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Here is what I'm thinking about building.

COOLER MASTER HAF X + i7-950 + Sabertooth X58 Combo $600 from newegg
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.540792

G.Skill PI 6GB CAS 6 $170 from newegg
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-352-_-Product

GTX 470s X 2 SLLI $468 (with 10% coupon) from newegg
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-550-_-Product

CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply $100 AR + AC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...%20CMPSU-750HX

Corsair H70 Hydro Cooler $90 from tigerdirect.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...Hydro%20Cooler

DVD Burner $21
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...3ORDER-_-Deals

1TB Samsung 7200RPM 32MB 52$ AC
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?...2MB-Hard-Drive

OCZ Vertex 2 SSD 90GB $100 AR + AC
http://www.meritline.com/ocz-vertex-...--p-46593.aspx

Comes out to $1621. I'm not sure how else to beef up in my build. What do you think?
post #2 of 5
Are you near a microcenter? because if so 950 for $200, I see the MB for about $200 and the case is usually around $170 but it might only come out to a savings of around $30-50 buying them seperate.

I assume you have all the peripherals? Monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc?

Otherwise, looks good.

Edit: Also I know that 470's are beasts and are currently great deals, you may want to consider a single card set-up now which will leave you the option to go SLi in the future. I am encountering the same thing now as my 460's both have to be replaced if I want to step up. Just a thought to consider.
Edited by tats - 11/17/10 at 12:24pm
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Are you near a microcenter? because if so 950 for $200, I see the MB for about $200 and the case is usually around $170 but it might only come out to a savings of around $30-50 buying them seperate.

I assume you have all the peripherals? Monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc?

Otherwise, looks good.

Edit: Also I know that 470's are beasts and are currently great deals, you may want to consider a single card set-up now which will leave you the option to go SLi in the future. I am encountering the same thing now as my 460's both have to be replaced if I want to step up. Just a thought to consider.
Thanks for your response. The time it takes to drive there and paying for tax will make it about the same price. I purchased the evga version so I can step up later so that I can expect to pay a little bit less for the gtx 580 if it does indeed drop in price. I would have to buy a new PSU but I'll worry about that later.
Thanks.
post #4 of 5
That was going to be my second comment, considering future-proofing your PSU as most new high end cards are taking a 6 pin and an 8-pin.

Another consideration would be to buy a new set of fans for the H70, I have Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-14's on mine and they are virtually silent, you could easily get AP-15's that would push more air and be considerably quieter than the stock corsair ones (which I found to be whiney)
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That was going to be my second comment, considering future-proofing your PSU as most new high end cards are taking a 6 pin and an 8-pin.

Another consideration would be to buy a new set of fans for the H70, I have Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-14's on mine and they are virtually silent, you could easily get AP-15's that would push more air and be considerably quieter than the stock corsair ones (which I found to be whiney)
I was already on that. The stock fans are loud at 53dB according to Tom's article. Thanks for your advice!
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