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Here are a couple photos of my case with a custom side panel window, its slightly large than the one you can purchase from CoolerMaster. Apoligies for the less than spectacular photography
Very nice !
post #42 of 57
The HX1000 is overpriced. If it was for $200, ok, but for $235 it's just not a good value. It's an average unit elevated to godhood by brand recognition.

First consider if you even need a 1000W PSU. If you do, consider instead the TX950 for better performance for cheaper (though you'll lose modular cables), or instead an Enermax 1050W or an OCZ Z-Series 1000W for better performance for marginally more cost.
post #43 of 57
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I need 6 PCI connectors, the 950 doesn't offer that. As well, my experience with Corsair has been excellent. I will check out the Enermax and OCZ and see....,,, thanks for your comment!
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I think you would be happy with the coolermaster HAF932, Its Able to Do Liquid Cooling, But is Intented for High Air Flow! Im using a i7 920 overclocked to 3.36ghz and the coolermaster V8 Heat sink, at idle cpu is at 30c... So You dont always have to go liquid if you dont want to. Also, Corsairs PSU's are really good, I am Currently Using The HX850, The modular Is the way to go For any new build if you want to keep temps down and it also to look cleaner. Those 3 Graphics Cards Will Do you Just Fine for what you want so I wouldnt bother to get newer, unless you want Direct X 11. I Am Also Using the p6x58d Asus Board, Absolutly Love it but i Personaly recomend the ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard... Its basicly the same thing, but will allow You to do raid on the sata 6Gb/s Side, where the p6x58d premium Dont, (IM BUMMIN HERE LOL) Its a bit Cheaper, Only Other thing is it has one less gig ethernet port! Otherwise its the same, usb3.0 and ur sata 6Gb/s and so on. If You Choose Not to go liquid Cooling, The newer stock intel coolers are actually gettin nicer, But would still recomend something like the coolermaster v8. Asus Boards Come with tons of extra goodies! And If your considering another drive for storage Try out your Sata 6Gb/s, Just check the specs of the drives 1st, as even the Best SSD's dont quite yet met the max bandwith. Good Luck And Welcome To OCN!
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I need 6 PCI connectors, the 950 doesn't offer that. As well, my experience with Corsair has been excellent. I will check out the Enermax and OCZ and see....,,, thanks for your comment!
That right there is a reason to sell the 9800's and get a single GPU solution.
1:Getting a better PSU while saving money.
2:tri sli on G92 isn't that great.
3:The power requirements, you can get similar performance from this generation of graphics cards with less power consumption saving you money in the long run.
4: Not all games play well with multiple GPU's.
5: Getting a different mobo might save some money or even give you more options of what will work.

I honestly think you would be better off selling the 9800's and buying new.
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That right there is a reason to sell the 9800's and get a single GPU solution.
1:Getting a better PSU while saving money.
2:tri sli on G92 isn't that great.
3:The power requirements, you can get similar performance from this generation of graphics cards with less power consumption saving you money in the long run.
4: Not all games play well with multiple GPU's.
5: Getting a different mobo might save some money or even give you more options of what will work.

I honestly think you would be better off selling the 9800's and buying new.
100% agree!

single 480 will out perform G92 tri SLI in most application/games

tri SLI needs more power and will generate more heat, without mentioning that it is always messy to have more than one GPU installed.

try to invest on the most expensive ATX case and PSU. most of the computer parts tends to have a gradual decrease in asset value. please take note, mobo, CPU, GPU and memory manufacturers tends to release newer product version almost every 6 months. an X58 DDR5 is comingg up soon! (wish!)
    
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post #47 of 57
wow people are so anti the case i think the haf is a great case even for watercooling i intend to put 3 rads in my case ( 240mm at the top 140mm on the back and a 120mm at the bottem) at some point xD
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post #48 of 57
I would suggest you to stick with Asus mobo, its an awesome overclocker, you'll never regret it. eVGA 4way SLi is a bog mobo and wouldnt fit in HAF, Obsidian etc. You'll need a much bigger case for it.

As far as case is concerned i would suggest you to look at Antec 1200.

HX1000 is not the best 1000W PSU available in market, Antec Quattro 1000 or 1200 are way better than HX1000.

For memory, nothing is better than corsair. Dominator GTX 2400Mhz will do your job well.
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post #49 of 57
Get a good 1000+ watt PSU.

If you are going to be sneaking GPU's in there in the future, you will want to be one step ahead with the PSU. You don't want to have to explain why your old PSU which you spent a bit of money on is suddenly not capable of powering it all

(although if you burn out the PSU from overload, thats the best excuse for an upgrade )
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post #50 of 57
thats a nice mobo...but for alil more 60-90 more you could go with either Rampage II or new Rampage III! with your budget i think you could easily afford it...RIIIE is sweet! you could also put the 3 9800 cards on ebay or on this site and sell them...and get a nexgen dx11 card...480...5870 or 5970!

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813131352

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813131642
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