I7-950, x58 sabertooth, 6870 build. Enough room to xfire?

Hey guys, i've put together a build and would appreciate any advice or opinions you might offer. I was also wondering whether the sabertooth mobo would provide adequate space between xfire 6870 gpu's. Newegg reviewers complained that dual gpu's would be a very tight fit and restrict airflow. I do plan to xfire in the future (maybe in a year). Should i opt for a different board?

Also I am trying to decide between two monitors at the moment;

Dell SP2309W 23-inch 2048 x 1152

Samsung PX2370 1920 x 1080

Here is my build, Thanks a lot!

Intel Core i7-950

ASUS Sabertooth X58

MSI R6870-2PM2D1GD5 Radeon HD 6870

G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3



ASUS Black 24X DVD+R

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Approximate Purchase Date: within the next week or so

Budget Range: 1500 or so before taxes/ rebates.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (starcraft 2, crysis 2 maybe), movies, possibly some video editing in the future.

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, headset

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.ca

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: AMD gpu, intel cpu

Overclocking: maybe in the future

SLI or Crossfire: Yes in the future

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 or 2048 x 1152

Additional Comments: I was going to wait for the amd 6900 cards but the 6870 sounds like an excellent card and more than enough for starcraft 2 etc....
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  1. Should i go with the 6870 or wait and see what the 6900 line up looks like??
    Do you guys think prices will drop significantly in the next couple weeks?
  2. sorry about the bad links. i will repost tomorrow
  3. Might as well wait unless your in a hurry.. won't cause any harm.
  4. If you "maybe" plan on xfire in a year i would definitely wait on the 69xx series, you should never maybe when it comes to performance.

    I would suggest getting Haf X, Core i7 950, Asus Sabertooth x58 Combo Basically you can get the Haf X and awesome case for $20 more than the storm scout, and fyi the storm scout has tight fits on larger gfx cards.

    Also I would suggest getting the CORSAIR CAFA70 120mm Dual-Fan CPU Cooler instead of the hyper 212+ as the corsair cooler comes out to about the same price as the hyper 212+ and gives better performance than the hyper 212+

    Also If you plan on running xfire 68xx or 69xx you will need a stronger psu min 850w. Such as this one CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
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