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Are you really spending $75 on a wireless adapter? I got mine for $15 and it works amazing.

Thanks for the input.

I'm not really sure. I have it as a placeholder as the highest I will pay for one, but I am still not sure what one to go with.

I definitely want to take advantage of dual band and the E4200 that I have.

Got any thoughts?

The problem I am having is that everyone recommends a different one frown.gif
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you should post pictures of your computer when you finish it. Im very interested to see how it turns out! biggrin.gif
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you should post pictures of your computer when you finish it. Im very interested to see how it turns out! biggrin.gif

I definitely will. The only thing holding me back now is stupid stocking issues frown.gif
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I definitely will. The only thing holding me back now is stupid stocking issues frown.gif

ya it really sucks when a graphics card will be announced but have no supply for it.. were you gonna go with EVGA or Gigabyte?
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ya it really sucks when a graphics card will be announced but have no supply for it.. were you gonna go with EVGA or Gigabyte?

Hoping to get gigabyte due to its better cooler. I might grab an ASUS too since those may be coming in stock soon as well
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Hoping to get gigabyte due to its better cooler. I might grab an ASUS too since those may be coming in stock soon as well

All three are really good brands, if you wanted to get the ones with better coolers that would help when playing games for long periods of time. Or if you decide to enter a Folding competition that would save life on your graphics.

im sitting on two 570's just waiting for the 680's to be in stock. Ill wait another 7-8 months before i purchase them. I also thought of just getting a different Mobo and getting a i7-3930K instead of the 680's >but still in blueprint mode for upgrades.
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To be honest, I'd start with a single GTX 670 and see if there's a need to go SLI after putting it through its paces. At 1080p there are few games that slow it down smile.gif (Since I see only a single monitor in your wishlist). Having the extra slot between the two cards and the side-intake of the HAF will be fine for a SLI setup, though.
Regarding some of the other components...
That MS X4 Sidewinder Keyboard has been great for me, but the keys start to lose their covering very quickly. The result is a mess of bloody-looking keys in the WASD area due to frequent use. Keystrokes are quite loud, too. Great keyboard overall, though.
That ram is a real treat to play with. I had mine at 1866 9-9-9-24 and 1.45v. I could have pushed it to 2133 @ 1.5v, I'm sure.
The Spinpoint F3 is a great HDD, I find it to be a little loud but the performance is spot on.
I'd avoid the HAF 932... it had its time in the sun, but there are other mid-ATX and full-ATX cases out there that'll get the job done while looking a bit more refined and offering expanded features. That's a personal preference, though.
Love the SSD, I have 2 256GB M4s and they are rock solid.
I just wanted to make a few unrequested comments while I was at it tongue.gif

Sounds good, I may consider one 670 now and then one 670 in a little while. Only thing is that I have a set amount to spend, and if I don't use it, I won't get what I didn't spend (so I may as well get the SLI now right?) So what card would you recommend, the EVGA 670 now or wait for the ASUS or Gigabyte with the larger fans. Or would you recommend the FTW edition? It is only $20 more.

I will also be getting another monitor in the next few months (I need a new desk that fits more than one 23")

As for cases, what would you recommend? There are a bunch of recommendations in this thread, but I wasn't sure what to go for. I did the HAF 932 blue because looks are somewhat important. Functionality is more important, and it seemed that the 932 had insane airflow.

When you mentioned the extra space between cards will be good... Does that mean that the mobo I chose has extra space between them? How did you know that?

Good to hear on the RAM, HD, and SSD.

As for the keyboard, do you have any recommendations? I really know nothing in this area frown.gif

Thank you so much for all of the help.

EDIT: If you have any other comments, feel free to mention them. I am more than willing to change parts around based on recommendations.
Edited by bigal1542 - 5/23/12 at 4:05pm
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If you're set on spending the money, the SLI GTX 670s will be a solid investment that will last for quite some time. The 932 is an airflow monster, but because I'm a noise stickler and its aesthetics rub me the wrong way I'm hesitant to recommend it... but it can be ideal for many smile.gif

I'm partial to the Corsair 550D, which can accommodate a good bit of airflow or run quietly, as it's highly expandable. I no longer use mine, as I moved to mATX, but I enjoyed my time with it. You would have to invest in a bunch of fans, though tongue.gif The Corsair 500R might be an option, too, although I can't say anything about it as I've never used it. A bunch of members go gaga for the NZXT Phantom, if its looks are your cup of tea. Those are a few that might be up your alley, but you can't go wrong with the HAF932 if you like the look of it.

As long as you pick a mobo that has the following layout for the primary PCIE lanes, you'll be fine:
xxxx
PCIE 16x
xxxx
xxxx
PCIE 16x
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it should have two slots between the two primary PCIE lanes where you'll install the graphics cards. Aside from that, where they're located are less important. the xxxx's are just place holders tongue.gif
     
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If you're set on spending the money, the SLI GTX 670s will be a solid investment that will last for quite some time. The 932 is an airflow monster, but because I'm a noise stickler and its aesthetics rub me the wrong way I'm hesitant to recommend it... but it can be ideal for many smile.gif
I'm partial to the Corsair 550D, which can accommodate a good bit of airflow or run quietly, as it's highly expandable. I no longer use mine, as I moved to mATX, but I enjoyed my time with it. You would have to invest in a bunch of fans, though tongue.gif The Corsair 500R might be an option, too, although I can't say anything about it as I've never used it. A bunch of members go gaga for the NZXT Phantom, if its looks are your cup of tea. Those are a few that might be up your alley, but you can't go wrong with the HAF932 if you like the look of it.
As long as you pick a mobo that has the following layout for the primary PCIE lanes, you'll be fine:
xxxx
PCIE 16x
xxxx
xxxx
PCIE 16x
xxxx
xxxx
it should have two slots between the two primary PCIE lanes where you'll install the graphics cards. Aside from that, where they're located are less important. the xxxx's are just place holders tongue.gif

Thanks again for all of the help. I definitely learned something new with the spacing between the slots. I'll take a look at those cases too. Thanks for the ideas.

If you don't mind answering others...

So what card would you recommend getting: EVGA 670, EVGA 670 FTW, or GIGABYTE 670? I will be getting something with high airflow and a side fan for sure tongue.gif I think I might go for the 932 still just because of the great airflow, and honestly I sorta like the rugged gamey looks. Noise isn't really a factor for me wink.gif I have an Antec 1200 and that isn't too loud even.

As for the keyboard, do you have any recommendations? I really know nothing in this area frown.gif

Thank you so much again

EDIT: I feel bad that I can't rep you frown.gif I would if I could!
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