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I'll recommend the Coolermaster 690 II Advanced, over the Antec 900. I have a couple of both cases and one CM690 and really like the new CM690 II Advanced case for $89 shipped. Cable mgmt, flexibility,overall layout and features are better than the 900 and the CM690.



I'll also recommend the Prolimatech Megahalems Rev B cooler + Scythe fan (or Yate Loon) for your CPU as an alternative to the Noctua.



Hope this helps.

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I see Newegg has the WD Caviar Black 1TB Sata II drive on sale today $77.99, as well as the Hitachi 2TB Sata III drive for $69.
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then gtx570 sli is a better option than gtx480 sli due to lower power consumption,less heat.
But wont sli 480 for that particular brand be good since it got the aftermarket fans on it. and gtx 570 sli will be alot more expensive. Sry to ask but did you look at the 480 i was talking about. Im not talking about any regular 480 cause i know those are very hot and power hungry
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I see Newegg has the WD Caviar Black 1TB Sata II drive on sale today $77.99, as well as the Hitachi 2TB Sata III drive for $69.
1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3's are better and more reliable. Also cheaper.
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Heres a good deal for the F3's:
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthr...6860&t=2735371
Samsung SpinPoint 1TB $51 + FS
(Too bad there's TAX in Cali...)

Also, kind off question, I was thinking about the same build but, would the 5870 series or up fit in a CM 690 II anyways?
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May I ask why you want SLI?? I would recommend you do not get SLI 560s as you won't be able to upgrade in the future. The same thing happened when the 460s came out and everyone got them now if you look in the OCN marketplace there are 460s on sale everywhere. BUT back on topic. IMO go with the best single card you can afford. That way in the future you can just get a second one and have a beast rig without having to sell two underpowered cards in a saturated market.
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May I ask why you want SLI?? I would recommend you do not get SLI 560s as you won't be able to upgrade in the future. The same thing happened when the 460s came out and everyone got them now if you look in the OCN marketplace there are 460s on sale everywhere. BUT back on topic. IMO go with the best single card you can afford. That way in the future you can just get a second one and have a beast rig without having to sell two underpowered cards in a saturated market.
I agree, I don't think you should SLI/CF unless absolutely necessary for the build.

a 580 or a 570 should run anything you want at more then enough Fps, and leaving you room to either sell it for a better profit later then the 560's, or buying a second one used or when prices drop and you need it to keep up, and then SLI'n
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I agree, I don't think you should SLI/CF unless absolutely necessary for the build.

a 580 or a 570 should run anything you want at more then enough Fps, and leaving you room to either sell it for a better profit later then the 560's, or buying a second one used or when prices drop and you need it to keep up, and then SLI'n
I currently have a 470 and the only game I can't max out is Metro (which I don't even play cuz it kinda sucks, lol) but BFBC2, Oblivion, L4D2, and all other games I've played get taken care of no problem. On crysis i did have to lower the AA to 8x to get it to run smoothly but that's it. As you said a 570 or 580 will do more than you need for a long time.
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