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Hi all, below is my proposed shopping basket

I know I have left out tubing, fans, I have the GPU already etc.

Note on the Rads, I would like to add either the GPU to the loop at a later date, or set up a second loop.

I will also be purchasing one of the UB Blue FrozenQ Coil res's

Not sure on the fluid yet, but I will be doing a long build so I can put time and effort into it, so plenty of time yet.

Any problems or feedback, let me know







And the gorgeous res:

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Are you going to be staying with the single unlocked 6950?
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what twocables said...if you trying to upgrade in future im not sure about that motherboard
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Originally Posted by SgtMunky View Post
Hi all, below is my proposed shopping basket

I know I have left out tubing, fans, I have the GPU already etc.

Note on the Rads, I would like to add either the GPU to the loop at a later date, or set up a second loop.

I will also be purchasing one of the UB Blue FrozenQ Coil res's

Not sure on the fluid yet, but I will be doing a long build so I can put time and effort into it, so plenty of time yet.

Any problems or feedback, let me know







And the gorgeous res:

now up those speeds on the gpu
 
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what twocables said...if you trying to upgrade in future im not sure about that motherboard
I'm thinking about the PSU: the AX850 is major overkill to power a system that has only has one 6970 (unlocked 6950) in it.
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I'm thinking about the PSU: the AX850 is major overkill to power a system that has only has one 6970 (unlocked 6950) in it.
Perhaps you're right but it's nice to have room to breathe in future.

I mean who changes psu every time they build a new system...

I would prefer the HX though, apparently AX due to being full modular can be a bit tricky with stability...
 
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Perhaps you're right but it's nice to have room to breathe in future.

I mean who changes psu every time they build a new system...

I would prefer the HX though, apparently AX due to being full modular can be a bit tricky with stability...
There are no stability issues with the AX series. The only stability issues you'd have is from a cheap modular PSU (that is, one you'd never catch me recommending). The AX850 is a flagship product.

The AX850 has enough room to have three unlocked 6950s. Seriously, it's overkill.
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There are no stability issues with the AX series. The only stability issues you'd have is from a cheap modular PSU (that is, one you'd never catch me recommending). The AX850 is a flagship product.

The AX850 has enough room to have three unlocked 6950s. Seriously, it's overkill.
Old article.

http://www.techpowerup.com/123592/Co...Gold_PSUs.html

I can't remember where I read it but I did read due to them being full modular they can have stability issues especially when over clocking.

Also they tend to get noisy, 'apparently'

I could possibly be wrong as I did not get one, opted for the HX and the price difference was minimal.

I mean why in your right mind does the 24 pin need to modular?

Sure you might not need all the cables that come with it, and they've provided more then plenty.... but your always and I mean always going to need the 24 pin unless they've invented different technology I am not aware off.

Apparently it's a 50/50 with people as some say yay and some say nay

Overkill would also be 1500W

7 years warranty on HX series for a reason, not sure AX maybe same or more.

Sure as hell we're going to see then 850+ in those years even with a single gpu setup.

Sure Nvidia is bringing less watt per performance but who is to tell...

What else might we use our pci slots for? Who knows...

Better to be safe then sorry i say.

Just my onion.
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Thanks for the replies guys.

Yes I plan to stick with this card, but there is always a possibility to go crossfire if the right deal comes up in the future. I don't mind a bit of overkill, I'd just like the nice fully modular reliable PSU. Hell, thats the same price as what I paid for this current PSU roughly 3 years ago!

Anyone more points ?
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I'd switch out the agility 3. The OCZ drives are terribly unstable (from personal experience) and their customer service tends to blame the users for the issues. Switch to an M4 or an intel 320.
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