Now for the questions:
1. Does anyone know if there is an incompatibility between the onboard audio on the MB and the Xense because I remember I saw a review that said there was no way to have 2 sound cards when they had the Xense installed. I don't want two at the same time the Xense will do just fine. ^_^
2. Which of the cases has the best cooling. I don't plan on using anything but air at the moment.
3. Not sure about the PSU can anyone tell me if there is a better one for this system ?
Do you plan to run SLI later (two video cards)? Get some other mobo anyway, the PCIex1 slot (used by the sound card) is right below the video card one so it will mess up with the airflow and cooling of the video card. Get an ATX mobo. Get the 560 or a HD 6950 ( for gaming) but read below about the monitor.
Link to the RAM. Get a new full HD monitor, those video cards are overkill for your current one, ditch the sound card if you have to.
Why are you getting 6GB of ram? Your processor only supports dual channel memory, go with 4GB or 8Gb. Using three sticks in that motherboard will cause it to operate in single channel mode, halving memory bandwidth.
Glad I at least had a good PSU choice. ^_^
Yeah I was thinking about an SLI of 560s when I get the new monitor. (I will get it later this year and it will be either an ASUS 27" or a Samsung 27" btw don't mind the price on that page because it's not the real one here I get it for 300$ less then what they say there) I know a 24" one would be just fine but the price difference is pretty small.
Do you have any suggestion about a MB with 2 PCIex16 that can use the Xense and 2 GTX560s?
I copied the wrong RAM in the description that one was above the one I was looking at and the price was 3$ difference so my bad and thanks for pointing out the 6 GB error. ^_^ Corsair XMS3 — 8GB Dual Channel DDR3
The 8GB kit is in the QVL of this MB P8P67 PRO
Is there something wrong with the HDD from Seagate ? The Samsung and Seagate are 5$ apart and I thought that I should go with the extra 500GB.
Again thanks for the help everyone. ^_^
The 900 Mhz 560 Ti is the best GFX card buy on the market. Two 560's substantially outperforms (by 40%) the 580 for $70 less.
PSU is weak. If ya get the HAF-X, I'd suggest the XFX Black Edition 750 or 850 and its 10.0 performance rating (per jonnyguru.com) . Either can support two 560's in SLI but I'd be more comfy with the headroom on the 850 ....
However, your looking at $280 for the HAF-X aand GS600. . You could have the DF-85 w/ Antec CP-850 for a bit less. The CP-850 is in a class by itself but won't fit in the HAF-X.
It is completely unmatched by any ATX unit on the market I can think of. You'd have to spend twice as much as this thing costs to find the next best thing, performance wise.
In the last 6 months, I have done builds w/ the HAF-X, HAF-922, HAF-932 and DF-85. From a build standpoint, the DF is a much easier build.....feature wise, the HAF-X comes in a close 2nd. The HAF 922/932 are just too out of date, no USB 3 front ports for example.
But aesthetics is a big factor in case choice and ya like what ya like. Again, if ya do get the HAF-X, the XFX Black 750 is just $10 more than the GS PSU you listed .... but w/ twin GFX cards, assuming you buy yaself another one as a XMas present, the 850 will provide a bit extra headroom at $130
22.3 % (SLI) increase in minimum frame rated w/ C6 instead of C8 in Far Cry 2
18% (single card) / 5% (SLI) increase in minimum frame rated w/ C6 instead of C8 in Dawn of war
15% (single card) / 5% (SLI) increase in minimum frame rated w/ C6 instead of C8 in World in Conflict
On a budget box, I will use $100 set of (2 x 4GB) CAS 9 (6GB is for 1366 boxes)
The big three HD's are the Spinpoint F3, Seagate 7200.12 (7200.11 is a clunker ... bad firmware, 7200.10 is one of the most reliable models ever built, but old and slow by today's standards) and WD Black. There is no overall winner. ....check what does best in your apps here and pick accordingly: