Going for a total of about 2300 USD.
Also, I have this unused 9800GTX+, what is your advice should I leave it for physX and compromise the idle 40W-50W and the heat, or just put it aside and use it whenever I feel its needed. And are there any other uses in having 2 GPUs.Do photoshop, after effects or in fact any editing program benefit from such an endeavor?
Thank you in advance.
That RAM is not safe for an x58 motherboard. You want RAM with below 1.65V requirement (preferable a 1.5V requirement) not 1.65-1.85V.
i7 950 is faster and may be the same price.
Haf makes a smaller 912 model now that has dust filters and may be a better value for you.
You could stick with the 9800 GTX+, if its doing a good job for you now. If not then sell it on ebay or use it to convert an old machine into a secondary gaming machine. Its still a decent gaming card that will play most games at medium-high settings on a 1680x1050 monitor.
The RAM voltage is the voltage the RAM needs to be stable. New motherboards start at 1.5V and dont like to go past than 1.64V. If your Ram is Rated at 1.65V and you only give it 1.5V, it will eventually have so many errors it will lock up and freeze your system.