Originally Posted by sloppyjoe123
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:
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
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.