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I think if you get GTX 5xx or 69xx cards, change the back up hard drive and get a good motherboard your good to go. I would keep the ps in case you decide to get 3 high end gpu's.
Good luck and enjoy it.
Don't know if he needs that much video card power, hes running a 47" 1080p HDTV with a resolution of 1920x1080.
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CPU---------: 990x cooled with apogee ultima block on a dual 120mm rad
huge waste unless you need to do heavy multi-threaded apps-ie video rendering, get an i7-950 and a Noctua D14 cooler and OC the crap out of it
MOBO-------: Intel BOXDX58SO2 LGA 1366 Intel X58
No, there is a reason you do not see many people on this forum with intel motherboards...get at X58 by Gigabyte or Asus
SSD---------: 2 corsair 128 gig @ 410 read and 210 write in raid 0
60 gig kingston for backups
Get rid of all of this and get 2 60GB in Raid 0 for your OS and programs
HDD---------: 1 TB western digital caviar green
No, don't get greens. you want a 7200rpm for a storage drive-recommend the F3 1TB
Optical------: ASUS BD combo and 1 CD-DVD combo

Video cards--: 2 hd5870s in xfire,of course

RAM---------: 12 gigs G.SKILL PI+ Turbulence II @ 2400mhz
2400mhz? Are you planning on running your chip under LN2? 2400 mhz is overkill, get a 1600mhz kit, above that you are burning money for no return
PSU---------: Antec true quatro 1200 watt
way too much power for 2 5870s, go with a Seasonic X850 80+ Gold Modular PSU
Case--------: Antec 1200
terrible case for cable management, go with the NZXT Phantom or Corsair 600T or HAFX or any of the Lian Li's over the Antec
Again Im only actually purchasing the MOBO the CPU and the memory eveything else is already in this rig lol. I do like my psu though and it has ridiculous hold up time.

Let me tell you though that I hate this case, but can't justify buying a new one until someone is willing to buy this one. The cable management is absolutely god awful. :
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Don't know if he needs that much video card power, hes running a 47" 1080p HDTV with a resolution of 1920x1080.
actually its 58 @ 240hz and 1920 x 1080 lol
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Again Im only actually purchasing the MOBO the CPU and the memory eveything else is already in this rig lol. I do like my psu though and it has ridiculous hold up time.

Let me tell you though that I hate this case, but can't justify buying a new one until someone is willing to buy this one. The cable management is absolutely god awful. :
If you get the i7-950 and 1600 ram instead of the 990x and 2400mhz ram, you're looking at probably 800-900 in savings right there, even after upgrading the motherboard to an Asus or Gigabyte. At that rate, you can afford to upgrade your case :-)

edit: since you already have the PSU, its not really worth your time to downgrade, as you most likely wont make money off of it after shipping costs...
I would recommend upgrading your storage to 7200RPM, it does help quite a bit. You could probably sell the 60GB SSD and use the funds to get 2x 1TBs.
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your 5870s are not outdated, its just the fact that many people dont read the posts and are assuming you are buying them now. They are great if you already have them.

Though with your build I would return the 990x and the intel mobo and get a different mobo and a i7-970. basically the same cpu, just with a locked multiplier and is $400-$500 cheaper and will overclock to about the same speed

oh, and you wont notice a difference between 2000mhz RAM and 2400mhz RAM
I am actually gonna be attempting to run a web server off this sucker still play mass effect 2 while staying stable. ty for the input. The chip is also a factor cause I'm an avid Ocer and by god I really want to see 12 threads folding at 5ghz!!!!
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If you get the i7-950 and 1600 ram instead of the 990x and 2400mhz ram, you're looking at probably 800-900 in savings right there, even after upgrading the motherboard to an Asus or Gigabyte. At that rate, you can afford to upgrade your case :-)

edit: since you already have the PSU, its not really worth your time to downgrade, as you most likely wont make money off of it after shipping costs...
I would recommend upgrading your storage to 7200RPM, it does help quite a bit. You could probably sell the 60GB SSD and use the funds to get 2x 1TBs.
I do want the speed, but you make an damn good point about selling the 60gig for the better data space that one ill do. ty man
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I am a professional, I just got pissed when a person simply writes me off as an idiot with no explanation. Also taking a pain killer this morning had me a little loopy and quick to return fire lol. I did not mean to get hoity toity I am sorry for coming across that way. My wife does tell me I'm an ass though so you all might just be right and Im a jerk Thanks for the input though.
Hey i appologize if i came across rather harsh, It's just we see this time and time again and tbh we don't want to see you waste your money especially me. Im no pro!, 3 months ago i was in your shoes doing the exact same thing so i know how ya feel.

were here to help and make sure you get the best bang for buck in the nicest possible way please do research into your kit and listen to the rest of us here and you wont go wrong atall
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I am actually gonna be attempting to run a web server off this sucker still play mass effect 2 while staying stable. ty for the input. The chip is also a factor cause I'm an avid Ocer and by god I really want to see 12 threads folding at 5ghz!!!!
Well sir, 5 GHz is going 2 be a pain too achieve :S unless you use some high end cooling like phase change or so. I haven't seen a gulftown stable further than 4,6-7.
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I am actually gonna be attempting to run a web server off this sucker still play mass effect 2 while staying stable. ty for the input. The chip is also a factor cause I'm an avid Ocer and by god I really want to see 12 threads folding at 5ghz!!!!
Not familiar with web servers, are they CPU intensive? Also, not sure, but are there a lot of writes with that? Would suggest running that off the HDDs and not the SSDs, as heavy writes will degrade them over time.
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Depends on how much you use 'em and for what. as for the ssd and normal HDD, your right. SSD has as you know a buffer which is used to slow the degrading of the SSD ^^
And for the standard HDD, use 7200 with a 64mb buffer ^^ waaays faster.
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