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ram check mushkin, they have great ram, also get a custom loop, go over to the water cooling area and well help you out, i would reccomend any block but the evga ones for the 480's posted above there is possible the best 480 block mentioned, than for the cpu block get a ek supreme hf, your gonna need some serisous rad to keep all of that cool, i reccomend at a bare minimum 2x 120.3 rads, cuz all of that is gonna pump heat into your loop for a more indepth loop head over to the wc section, and sound card has to go, grab one of the alternates mentioned above and might i know y your grabbin a 256 gig ssd? u could grab a smaller faster vertex or intel ssd for less and than raid0 some 2tb 7200 rpms drives!
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One thing I heard that maybe you can help me with is connections for headphone for gaming. I will need to run optical im almost sure to use the yamaha reciever, but have heard that it will be a pain to switch bag to analog, for microphone/gaming headset: any thoughts on this? BTW, I have grados for music only.
    
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Wow! This is a great forum, thanks for everyones input! I will be replying to all, and thinking about all the great advice, and visiting the watercooling forum. But in the meantime, I have been slagging at work and im going to go kill some stuff in BFBC 2. Thanks everyone.
    
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Wow! That is a monster of a rig. Definitely post some pics of the build when it's complete, Welcome to OCN, and fill out your system specs in the user CP.
    
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Don't get the EVGA gtx 480 with the pre-applied block. VRM runs hot on this block. Get the EK one.

yes sir. ek block is worth every penny.


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imo with that much money invested I'd get some faster ram from corsair, a custom water cooling kit and an AUZENTECH SOUND CARD

also for headphones i very very highly recommend the audio technica m50.

oops just read you already have the ram, oh well definitely still good stuff, enjoy your rig and post pics!!
Custom WC would be required imo... a loop just for the 480s with a big rad would be almost necessary.

and either a auzentech or essence stx depending on what you plan to do.... auzentech --> speakers essence stx --> headphones

Both can do both jobs quite well...
    
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One thing I heard that maybe you can help me with is connections for headphone for gaming. I will need to run optical im almost sure to use the yamaha reciever, but have heard that it will be a pain to switch bag to analog, for microphone/gaming headset: any thoughts on this? BTW, I have grados for music only.
This is why I recommended the Logitech sets, because they are USB powered and won't interfere with your Yamaha receiver and speaker setup. They completely bypass the sound card and run their own sound drivers. This is a great advantage because it makes them pretty much plug and play once you have installed the drivers.

Oh and as for your RAM speed vs. quantity. I still recommend GSkill or Corsair. Are you planning on going triple channel or hexachannel? If you are going triple channel (3 sticks of 4gb) then here are a couple good options:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231384
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145321

The first link (G.Skill) are 30 bucks more but also are DDR3 2000 compared to the 1600 that the second link (Dominator) are.

If you are going with hexachannel (6 sticks of 2gb) then I would recommend these Dominator-GT:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145311

At 1866 they are a step up above the kingston, in addition to having the Corsair quality.
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This is why I recommended the Logitech sets, because they are USB powered and won't interfere with your Yamaha receiver and speaker setup. They completely bypass the sound card and run their own sound drivers. This is a great advantage because it makes them pretty much plug and play once you have installed the drivers.

Oh and as for your RAM speed vs. quantity. I still recommend GSkill or Corsair. Are you planning on going triple channel or hexachannel? If you are going triple channel (3 sticks of 4gb) then here are a couple good options:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231384
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145321

The first link (G.Skill) are 30 bucks more but also are DDR3 2000 compared to the 1600 that the second link (Dominator) are.

If you are going with hexachannel (6 sticks of 2gb) then I would recommend these Dominator-GT:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145311

At 1866 they are a step up above the kingston, in addition to having the Corsair quality.
The Gskills look nice! Almost same price as kingston too, thanks!
    
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Yep np...I wasn't sure if you were going triple or hexa channel. Honestly if you plan on upgrading further than 12 GB in the semi-near future, i'd go triple channel with the G.Skill 2000. But if you know you aren't gonna need any more than 12, go hexa channel with the 6 sticks of Dominator-GT
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It has been said before but here it is a again

While the Swiftech kit is a decent kit it will not cool your 6 core proc and 3 GTX 480's

I would suggest a couple of Black ice SR1 420's
and for blocks CPU EK Supreme HF GPU EK FC480 GTX
For a pump go with a mcp655 if you are going single loop
or a pair of mcp355 if you want separate CPU and GPU loops
for a res. check out this for single loop option
for a res. check out this dual loop option
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