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Poll Results: Should i get a new case or not ?

 
  • 68% (13)
    NZXT Switch 810 White
  • 10% (2)
    BitFenix Shinobi XL White
  • 21% (4)
    Stick with my current case.
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post #31 of 197
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Quote:
Originally Posted by munaim1 View Post

Oh no, here we go tongue.gif

ha ha ha i can feel your tone all the way from New Mexico munain! Lol dont worry i am holding back, still have a lot of hardware to buy!
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ASUS 23.5@ 1920x1080 120hz Logitech G110 Black USB Wired LED Backlit Corsair AX 750 Corsair Air 540 
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post #32 of 197
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Originally Posted by sockpirate View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by munaim1 View Post

Oh no, here we go tongue.gif

ha ha ha i can feel your tone all the way from New Mexico munain! Lol dont worry i am holding back, still have a lot of hardware to buy!

lol smile.gif
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post #33 of 197
sweet
post #34 of 197
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Originally Posted by sockpirate View Post

Looking at lighting right now, i will be going with a white light source of some kind looking at
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/2993/lit-24/Dual_12_Cold_Cathode_Kit_--_White.html#blank <-2x 12 inch white cold cathode
or
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12827/lit-246/BitFenix_Alchemy_Connect_30_LED_Light_Strip_-_600mm_-_White_BFA-ACL-60WK30-RP.html#blank <-bit fenix alchemy white strip
What do you guys think ? I saw the review on the bitfenix strip and i really liked how easy they seemed to work with.

what do you think of LEDs? NZXT makes a good sleeved led rope kit in 1 meter and 2 meter lengths. They have 3 brightness levels. Its what I got in my case. Also, jab-tech.com has done EL tape, they look really cool if you want dimmer lighting. Instead of wire, its a flattened strip.

http://jab-tech.com/5-foot-EL-Tape-Strip-White-pr-4795.html
post #35 of 197
Also, where are you purchasing from? The prices on your screen capture are outrageous!
post #36 of 197
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Originally Posted by nandyn View Post

Also, where are you purchasing from? The prices on your screen capture are outrageous!

Well some of the things are way over the price, like the fans and fan controller becuase i am lazy and got them sleeved ha ha. I ordered from FrozenCPU.com becuase i had a massive discount card that i have been saving just for this occasion.
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post #37 of 197
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Meh , i know how great they are . Although i am an nvidia fanboy, and this set up will not be a slouch by any means ha , although i did see the quadfire review on the 3960x and it was quite impressive. I will also be skipping Kepler once this build is finished.
If you'll be skipping Kepler, then 7970s are a better bet than 580s. Lower power consumption with better overclocking and performance is a win/win/win. Being a fanboy shouldn't keep you from getting the best when you have essentially no budget restrictions.
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post #38 of 197
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arni90 View Post

If you'll be skipping Kepler, then 7970s are a better bet than 580s. Lower power consumption with better overclocking and performance is a win/win/win. Being a fanboy shouldn't keep you from getting the best when you have essentially no budget restrictions.

Well when Kepler comes out these wont be that hard to sell if it is as great as it seems it will be. I have no desire to go with a 7970 configuration at the moment.

In all honesty though comparing the classified ultras to the 7970 is not the same as comparing the 7970 to the stock 772 mhz 580s. Its not like classified ultras in tri-sli is a slouch though, even compared the the 7970 black edition at 1ghz clock which the ultra can reach with either no bump in voltage or a minor one,although still playing catch up a bit. I have just been in love with these cards for a long time.

That being said i do not deny the 7970 is superior.
Edited by sockpirate - 1/11/12 at 6:12am
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ASUS 23.5@ 1920x1080 120hz Logitech G110 Black USB Wired LED Backlit Corsair AX 750 Corsair Air 540 
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post #39 of 197
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Ok after doing a lot of bench reviews/watching videos/reading.reading.reading I must say i may have to switch over to the red tide...these 7970s are really beastly...and when Kepler finally drops these cards should be easier to sell then 3x Classified Ultra water blocked cards, well easier to sell closer to the buying price!!!

Does anyone know when full cover water blocks will be released for these beast cards? That is what i am mostly concerned with. AMD really hit the nail on the head with this release and being the Nvidia fanboy that i am, it pains me to be swayed, but these cards are just too sexy to overlook!
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ASUS 23.5@ 1920x1080 120hz Logitech G110 Black USB Wired LED Backlit Corsair AX 750 Corsair Air 540 
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Intel 520 Series 120GB WD Caviar Black 1TB NZXT Havik 140 W7-Home Edition x64bit 
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ASUS 23.5@ 1920x1080 120hz Logitech G110 Black USB Wired LED Backlit Corsair AX 750 Corsair Air 540 
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post #40 of 197
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Originally Posted by sockpirate View Post

Ok after doing a lot of bench reviews/watching videos/reading.reading.reading I must say i may have to switch over to the red tide...these 7970s are really beastly...and when Kepler finally drops these cards should be easier to sell then 3x Classified Ultra water blocked cards, well easier to sell closer to the buying price!!!

Does anyone know when full cover water blocks will be released for these beast cards? That is what i am mostly concerned with. AMD really hit the nail on the head with this release and being the Nvidia fanboy that i am, it pains me to be swayed, but these cards are just too sexy to overlook!

I think it should start surfacing within a week or so, here's Aqua computer's WB: http://forums.legitreviews.com/about38822.html

EK-FC 7970: http://forums.legitreviews.com/about38825.html

We (UK) should be seeing them on the 16th, might be the same worldwide: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-164-EK&utm_source=froogle
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