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great thanks for all the input. I guess I will get the quality 430W as opposed to the less quality 600W which gives me more room for upgrades.

Any suggestions on a CPU fan that will allow for a light overclock. Want to bundle the two in an order so I can use $10 off $50. I was looking at Mugen 3 or Hyper 212+.

OT: Alternatively I could just order an extra case fan to exceed 50. The Lian Li PC-K57W is on the way. I can't find anywhere on what size extra case fan to put in it! Any ideas??? I looks as though it takes an additional 140mm in the front. How many pin connector do I need? Sorry I've never added fans before
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great thanks for all the input. I guess I will get the quality 430W as opposed to the less quality 600W which gives me more room for upgrades.

Any suggestions on a CPU fan that will allow for a light overclock. Want to bundle the two in an order so I can use $10 off $50. I was looking at Mugen 3 or Hyper 212+.

OT: Alternatively I could just order an extra case fan to exceed 50. The Lian Li PC-K57W is on the way. I can't find anywhere on what size extra case fan to put in it! Any ideas??? I looks as though it takes an additional 140mm in the front. How many pin connector do I need? Sorry I've never added fans before
I'm not so familiar with the mugen, however the 212+ i can definitely vouch for, it is a pretty good cooler than can get you got 4.5ghz easily with decent temps, obviously depending on the ambient.

Anyone who tells you that you will need more than 450w for a single 6870 doesn't know what his talking about. A Corsair 430w is quality and can handle that card with ease, if you want to step up to Crossfire, then you would need something of a higher wattage, quality 650w is more than enough.

Hope that helps.
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great thanks for all the input. I guess I will get the quality 430W as opposed to the less quality 600W which gives me more room for upgrades.

Any suggestions on a CPU fan that will allow for a light overclock. Want to bundle the two in an order so I can use $10 off $50. I was looking at Mugen 3 or Hyper 212+.

OT: Alternatively I could just order an extra case fan to exceed 50. The Lian Li PC-K57W is on the way. I can't find anywhere on what size extra case fan to put in it! Any ideas??? I looks as though it takes an additional 140mm in the front. How many pin connector do I need? Sorry I've never added fans before
You cannot go wrong with the Hyper 212+. Many people here have achieved great OC's with this cooler, myself included. It's the best bang for the buck.
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I would really not go below 1000 Watts in todays market, I reccomend something from Cougar, mine has 6 12V+ rails, and damn is it powerful. You have to think about future upgrades when building a computer.
I agree. Although I would recommend the OP to pick up 2 1500W Silverstone PSU's for his rig. Much more future proof incase he wants to 10-way CF his GTX 580's.
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If he grabs a 1000w PSU with SLI 460's he'll be under 50% usage meaning his efficiency will go down and it will actually be drawing more power from the wall than if he had something like 600w at 70% load.
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You cannot go wrong with the Hyper 212+. Many people here have achieved great OC's with this cooler, myself included. It's the best bang for the buck.

Hyper 212+ seems like a safe bet. Would the Xiggy Dark Knight-S1283V be a worthwile upgrade. It's only $4 more after rebate.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233029
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You can safely ignore whoever said the Cooler Master you mentioned is crap. It's not. It's a good unit, however it's also way too expensive for what it is (it should cost $70-80 at the most, not $100).
The Corsair on the other hand is good, not overpriced, but it's not enough wattage for any video card on the market (although it would be fine for a 6870).
So with that in mind, let me make a counter suggestion to both of your ideas: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371048
It's cheap, even cheaper after the rebate, it's a high quality unit, and it is enough power for any video card on the market, including a GTX 590 or a Radeon 6990.
Edit: also, a middle of the road option would be http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817207012 -- it's somewhat higher quality than the Corsair, offers a bit more wattage, has two PCIe connectors (which you'll want for a 6870 and up).
Edited by Shub - 8/14/11 at 8:18pm
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I would really not go below 1000 Watts in todays market, I reccomend something from Cougar, mine has 6 12V+ rails, and damn is it powerful. You have to think about future upgrades when building a computer.


To OP: Ditch the 16GB of RAM, get an 8GB kit (even 4GB is enough) and put that money towards a better video card.

About the power supply, OCZ isn't bad, I had the 500W model you mentioned but if I were to redo my old rig I would have gone for something different. Its not a bad power supply, it will do the job but the short cables are annoying and the fact that I could have spent maybe $20 for something infinitely better was even more annoying.
Edited by MartynRE - 8/14/11 at 8:27pm
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post #20 of 22
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I would really not go below 1000 Watts in todays market, I reccomend something from Cougar, mine has 6 12V+ rails, and damn is it powerful. You have to think about future upgrades when building a computer.
I know this guy from the Minecraft tech forums... I recall he's said some stuff like this before...

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I don't trust SSD's, I have a HDD thats been through hell and back, overheated, wiped nearly 30 times, and been infected with more viruses than I care to remember. Thats what I call reliability.

If it ain't broke don't fix it.
That's a good one from the MC forums. Apparently HDD's get more reliable as they take more wear
Edited by treeman - 8/14/11 at 8:24pm
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