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i would still like to see a GTX560 Ti, its cheaper and still as fast/faster than the 6950. the 6950 is pretty nice tho too.

and do you have any more budget for a better cooler?
    
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I like this Seasonic. It is gold+ certified.

I would choose a different motherboard. I've had 3 Asus Pro's in the past 2 weeks, and none of them worked.

The heatsink you selected isn't that good.
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that seasonic unit is awesome, but its on the pricey side. the XFX unit is great too. if you want crossfire or SLI in the future, the XFX unit for $130 is awesome. i like that XFX unit more and more as i look at it. if you are even remotely considering SLI/CFX in the future, definately get the XFX unit. your motherboard is capable of SLI/CFX (tho limited to x4 mode, but it will still help if you put a 2nd card in), might as well get the PSU to handle it.

but that rig, as it is now, can be run by a quality ~600w unit. assuming youre not going to do watercooling or crossfire/SLI. here is a SeaSonic M12II 620. this unit could run a dual GPU solution, but you will need power cable adapters, once again, if youre thinking of dual cards, get the XFX. but this unit is $95, so you can shave off $35 from your PSU and put that toward your cooler/LCD.

Once again, i recommend the MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II OC. the GTX560 isnt a power hog and SLI wont require a monster PSU. its also $50 cheaper than a 6950 and its faster. this $50 could really, really help getting you a new CPU cooler.

i would definitely go for a better heatsink. here is a Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B CPU Cooler, its $65 but you will need to get fans. there is also the Thermalright Venomous X, this comes with a fan and its $75. lastly, the Corsair H50 is good too for $79. The H50 is the lazy man's watercooling, lol. it has the performance of high end air cooling, but imho, its cleaner looking.
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