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September 5, 2011 12:08:53 AM

"TLDR": http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=13509774



Case will be a CaseLabs M8

GIGABYTE G1.SNIPER2 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128525

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070

CORSAIR Professional Series HX1050 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139034

(x2) EVGA 03G-P3-1584-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 3072MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130655

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233143

Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW120G3K5 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167050

(x2) Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136792
September 5, 2011 12:26:22 AM

Forgot to mention that I'll be using this system for high end digital media/3D modeling, animation and gaming, in that order. Current resolution 1920 x 1200, will be upgrading to 2560 x 1600 as soon as I find a monitor that doesn't tend toward a lot of ghosting. I'll be upgrading to Ivy Bridge when it becomes available.
September 5, 2011 1:07:19 AM

If you're upgrading to Ivy Bridge you might want to get a PCIe 3.0 mobo so that your next round of video cards can use that technology. It all looks compatible, though. That will be a very powerful machine.

What's the price point on that case? I can't really tell what's going on inside of the case but those two 580s are going to generate a lot of heat, so make sure it can handle that.
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September 5, 2011 1:17:01 AM

Here's a good cheap Ivy Bridge / PCI 3.0 ready MoBo

MB: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 $125 (Newegg) (No Front USB 3.0 Header. Mobo has USB 3.0 in back.)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813157271
September 5, 2011 1:37:17 AM

Quote:
If you're upgrading to Ivy Bridge you might want to get a PCIe 3.0 mobo so that your next round of video cards can use that technology. It all looks compatible, though. That will be a very powerful machine.


I was under the impression that the G1 Sniper 2 (not the G1 Sniper, 1366 mobo) would be PCIe 3.0 compatible? Source: http://www.gigabyte.us/press-center/news-page.aspx?nid=1048

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What's the price point on that case? I can't really tell what's going on inside of the case but those two 580s are going to generate a lot of heat, so make sure it can handle that.


I'll be liquid cooling the system (completely forgot to mention cooling, sorry), I'm still trying to decide on what components will go into that.
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