Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, HDD
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com
Country of Origin: U.S.
Parts Preferences: None
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200
Additional Comments: Would like some advice as to which case I should go with. The $9 difference isn't a big deal so which ever one is the better of the two is the one I'll buy. The motherboard I have listed is out of stock so I'll wait till it is in stock to buy unless you think there is a better board for the money. I will be buying only one GPU at first and getting another later on. Also if you think there is a better SSD or anything else for that matter I'll take the advice.
Really nice build! Are you putting in 2 x 6950s from the start? For your case... both choices are really good. If I had to choose probably the 900 Two v3 over the HAF922. If you were to say the 932 I'd probably choose that over the 900Two
so, since your getting the 2500k I'm assuming your gonna overclock..if that's the case, especially considering your budget, change the mobo...get a p8p67 pro at least..better power phases, better stability...
Everything else looks good..seasonic psu's are very good so no problems there..
since your planning to crossfire, I'm assuming 2 6950's...so..thats good..you can unlock it to have some 6970 capabilities if that will tickle your fancy..
As for 8Gb of ram..if its mostly for gaming..get 4gb of ram @ 1600mhz...you don't need more than that
Everything looks great. You have chosen high quality components that will not disappoint you.
I suggest getting the ASUS P8P67 Pro board because it has two expansion slots between GPUs to enhance the airflow. You also get Bluetooth and an extra SATA 3 6.0Gb/s connector with the P8P67 Pro.
Both those cases do a great job at keeping things cool. I'd go for the one that looks the best to you.
The Antec 900 2 has the black interior that looks great and has a USB3.0 front connector.
the CM HAF 922 has better cable management in my opinion and is dead silent.
Get a corsair 600T case..awesome cable management..and you can now get a side panel with a window, or mesh to install fans to keep temps low...but as I said..the pro, is your best price/performance board right now!
Kind of confused about you guys saying to get the P8P67 Pro when that is the one I linked. It sounds like the one that you guys may be talking about is the ASUS P8P67 DELUXE because that one has everything that pacioli described, is this correct?
you chose the m-pro..m being a micro atx..they are smaller in size, and in some cases, more limited in terms of features..the motherboard I'm talking about is a standard ATX form factor... and the P8P67 pro is a great motherboard and is priced according to features and performance
The AsRock board is a good motherboard..but, frankly, at this point it's a matter of opinion...OP you can't go wrong with the Deluxe, Pro, Or AsRock Extreme. Either way you'll be able to get a good oc out of your chip on any...however, more inclined to purchase the Asus boards due to brand loyalty, reliability, etc...Although, like i said, it's a matter of opinion..and in my opinion you should get the P8P67 Pro (non-micro) board, or if you want slightly more goodies..The Deluxe board.