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At this point in time I'm back to debating against two GTX 560 Ti's or a single GTX 580. I think I'm leaning more towards the dual 560 Ti's.
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Please drop the V8. You would be better off with a Hyper 212 plus. The V8 is very loud and does not have the cooling results to justify it. I would say get the V6, if ya want to go for that CM range. A 212 plus will already help get a good overclock for the 2500k/2600k.
    
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Originally Posted by metallicamaster3 View Post
At this point in time I'm back to debating against two GTX 560 Ti's or a single GTX 580. I think I'm leaning more towards the dual 560 Ti's.
I would get one GTX 580 because it will give you room to upgrade later down the road when the GTX 580 goes cheap (just like how the GTX 480s are now). Yes the GTX 560 Ti SLI will be stronger NOW, but then cost more than one GTX 580 with no future upgrade option.

If you do wish to get the GTX 560 Ti SLI you don't need a 900 watt psu. Save your money and grab one of the following psu:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371031

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371048

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151096

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817207014

Also why do you need 16 gb of ram? I highly doubt you need anything over 8 gb.

Unless you are doing lots of multi thread applications or video rendering, you only need the i5-2500k as many people probably have stated.

I would recommend this over the Antec HCG900. Its cheaper and performs the same. All you need is 850 watts for SLI GTX 580:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817207011
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Please drop the V8. You would be better off with a Hyper 212 plus. The V8 is very loud and does not have the cooling results to justify it. I would say get the V6, if ya want to go for that CM range. A 212 plus will already help get a good overclock for the 2500k/2600k.
Yeah, I'm well aware that the V8's cooling is sub-par, I just can't find anything else that's bulky and looks good - remember, this rig needs to look good as well as perform good. I've been looking at the following ones that I like, just comes down to which one is the best price/performance really:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835288001
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185147
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835160006
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103089

I also am looking at the D14 from Noctua, as it's a beast... but it's just so expensive! And the fans are hideous .


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I would get one GTX 580 because it will give you room to upgrade later down the road when the GTX 580 goes cheap (just like how the GTX 480s are now). Yes the GTX 560 Ti SLI will be stronger NOW, but then cost more than one GTX 580 with no future upgrade option.

If you do wish to get the GTX 560 Ti SLI you don't need a 900 watt psu. Save your money and grab one of the following psu:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371031

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371048

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151096

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817207014

Also why do you need 16 gb of ram? I highly doubt you need anything over 8 gb.

Unless you are doing lots of multi thread applications or video rendering, you only need the i5-2500k as many people probably have stated.

I would recommend this over the Antec HCG900. Its cheaper and performs the same. All you need is 850 watts for SLI GTX 580:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817207011
Yeah, honestly I think I might go with the single GTX 580, and get a second 580 later. I ran into that same dilemma when I was running dual 460s in Orion II - no upgrade path besides taking a big hit on the two cards and trying to upgrade. It was even worse with the dual GTS 250s.
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He also picked the 2600K over the 2500K because he plans to fold in this rig, and the 2600K is just a beast for folding.
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He also picked the 2600K over the 2500K because he plans to fold in this rig, and the 2600K is just a beast for folding.
This. I forgot to say this when I replied . And the 16GB of RAM, it'll help with virtual machines, as I use them a lot. It's super cheap so why not?
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post #37 of 89
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At this point in time, I think I'm going to go ahead and order dual GTX 560 Ti's. Why? I don't upgrade my rig too often. As long as it suits my needs I'll be fine. I don't see myself upgrading until at least 2013. I'm sure the cards will hold me over - besides, I'm not too worried about having these cards belittled any time soon.
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Hey I was just wondering what kind of work do you do?

I also would like to add another vote against the V8, it's really a bad cooler. I saw it in person and tbh it looked like a car engine. Seamed usless and tacky. Have you considered some of what thermalright has to offer?

The Silver Arrow or the Venomus X (I have seen on sale for under 50$). Thermalright fan's also don't look as bad as Noctas.
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Maybe look into the Thermaltake Frio? Seems to be a decent performer.
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I vote nay on the Scythe Ninja 3, lately, Scythe heatsinks have been umm...crap. And this one, is just as crap as the line of Scythe heatsinks. The only low budget heatsink I will ever recommend is the Hyper 212+. Outperforms and is cheaper than the Scythe.
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