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You still sure he wants to go with a EVGA card? The warranty and customer service is horrid outside of the US48. Would really recommend a MSI Twin Frozr II 580.

Get an ATX board, only reason you will wanna go mATX is if you wanna go with a small form factor case. With the Gene-Z,all you have is SLI 2 dual slot cards and all the slots are gone. Go with a Extreme4 or Extreme3 and you have the ability to SLI/CFX & add wireless card/sound card. And it wont look small in that full tower.

Do NOT get a Vertex drive now, if you can get the Crucial/Intel drives (C300,M4 = my recommendation). OCZ SSDs are just too unreliable at this stage of time. I would much rather pay the extra and get a reliable drive, than reading tons of articles of "my drive" failing everywhere and then getting a dead drive in a few months. This is due to the Sandforce controller.

The RAM, you are getting is the biggest issue imo. get dual sticks kits, not 3 sticks. Those are for the x58 boards. Filling 3 out of the 4 makes you run 2 sticks in dual channel and 1 in single channel. It is harder to get the same RAM in single sticks as well. Just get a Ripjaws-X (2x4Gb) 8Gb kit.
    
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