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Well taking a quick look at the review you linked. It's just one review of many. Even so you should notice that the NH-D14 scored the highest in performance. Where it was marked down at was features, ease of use and value. With the exceptions of features ( maybe they wanted prettier fans) I find that understable.

Frio is a top contender so it makes sense to test against it. It's a good package from what I understand. Good heatsink, good fans, good mounting system, for a competitive price.

Yeah i saw a youtube review about it and the pictures on scan dont really do it justice. When you said some noobies might struggle with bigger fans i thought how big could it be, then when i saw the actual thing in a rig being reviewed i thought holy crap! But it said that performance wise it blew everything out of the water. The FRIO i think wasnt even tested against the noctua i dont think but it was compared to the fenrir xmas edition, which i saw the frio had at least beat that on the low setting. I was thinking of leaning more towards a Frio after seeing that beasts size.

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Never heard of that air cooler before. Can't help there.

HX850 has been overshadowed by the newer and more effecient AX850. It is still a very good PSU and I really like that it has 6 PCI Express conectors.

Cases are so personal. The budget you seem to be giving to the case you should have plenty of can't go wrong options. Out of what you have listed I'd go for the 650D You might want to check out the about to be released Carbide series too though. http://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsa...g-case-w-o-psu http://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsa...-ccase-w-o-psu
Thats cool, i would like to really know if someone does know of that cooler as i would prefer the cowards way out of getting an OC bundle, cause im still not all that confident in the build, let alone trying to OC. I did however try to pump myself up, and bought two magazines (PCFormat and Custom PC) in which one of them has the first page that says "If you need a PC best thing to do is build yourself". But in one of them, the Be quiet! Dark is recommended for both a mid-budget gaming rig and a performance rig, so it has a little nod, but would prefer to hear someones testimonial.

Yeah i know theAX has blown it out of the water, i was just wondering about if it would be an alternative. I saw the Antec 750 that was recommended and kept looking at others to compare, and i remember the HX from one of the companies i originally wanted to go with. I saw the Antec HCP-750 got a high rating in one of my mags, but id guess if i was spending that ammount youd recommend the few extra £ to go for the AX850.

I personally like the 650d on its rigid looks with the window, and also feel guilty about admiring the new edition of the 600T White 600T which is just the 600T with some fixes and a side window, but read that the 600t and 650d had trouble with air cooling (which again that was probably me reading a strange review)

I have noticed the 500 series thats due out, but for some reason even tho the 650d is all boxy, the 500s look really boxy to me but in a way the 650 doesnt.
post #32 of 39
I had the NH-D14, and while it was big it just took up too much space..

I don't need no gigantic Cpu Cooler pushing me around and telling me where I can place my ram and what Ram to buy. So I chucked it and went with the Corsair H100 , it saves space and is neat to install. + Its black
    
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What are peoples thoughts on the gtx 570? is it worth what it costs? or would i be better off going for somehting else?
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My thoughts...

Case- Corsair Obsidian 650D Yes
CPU - i5 2500k Yes
Cooler - Corsair H80 or Antec KUHLER NO! CM V6GT/ Thermaltake Frio, Noctua NH-D14
mobo - Asus P8Z68-V Yes
PSU - corsair AX 850 Yes - overkill for now, but fine for SLI later on
GPU - nvidia GTX570 Yes - eVGA is my preferred brand though MSI, Asus & Gigabyte are just as great - get the custom cooler ones for better performance & cooling
Hard drive - 1TB samsung blah blah blah Yes
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My thoughts...

Case- Corsair Obsidian 650D Yes
CPU - i5 2500k Yes
Cooler - Corsair H80 or Antec KUHLER NO! CM V6GT/ Thermaltake Frio, Noctua NH-D14
mobo - Asus P8Z68-V Yes
PSU - corsair AX 850 Yes - overkill for now, but fine for SLI later on
GPU - nvidia GTX570 Yes - eVGA is my preferred brand though MSI, Asus & Gigabyte are just as great - get the custom cooler ones for better performance & cooling
Hard drive - 1TB samsung blah blah blah Yes
OS - Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit OEM Yes
RAM - 4GB Corsair XSM3 1333 NO! Corsair, G Skill, Mushkin Enhanced, Patriot, Kingston DDR3-1600 8GB-2x4GB
yeah the ram and cooler are kinda already taken care of as suggested by others. i guess i will alter the first post to avoid that confusion.

I was just checking to see if people think the 570 was worth it. was going to get the one sugested earlier, i think it was the evga 570 hd ds. Was told the msi twin-something was better and cheaper tho.

Also could someone tell me what they know about this PSU - 750W Xclio. I ask as there is this deal on atm for pretty much all the parts i was originally after

#Corsair Obsidian Series 650D
#750W PSU, Xclio, Modular, 80% Eff', 80 PLUS, SLI/CrossFire, EPS 12V, Quiet Fan, ATX
#Intel Core i5 2500K Unlocked,
#Asus P8Z68-V PRO,
#8GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Jet Black,
#1TB Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3
#Pioneer DVR-S19LBK 24x DVD±R, 12x DVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, RAM x12, SATA, Black, Retail Labelflash
total = £552 (bought seperately they are £602)

(and i know ive leant towards the AX850 (£140) and i know that is a v.good psu, is more powerful, more efficiant etc. im just seeing if this offer is a good one to go for or not. The bundle saves £50... the PSU in the bundle is £62 (compared to the AX750 which is £120 and the antec 750 which is £92)
Edited by fungai - 8/22/11 at 8:28am
post #36 of 39
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should i try for a cheaper case? or for a nore efficient case? (the more reviews i ook at, the more i see them say the 650d is "pretty" but not great with air like others are)
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I've never heard of that brand before and the power supply isn't something to go cheap on, just something to keep in mind. I only recommend Corsair, Seasonic, Antec & XFX brands as they produce quality units.

As for the case, well that's up to as I believe it's something that shows off your style & persona. There are certainly other cases that can beat the 650D in cooling but do they match up to the style it has? Only you can decide since beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If you happen to like other style of cases that have better cooling then it's just up to you personally.
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is the noctua nh-c14 smaller than the nh-d14? and whats it like cooling wise?
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I only recommend Corsair, Seasonic, Antec & XFX brands as they produce quality units.
Let me add Sparkle, Enermax, & Kingwin to that list. Heck anything on the OCN Recommended PSU list is good for me xD


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is the noctua nh-c14 smaller than the nh-d14? and whats it like cooling wise?
Check out the The [Official] Noctua Club thread. On that last page you can see Phantom Dave took some pictures and wrote about it some.
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