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post #1 of 7
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So I'll be upgrading my rig (Specs below) and can't decide what to upgrade. Here are my choices:

Option 1
  • PC-A05FNB
  • Kingwin Lazer Pro Gold 700w
  • Antec H20 620
Option 2
  • XSPC RASA 750 RX240
  • XSPSC Block or the new EK ones
All would be about the same price give or take $50. So in your opinion which one would you take?

PS: Would RX240 handle a GTX570 and a 2500k?
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Any spesific reason why you're thinking of switching out the PSU? Given that you have the 750TX that would be somewhat of a small downgrade of the PSU.

If thouse are your options, I'd might consider switching out the PSU and Antec H20 with the XSPC Rasa 750 RX240. It will be able to handle both the PSU and GPU - but yeah, if you were to do both I'd probably consider upping it to the XSPC Rasa 750 RX360 if so. Would give you some better temps. Not sure where you'll end up on the budget though? Possibly you could add in the GPU later on.
Edited by Ghostscript - 7/22/11 at 6:36am
     
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Any spesific reason why you're thinking of switching out the PSU? Given that you have the 750TX that would be somewhat of a small downgrade of the PSU.

If thouse are your options, I'd might consider switching out the PSU and Antec H20 with the XSPC Rasa 750 RX240. It will be able to handle both the PSU and GPU - but yeah, if you were to do both I'd probably consider upping it to the XSPC Rasa 750 RX360 if so. Would give you some better temps. Not sure where you'll end up on the budget though? Possibly you could add in the GPU later on.
Switching to a fully modular 80+ Gold because cable management is a pita in the PC-A05

Budget is around $300. Would it be a better idea is to keep my PSU and case, and get a RX360 kit and add the GPU later on?
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post #4 of 7
I see!

I think that would be a good idea yeah, given the options you're looking at. The RX240 would work, but it would be better to have a bigger rad since your planing to throw in both the CPU and GPU then possibly later on. The RX360 kit with some nice fans should give you nice temps for bothe the CPU and GPU once you add that in.
     
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post #5 of 7
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Maybe in a year or two I'll go full out and get an 850D lol. Would these fans work for it?

6 Fans in P+P http://www.petrastechshop.com/12yalod1cafa1.html

Or would the higher speed be better?
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Should work nicely thouse fans.

Possibly would these be nicer as well, as they move more air: http://www.petrastechshop.com/12scsysstcaf4.html
     
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post #7 of 7
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Might get those for a dollar more, thanks for the help!
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