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post #21 of 44
I'm with the people saying that you should go with the 560Ti, I bought my 6870 the day it came out because it had no competition at that point, but now there's the 560Ti which is quite better smile.gif

As for SSD's, 60GB is plenty fine if you have a mechanical one too, since putting games/movies/music on it is a waste of space, games barely load faster than from a solid HDD from my experience (except WoW...)
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Originally Posted by shnur;13566034 
I'm with the people saying that you should go with the 560Ti, I bought my 6870 the day it came out because it had no competition at that point, but now there's the 560Ti which is quite better smile.gif

As for SSD's, 60GB is plenty fine if you have a mechanical one too, since putting games/movies/music on it is a waste of space, games barely load faster than from a solid HDD from my experience (except WoW...)

I under stand the 560ti is better, but it is also ~$50 more. My budget is extremely strict. $200 absolute max.
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Well just bough a Sapphire 6870 for $150 in the For Sale section. One more thing of the list. lol Seems like a good card. Basically this card
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Alright, well that seems to be a great deal! I was eying that one actually, but until I change my loop I can't cross-fire since the pump is in the way frown.gif

That saves you money for the rest of the stuff ! biggrin.gif
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post #25 of 44
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Originally Posted by shnur;13573975 
That saves you money for the rest of the stuff ! biggrin.gif

Exactly lol. Just got paid today, will probably order a good portion of the rest of the build after the first order arrives. Go to Microcenter and pick up my 600t SE, and some other misc stuff. Should be together in the next week or 2. Cant wait!

Anybody got a suggestion on a good heatsink for the 2500k? Or should i just go with the Corsair closed loop?
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Originally Posted by Diesel Phreak;13580171 
Exactly lol. Just got paid today, will probably order a good portion of the rest of the build after the first order arrives. Go to Microcenter and pick up my 600t SE, and some other misc stuff. Should be together in the next week or 2. Cant wait!

Anybody got a suggestion on a good heatsink for the 2500k? Or should i just go with the Corsair closed loop?

If you're going with the 600t you might as well go for looks and grab an h60/70 to match it all. Otherwise you can just get a mugen 2/cm 212 since everyone seems to love those.
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I you are willing to wait, you may want to check out the h80 and h100 (I know they are coming out soon, but I don't know when for sure)
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post #28 of 44
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Originally Posted by eternal7trance;13581067 
If you're going with the 600t you might as well go for looks and grab an h60/70 to match it all. Otherwise you can just get a mugen 2/cm 212 since everyone seems to love those.

Yeah thats kinda why i was thinking of the H60/70 so it would match, hell i have a Corsair PSU, Case, memory, and possibly cpu cooler lol.

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Originally Posted by eskamobob1;13581182 
I you are willing to wait, you may want to check out the h80 and h100 (I know they are coming out soon, but I don't know when for sure)

What is the differences between those? Compared to the H60/70
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post #29 of 44
here are some links:

http://www.techpowerup.com/146078/Upcoming-Corsair-Hydro-Series-H80-H100-CPU-Coolers-Listed.html

http://www.sweclockers.com/nyhet/13985-corsair-forbereder-vatskekylarna-hydro-h100-och-h80


here is what someone said on the h50/70 owners club
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Originally Posted by andos;13549563 
There's no info on these really, since it was a scandinavian website which accidently listed them.

All I know is that H80 is a small upgrade from H70, a better waterblock I assume.

The H100 is 240mm and same waterblock as the H80.

i just thought i would put it out there since they look like they are going to be good upgrades
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post #30 of 44
Screw all of that, couple F3's in RAID 5 ftw.
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