Originally Posted by naizarak
based on my quick read through
1. Don't get the 2700k, it's no different from the 2600k. If you're playing with 3x580's you might need a 6-core CPU to avoid any bottlenecks.
2. Consider x2 6990's or 590's?
3. Maybe get a 2nd SSD for Raid 0?
Honestly it seems that too much of their budget is going into the display equipment and not the computer itself, it's like buying an amazing canvas with cheapish paints and brushes(i'm not an artist don't bash lol).
A 2700k or a 2600k sheesh even a 2500k will not bottlneck 3 580s when overclocked to even a moderate OC.
Also that mobo will not work from what i have read previously in the forum, there is no NF2000 chip, i run 3 of these on a maximus 4 extreme and they also barely fit. You will more than likely have to end up using silicone spacers to get the cards to not scrape on each-other when sandwiched together.
I dont think you realize how big these cards are width wise, i strongly doubt you will be able to fit a sound card into this configuration.
EDIT:You should throw this beast on a nifty looking tech bench, it will help the tri sli breath a lot better than in a conventional case. Check out something from dimastech or dangerden.
Get this board http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131760
or this board http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131714
Throw it on something like this http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13...ack_BT067.htmlEdited by sockpirate - 10/30/11 at 2:13pm