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This is for image processing for a microscope...

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Processor BX80569Q9550 - 2.83GHz, 12MB Cache, 1333MHz FSB

EVGA nForce 790i SLI FTW Motherboard - NVIDIA nForce 790i SLI

2x XFX GeForce 9800 GT Video Card

2x Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB Hard Drive ST31500341AS

2x Sony DRU-V200S/BR DVD Rewritable Drive SATA

Corsair Dual Channel 4096MB PC12800 DDR3 1600MHz Memory (2 x 2048MB)

Thermaltake / V1 / Multi-Socket 775/AM2/939/754 / Copper / CPU Cooler

and if someone would recommend a good full size case to fit it all it would be appreciated (preferrably from TigerDirect that is where I found all of these parts and I have to buy it from because Newegg doesn't do POs).

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Well, Seagate has had problems with those particular hard drives in raid. For a storage device an individual 1.5TB would work great. For RAID, it would be better to get 1TB drives.
 

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switch out the V1 for the Xigmatek HDT-S1283... better cooler for less cost

I would also consider getting one gtx 260 over two 9800gt... it seems silly to invest into two cards for SLI right off the bat, limiting your chances for upgrades later down the line (without having to sell BOTH cards)... IMO, it's better to purchase one powerful card now and invest into another one for SLI when it's cheaper and programs/games become more intensive

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Well I kinda need room because the images that we are working with are 3-D and sometimes are as big as 2gigs a pop so space is nice and the 1TB are 110 and the 1.5TB are 150 so unless it is a huge problem I would like more bang for my buck!
 

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BFG GeForce GTX 260 Video Card - 896MB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0 x16 instead of the 2 XFX cards

Yep... also, check out the HDT-S1283 - much more bang for the buck

As for the case... aside from build quality and air flow dynamics, it's really a matter of personal preference based on aesthetics

I would personally recommend Lian Lis for full tower cases - they're simple, sleek, elegant, roomy, made of aluminum, great build quality, pretty good airflow, great layout, lots of room for modification etc. etc.
 
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