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You'll be able to OC it quite a bit with a D14 or an H100. Even a Hyper212 would do you well. You just won't be winning any OC competitions or anything like that lol..... unless..... you get an ungodly efficient chip. QFT on the ugliness of the D14. Changes the fan and it'll be less ugly. Noctua fans, as good as they are, are hideous. It's one of the things I like about the H100i. It's neat to look at lol

I now get what you mean by a 'closed-loop' system and im impressed, im really liking the H100 and its even available in the store I will be buying everything else from.

QFT? Im trying to think of what it means but ive had no luck haha
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I now get what you mean by a 'closed-loop' system and im impressed, im really liking the H100 and its even available in the store I will be buying everything else from.

QFT? Im trying to think of what it means but ive had no luck haha

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Yeah closed-loop coolers are pre-filled, and require no maintenance.
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I would go with at least a 550w power supply for this set up. I read over the article and they even recommend a 550w watt for a average set-up with a 680. Thats just my opinoin but you want to make sure about your power so you dont run into a road block later if you decide to upgrade.
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Yeah closed-loop coolers are pre-filled, and require no maintenance.

Ahh makes sense now smile.gif

And thats just insanely awesome for someone like me biggrin.gif

Thank you so much for the help, you've cleared up everything i was unsure about in this build. My budget has been stretched from my $1600 estimated price of what i wanted to achieve, to a $2200 price range, but its now a PC i wont have to upgrade for a long time to come hopefully and I cant wait to see the over-clocking potential with the water cooling biggrin.gif
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I would go with at least a 550w power supply for this set up. I read over the article and they even recommend a 550w watt for a average set-up with a 680. Thats just my opinoin but you want to make sure about your power so you dont run into a road block later if you decide to upgrade.

If i wanted to run a 2nd 680 in Sli (i think cause crossfire is AMD right?) how much more power would i need?

I also quite liked the feature of letting the fans/coolers run for 30seconds after the power has been turned off to cool the system faster.
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Ahh makes sense now smile.gif

And thats just insanely awesome for someone like me biggrin.gif

Thank you so much for the help, you've cleared up everything i was unsure about in this build. My budget has been stretched from my $1600 estimated price of what i wanted to achieve, to a $2200 price range, but its now a PC i wont have to upgrade for a long time to come hopefully and I cant wait to see the over-clocking potential with the water cooling biggrin.gif

Yep! Make sure to get good TIM. MX-4's good stuff. Also, consider running that H100 in a push/pull configuration (2 fans pulling out, 2 fans pushing into the radiator) as it will net you better performance. Other things, such as cable management, and chassis fan configuration, can also have quite an effect on cooling performance.
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Cool thanks.

And this is the store I visited to get the prices and compile the build.

http://www.computeralliance.com.au/main

 

I'm a little short on time at the moment to compile a list, but I'll have time in a little while

 

Thank you for the link!

 

Can you also order from PC Case Gear?

 

 

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I would go with at least a 550w power supply for this set up. I read over the article and they even recommend a 550w watt for a average set-up with a 680. Thats just my opinoin but you want to make sure about your power so you dont run into a road block later if you decide to upgrade.

 

Yeah, but knowing that the power draw would max out at about 390W as I showed earlier is helpful.  ;)

 

 

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If i wanted to run a 2nd 680 in Sli (i think cause crossfire is AMD right?) how much more power would i need?

I also quite liked the feature of letting the fans/coolers run for 30seconds after the power has been turned off to cool the system faster.

 

You're right that SLi is NVIDIA and Crossfire is AMD.

 

With your build as it's looking right now, having two 680s would only require a quality-made 550W power supply:

 

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_680_sli_review,4.html

 

With two 680's under full load in their system, their PSU pulled 473W from the wall outlet.  Their CPU was idling, so like before I have to add about 150 for an overclocked 3770K.  So if the GTX 680 and an overclocked 3770K are under full load at the same time, then that would make the PSU pulling 623W from the wall outlet.  If the PSU is 85% efficient while pulling 623W from the wall outlet, then that would mean the system is pulling up to 530W from the PSU.  Again, this is if the 680 and 3770K are under full load simultaneously.

 

A quality-made 550W power supply will be able to continuously deliver 550W without a problem "24/7" if it's ever needed, so it would be plenty.

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Yep! Make sure to get good TIM. MX-4's good stuff. Also, consider running that H100 in a push/pull configuration (2 fans pulling out, 2 fans pushing into the radiator) as it will net you better performance.

TIM? Again sorry im bad with these. But I did run MX-4 in a search engine, and I know its thermal paste now. So Thermal Insulation M-something haha
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TIM? Again sorry im bad with these. But I did run MX-4 in a search engine, and I know its thermal paste now. So Thermal Insulation M-something haha

In a nutshell..... thermal paste thumb.gif

Pretty sure it stands for "Thermal Interface Material."
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You're right that SLi is NVIDIA and Crossfire is AMD.

With your build as it's looking right now, having two 680s would only require a quality-made 550W power supply:

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_680_sli_review,4.html

With two 680's under full load in their system, their PSU pulled 473W from the wall outlet.  Their CPU was idling, so like before I have to add about 150 for an overclocked 3770K.  So if the GTX 680 and an overclocked 3770K are under full load at the same time, then that would make the PSU pulling 623W from the wall outlet.  If the PSU is 85% efficient while pulling 623W from the wall outlet, then that would mean the system is pulling up to 530W from the PSU.  Again, this is if the 680 and 3770K are under full load simultaneously.

A quality-made 550W power supply will be able to continuously deliver 550W without a problem "24/7" if it's ever needed, so it would be plenty.

Oh wow, I really thought a 2nd 680 would put more load on the PS. So aiming towards a decent 550W to 600W is the ideal PS?
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