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The case I can have forever, and my PSU is not modular which is annyoing. Its also nice to have a big PSU when I upgrade later on...

I have 6gb ram
You already have an PSU that's pretty good, and can run Sli/Xfire on several cards.

The case, well thats personal opinion, but i'd get a GPU first, then see what else i'd want.
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post #12 of 23
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I think I will need some new cooling for my CPU. It gets around 80-90c when playing BFBC2.
What would you guys recommend there? Id like it to be quiet

Which GPU(s) will you recommend?
Ive tought about GTX590 or even GTX 580 SLI
GTX 580 if you are gaming at 1080p. Then SLI if you wanna go 3 monitor surround or games get more and more demanding, THEN do you get a new PSU .

A good cooler is the D14, its quiet as well with the included fans. Or get a CM 212 plus - good price/perf.
    
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You already have an PSU that's pretty good, and can run Sli/Xfire on several cards.

The case, well thats personal opinion, but i'd get a GPU first, then see what else i'd want.
Ye I can go down to 1000W, like HX1050. But I would like to have the headroom for later build.
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post #14 of 23
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The case I can have forever, and my PSU is not modular which is annyoing. Its also nice to have a big PSU when I upgrade later on...

I have 6gb ram
If you just bought a new 580 right now, and a new cooler for your CPU, you will notice a big difference. If you want to upgrade your case and psu at some point down the road, fine. If you are going to go for a 1200W PSU now because you MAY tri-sli 580s down the road, that is a huge waste of money, because realistically, you probably won't. If you buy the 580 now, you'll see a huge increase, and then you will probably decide to save the other 600 dollars of useless upgrades.
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Yes, I stick with gtx 580 and case for now then.

Which GTX 580 would you recommend?
Oh, and id like to get an SSD as I only have a regular harddrive...
Edited by WilliamF - 8/22/11 at 1:15pm
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post #16 of 23
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Yes, I stick with gtx 580 and case for now then.

Which GTX 580 would you recommend?
Oh, and id like to get an SSD as I only have a regular harddrive...
The Crucial M4 is highly rated I have heard.

Just out of curiousity, do you ever plan to watercool? The 800D is terrible for air flow and is looked at as a great water cooling case. The HAF is much nicer for airflow. Why are you so set on an 800D? I'm just curious.
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The Crucial M4 is highly rated I have heard.

Just out of curiousity, do you ever plan to watercool? The 800D is terrible for air flow and is looked at as a great water cooling case. The HAF is much nicer for airflow. Why are you so set on an 800D? I'm just curious.
Yes, im planning to WC later on. And to be honest, I cant stand the looks on the HAF. Only reason I got it was duo the low price

I am a little afraid of WC right now because off Ivy Bridge and all that. I dont want to buy a CPU block which wont fit the new motherboards and such. My plan is to buy a very high end rig when all the new stuff comes out
Edited by WilliamF - 8/22/11 at 1:25pm
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post #18 of 23
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Yes, im planning to WC later on. And to be honest, I cant stand the looks on the HAF. Only reason I got it was duo the low price

I am a little afraid of WC right now because off Ivy Bridge and all that. I dont want to buy a CPU block which wont fit the new motherboards and such.
My suggestion would be buy your video card and SSD. You can also get a fairly inexpensive CPU cooler that is 100x better than your stock cooler. I have found from previous experience to never buy parts now to help with something you MAY do down the road. That increases your chances of having a lot of parts in your closet that you will never use. Upgrade to the things that you need as you need them. When you decide to water cool, buy an 800D. When you decide to add 1, maybe even 2 more 580s to your first one, buy a bigger PSU.
post #19 of 23
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Yes, im planning to WC later on. And to be honest, I cant stand the looks on the HAF. Only reason I got it was duo the low price

I am a little afraid of WC right now because off Ivy Bridge and all that. I dont want to buy a CPU block which wont fit the new motherboards and such.
The Ivy Bridge uses the same socket as Sandy Bridge if I'm not wrong, so if you get a CPU block that fits the P67/Z68 Boards, it should work fine. Unless you are really in a hurry to not look at the HAF, then get another monitor (will NEVER go back to 1 monitor after having 2) instead. The 800d has worse airflow than the HAF, so unless you are going to WC the GPU anytime soon, stick to the HAF for now.

A good 580 is the 580 Lightning 1.5Gb, get the Palit 3Gb if you plan to go for Surround, get the MSI Lightning Xtreme if you plan to go Surround and OC it ttm.

A good SSD is the M4 64Gb/128Gb, canNOT recommend this SSD enough.
    
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I actually hate 2 monitors bcuz of the "gap" So 2x Projectors would be better for me But no thats not happening.

How come there is lots of new very fast SSDs like Corsair Force GT, OCZ Vertex 3, Kingston HyperX and so on dont often gets recommended?
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