I have all other components (mouse, keyboard, SSD, 2TB HD, DVD Burner, etc...)
Also, I have this old PS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Let me know if it is good enough for this system overclocked to a safe limit.
I plan on eventually upgrading to 4 way SLI in the future, so I want to make sure the MOBO can support it, and the water cooling system should be easily upgradeable. What would be a good power supply capable of a OCed system with 4way SLI?
Now I need to add the water cooling system. I have never used or built a water cooled system before... I would appreciate it if you guys could point me to all the components needed for for water cooling this computer. I went with the EVGA GTX480 so I wouldn't have to void my warranty adding water blocks manually (let me know if I'm wrong on this).
Any input will be greatly appreciated.
edit: any thoughts on saving money and getting a i7-930 instead of the 980x? How far apart are these processors OCed when gaming?
120hz monitors/tvs are awesome!! But yes, I will be using dual monitors.
If I decide to go with the i7-930 (920 isn't on newegg) and OC it to its capacity, what ram should I go with? Should I go with faster ram rated to 2000 mhz? I'm asking this because ill have to up the fsb since i wont be able to change the modifier.
btw, I really don't think 2 GTX 480 is overkill. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kf2RcTr44BI
You can see the FPS scaling of 1,2, and 3 gtx 480 SLIed. It takes 3gtx 480 to maintain 50+ fps. Although I agree that the 980x might be overkill... since gaming is way more GPU intensive, especially when graphics settings are turned up all the way.
So I think I will buy 1 gtx 480 (watercooled) and put it in my current comp, and upgrade if I feel I need more powa!! The only thing is the MOBO only supports PCIE 16X 1.0, so from what I read it will decrease performance if I put in a PCIE 2.0 card in it. Thoughts?!?
There is indeed a big difference but nonetheless my 470 struggles from time to time. A 480 wouldn't do much better. And 3dvision is far more intensive. And that's talking about now. In the future those 480s will have a hard time.
BTW if you want a very good 3d monitor alienware is selling some too. It looks amazing and is pretty cheap now