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Agreed that the Intel is best for boot - OCZ does have its strengths as was stated before. The reliability does it for me as much as its' overall strength in so far as concerns Intel SSDs.

The only other thing is if you are ever going to participate in Folding@home remember that nVidia>>ATI in that area (at least until drivers from ATI are better, particularly if you are going to use the card to fold.) But if you're a gamer and regular-use type, the 69XX are the way to go. Are they available yet? (I am Green Machine through and through so I don't know much about the Red Tide. )

If you do intend to fold look at the 580 if you want ultimate power (and cost.) Look at the GTX 460 if you want better bang/buck.

Good luck on your build!

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2 more monitors for eyefinity?
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2 more monitors for eyefinity?
Well... I might do that in the future, although for now my LED 27" screen ought to be sufficient for now. How is my motherboard? some people say they don't like it and some think its fine. I got it free, so i cant really complain about it. It works, and should be able to do fine with the parts i'm getting. What do you think?

And my PSU should be fine for one 6990 or possibly gtx 580 right? I don't plan on having more than one graphics card for awhile.
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I think that my dvd burner is fine, i don't need blueray or any of that..
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Well... I might do that in the future, although for now my LED 27" screen ought to be sufficient for now. How is my motherboard? some people say they don't like it and some think its fine. I got it free, so i cant really complain about it. It works, and should be able to do fine with the parts i'm getting. What do you think?

And my PSU should be fine for one 6990 or possibly gtx 580 right? I don't plan on having more than one graphics card for awhile.
The psu will be more than enough for any single card.

The motherboard is meh, It will run fine, but don't expect anything great out of it
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The psu will be more than enough for any single card.

The motherboard is meh, It will run fine, but don't expect anything great out of it
I mean i'll be able to OC my CPU and RAM fine.. Right? :/
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I wouldn't expect much more than 4GHz (if that) out of the processor.

You might be able to run the ram at 2000MHz, but if you cant you can always run it at a lower speed with tighter timings
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I wouldn't expect much more than 4GHz (if that) out of the processor.

You might be able to run the ram at 2000MHz, but if you cant you can always run it at a lower speed with tighter timings
Really? :/ A lot people I've seen here have gotten 4.3GHz to 4.5GHz on the 980x, i mean if i were to get less than that it would be because of my mobo, not the processor, right?
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Yea, iirc your 980 is from a good batch, so it wouldn't be the processors problem.

Intel boards in general are meant to be very stable and reliable at stock speeds, not really designed for overclocking well.
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