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why don't you wait for bulldozer? its only a few weeks away!
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post #12 of 159
That case is just a bad Idea I'd get this one instead http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...corsair%20400r

Or a CM like this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119216

Or this one

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119197

Best part of it is that they're all cheaper than the 900 and better so you can spend the cash you saved in extra ram or something.
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post #13 of 159
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Originally Posted by ilikepancakez View Post
why don't you wait for bulldozer? its only a few weeks away!
Because it will most likely be delayed again
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post #14 of 159
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Lol@delay

I am more of an intel guy though and I also really like the look of the 922. Are there any other choices people can recommend? I know there's a few I like that I will look into more and ask about here. Just trying to get this as good as I can get it. What about the Thermaltake Element G?

Or maybe something cheaper.
Edited by MX5J6 - 10/2/11 at 8:35am
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PLastic, Cheap, poor build quality, thermaltake... I guess that sums it up in one sentence lol
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PLastic, Cheap, poor build quality, thermaltake... I guess that sums it up in one sentence lol
Haha fair enough. I may just go with the 922 if something better doesn't catch my eye. So will I need a card with more VRAM if I run at 1920x1080?
post #17 of 159
You can take a look at the Corsair 400R that one looks like the haf 912 but has more features in it. At 1920x1080 you'll be just fine using a card with 1Gb of Vram The ones like 2GB and 3GB start to show the diference at 1920x1200 and higher resoltions.
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post #18 of 159
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You can take a look at the Corsair 400R that one looks like the haf 912 but has more features in it. At 1920x1080 you'll be just fine using a card with 1Gb of Vram The ones like 2GB and 3GB start to show the diference at 1920x1200 and higher resoltions.
I agree with him
post #19 of 159
Are you set on the 560 Ti? I know BF3 has shown to use a lot of VRAM, over 1gb even at 1080p.. Maybe another $50 more you can pick up a AMD 6950 with 2gb VRAM. Performance is comparable and I hear crossfire (future) scales better when using 2 cards.

I agree with the upgrade on the PSU. Just in case, again for future dual cards, but I imagine 600w is still fine, maybe 650-700 to play it safe though.
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post #20 of 159
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if you want to as little upgrading as possible for the future i would suggest maybe a 750w PSU. that way if you decide to add another GPU then you wouldnt have to upgrade both. I own a XFX PSU and it has been great for the past 2 years
I'd have to agree. Getting another 560 and SLI'ing would be a worthwhile upgrade in the future. Best to just get a better PSU now so its less of a pain later.
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