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PSU: The AX750 was my original choice. It's the same as my SeaSonic X750, just with a different sticker on the side. (SeaSonic is the OEM for the Corsair AX750 if you didn't already know.)
GPU: Comparing reference card to reference card, IMO, yes the difference is significant. I've been running AMD/ATI gpu's for my last 5 builds, but from what I've read the 680 at stock speeds beats even the MSI 7970 Lightning card($530). Stock for Stock $470 vs $510, only real beef with the 680 is their lack of availability.
Case: The Switch 810 grew on me, I really like the inside. I would absolutely love it if the outer shell was matte black or brushed aluminum instead of high gloss, but it still has my vote. If you don't mind non-painted interiors check out the cheaper Lian Li cases. They have quite a few cases I would buy that are cheaper than the Switch 810, but they don't have black interior. HAF cases are excellent for air cooling, Switch 810 is apparently the best mass market case for watercooling.
Yeah, I'm waiting for IB. From what I've seen at [TT] The 3570K @ 4.6GHz isn't that hot with an H100 cooler. I'll probably only OC it to 4.0-4.2GHz, which is where I would OC the 2500K, and it would definitely be superior to the 2500K while not having super high temps.

i assumed that they will be the same in performance i didnt know they are basically the same with different name hah.

another question? what is reference and nonreference card? was the 7970 sapphire oc version i posted reference?
on case, i think ill just stay with haf 932, im sure it will be hella upgrade regardless of what i chose compare to what im using right now(freaken retail bought pc [4 years old]) LOL. only bad thing im hearing about haf is that it's dust magnet. also, this will be my first build, hopefullt i dont run to any problem during building haha..

only drawback in ivy is it runs hot when you oc high, but im not planning on ocing high, i might just go 4.0ish oc on it anyway lol, so i might as weel buy the newer ones right now ..
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i assumed that they will be the same in performance i didnt know they are basically the same with different name hah.
another question? what is reference and nonreference card? was the 7970 sapphire oc version i posted reference?
on case, i think ill just stay with haf 932, im sure it will be hella upgrade regardless of what i chose compare to what im using right now(freaken retail bought pc [4 years old]) LOL. only bad thing im hearing about haf is that it's dust magnet. also, this will be my first build, hopefullt i dont run to any problem during building haha..
only drawback in ivy is it runs hot when you oc high, but im not planning on ocing high, i might just go 4.0ish oc on it anyway lol, so i might as weel buy the newer ones right now ..

It's a non-reference card, customized by Sapphire. Reference cards will have nVidia or AMD on the PCB. I'm in the same boat as far as OC'ing, IB is definitely scorching hot at high OC's, but at stock speeds and mild OC's (my territory) it's fine.
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