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April 28, 2012 1:26:52 AM

As the title says, I'm just looking for some different opinions and advice on this build I have planned. Hopefully if there are any niggles or rough edges to smooth over someone can give me a point in the right direction. :) 

GeForce GTX 580 Video Card - 1536MB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16)
Intel Sandybridge i5-2500K Unlocked Core i5 Quad-Core Processor (3.30GHz, 6MB Cache, Socket 1155)
Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe Intel Z77 Socket 1155 DDR3 ATX
WD 1TB Caviar Black SATA-III 3.5" Hard Drive
Kingston 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1333MHz i5 Memory Kit Non-ECC CL9 1.5V
Xenta 800W Modular 13.5cm Fan PSU - 80plus Certified 6x SATA 4x PCI-E
Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Intel and AMD Socket Heatpipe Cooling Fan
LiteOn iHAS124 SATA DVD Optical Drive

Hopefully this will be a pretty hefty gaming rig, I'm hoping this case is large and cool enough, especially as I'm looking to add a second 580GTX in SLI in the future.

NZXT Phantom Black Full Tower Case

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April 28, 2012 2:57:58 AM

The NZXT phantom is more than enough! Also, you may want to get a gpu with 2gb of VRAM. You will bottle necking your gpu in Battlefield 3 at 1080p if you have any less. If bf3 is bottlenecked now, there is no reason to believe that future games will not be bottlenecked as well.
April 28, 2012 12:05:19 PM

Gigabyte z77-Ud5h = cheaper MoBo
Radeon 7970 = better GPU for around the same price
G-Skill Ripjaws 2x4 Gb 1600 cl9 DDR3 RAM = faster RAM
PC Power & Cooling Silencer MkII 750W Silver Certified = better PSu
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