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Finalizing new build - Question about dimensions.

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August 19, 2011 2:07:10 AM

Hello everyone,


I'm to the point where I am finalizing my new build and going to order soon. Would like someone to mainly look at the compatibility with the physical dimensions of the 580's and see if they would have any possible conflict hitting the HDD bay. A rep for Cooler Master said both 580's would fit without having to remove any bays. Also I'm 99% sure the CPU cooler will fit and not conflict with the memory (since it's low profile) and won't hit the GPU - just wanting to double check. Any possible overheating with dual 580's? THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HELP ASSIST! Very much appreciated.



Case - COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 ATX Full Tower:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-I really like the look of the case, and it looks like it should have VERY good air flow.



Motherboard - ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-Did quite a bit of reading up and this seemed to have pretty good reviews and recommendations.



CPU - Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz [LGA1155]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-Looks like the best bang for the buck - great reviews.



CPU Cooler - Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-Got great reviews



Hard Drive - Crucial 256GB SATA III SSD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Video Card - MSI N580GTX Lightning Xtreme Edition GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 3072MB x 2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-Like I said, I am a pretty big gamer, and looking for a beast card to handle everything. Looking to SLI as long as it won't possibly overheat (doubting it 100%).



Memory - Corsair Vengeance 16GB [4 x 4GB] DDR3 1600 LP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-Good reviews.. any other recommendations? Should I look higher than the DDR 1600? Also saw some pictures of memory fan cooling units? Worth looking into?



PSU - CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX1200 (CMPSU-1200AX) 1200W ATX12V
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-Needing a powerful enough PSU to handle three hard drives, possible dual 590's in the future, etc.


Bluray drive - Will pull my Bluray burner from my current tower.
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August 19, 2011 3:09:49 AM

With a case that large , you could fit a dog kennel as well, so snoopy stays warm all winter
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