1000-1300$ gamer's build

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: 1000-1300 euros

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming,light matlab, light-medium electronic engineering tools(cadence virtuoso, PSOC 5 development tools)

Parts Not Required: 1) PSU, already got thermaltake toughpower 700W 2) HDD (WD caviar black 500gb+caviar green 1.5TB) 3)Monitor (1920x1200 HP LP 2465) 3) Mouse+keyboard 4) Speakers (creative 5.1)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/ (wont actually buy from there,but its roughly at the same price as here in greece)

Country of Origin: Greece

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking:Yes, without any voltage increase though

SLI or Crossfire: Yes (in the future)

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: Need extra help on the choice of the case.

CPU: Intel i5-2500K

Mobo: Asus P8P67- evo


RAM: 8 gb(2x4) Kingston hyperX 1600Mhz CL9

GPU: Asus GTX 570

Case: HEC 98 series (from the store i plan on buyings,its the only full ATX thats not crap)



Armor A90 (i know its mid tower,but if i dont need a full ATX i can get a 2600K or a gtx 580 instead of the 570)



I can also find from a different shop HAF 932 for 130 euros(quite a bargain considering antec 1200, speedo etc are all 180+ euros here), but i really dont have time to spend on building and installing everything,so if its no big deal i would like to buy the HEC or the armor. Though if haf 932 is so much better that the 2 cases above,i could build the system myself spending my precious time

Total cost: ~1100 euros, if i get the HEC case.

My budget limit is ~1300 euros, but i cant justify to myself buying anything else(except maybe swapping the i5 2500K to i7 2600K), though i will consider any alternatives u guys give me. Thanks in advance

P.S: I plan on SLIing GTX 570 in a year or two from now. I think 700W toughpower is borderline, do you guys think i should sell my PSU for $50 now and get a new one now,or should i wait untill i actually get the second gtx 570?
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  1. As long as you are not running above 2x/4x AA/AF at 1920x1080, you might be happy with framerates as is with a single card, as a single GTX570 is pretty solid as long as you do not exceed it's memory/framebuffer size in Direct texture heavy x10/11 titles...
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