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Well, like I said, ever consider a GTX 580 or 570?

For the PSU, depends on how much you want to downgrade. HX 1000 or an HX/AX 850 will do you just fine.
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I'm considering a 580, then possibly SLI in the Summer. Which one would be the better choice, the standard EVGA, or is there a cooler'd edition worth peeking at?

So I should get those two fans for the H70. Anything else?
    
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I'm considering a 580, then possibly SLI in the Summer. Which one would be the better choice, the standard EVGA, or is there a cooler'd edition worth peeking at?

So I should get those two fans for the H70. Anything else?
Well, you have 3 choices:
Just the standard version which is 500$

Then you have EVGA's Superclocked edition which adds around 20$ to that

And finally, you have the FTW edition with Hydro Copper 2 (this is for water cooling). 700$
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If you Sli, then maybe watercooling isnt a bad choice...but sound is very subjective. I know if u plan to go AMD, then the coolers are pretty loud, unless it's non reference.

Z68 allows u to use the on die GPU on Sandybridge, which then allows you to use Intel's Quicksync.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...hing,2888.html

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Intel...y-188838.shtml

A little googling would help you...

Fans on the H70? what's your sound level? quiet? moderate? dont care?

Gentle Typhoon Ap-15's are pretty damn good.

EVGA has a nice warranty/customer support, so definitely recommended.

You have a choice on the SSD, either buy one ASAP or wait till the whole Japan situation is done ( NAND prices will rise ) and it may drop due to the fact that the new generation of SSD's are out.

MSI offers pretty damn cool and quiet factory solution.
    
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I think I'm going with an EVGA 580. And the same stuff I currently have. I might still knock down the PSU.

And the few who mentioned the Phantom case, I'm just curious to why that case? What makes it better than the HAF X? Looks do not achieve points.
    
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go with a MSI GTX 580 or 6970 these new ones just came out yesterday they are badass. Easily the best 580 and 6970 out there

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127579

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127581
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go with a MSI GTX 580 or 6970 these new ones just came out yesterday they are badass. Easily the best 580 and 6970 out there

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127579

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127581
I checked the MSI website for them both to see an image. What makes them better than the current ones? (I do like the price)
    
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I checked the MSI website for them both to see an image. What makes them better than the current ones? (I do like the price)
MSI cherry picks there gpu's and saves the better overclocking parts for there hawk and lighting models they overclock to extreme speeds and have a higher factory clock.

here is a review that compares both of these cards with there reference partners

http://tbreak.com/tech/2011/03/msi-r...ning-review/2/
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Tomorrow this list should be finalized. I put in the GTX 580 from MSI that Celcoid mentioned. Anything else that should maybe change in this setup?
    
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