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kevincc

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im going to order it today or the next day. i just want to know what you guys think and what you would change. i do plan to add anuther 285 later and water cooling. but for now im going stok cooling. i dont plan to oc tell i get the water cooling.



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The case you picked out looks good...
You can also go with an Antec 1200: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129043
Both are good choices... if you are going to use liquid cooling, you need plenty of space and ventilation.

The card comes with a DVI to VGA adapter that should allow you to use your monitor with your card...
The monitor also comes with a DVI to HDMI adapter, which I recommend you use.

The RAM, CPU, and PSU look good. Remember that running 2 GTX 285 cards in SLI will use a lot of power.
You could also use this PSU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139007
It puts out more power and is modular unlike the 850W, which can help with cable management. But with a large case, you should be able to tuck the cables of the 850W away easily.

Mouse, keyboard, and monitor are good... they should work very good.

There are some problems that may arise with the hard drive you have chosen... you can still get it though since it looks like a good deal.
I would suggest that you get two of these: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136317
You can run them in a RAID 0 array or as a JBOD.
Or this: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822152173
But it only runs at 5400 RPM.

The motherboard is good... it should bring everything together nicely.
For overclocking, I prefer Asus boards: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131386
Or this: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131365
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