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WATCH OUT.
The corsair RAM have big heatsinks, which probably wont fit with the D14
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He has never overclocked before, but hopefully he will. The Antec Kühler 620 is just a rebranded H60. The heatsink that I have now is just as good, if not better.

1TB vs 2TB is only $20 more for another whole Terrabyte..so why not .

@6950: I don't think he would want to mess with flashing the bios. I don't think he has ever built a computer.

@Silverstone Raven RV03: The case is a little on the high side, I like the NZXT Phantom better at that price.



SSD is required .
The 620 is most definately not a rebranded H60. I have an H50 w/ 2x SickleFlow fans, and the 620 outperforms mine - it beats the living hell out of the H70 as well

I don't know about your CPU-cooler, but Antec Kühler 620 is really sweet

On the HDD issue - LOL, didn't know that

It's not flashing - it's unlocking If he gets a reference design card, it's really easy - nothing complicated at all actually, and the second BIOS is a fail safe

Oh, isn't the Raven RV03 and the NZXT Phantom priced around the same?
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I second the modular power supply, just bought a Corsair AX850. Spend the money now so you wont have to later. It looks so much better.
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Corsair Vengence will not work with NH-D14, why I posted G Skill. Even Corsair Doms work half-ass as you have to remove the heatsink from the top of the RAM module.


EDIT
If you want a fully modular power supply yeah go with Corsair AX series... I wish the hell I had, I hate having extra unused cables.
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I find asus boards are worth the extra 15 dollars or so.
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post #16 of 29
Consider this PSU, I just ordered it myself after my psu failed. Heard nothing but good things about it, plus you save a few $.

Antec TruePower New TP-650 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371021

Im sure it would be even enough for SLI 570 If he was looking to go for SLI in future. Regarding the GPU, any reason as to why the 570? I was also wondering at what res he will be playing at. That's very important when recommending any gpu. At 1080p my GTX 460 overclocked to around 930core gets around 37 fps in crysis, a 560 ti should more than likely get more if overclocked.

EDIT: Also I would recommend the asus p8p67 pro or the gigabyte p67ud4 or if your in budget the asrock p67 extreme4.
Edited by munaim1 - 5/5/11 at 8:18am
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post #17 of 29
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Corsair Vengence will not work with NH-D14, why I posted G Skill. Even Corsair Doms work half-ass as you have to remove the heatsink from the top of the RAM module.


EDIT
If you want a fully modular power supply yeah go with Corsair AX series... I wish the hell I had, I hate having extra unused cables.
Ok. I think a Rasa Kit or the H70 would be better then.

I'll look into the Corsair AX prices, but my current PSU isn't modular and the cable management is good.

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I find asus boards are worth the extra 15 dollars or so.
I cannot recommend 1155 Asus boards, I went through four Pros already .

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The 620 is most definately not a rebranded H60. I have an H50 w/ 2x SickleFlow fans, and the 620 outperforms mine - it beats the living hell out of the H70 as well
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/...ooler_review/3

According to that, the H70 blows the Antec out of the water.

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It's not flashing - it's unlocking If he gets a reference design card, it's really easy - nothing complicated at all actually, and the second BIOS is a fail safe
You still have to flash the bios to get the card to be fully recognized as a 6970 right? It just seems unnecessary when a stock 570 gtx/6950 is already good enough for Starcraft 2.

Updated original post.
Edited by cory1234 - 5/5/11 at 8:51am
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http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/...ooler_review/3

According to that, the H70 blows the Antec out of the water.



Updated original post.
Based on that review yes. But several of which I've seen the 620 beats the H70.

But okay, if you really want to get a better cooler, then the Antec Kühler 920 i really kickass
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Aren't the 920 and H70 both absurdly loud unless you spend another $20-30 on good fans making it not worth it? I'd stick with Silver Arrow or NH-D14. Or Archon if you need those massive heatsinks.

Also, the Corsair TX750V2 is an excellent choice. I know it's not modular, which sucks, but as far as guts are concerned it is far superior to the AX850. That being said, unless you want to SLI/CF then 750W is still overkill. Oh, and it only has two PCIe connectors, so you'd have to molex it up to use all those watts.

Power usage of 570

Phaedrus review of TX650V2
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Aren't the 920 and H70 both absurdly loud unless you spend another $20-30 on good fans making it not worth it? I'd stick with Silver Arrow or NH-D14. Or Archon if you need those massive heatsinks.

Also, the Corsair TX750V2 is an excellent choice. I know it's not modular, which sucks, but as far as guts are concerned it is far superior to the AX850. That being said, unless you want to SLI/CF then 750W is still overkill. Oh, and it only has two PCIe connectors, so you'd have to molex it up to use all those watts.

Power usage of 570

Phaedrus review of TX650V2
Most power supplies are most efficient at 50% load, so it may be a little overkill, but it leaves room for upgrades in the future.
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