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post #11 of 24
Don't get the superclocked version of the 570, just buy the normal version and overclock it yourself and save a few bucks. I just bought the non-superclocked 570 from evga and it was under $300. I'll probably overclock it to the same specs once i learn how to just so I can say I saved 30-40 bucks for the same thing
post #12 of 24
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any idea on well priced cpu coolers?
Well priced? 212+ $25

Great? Noctua NH-D14 $74.99
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The Noctua NH-D14 is pretty popular here for air cooling.

If you want a fairly simple closed-loop water system, check out the Corsair H100 or its little brother, the H70
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So now i have to decide wether i want to go with a gtx 580 or a great cooler
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post #15 of 24
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So now i have to decide wether i want to go with a gtx 580 or a great cooler
Why not try and save some $$$ on the SSD? Do you have a need for a 120GB SSD? If you're just going to use it as a boot/OS drive for faster windows performance, a 60GB will suffice for now until prices start coming down. You can find Vertex 2s all over the marketplace here at OCN for about $80-100.
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post #16 of 24
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So now i have to decide wether i want to go with a gtx 580 or a great cooler
Get a 570. 580's are simply just not worth the money. The cheapest one on Newegg is more than 450 bucks. My friend has two overclocked 570s and theyre doing fine. One did die on him in the first week, but he got it replaced pretty quickly.
As far as the cooler, the H70 is nice, but my friends didnt seem to mount correctly on the 1155 socket, I dont know why. The D14 is an amazing cooler, but if you get RAM like the corsair vengeance with tall heat spreaders, it wont fit. So if you do go that route, get ram with really short heat spreaders.
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what manufacturers would you advise for Nvidia based video cards
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what manufacturers would you advise for Nvidia based video cards
EVGA cards are the best for reference cards and usually come with a lifetime warranty. They also exhaust out the back rather than dump heat in your case. So if airflow is a problem or you want to go SLI, consider the EVGA cards.

Besides them, MSI pretty much has a lock on the non-reference models with their Twin Frozr II/III and HAWK air coolers. They run about 20*C cooler than reference cards, and that has been verified through and through. Bad part is they will dump much of that heat inside your case.
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also one last thing, a cpu cooler thats around $40 to $50
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Cooler Master 212+ with MX-2 Thermal compound.
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