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Ok, a little late as it seems as you’ve made your mind on case selection but I’ma gonna throw this out there anyways, this case seems to pass under many folks radar.

AZZA Hurrican 2000

I recently purchased this case for my own build, I recommend you the read reviews and decide for yourself, there’s also a nice video review online, simple search should find it for you

For memory i'm loooking at G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)

I already purchased the Noctua D14 and the above memory is suppose to fit fine with it, also my selection of motherboard will be the Asus P8P67 Pro or Deluxe, I’m favoring the Deluxe atm. The above memory is also suited for the Asus board.

No experience with the motherboard or sound card you've selected but someone in the audio for sale section mentioned they were selling their sound card simply because upon getting their 2nd video card made the audio card unuseable (space limiyations i guess it was). Anyways i'm mentioning it in the event your boards layout may have the same issue?
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Both the RAM and case you mentioned are not available here in Norway As for the 2 x GPU + 1 x Soundcard I think it should fit on the Gigabyte card, but will take another look at it

I pretty much have to go for Corsair if I want any good RAM, and with both the Dominator, Dominator GT and Vengeance I will have trouble with Noctua D14 or Thermalright Silver Arrow, but if I went for Corsair H70 I would not have the same difficulties. That said, the Corsair H70 is falling a bit behind both of those aircoolers.
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Both the RAM and case you mentioned are not available here in Norway As for the 2 x GPU + 1 x Soundcard I think it should fit on the Gigabyte card, but will take another look at it

I pretty much have to go for Corsair if I want any good RAM, and with both the Dominator, Dominator GT and Vengeance I will have trouble with Noctua D14 or Thermalright Silver Arrow, but if I went for Corsair H70 I would not have the same difficulties. That said, the Corsair H70 is falling a bit behind both of those aircoolers.
You can remove the fins on Dominators...so it shouldn't be a problem...Noctua D14>H70
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You can remove the fins on Dominators...so it shouldn't be a problem...Noctua D14>H70
Been thinking about that m8, but had some questions about this in the post earlier:

The problem with RAM is that I have heard that only Corsair Vengeance (1,5V) is "fully supported" by Sandy Bridge, but if I want to go with Thermalright Silver Arrow for example it will collide with the heatsinks on the RAM, and removing those heatsinks would void the warranty from what I have heard. If I then decided to go for Corsair Dominator or Dominator GT I would be able to remove the heatsinks without voiding the warranty, but I have heard that 1,65V is too much for the Sandy Bridge motherboards.
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If found this link regarding my motherboard and SLI+sound card: http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/sho...php?p=18552609

Could someone explain what this would mean for performance? :/
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Hello again. Because of some personal issues I had to set my PC project a bit back, but as I have now sorted everything out I will be buying my new PC in a very short time. I have set up an almost finished list, which I hope you guys and girls can take a look at. I will be listing a few questions in the end of the post. Here is the list:

Hardware:
CPU: Intel Core I7 2600K
GPU: 2 x Zotac GeForce GTX 580
PSU: Corsair AX 1200
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7-B3
RAM: Corsair Dominator GT DDR-3 2000MHz CL9
Case: Corsair Obsidian 800D
Monitor: BenQ XL2410T
SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 120GB
HDD: Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB 7200RPM
Soundcard: Auzentech X-Fi Forte 7.1
Viftestyring: Scythe Kaze Master Pro
Blu-ray/DVD-rom: LG BH10LS30
3D-equipment: Nvidia GeForce 3D kit
Thermal paste: Arctic Cooling MX-4

If anyone was wondering. I have selected the Zotac GTX 580 cards because they are reference, and I am 90% sure I will be ordering watercooling from the US in not too long.
  1. I am having a hard time deciding which monitor to get. I will mainly use the monitor for (fast paced) gaming, like Counter-Strike Source, so I guess the logical answer would be a 120 Hz monitor, and it seems like that is what most people are saying. Is the 120 Hz worth going TN over IPS, having in mind this monitor will mainly be used for FPS gaming? I have been pretty set on the BenQ XL2410T, but if you think I would be better of with another monitor, please say so. The monitors I have mainly been looking at are: BenQ XL2410T, Dell U2410, Dell U2311H, HP ZR24W, Asus VG236HE, Asus PA246HQ or Alienware OPTX AW2310. Would of course drop 3D-kit if I go for an IPS monitor.
  2. As I am probably going with watercooling the height of the RAM will no longer be an issue. So would you rather go for the cheaper Corsair Vengeance 8GB CL8 1600MHz over the Corsair Dominator GT 8GB CL9 2000MHz (will be downclocked to 1866 MHz by the motherboard I guess)? Money is not really a problem.
  3. It seems like the Vertex 3 is really popular here in Norway (and probably around the world) and therefor is a pain to get a hold of. I am just wondering if there are any SSDs close to it at the same pricerange as the 120GB? If not, I think I will just wait for it to get back in stock.
  4. And the last question is about the HDD. Someone recommended me to stay away from the Seagate Barracuda XT, and that Hitachi is the "safest" (if you can say that) brand (I know they have been bought up by WD) at the time being. Just wondering if anyone has any experience with the Hitachi HDD I have listed above? If you think I should go for another HDD, please link me it or the name of it.

Hope everything was clear, and if there are any questions feel free to ask.

Thanks in advance
Espen Andreassen
Edited by Espen - 4/26/11 at 3:57am
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