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PSU: 750w should be more than plenty, but if you want a little extra headroom then definitely grab an 850w. I went with 750w myself. 1200w is WAY overkill unless you're going QuadFire 7950's. 80+ Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum... doesn't matter, IMO, you're only getting 2-3% more efficiency from one to the next. Do you want a cluster of cables in the basement of your case? I know I don't, go modular!
Case: HAF XM is a pretty sweet looking case. Roommate has the 932, I was never a big fan of the HAF styling, but they're excellent for air cooling. You should check out the Corsair Carbide 500R, it's black on black with dual LED front fans. After MIR and promo deal it's only $95 on Newegg.
GPU: If you're going to jump up from the 7950, hold out for the 680 to be in stock. They've been popping up on NewEgg every morning between 3-4am EST. Actually there is a 680 Galaxy on NewEgg right NOW! lol $500. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Memory: I had G.Skill in my last build, excellent memory. Trying the Samsung 30nm's out this time around.

The 7950 is about $100 cheaper. The 680 will perform better because it gets better min FPS in games, personally I do not think it would be worth the extra $100. But that is mainly for the OP to decide. The cards will perform similar when both overclocked.
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post #22 of 134
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Hey guys! So while deciding on 932 advanced case, le wild question popped in front of me -
Will I be able to turn off all the 4 LED fans in the case ? If so how ? Also , can I use a NZXT fan controller or something to switch off fan / lights ? I am sure many of members will be having the 932 advanced case .. Please help sirs ! smile.gif
Edited by proxycon - 5/2/12 at 10:27pm
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post #23 of 134
Yes, you can use a fan controller.
post #24 of 134
how about this i had this picked in 2mins so sorry if any mistakes anywhere

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.69 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU Cooler ($69.70 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($147.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Hard Drive: Mushkin Chronos 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($507.55 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black/Orange) ATX Full Tower Case ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: OCZ 750W ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer S220HQLAbd 21.5" Monitor ($119.00 @ B&H)
Total (before mail-in rebates): $1498.73
Mail-in Rebates: $-25.00
Total: $1473.73

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post #25 of 134
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Originally Posted by azeem40 View Post

Yes, you can use a fan controller.

Not all LED fans allow you to turn off the LEDs through a fan controller, some are just going to be on no matter what.

Not all Fan controllers have the ability to turn off LEDs.
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post #26 of 134
Thread Starter 
Ohh.. In this case , can anyone throw some light on no of led fans in HAF 932 Advanced case ??
I have seen there is a big red one in front in pictures .. I suppose the case itself has a switch to control the front led on off .

But are there other LED fans on this case ??

Also, can you guys suggest a fan controller for this case which will be able to control all the fans !

On PSU question - how does GS800 fare as compared to TX750 V2 ?? LEDs on GS800 looked pretty !! What will you suggest between these two ? smile.gif
Edited by proxycon - 5/3/12 at 11:15am
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post #27 of 134
Channel Well makes the Gaming Series PSU's for Corsair. I would definitely get the TX750V2, which has SeaSonic guts, over the GS800. Quality > Flashy lights...IMO.
post #28 of 134
Thread Starter 
I asked for GS800 vs TX750 comparison as earlier I had GD600 installed in my previous rig. It is working without slightest bit of trouble since past 18 months..So, I thought I may be entitled of a similar treatment from GS800.. Any otherwise thoughts guys ?
Edited by proxycon - 5/3/12 at 11:20am
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post #29 of 134
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I asked for GS800 vs TX750 comparison as earlier I had GD600 installed in my previous rig. It is working without slightest bit of trouble since past 18 months..So, I thought I may be entitled of a similar treatment from GS800.. Any otherwise thoughts guys ?

He was right, the TX750 is a higher quality and more reliable PSU. I would get it over the GS800.
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post #30 of 134
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how about this i had this picked in 2mins so sorry if any mistakes anywhere
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.69 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU Cooler ($69.70 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($147.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Hard Drive: Mushkin Chronos 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($507.55 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black/Orange) ATX Full Tower Case ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: OCZ 750W ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer S220HQLAbd 21.5" Monitor ($119.00 @ B&H)
Total (before mail-in rebates): $1498.73
Mail-in Rebates: $-25.00
Total: $1473.73
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Thanks for the suggestion!! It really looks terrific.. However, I think I will go with HAF 932 Advanced and 7950 . smile.gif
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