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Great job on the cable management, on my very first build it looked like a rats nest. Then again in those days the towers had next to no cable management at all.
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post #12 of 15
Hey I posted on your reddit post, I saw the same title and was like,"Hey!"

http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/10nr6j/build_complete_just_got_my_first_real_build_done/c6f25cx
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Awesome components, great cable management! Ewwww stock cooler thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif. I second the aftermarket cooler idea. A cheap Hyper 212 will do you well! Enjoy your new rig, it will kill any game you throw at it.
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post #14 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Saiyansnake View Post

Awesome components, great cable management! Ewwww stock cooler thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif. I second the aftermarket cooler idea. A cheap Hyper 212 will do you well! Enjoy your new rig, it will kill any game you throw at it.

I'm doing a custom water loop at some point so I decided to just save the money for now. That said, the stock cooler actually seems to do a fairly decent job.

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Originally Posted by zrollo View Post

Hey I posted on your reddit post, I saw the same title and was like,"Hey!"
http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/10nr6j/build_complete_just_got_my_first_real_build_done/c6f25cx

Hello, fellow redditor!
Edited by lukeman3000 - 9/29/12 at 12:58pm
post #15 of 15
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Update:

I ordered a second GTX 670 FTW and two Antec 620 H2o water coolers. I also purchased two brackets from Dwood.

However, that brings my total to around $950 for GPU equipment...

So I started thinking.. why the hell did I get two of these cards and not just a single GTX 690?

For one, I don't have the funds to do a full, custom water loop, which I originally wanted to do. So I settled with the Antec 620 mod.

However, I don't really like the 620 coolers that much and the pumps are hit or miss -- sometimes they make noise and sometimes not. Just not very high quality. So I'd rather not even mess with the Antec 620s at all.

I did some research, and, apparently, the 690 is pretty quiet. At least, it seems to be as quiet as my 670 FTW.

And that thing is almost inaudible even while under heavy load. I don't need the 690 to be any quieter or cooler than that!

Plus, I'm not sure how bulletproof SLI is at this point, but I would much rather have a single-card solution. Less space, less fuss, less heat, less noise, less maintenance (no Antec 620s to worry about).

That said, I've decided to sell both of my 670s (one is unopened), return both of the 620 coolers back to Amazon, and purchase a single, kick-ass GTX 690 for my build and call it a day.

Thoughts?
Edited by lukeman3000 - 10/5/12 at 10:59pm
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