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Cheers buddy you've been a great help, G Skill and and Antec it is!
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Corsair Hydro Series H60 Liquid CPU Cooler Review

The H60 is basically an improved CoolIt Eco. The review has results from the H50, H60, H70, Kuhler 620 and Thermalright Archon for a high end air cooler in the same price range. Looks like the Antec Kuhler 620 just beats the H60 across the board, but is very close. Thus it will come down to pricing. The old H50/H70 came across as quite noisy in comparison, though the H70 was top in performance.
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Cool cheers the for the extra info. Im going to order the kit today (apart from the mobo which isnt out quite yet) but I just want to confirm one last thing...

I'm thinking of changing the fan on the Antec Kuher for a scythe super slim fan as apparently the orignal fan may not fit, and if it does it will be flush against the psu. Please see this video


Which is better practice to, leave the original fan and have it flush against the psu or swap out the fan for the super slim one?




Finally, can I confirm that 8-8-8-24 timings are going to be better than 9-9-9-24 as I cant decide between these ram modules?


http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=356

and

http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=355


Thanks again for your help and advice.
Edited by will1990 - 6/15/11 at 2:00am
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The H60 is pretty slim so you wouldn't have that issue.
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post #15 of 20
I'd opt for the Seasonic 400W/460W Fanless if you could for a build like this.
But it'd reaaally be pushing it.
Shouldn't be that big of a deal with a 260 but if you put something like a 570 in there I'd imagine you might hit some issues.
    
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The q08 isn't as great for traveling as you would think. You have to lug your mouse, keyboard, headphones, and cables with you. The q08 is also large for a mini-itx case and it has no built in handles for carrying. I would suggest building a 1:1 scale model of the case and see what you are getting yourself into.

I had the same thought as you and I built with the q08 and it turned out to be way too inconvenient to travel with.
Edited by MahiMahiMahi - 6/15/11 at 12:29pm
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Cheers, i think i'll make a mock up. Can anyone confirm that a 160mm will not fit?

As unfortunately I just ordered and need to change it quite quickly if that is the case..

Thank you for your input.

Will
post #18 of 20
I would highly recommend going with a Micro ATX board/case instead of the Mini ITX. You can still reduce the size and weight of your rig massively, without having have to sacrifice expandibility.

I see you like the Lian Li cases. Check this bad boy out http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112316

Then you are free to use a MATX board instead. I spend all week looking over making a mini ITX rig, and eventually realized that MATX was much better overall and ends up weighing about the same. Weight is the most important thing about portability other than having a handle.

This case here is even more portable, but has room for less hard drives. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146065


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post #19 of 20
I wouldn't use a Vertex 3 SSD. There are problems with the Sandforce 2 controller.
Source

Also the x650 is overkill. The PSU that comes with the SG07 is rated at 600 Watts and is still able to take everything on your list even with a 6990/590. Actually, I'd recommend the SG07, it fits all your hardware and comes with its own PSU, it's also a bit smaller than the Q08 (shorter, narrower, a little longer).
Edited by armourcore9brker - 6/17/11 at 2:11pm
     
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post #20 of 20
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Cheers for the heads up on the drive, unfortunately i've already ordered it! Doh!

The only thing I havn't ordered is the case. As I now know it wont fitmy 160mm power supply in without some modding, (as i don't really want to change the psu as I may move this all to a different motherboard at a later date)

This has left me with two options that I can see:

1. Mod the case, or as I only have two drive and can just use the cd bay for them both.

2. change the case to the sg07 which I was considering as a case to begin with. The only problem with that is i'm not sure whether it can fit the Antec Kuhler - it looks soooo much smaller!

Thanks for your input guys its all very helpful
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