Posted 06 January 2011 - 04:18 PM
Not too much to pick on.
So................where's that sound card going to fit when you have that 580GTX in the upper slot?
Personally, I would hold off on a sound card. Onboard sound is more than adequate unless you need a soundcard for some specific function. The board already has 7.1 audio.
SSD- I would consider a 128gig as minimum size to hold OS, and frequently used programs and a few games. OS+programs+a few games will eat that 64 gig up fast.
PSU- 850 watts is about perfect for a single GTX580/X58/overclocked CPU build. For an SLI rig, you are in the 1+kw PSU category. Overclocked SLI GTX580s, overclocked CPU are going to use an honest 650-700+ watts depending upon conditions. It will take a legit 1KW+ PSU to keep up for those gaming sessions.
Cooling, I am in the same boat. I would like to move to watercooling, a simple rig like an H70 maybe, but can't really justify it vs good aircooling (Hyper 212,Ultra 120,Megahalem etc). I am just paranoid about leaks, which do happen.
I am a retired Ford tech. Next to Fords, any computer is a piece of cake. (The cake, its not a lie)
3770K @4.5, Corsair H100, GTX780, 16gig Samsung, Obsidian 700 (yes there is a 700)