.jpg

Everyone, please chime in. Thanks!
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Cooler Master Hyper212+ or the Noctua NH-C14 if you want to spend a little more.
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post #14 of 27
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Thanks for the suggestion on the C14, after doing some research I've decided it's the best HSF for my needs.

Here's the finally final build. If everything is good by Overclock.net standards I'll hit checkout. The price got cut out of the screenshot- It is $1,473 for everything... not bad!

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I'd save a combined $35 buying the NH-D14, 2500k, & Spinpoint elsewhere. (Directron for D14, Superbiiz for 2500k and Spinpoint) Perhaps with those savings buy a fan controller.

Also I'd spend less on a case, I'm not sure exactly every case that will fit in the space you have for one though. That's all personal preference, If that's what you want your baby in then that's what your baby goes in xD.
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I'd save a combined $35 buying the NH-D14, 2500k, & Spinpoint elsewhere. (Directron for D14, Superbiiz for 2500k and Spinpoint) Perhaps with those savings buy a fan controller.

Also I'd spend less on a case, I'm not sure exactly every case that will fit in the space you have for one though. That's all personal preference, If that's what you want your baby in then that's what your baby goes in xD.
Unfortunately with my space constraints (21.1x9x20.5 LxWxH IN) my priorities are more on compatibility rather than price as far as the case goes.

If you can suggest a few cases than can fit those dimensions and save me a little moolah please do throw them out here.
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I recommend this mobo.
I just got it and it's really nice. It doesn't have integrated graphics either.
 
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Thanks for the input.

Is anyone here familiar with the Lian-Li Lancool PC-K62 and can you tell me if it would fit my needs? Is it large enough for say... 2 GTX 580s? I hate spending so much on a case...

EDIT: Also, I just figured out a way to mod my work space to accommodate a full tower. So pretty much anything goes now as long as it's under 23 inches long. Any suggestions for a beastmode full tower? But still, any input on the Lancool would be sweet!
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Thanks for the input.

Is anyone here familiar with the Lian-Li Lancool PC-K62 and can you tell me if it would fit my needs? Is it large enough for say... 2 GTX 580s? I hate spending so much on a case...

EDIT: Also, I just figured out a way to mod my work space to accommodate a full tower. So pretty much anything goes now as long as it's under 23 inches long. Any suggestions for a beastmode full tower? But still, any input on the Lancool would be sweet!
Newegg has 15% off NZXT cases this weekend. Check out the NZXT phantom (pick a color to your liking), it's a great case. Use promo code NZXTAUG11 to get the 15% discount.
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Newegg has 15% off NZXT cases this weekend. Check out the NZXT phantom (pick a color to your liking), it's a great case. Use promo code NZXTAUG11 to get the 15% discount.
It's too long at 25 inches, which is a bummer because I loooove that case...
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