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Need opinions about new pc-gaming rig!

Hello everyone. I'm new in building pc-rigs and i would like to hear your opinion about my hardware selection (if you don't mind Grin )
I want to build my pc with these parts:
-AeroCool Vx-E Pro ? 58,81(
-Corsair TX850W ? 99,94(
-Asus P6X58D-E ? 177,70(
-Intel i7 930 ? 208,92(
-Corsair Dominator DDR3 6Gb/1600Mhz ? 117,89(
-Western Digital Caviar Black 500Gb ? 46,21(
-Samsung Blu-Ray Combo Sata ? 57,06(
For the graphics card i want a GeForce GTX 470 but i can't decide wich one of these:
-MSI N470GTX-M2D12 ? 215,34(
-Gigabyte GV-N470SO-13I ? 232,06(
-Asus ENGTX470 ? 237,95(
Could you tell me which one is the best.
I would like to Overclock in the near future the CPU, which one is better, the corsair h70 ? 82,00( or the Noctua NH-D14 ? 67,00(
I'm interested in installing a second GPU in SLI mode in the future(that's why I chose an 850W PSU. Are the 3 stock fans enough for the case cooling or do I have to install 2 more on the top and 1 at the bottom? The bugdet is about 1000? (prized in Italy, not including the CPU cooler for now)
If you have other combinations i don't mind hearing them!
Thanks in advance Wink

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Correction ''Need opinions about new pc-gaming rig! ''

*the ''?'' should be ''?'' (don't know why it changed to ?
e.g. AeroCool Vx-E Pro ? 58,81-->? 58,81)

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Correction again ''Need opinions about new pc-gaming rig! ''

the ''?'' should be the Euro symbol :/ (don't knows why it keeps chchanging!!!)

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PC component suggestions

For about the same cost you could go with dual to quad CrossfireX Radeon HD6870's (the newest lineup from AMD), as your choice for motherboards runs either SLI or CrossfireX - examples of the new cards:

Cooling this rig; personally I would choose liquid cooling (even if it is self-contained), and I have read some real good reviews of Corsair's HD70.

Depending on your budget; building rigs using an SSD for the operating system (and a few programs), then use a fast HDD (such as WD's Caviar Black series HDD's), this will greatly improve the speed of the system as a whole.

Operating System
You will also have to take into account the cost of the O/S itself; as this can increase the cost to the build by just over $100 US, to a few hundred dollars.

More questions, we're here to help.


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Thanks for you tips, I already own Windows 7 Pro, in some review I saw that the GTX 470 where better in some cases than the HD 6870. But I am not in the mood of making another search about GPUs :/ cause it took me more than I imagined to understand all the functions of the GPU and the differences from manufacturer to manufacturer! Silly

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GTX 470 vs. HD 6870

Although it's really up to you as to which card you would rather have; I personally would rather take a bit of a performance hit, in lieu of extra heat and noise.

I am including a couple of links (1 is the review of the new AMD HD6870 and HD6850, the other is for one of the best sites for articles and reviews of PC components/ PC building),2761.html,2699.html

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Thanks for your time, I don't mind if my rig is loud enough to disturb me(I am used to loud noise Silly ). From the comparison carts the HD 6870 was better than the GTX 470 in some games and in other not! I searched in some Italian site for price and it's min price is around 250euros *(Update: The Asus ENGTX 470 is now priced at 202euros)
Cheers! Wink

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