Originally Posted by Tokeythebear666
I'm most likely going to get the Asus matrix 580. I'm ocd about matching and I think it would go nicely with the motherboard and case I'm choosing. And yes I'm buying a 1100 Watt psu. It might be overkill but id like to be positive I have enough and not have to upgrade later
Seems like you plan on SLI later? If so... here what I suggest
1. Don't get the Matrix... they are only good for single card, and the premium people pay for it its not that much more improvement. Read the reviews...at most you get maybe 5-10 fps increase vs. a regular GTX 580. If you really insist on some 'different cooler' layout look at the MSI GTX 580 Twin Frozr II. It has an excellent cooler, and its only a 2-slot card. Also you can OC this card fairly well too.
2. You don't need a 1100 watt psu. Once again I will 100% assure you with a good 850 watt psu that all you need to SLI GTX 580
3. Lastly the motherboard you suggested is once again not needed. They offer things like 3-way SLI and other small gimics that why its $100 more. Other $200-250 boards can give you the same stable OC you want on your CPU. My motherboard now is around $150-175, when I got it in the first week it was $209. I got a stable 4.5 ghz OC on my i5-2500k, and this is the usual typical value for a i5-2500k. I am sure if I tweak around I can get more, but I just simply used the multiplier that is all.
I am not here to tell you how to spend your money, but you are on this forum to ask for the best 'value' for your money obviously or else you can just go and buy the most $ on the market and call it a day. If money / value is not really what you care about then go get the $360 ASUS mobo, SLI ASUS Matrix, and a 1100 watt psu, but can assure you won't see much difference in real life gaming/situations...unless you like to spend more money so you can benchmark and be 'wow'!Edited by mcc21 - 8/13/11 at 5:14pm