Originally Posted by deighty027
I already bought an AX750 and the samsung ram.
as for GPU: was the difference really that high between 680 and 7970?
as for the case, i really dont have a clear pick, i was choosing between phantom and haf 932 advanced, but then If i buy te phantom, i would have to buy the optional fan for the side panel and front, which will make the price 160ish, i might as well get the 810 if i woulda spend 160 for phantom.. i also heard that haf has the best case for air cooling,. So im leaning towards the haf right now..
aside from obsidian, do you have any recomendations for a case?
are you waiting for ivy too? goodluck!
PSU: The AX750 was my original choice. It's the same as my SeaSonic X750, just with a different sticker on the side. (SeaSonic is the OEM for the Corsair AX750 if you didn't already know.)
GPU: Comparing reference card to reference card, IMO, yes the difference is significant. I've been running AMD/ATI gpu's for my last 5 builds, but from what I've read the 680 at stock speeds beats even the MSI 7970 Lightning card($530). Stock for Stock $470 vs $510, only real beef with the 680 is their lack of availability.
Case: The Switch 810 grew on me, I really like the inside. I would absolutely love it if the outer shell was matte black or brushed aluminum instead of high gloss, but it still has my vote. If you don't mind non-painted interiors check out the cheaper Lian Li cases. They have quite a few cases I would buy that are cheaper than the Switch 810, but they don't have black interior. HAF cases are excellent for air cooling, Switch 810 is apparently the best mass market case for watercooling.
Yeah, I'm waiting for IB. From what I've seen at [TT] The 3570K @ 4.6GHz isn't that hot with an H100 cooler. I'll probably only OC it to 4.0-4.2GHz, which is where I would OC the 2500K, and it would definitely be superior to the 2500K while not having super high temps.Edited by tbris84 - 4/24/12 at 2:40pm