I saved my pennies for far too long but finally this thing is up and running. Really happy with the end product. Only slight gripe I have is the Sapphire 7970GE Vapor X cards were bigger than anticipated, rendering my PCI Xonar DG soundcard useless. Gunna have to get a PCIE Soundcard on the cheap - (on that note, what would you guys recommend as a good but reasonably priced gaming soundcard? must have optical)
Heres a couple of pics of the PC taken tonight.
Full Specs are :
i5 3570k Quacore CPU @4.6Ghz (cooled with a Corsair H100 self contained liqiud cooling unit)
8GB of Mushkin Frostbyte DDR3 1600mhz ram
Asus P8Z77-V Motherboard
2 x Sapphire HD7970 Ghz Edition Vapor-X 3GB Graphics cards in crossfire
Corsair HX850V2 850W Power Supply
OCZ Vertex 4 Indilinx 128GB SSD for operating system
OCZ Vertex 2 90GB SSD for main games
.. and a 1TB + 3 x 320GB HDDs for storage all spinning inside the Cooler Master CM Storm Stryker Full Tower Chassis.
No modifications really, other than zip tying that 200mm fan in front of the GPU's haha.