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Personally I would go with SAPPHIRE. I've used the products from SAPPHIRE for years and never had any problems I couldn't fix easily. Mostly just driver reinstalls.
    
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Yeah, go for the Sapphire. The cooler looks a bit better.

You put everything together, put the cards in, put the crossfire bridge on, install windows, then install the card drivers. There is a thread about which drivers to install for bf3. Catalyst 11.10 + CAP4.

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And if you look at this post, you can see my setup before i had installed my 2nd GTX460. Kinds give you an idea of what you'll be working with.
http://www.overclock.net/15081049-post170.html

You can also visit the Corsair Carbide 500R club thread in the Cases section.

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First post now has everything updated with links.. Im at 2023.00 taxed and shipped!!! any last corner i can cut on this build to dip below the 2k mark?

Cant wait to get my hands on the free saphire comic ha.. ill have two if anyone wants to buy one back for 265.00
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First post now has everything updated with links.. Im at 2023.00 taxed and shipped!!! any last corner i can cut on this build to dip below the 2k mark?

Cant wait to get my hands on the free saphire comic ha.. ill have two if anyone wants to buy one back for 265.00
Drop the Spinpoint F3R down to a Spinpoint F3. The F3R is for enterprise raid arrays and since you're not raiding, the F3 will serve the purpose for less.

Also, how many games are you planning to put on the SSD? Windows takes around 16gigs, leaves you with about 40ish gigs on a 60gig ssd. You can put around 36-37 gigs of games on it, about bf3 and 3-4 other games. So if you can drop down to a 60-64gig, you can save some dough. But if your going to put 5+ games on it, stay on the 90.

The F3R to F3 should drop you down to 2003$

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First post now has everything updated with links.. Im at 2023.00 taxed and shipped!!! any last corner i can cut on this build to dip below the 2k mark?

Cant wait to get my hands on the free saphire comic ha.. ill have two if anyone wants to buy one back for 265.00
dvd drive, save $4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc..._-27151233-L0F



look up the items on sale here: http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail..._-NA-_-NA-_-NA
    
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With the dvd drive above and the F3 instead of F3R you can save $21

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With the dvd drive above and the F3 instead of F3R you can save $21

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Find me a F3 from a reputable E-retailer and i'll be amazed. It's sold out everywhere due to the flood, people hit the panic attack.
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what do you think about going down a step on the mobo? this one looks the same to me??? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157271 What do i lose with this board? thats a good 60 extra bucks!
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Find me a F3 from a reputable E-retailer and i'll be amazed. It's sold out everywhere due to the flood, people hit the panic attack.
Wow using my Android Newegg app it still shows up... My bad jeeze.

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