Well I want 16Gb of ram because I do alot of 3D modeling and scripting from games and some of the programs are hogs. 8GB works but it could be better.
I have also had great results with the H50 in the past using a push/pull configuration. CPU would not get above 48C under full load. Also it is better for overall case airflow because there is no big fan tower in the middle of my case.
why the 2 570's? im just curious. also can you post a link to that psu you posted. no liquid cooling i do recommend 2 fans on the hyper 212 plus, quiet ones the stock fan is so loud the cooler master sickle flow fans should do. no need for x16/x16, x8/x8 wont bottleneck your gpu's. look at the asus p8p67 evo for 195$ on amazon.
I am completely new to SLi/Crossfire. I have be a single GPU guy. I am probably going to keep this computer for a good while so I feel like SLi wouldn't be a bad idea.
So you are saying that (with this set up), SLi at x8/x8 should have the same performance as x16/x16? I just fell that if I am going to go SLi then I might as well get a board with dual x16 so I can get my full money worth out of my cards and system as a whole.
x8/x8 wont bottleneck the gpu's. the 6970 cf is a great option if you are going to spend that much on gpu's also they are better than 570's in sli the 6950's run on par with them though so look into them. i wouldnt get the 570's they arent the best bang for your buck