Originally Posted by srsparky32
But i would just stick with ONE big SSD and get a RAID 0 setup
I would have gone with a bigger SSD up front, but I already own the OCZ. I've been running it in my MacPro for the past six months and it will be wiped and installed in the new setup once things are running smoothly and it's time to retire the mac for good. In spite of the bad rep it has, the drive has performed great for me--knock on wood--even though it's only been connected via Sata II. I imagine it will really fly on Sata III.
Originally Posted by PappaSmurfsHarem
You don't really need 1050w PSU if you only plan to SLI 2 680's in the future, a good 750 would cover you, an 850w would be better if you plan on high overclocks. Also the H100 doesn't perform much better than a Noctua D14 air cooler and costs $30 more.
Yeah, I know the 1050W is overkill. I considered going with an 850, but the price difference was only $20. I figure better safe than sorry. Plus the 1050 had a nice gold plate on top which really appealed to my frivolous side
Really didn't like the Noctua. I know it has great performance but it takes up way too much room and I'm concerned about my ram slots being obstructed. May still get a tight squeeze with the H100 setup in push-pull. We'll see. But overall, I'm willing to swallow the $30 if I get a unit that works well. If not, I'm ready to drop the axe faster than you can say RMA!
Originally Posted by Citra
The EVGA 680 doesn't do triple screens afaik.
My brother, it will actually do a four monitor setup!! Well... 3 and a half really. It allows you to connect an "accessory monitor" so you can check your email and watch ripped movies while you're playing Battlefield 3 in surround mode. Now THAT's overkill.
Thanks for the comments, guys. I notice nobody had any issues with my choice of motherboard. That's the one I've been most concerned about. Never would have considered an ASRock before (was going to go with either an EVGA or Asus) but it gets decent reviews among X79 boards. Plus, it seemed to be a good choice for an overclocking noob like myself.