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Get a h100, also get a M4 SSD.

You didn't even get any cooling for your cpu..
Maybe going stock for stability? But then again that could bottleneck the GPU's.

If i was doing this, for the speakers, i would find something from Klipsch.
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If I were you, I would go with 1366 + i7 980, get a cheap heatsink (such as the Corsair CAFA70/CM Hyper 212 Evo/Xiggy S1283), and get ram with better timings than those corsairs.
But regardless,
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Can i have the batman coupons?
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post #104 of 131
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If I were you, I would go with 1366 + i7 980, and get ram with better timings than those corsairs.
But regardless,
For this type of build I would almost certainly choose 1366 as well. Its a mature platform with pretty much all of the bugs worked out, not to mention you can find a motherboard that allows you to separate the 580's. I can tell you from personal experience that the internal vent cooler like the TFII/III and DCUII don't like to be stacked up in the HAF X very much. I'll assume since this is going to be used as some sort of immersive platform that it will be in a climate controlled area so air cooling is perfectly fine but you need to make sure the cards can breathe.

I would also attempt to find benches for 3x580's in 3D/Surround. Even at 3x720p that is quite a workload and it would be best to know that it will run smoothly for the client.
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thinking about it now, why dont u get 1366 and a server case? you can sperate your cards with ribbon cabbles to get propper air flow, and you have an added 8x worth of lanes fro sound cards and such (maybe even a fourth card)... this would probably be the best option... you have great air flow (so cooling isnt an issue like it can be with SLI), you have more power from your CPU, and you have extra bandwidth for your sound card... my revised
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post #106 of 131
I would think that an Antex 1200 Gaming case would be best with one of the best airflow designs I have seen. Also why not go with a lga 1366 evga sr2 board with dual socket xeons??

And I would suggest 12GB+ of ram instead of that 8GB especially if your going to be running alot of resource hogging stuff. Also good for multiple instantaneous of programmes like cad and cuda applications.
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Buy an OEM version of Windows and 3 720p displays? I don't think you need 3 GTX 580s for that.

I'm really not sure how you can justify spending THAT much when next year it'll be worth like $2000. Except for your speakers, which you can probably use forever. I would also shop around instead of buying everything from Newegg.
    
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post #108 of 131
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Buy an OEM version of Windows and 3 720p displays? I don't think you need 3 GTX 580s for that.

I'm really not sure how you can justify spending THAT much when next year it'll be worth like $2000. Except for your speakers, which you can probably use forever. I would also shop around instead of buying everything from Newegg.
Some people (maybe not the OP, but some people) need the power now and can't worry about what it will be worth next week or next year.
    
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Question? I like the build but I see you have 3 Game coupons, if you have any extra
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post #110 of 131
the 2700k is basically just a 100mhz overclock on a 2600k. why not get the 2600k and overclock yourself? i know you have a lot of cash to spend, but theres never any point in wasting money. also your going to have to overclock that cpu to at 4.8ghz. 5ghz would be good if you dont want bottleneck. of course of chip isn't too good dont risk going over 1.45 volts

msi is not a very good motherboard maker. id go with this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131390

make sure to get some hardrives too! lol
since you budgets so large why dont you get 2 or 3 120gb ssds in raid?

also since you dont want any watercooling go with the noctua dh-14 for your cpu heatsink
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ctua%20dh%2014
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