Ok... I've messed around online for a while, chewing through specifications pages for several days now. I think I'm just about set on my parts. I've got a tech support email in to DangerDen to see about getting all the parts for my water cooling system figured out. I want to cool the CPU, North Bridge and both 8800's. I should be ordering up the stuff soon. So far, just about 90% of this system will be bought via newegg.com.
I've been thinking of running triple monitor, but the 30" Dell is calling my name. I'll be jamming those 8800's in SLI mode and pushing them as far as I can. I'll definitely have to dig into overclocking those things. I'll have plenty of cooling for them, so why not, eh?
If anybody has additional comments, I'd appreciate it. Final questions I have:
:question: Can anybody confirm that I have a big enough PSU?
:question: Does the 8800GTS come with necessary cables to run in SLI, or will I need some other parts before it's done?
:question: Does anybody have a good idea for 120mm fans I should pack on top of the radiator? I'll be running (3) of them. Quiet is good.
Case: Nspire ATX case, basic, boring, gutted.
Mobo: Abit AW9D-Max $210
CPU: Intel Core2 Duo e6600 2.4GHz $224
HD: (3) Seagate Barracuda 500GB SATA-300 $125 ea.
Optical: DVD +/-R/RW CD-R/RW Lightscribe I found at Best Buy $50
PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower 650W $145
RAM: G.Skill DDR2 (2x2GB) PC2-6400 DDR (4GB) $240
Video: (2) BFG GeForce 8800 GTS OC2 640MB $410 ea.
Cooling: DangerDen stuff... +/- $200-250
I'll be running an X-Flow Stealth GTS360 Black Ice Radiator
Dynamat Extreme (sound deadening) $40
Monitor: Dell 3007WFP 30" LCD $1499
I'll also be shoving a wireless network card inside the case, as well as the receiver for a wireless keyboard and mouse combo. Have yet to dig up those final selections, but no real worries there.
I'll have to work a few more hours of overtime to get the $ together to plunk down for that 30" Dell monitor, but I've got the cash ready for the rest of this beastie. Yes, I'm serious! I'm actually going to build it!!!
It's so close I can almost taste it.