Originally Posted by Noodles :)
The 800D is horrible for air cooling, don't go near it(and it's HUGE.)
Wouldn't touch Hitachi.
And $2.5k on a rig and only 1 gpu? bit odd.
$3k on a computer is stoopid tho, wouldn't spend more then $2k my self.
The only thing in his system that would be air cooled is his GPU, which won't be a problem on its own. It's not much bigger than my Phantom tbh, like 3 inches longer and like 2 inches taller. The price of having nice components is usually having a big case. I agree on Hitachi in hindsight. The Lightening Xtreme Edition is such a great OCer you really don't even need a second 580 but if he wanted he could easily cut out enough of my build to budget it in by doing what I said.
Tbh if you've got the money, spend it. If I had a good paying job I'd have like $7k into my PC. All custom wcing loops (wouldn't be surprised at ~$2k just for that), 4x EVGA GTX 580 Hydro Copper or whatever, 30" 1660p monitor, some monster SSDs, a sexy RAID setup, all the best peripherals.