I am building a modest gaming rig. Does anyone with more experience have a comment or suggestion for me? CoolerMaster HAF 922 Gaming Case Intel i7 960 Processor Asetek 550LC Liquid CPU Cooling 6 GB Corsair XMS3 Dominator Either a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 or two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 SLI Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 1200 Watt CoolerMaster RSC00-80GAD3-US 600 GB Velociraptor HD
I agree with psychosaysdie. The i7 950 is not worth getting. Get an i7 2600k or the i5 2500k. The Sandy Bridge architecture is the new king of the hill for a while.
Also, I'd consider the new GTX 560 Ti in SLi. It destroys a single GTX 580...
I just want to say thanks to all you who took the time to comment on this post. I took everything you guys said seriously and did a lot of research on my own. I've decided to buy off IBUYPOWER.com since that will be easiest for me. The last time I built my own PC the Athon II 4600+ was king, and installing a liquid cooling system on my own makes me hesitant. This should be a treat for myself when I get back from Iraq...and all for under $2800 bucks. I've decided to go with: