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Are you asking because you're not too familiar with hardware, unsure of what parts go together, don't have enough time to properly research everything, etc? Would help in determining your needs.

Any preference in form factor? Mid/full tower? Air/water cooling? Do you want a quiet system or one that sacrifices quietness for performance?
Well, i am familiar with hardware, but i am all confused and would really like somebody who knows what fits together to help me.

As for preferences, i would like any tower case size, air at first but will surely upgrade to watercooling (4-6 mounths after), and i would pick performance over quietness, just don't want it sounding like an airplane. (wearing closed headphones)
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Where can you shop in Denmark? Without accurate prices, helping you shop from US sites is almost a waste of time.
I can get my hand on almost all hardware, and as for the money it is really 2300 usd calculated from dkk to usd, but since it is a lot cheaper in us i knocked 300 of it is kind of around 2000 usd not exactly.
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Case: SilverStone FT02 (~$259) - An amazing case that looks great and performs even better. Extremely good at air cooling and also allows nice water cooling setups. If you want to go all out, the Silverstone TJ07 is around $100 more but is even better.

CPU: Core i5 2500k - Since you're mainly interested in gaming there is no need for a 2600k. Hyperthreading is nice but it produces more heat when enabled and provides virtually no performance gain in games. If you want to go all out, get the 2600k for $100 more and you'll see 1-2FPS more in games

CPU Cooling: Thermalright Silver Arrow or Corsair H100. This one is tricky. The Silver Arrow is HUGE but it's one of the best air coolers (top 3) and is very quiet. The H100 does not perform as well as the Silver Arrow but is a very nice self contained liquid cooling kit and takes up a lot less room. You said you were switching to liquid cooling so this decision isn't too important.

Case Fans: Scythe GentleTyphoon (AP14 or AP15) - Godly fans with extremely good performance and relatively silent.

Motherboard: EVGA P67 SLI or Asus P8Z68-V pro. The EVGA P67 seems like a great board and I've heard good things about it. I personally have the P8Z68-V pro and love it to death. Both are great boards.

GPU: eVGA GeForce GTX 580 - Great GPU by a great company that tears through everything out there. In the future you can add a 2nd one if you need to.

SSD: 120GB Corsair Force GT - One of (if not the) fastest SSD out there right now.

PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 - Spectacular PSU. Jump to 1KW if you want to go all out and get a 2nd GTX 580 later.

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB - Very good ram.

The rest doesn't really matter too much, get HDs/blu-ray/DVD based on your needs.
Edited by nezzarix - 8/9/11 at 9:17am
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Case: SilverStone FT02 (~$259) - An amazing case that looks great and performs even better. Extremely good at air cooling and also allows nice water cooling setups. If you want to go all out, the Silverstone TJ07 is around $100 more but is even better.

CPU: Core i5 2500k - Since you're mainly interested in gaming there is no need for a 2600k. Hyperthreading is nice but it produces more heat when enabled and provides virtually no performance gain in games. If you want to go all out, get the 2600k for $100 more and you'll see 1-2FPS more in games

CPU Cooling: Thermalright Silver Arrow or Corsair H100. This one is tricky. The Silver Arrow is HUGE but it's one of the best air coolers (top 3) and is very quiet. The H100 does not perform as well as the Silver Arrow but is a very nice self contained liquid cooling kit and takes up a lot less room. You said you were switching to liquid cooling so this decision isn't too important.

Case Fans: Scythe GentleTyphoon (AP14 or AP15) - Godly fans with extremely good performance and relatively silent.

Motherboard: EVGA P67 SLI or Asus P8Z68-V pro. The EVGA P67 seems like a great board and I've heard good things about it. I personally have the P8Z68-V pro and love it to death. Both are great boards.

GPU: eVGA GeForce GTX 580 - Great GPU by a great company that tears through everything out there. In the future you can add a 2nd one if you need to.

SSD: 120GB Corsair Force GT - One of (if not the) fastest SSD out there right now.

PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 - Spectacular PSU. Jump to 1KW if you want to go all out and get a 2nd GTX 580 later.

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB - Very good ram.

The rest doesn't really matter too much, get HDs/blu-ray/DVD based on your needs.
Thank you, that looks like a good build. Only think is that i can only have the side window turning one way, it only fits that ways and the tj07 is to expensive or else I think am i going with that build. But still thinking
post #15 of 21
Even if you want to get a second GTX 580 you wouldn't need more than the AX850.

And if you aren't planning on SLI, save some money and get a cheaper PSU.

http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...alculator.html
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What about the Raven RV03?
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What about the Raven RV03?
A spectacular case with amazing airflow and the best cable management I've ever seen. However, it is not an ideal case for water cooling. You can certainly do it, but it may be a bit more difficult than with another case. You can store the hard drives behind the motherboard which gives you a ton of space if you remove the hard drive case entirely. Self contained water cooling kits such as the H100 fit perfectly fine though.

If you decide to go with the H100/high end air cooling then the RV03 will serve you well Best case I've ever owned.
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A spectacular case with amazing airflow and the best cable management I've ever seen. However, it is not an ideal case for water cooling. You can certainly do it, but it may be a bit more difficult than with another case. You can store the hard drives behind the motherboard which gives you a ton of space if you remove the hard drive case entirely. Self contained water cooling kits such as the H100 fit perfectly fine though.

If you decide to go with the H100/high end air cooling then the RV03 will serve you well Best case I've ever owned.
If it is not to much to ask, can you please post some pics of your rig?
Would be very interresting
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If it is not to much to ask, can you please post some pics of your rig?
Would be very interresting
As you can see, cable management is extremely easy.





I think this speaks wonders about the cable management in this case. I was excited to test it so I did a quick and dirty cable job and still has plenty of room to close the case. Since then I've gone through and made it much much neater.


Here is another picture of the case taken with a good camera. This one belongs to another member.

Edited by nezzarix - 8/9/11 at 2:19pm
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D800 corsair, or the GT10 Snow edition for cases imo
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