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I am new to modding, yet no stranger to PC's. I'm not looking to cut, weld, or paint anything. I've been in the market to build a PC for over 7 months, and for some reason I continue to wait for newer GPU's, or CPU's to come out.

Well now I'm at that point...ready to drop a couple G's. I would like anyone's expert opinion regarding several things: case size and what I'd like to put it in, and more importantly the cooling of these pieces.

Case: Cosmos S RC-1100
Motherboard: EVGA 790i Ultra
CPU: QX9770 Socket 775
Memory: Crucial DDR3 @ 2000mhz
GPU: NVIDIA 9800 GX2 x2 SLI (EVGA SCC Edition, clocked to 675mhz, 2100mhz)
HDD: Have yet to decide on RAID or a combo w/ Solid State
Optical Drives: Have yet to device
Power Supply: Real Power 1250watt

I have yet to purchase anything. The more research I do, the more hesitant I become.

My question is, how should I viably cool this rig? Water cooling is my last resort (I have nightmares of my tank exploding onto my rig), but open to the idea if it's the only way. My other question is if you have any idea whether or not the GX2 cards will fit in the Cosmos S...I've read some that say yes, others that say no.
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w/c is why this case was built. if ur gonna go air just get the older version.
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I was more curious that if the amperage requirements will be met by the psu and if air cooling would even get the job done. I agree the 830 offers more air cooling, but how could you not like the Cosmos S chassis better?
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Another question I have is I am looking to get most of my parts from TigerDirect.com

Reliable? Quality parts? I don't care how long it takes for the parts to arrive at my door as long as they are quality ones.
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Another question I have is I am looking to get most of my parts from TigerDirect.com

Reliable? Quality parts? I don't care how long it takes for the parts to arrive at my door as long as they are quality ones.
I get most of my pc parts from www.newegg.com
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I really like the case you bought. Why post in this forum if "watercooling" is your last resort? If you do decide to watercool here are the best sites to buy from in the US:

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ (Tygon King)
http://www.petrastechshop.com/ (Yate Loon Heaven)
http://www.performance-pcs.com/ (Everything Hard to Find / Specialty)
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if watercooling is your ast resort then dont do it. Change that powersupply to

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139007

its modular and higher quality and i don think you will even reach close to the limits of this PSU with extra upgrades.
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I noticed that TG was your first choice, this may mean that you are in canada? as they are one of the few e-tailers that do both the states and canada.

In my experience Direct Canada has the best prices, and on orders over $300 shipping is free, ($10 air shipping on small single items). you just need to know what you want as their website carries outdated items at their original price, but if you know anything about computers you should be able to distinguish the new ones from the old ones.
    
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TBH I strongly suggest waiting till julyish on a brand new system if not the end of the year. A LOT of new technology is coming out. All new video cards this summer and new CPU's and chipsets by the end of the year.

The Cosmos s will fit 2 gx2's but wait to see what ati and nvidia come out with this summer. I wouldn't be suprised if single gpu cards coming out would out perform dual gpu's now.

If you are gonna blow a couple g's don't let em go to waste. :-)
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