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Originally Posted by rob3342421 View Post

I know I haven't mentioned it but I'd recommend not getting a GPU atm simply because Nvidia may be bringing their new seriess of graphics card out.
that will not only give you more choice but will bring down prices.

I try not to mention it because people often say "don't wait theres no point rarr rarr rarr" ;p haha
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Originally Posted by SherrytoN View Post

I can't agree more. I would tell you to wait on a GPU too if you can. They say that the new lower end gpus such as the gtx 660 will be outperforming the gtx 580 which is a crazy deal.
It depends if you're an amd fan or nvidia fan. I personally go for the one that is best bang for the buck.

Only reason they tell you guys this is because supposedly nVidia is a summer deal, and its still winter. The both of you have good GPUs and can wait, the OP does not. And 660 out preforming 580? C'mon, you saw what happened when bulldozer couldn't live up to that kind of hype, pace yourself.


@Tarun: Packed a whole lot of power in there, nice cheers.gif
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post #42 of 94
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Only reason they tell you guys this is because supposedly nVidia is a summer deal, and its still winter. The both of you have good GPUs and can wait, the OP does not. And 660 out preforming 580? C'mon, you saw what happened when bulldozer couldn't live up to that kind of hype, pace yourself.
@Tarun: Packed a whole lot of power in there, nice cheers.gif

i have a funny feeling about tuesday.... a reviewer mentioned a GPU NDA on tuesday .... but that could be a 7850????


and Im not an Nvidia fan boy .... I was going to get a pair of 5770's then chose 2 460's because of the performance to price ratio.... then the week I received the 460's the 6XXX series came out ...

i was annoyed :\ haha

I just don't want the same thing to happen to this guy wink.gif
Edited by rob3342421 - 2/12/12 at 2:37pm
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post #43 of 94
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Something that has proper radiator mount.. Which in both of the NZXT cases you mentioned, is non-existent.. If you wanna stick with NZXT, then the Switch 810 is definitely a true water cooler's case. If you can go with other brands as well, the HAF 932 and HAF X from Cooler Master works too.
Edit: By the way OP, an overclocked 7970 will match the performance of two 6970's in CF.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1185625/build-log-venom-2nd-phantom-build-i7-2700k-keep-watching-should-get-good

NZXT Phantom includes dual radiator support.
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post #44 of 94
i liked the ... urm cant remember hang on
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maybe have a look at the antec dark fleet?

I wanted someone to watercool it a while back
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post #46 of 94
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well if you want a 7970 for cheaper, an OC'ed 7950 gives you more power than 1 stock 7970? =p

Do remember that the 7970 can be oc'ed too.
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post #47 of 94
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yeah but the CPU is 95 watt .... I wouldn't go with an 850 watt power supply when 2 7970's and the CPU add up to 895 watts and then you gotta think about the HDD, motherboard and other things (DVD drive)

7970's are super power efficient, they consume less power than 6970's which means that it consumes less power than 580's now 850W is adequate enough to power 2 580's, will it power two 7970's?
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that'll be a good way to get exactly what you want smile.gif
why are you getting a 500GB HD? I only ask because I got my 1TB Hitachi for £60ish in a sale tongue.gif and HD prices are high atm because of the flooding in urm taiwan? i think it is.
I dunno if a 750Watt will power 2 7970's (if your planning on buying a second in time)
what are you going to the CPU with???
and why buy an SSD when you already have an SSD???? smile.gif
also if your buying and sending it to family I'd check if they will be able to send it to you legally, there may be a problem in customs, when I tried buying a PSU from an american retailer it got stopped in customs once :\ (I know that sounds vague but my dad was sorting it so i don't know the full details) also it might be worth asking your family to put the parts together before it leaves the US (in case theres a problem with the components and leaving the US voids the components warranties)
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Flood is in Thailand.
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http://www.overclock.net/t/1185625/build-log-venom-2nd-phantom-build-i7-2700k-keep-watching-should-get-good
NZXT Phantom includes dual radiator support.

Maybe it's just me but I really don't think a dual radiator is adequate to cool a CPU + 2 GPU's.
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thanks a lot!!
if i want to crossfire 2 gpus instead of 1 stronger gpu, which would you recommend?
also, is 8gb of RAM enough? taking into consideration that this will be my pc for at least 3 years, and i want to futureproof it as much as possible.
i have an ssd (60gb) from my last computer, so i don't think i'll invest in another one , so that frees up a bit of budget..

also, what do you think of the NZXT Phantom?

again, thanks for the quick response

2x7950's or unlockable 6950's
i have the phantom mid tower, very good. the phantom full tower is better i hear
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