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Naw I think I have my goals set out now, a case that can house a hdd (prolly going 5,25 -> 3,5in), SSD, behind the mobo plate, and then just get money enough to get 2x 670s with antec 620s. Hell, might even get a third 620 just for ****s n giggles.
Going to see if this is possible with my current chassi with some dreml action.
Ty for all the help guys!


i heard Corsair will release some CLC specifically made for vGA cards relatively soon.
But for this kind of money i'd rather get a real custom loop tbh, especially if you have fun putting in work on your build.
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It probably coming down to a Corsair 650D : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139006:

And either a zalman 850W : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817379017&Tpk=zalman%20850w
but people seem to be having some crashing issues with it.

Or XFX 750W : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207015&Tpk=PSU%20P1-750S-NLB9.


The first one is obviously the better looking one, but the question is will it fit? And if it does, will it crash on me setting me back to the stone-age computerwise? tongue.gif


Anyone got any tips?
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I would vote no on the 650D. I have that case (just moved into it over the weekend), and there is just not enough cooling for me. I had to order a mesh panel from Corsair so that I'd be happy with the cooling to the video cards, but it will add a lot of money if you have to order from Corsair. $15 (US) for the part, plus shipping, which was $10+.......for you, who knows how much it would cost to ship. There is only one intake fan. The top fan is not a good spot for another intake, and the rear can work as an intake, but it's nowhere near where it is needed. I am running SLI so I am more concerned about that than if I were running a single card. Also, the hard drives require use of 90 degree SATA cables and the power cables may interfere with the closing of the side panel since there is not a lot of room for cables back there.

Edit: Aside from the negatives....it is a pretty solid case. The side panel clips did pop out when I tried to close it over my cables on the backside, but there was no breakage. Also, my fan controller did not fit well into the case and I had to remove the tool less clip and modify my fan controller to get it to fit in the bay (front cover is very tight over it and it doesn't sit perfectly flush. I have a Rheostat or Rheosmart 6 fan controller from Sunbeam.
Edited by silvergoat - 9/28/12 at 11:33am
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Thank you for the tip!

The C70 has some great cooling abilities, but its ugly as hell. The graphite 600T looks decent and so on, seems mainstream and mainstream usually means good.


hmmmmm...
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post #65 of 83
big fan of Corsair..
if you do decide on it.. it's 137 here
http://www.nothingbutsoftware.com/catalog_type.asp?ProductCode=163682
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600T looks like a winner
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I would do a prodigy build, but thats cause I am going to a LAN in 3 weeks... my switch is going to be a pain to move frown.gif
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post #68 of 83
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Went with a zalman 850W psu (210mm long) which limited my chassi hunt by approx 90% smile.gif. Ended with a military green C70 which will allow me to use the antec 620 coolers.

Now im thinking of swapping my 670 ftw for a 7970 because SLI-ing 670 2gb models will give me too little VRAM to run more monitors in the future, any good tips again? smile.gif
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post #69 of 83
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This is making me a bit uncertain now..

I always imaginged SLI put your Vram and frequency locked to the "worst" card in your setup, meaning if you sli 2x 2gb cards you get 2gb VRAM. But if you check this chart



it doesnt seem to be losing anything, and 5760x1080 BF3 SHOULD max out a 2gb vram card.

Am I being stupid?
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You will find GTX cards are better for BF3
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