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post #11 of 42
I just bought the 650D a few weeks ago (ironically I was deciding between the same two cases as well). I really spent a lot of time researching and watching video reviews before i finally decided on the 650.

This case is BEAUTIFUL! It is super sleek and they painted everything black (even the screws). Cable management in this case was a snap. The HDD cages are removable and they face towards the side panel which is pretty cool because it makes them very accessible for quick swaps and installation.

I don't think you can go wrong with the 650D. I am very happy with my choice. I also think you will appreciate the side panel window. You may want to eventually spiff your case up with some LED's or take on a modding project and this case has everything you need to be able to do that. Very future proof imo.

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post #12 of 42
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Originally Posted by g4orcee View Post

now my question is do you think i could get away with a Seasonic X-660 80Plus Gold 660W??

Just picked that one in the 750w version and it's running great. They run specials pretty often so if you can wait, check back every few days and you might catch one.
post #13 of 42
Right,

The chipset is going to be more expensive and if I remember rightly you can't overclock that processor.

If you're just gaming, seriously go with the 3570k, you're gonna save money on the motherboard as well.

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post #14 of 42
Thread Starter 
yeah but see im not looking to overclock at all? the cpu cooler u said isnt that for water cooling rigs?
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Intel Core i7 3820 ASUS P9X79 Motherboard ASUS Radeon HD7950 DirectCu II Top 3GB Corsair 16GB (4x4GB) Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz CL9  
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD 2.5" Thermaltake 2.0 Performer Cpu Cooler Windows 7 64 Bit Seasonic X-660 80Plus Gold 660W 
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Corsair Obsidian 650D 
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Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD 2.5" Thermaltake 2.0 Performer Cpu Cooler Windows 7 64 Bit Seasonic X-660 80Plus Gold 660W 
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post #15 of 42
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Originally Posted by BDillon View Post

I just bought the 650D a few weeks ago (ironically I was deciding between the same two cases as well). I really spent a lot of time researching and watching video reviews before i finally decided on the 650.
This case is BEAUTIFUL! It is super sleek and they painted everything black (even the screws). Cable management in this case was a snap. The HDD cages are removable and they face towards the side panel which is pretty cool because it makes them very accessible for quick swaps and installation.
I don't think you can go wrong with the 650D. I am very happy with my choice. I also think you will appreciate the side panel window. You may want to eventually spiff your case up with some LED's or take on a modding project and this case has everything you need to be able to do that. Very future proof imo.
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soundd awesome thanks mate, cant wait!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3820 ASUS P9X79 Motherboard ASUS Radeon HD7950 DirectCu II Top 3GB Corsair 16GB (4x4GB) Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz CL9  
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD 2.5" Thermaltake 2.0 Performer Cpu Cooler Windows 7 64 Bit Seasonic X-660 80Plus Gold 660W 
Case
Corsair Obsidian 650D 
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Intel Core i7 3820 ASUS P9X79 Motherboard ASUS Radeon HD7950 DirectCu II Top 3GB Corsair 16GB (4x4GB) Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz CL9  
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD 2.5" Thermaltake 2.0 Performer Cpu Cooler Windows 7 64 Bit Seasonic X-660 80Plus Gold 660W 
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Corsair Obsidian 650D 
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post #16 of 42
No

The H100i is a sealed loop watercooling solution, it doesn't require filling or maintaining... It's sealed so you can't do anything with it at all which also means it won't get leaks..

So it's basically a radiator attached to a block and soldered in place etc. biggrin.gif

Those processors overclock like pro's, they really do. Given the fact that you don't want to overclock, that is another reason you shouldn't get the x79 chipset...

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post #17 of 42
Thread Starter 
im not doing a watercooling rig? yeah i guess your right....so you think run the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H with the 3770k??
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Intel Core i7 3820 ASUS P9X79 Motherboard ASUS Radeon HD7950 DirectCu II Top 3GB Corsair 16GB (4x4GB) Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz CL9  
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD 2.5" Thermaltake 2.0 Performer Cpu Cooler Windows 7 64 Bit Seasonic X-660 80Plus Gold 660W 
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Corsair Obsidian 650D 
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Intel Core i7 3820 ASUS P9X79 Motherboard ASUS Radeon HD7950 DirectCu II Top 3GB Corsair 16GB (4x4GB) Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz CL9  
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD 2.5" Thermaltake 2.0 Performer Cpu Cooler Windows 7 64 Bit Seasonic X-660 80Plus Gold 660W 
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Corsair Obsidian 650D 
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post #18 of 42
I'd go with the 3570k to be honest, and it's not really watercooling, it's a sealed loop but gives you better performance, they are really good mate. Really low temps, sealed and it's quiet. biggrin.gif

It's just like fitting a normal heatsink biggrin.gif

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post #19 of 42
Thread Starter 
ohhh yeah i see what you mean with the cooler, but you sure itll fit fine with that motherboard and even with that case?
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Intel Core i7 3820 ASUS P9X79 Motherboard ASUS Radeon HD7950 DirectCu II Top 3GB Corsair 16GB (4x4GB) Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz CL9  
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD 2.5" Thermaltake 2.0 Performer Cpu Cooler Windows 7 64 Bit Seasonic X-660 80Plus Gold 660W 
Case
Corsair Obsidian 650D 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3820 ASUS P9X79 Motherboard ASUS Radeon HD7950 DirectCu II Top 3GB Corsair 16GB (4x4GB) Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz CL9  
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD 2.5" Thermaltake 2.0 Performer Cpu Cooler Windows 7 64 Bit Seasonic X-660 80Plus Gold 660W 
Case
Corsair Obsidian 650D 
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post #20 of 42
100% fine,

To be honest mate that case is designed for watercooling, as an air cooling case it's not that good to be honest and the bonus of getting that cooler with that motherboard is you won't have a huge heatsink that can limit the types of memory you can get biggrin.gif

Trust me dude, I'm not trying to screw you over here. I'm just trying to help you spend your money in the best way possible... Unfortunately the build you proposed wasn't that great to be honest. frown.gif

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