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post #11 of 36
Might wanna get some fans, both for push pull on the h100 and some for the case (it seems most cases these days do not come with satisfactory fans, you will need a good front or side intake for your cards should you sli.)

Also any reason you are going with a m atx board? It is gonna make your cards sit closer together = less airflow, and high temps.
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post #12 of 36
3GB Lightning Xtreme for surround.

1.5GB will get ate up QUICK.

Edit - ill also agree with the push/pull config. Good way to get extra air going threw your rad.

Edit #2 - Although if you do decide to stick with ATI go no lower than a 2GB card. And for eyefinity xfire is a must.

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Edited by Dustin1 - 10/18/11 at 9:07am
 
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Although If you're planning to Max BF3 out, I suggest you get 2gb variants of the card you're buying. As my friend stated, BF3 on High ate up the 1gb of Vram on his GTX 460. Although that may have been the Beta, with performance issues and memory leaks, Its better to play safe, than sorry.
   
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Corsair SSD's aren't that good. Get an M4.

Get an i5 2500k also, save you some money for the same performance.
Surround in BF3 is going to be a ***** to run. You won't be bumping up the graphics that's for sure, even with 3gb gtx 580's.
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Okay so I need extra fan's when going SLI, but mobo I picked has a bad airflow, what do you suggest for around 200 dollar budget?
post #16 of 36
invest mroe on GPU if you're going to eyefinity. 580s in SLI will do the job. And if you're gaming only, get 2500k isntead of 2600k plus get crucial m4 ssds..
   
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post #17 of 36
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Okay xion, is it better to run it on 1 monitor and if so what type of monitor should I get?
I saw this one Samsung Syncmaster S27A750D

I changed the SSD to M4, thanks Xion and adamski07
Edited by Anubis82 - 10/18/11 at 9:26am
post #18 of 36
if your only going to be running 2 cards the PCI-e bandwidth has 1-2% or less on performance so pick up a ATX board like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157264
or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131730
and if this is for gaming pick up a 2500k like everyone else is suggesting its more then enough for gaming it preforms identical to the 2600k in games and is 100 cheaper
post #19 of 36
GTX 580 Lightning is sexy
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Originally Posted by Anubis82;15354722 
Okay xion, is it better to run it on 1 monitor and if so what type of monitor should I get?
I saw this one Samsung Syncmaster S27A750D

I changed the SSD to M4, thanks Xion and adamski07

Your setup is fine now. If you're going to run one monitor with two 580 Lightnings, and budget is NOT an issue, I think one of the best options out there is a Dell Ultrasharp U2711. These come at a premium though. If you don't have the funds, the one you linked is good-- 1920 x 1080 @120Hz is pretty nice.
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