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if your going to get a huge powersupply try and get a pc p&c.
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"The reason i say that the 680i isnt worth it is that the only thing it has is SLi but you arent getting SLi right now so its not worth getting a motherboard that cant overclock well and has SATA problems."
The 680i doesn't clock well? I thought I heard that it did. And I also don't want to have to upgrade my motherboard as soon as I get SLI. Plus almost every person that has 8800 GTX SLI has the nforce 680i motherboard. =/

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"id get a X-Fi XtremeMusic for Soundcard and a dif PSU"
Well I'm only going to use headsets, so I think that would be a major waste of money.

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"Cooling... You didn't mention if you planned on using the stock cooling, or one of the upgrades. For the measly $54, I'd recommend the Cooler Master watercooling option. There really is no down side to doing so."
I'm getting the liquid cooling system for the processor. There are no other choices for liquid cooling other than the processor.

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"If you're comfortable with the PSU choice, stick with it. As you stated, this is a professional build, and if it nukes on you, it'll be covered. If they will add a customer specified PSU in place of the Tagan and honor their warranty, I'd go with the PCP&C Silencer 750, or their 1Kw-SR if you can stomach the price tag."
I would rather go with a different PSU, but I don't think they do special orders. And I also don't feel like screwing up the wiring to replace the PSU. I have no finesse to put the wiring back together. Also the Tagan 1100w is pretty cheap on the site compared to Newegg.

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I do agree with, for example, the Asus P5B Deluxe over the 680i. It's a better clocker. Only if you seriously plan SLI (and thus have a high-resulution monitor), would I consider the 680i... even though it's new, and still quite buggy. If you get the 680i, get an ASUS. They cost more, but are significantly better than the eVGA, which is a direct copy of the basic reference board.
    
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The 680i doesn't clock well? I thought I heard that it did. And I also don't want to have to upgrade my motherboard as soon as I get SLI. Plus almost every person that has 8800 GTX SLI has the nforce 680i motherboard. =/


Well I'm only going to use headsets, so I think that would be a major waste of money.


I'm getting the liquid cooling system for the processor. There are no other choices for liquid cooling other than the processor.



I would rather go with a different PSU, but I don't think they do special orders. And I also don't feel like screwing up the wiring to replace the PSU. I have no finesse to put the wiring back together. Also the Tagan 1100w is pretty cheap on the site compared to Newegg.

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i only use headsets too, i dont think itll be a waste
    
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How much better is the sound between the Audigy SE and the X-Fi? Is it something that only audiophiles would be able to distinguish?
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The rigs looks great to me. Alot of people are saying go with the striker, and that certainly is a viable option. However, I for one have owned, and put the 680i through its paces and have found it to be a very competent board. The overclocks I have gotten are very nice, and board I own is rock solid, and the only issue I have had (the static issue) was corrected through a bios update 1 week after it was brought to the attention of eVGA. I also have not experienced any of the SATA issues other people are talking about (running RAID 0 with raptors and one 80 gig back up, all SATA I... I hear the problem may be only with SATA II drives). I guess what I am trying to say here about the eVGA 680i, is for every one complaint you see about it online, there are probably 30+ people with no complaints. You just never hear from them!

Anyways, as to the rest of the build. The power supply you have chosen I think will do fine. I also agree with you, I personally thing the review in which it blew under 750 watts load was just a bad PSU, nothing more.

Onto the sound card. I would personally suggest going with the x-fi xtrememusic at the very least. You said in one of your posts above that you game with headphones. This makes the sound card all the more important. With a lessor sound card you will have alot more problems identifying where sounds are coming from through the head phones (ie, enemies positions, etc). And yes, there is a large difference between the Audigy SE and the X-FI (I noticed a difference in quality from my old Audigy 2 ZS to this X-FI.) Besides, I hate to be cliche, but whats the point of having a cutting edge rig with yesteryears technology.

Anyways, other then the above, I think you will have a great gaming rig on you hands. Be sure to post pics when you get it!
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Alright I think I'll be ordering my rig very soon. =D
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