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What resolution will you be playing at, and do you plan on upgrading your monitor to 1440p or dual/triple screens any time in the next year or two?
Most likely 1920x1080, probably won't do a dual or triple screens.
Haven't decided on the water cooling yet, for a case I have a corsair 800d
I may or may not do sli I am leaning towards it though
Ok good. Now we can look at some cards. Depending on what will be happening in the future here are the best options IMO

1440p Build (Click to show)
If you plan on going this route at all then I will suggest looking into video cards that have 4gb vRam. 1440p doesn't always use it all up but it definitely starts pushing the limits so I always say better safe then sorry. Cards to consider...


Water Cooling Build (Click to show)
This one is pretty straight forward, if you are water cooling I would suggest the EVGA card. Not only does EVGA make some of the best cards out there, they also make their own waterblocks for them as well. You will need to be careful tho, since the only full cover blocks on the market (since I checked a month or two ago) are for 680 cards. This means you will need a card that uses the extended PCB on the 670, which is essentially the 680 PCB missing a few components inside. The FTW model from EVGA fits the bill perfectly and is easy to break down. You can look into other brands but some use odd sized PCBs which may or may not work with the full cover blocks.


Stock Card - Possible SLI (Click to show)
At this point you are looking for the most efficient cooling system over everything else. This is where the windforce cards and the other ones that use a lot of fans have the advantage. Problem with these is that most take up a lot more room then a standard 670, so make sure your PCI lanes are spaced to accommodate this.


Like I said, depends on what you plan on doing in the future. There are a lot of options there for you so look around and pick what you think will fit your needs best. Also, if you are questioning whether or not a 4gb model would be worth it over a 2gb model, I would suggest spending the extra cash. We may not need the vram now but as the 1440p monitor prices drop and games start being more demanding the extra ram wouldn't hurt. Besides, if you plan to SLI in the future instead of upgrading to the next best thing then you wont have to think about selling an old 2gb model to get two 4gb models. Good luck with the build though, any way to pick it this rig should be a beast of a machine thumb.gif
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570K Gigabyte G1 Sniper 3 EVGA 670 FTW Crucial Ballistix 16gb (2 x 8gb) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility 3 240gb Seagate 3tb None Liquid Fusion 250ml 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Raystorm MCP35x Black Ice SR1 Cougar 120 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Primochill UV green Windows 7 Asus 23" Das Keyboard Ultimate 
PowerCaseAudio
OCZ ZT 750W NZXT Switch 810 Gun Metal  ultrasone pro 750 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570K Gigabyte G1 Sniper 3 EVGA 670 FTW Crucial Ballistix 16gb (2 x 8gb) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility 3 240gb Seagate 3tb None Liquid Fusion 250ml 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Raystorm MCP35x Black Ice SR1 Cougar 120 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Primochill UV green Windows 7 Asus 23" Das Keyboard Ultimate 
PowerCaseAudio
OCZ ZT 750W NZXT Switch 810 Gun Metal  ultrasone pro 750 
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Thanks for the help everyone I've been wanting to come back to post an update but I've been busy (both with life and playing with my new computer:D) thanks again
Edited by ja9219 - 9/9/12 at 10:58am
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 ivy bridge Gigabyte g1 sniper 3 Evga 680 Classified Corsair lp 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 830 Asus dvd Phantek Windows 8.1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus Ve248 Gigabyte Aivia SeaSonic 1250 Corsair 800d 
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Logitech G9x Steelseries Bower & Wilkins 686 Polk audio 440wsi 
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I5 ivy bridge Gigabyte g1 sniper 3 Evga 680 Classified Corsair lp 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 830 Asus dvd Phantek Windows 8.1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus Ve248 Gigabyte Aivia SeaSonic 1250 Corsair 800d 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G9x Steelseries Bower & Wilkins 686 Polk audio 440wsi 
AudioAudioAudio
Marantz sr6006 Bower & Wilkins HTM62 Sunfire SDS 10 
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