Originally Posted by niksu8
Thats a solid Build.
I cant wait to see the pics. I too received all my components including 8350 and sabertooth yesterday.. The stuff is real Good !!
I got the Sapphire 7950 VX model, added a 2 TB Barracuda HD and added a 140mm fan on the bottom to pull air...I will add pics when it arrives in a few days...
The corsair H80i was super super easy to install for a first time user of water coolers..easier to install than a regular heat-sink (IMO).
If it was not for the help of fellow members WR6133, raghu78, and adridu59 with my many nooby questions regarding the video card I would still be in the process of wondering which card to get.
The most difficult decision was the graphics card and when I decided which card I then fell into a revelation that there are many model numbers an untold add-ons that come into play. It came down to essentially learning that regardless of what card I did got it would be on a card based on the same Radeon HD 7950 processor. So essentially any card I wanted , regardless of which name brand I got I could flash the bios to attain those stats in any current card I had of the same GP design.
What mattered were the looks, work ability, quality, and functionality of the case and fans that surrounded the GP on the card and whether it was locked or not. There was a price spread of $80 After several days of getting caught up in all the stats and features of certain cards I fell back on a basic 7950 GP model.
I concluded that it would be far better to get a card with nothing but the GPU and then let me put my fans of choice and the bios clock speeds of choice...then of-course the colors and any other cosmetically design aspects that I would like. Buying a card with such a kit would be something I would do and pay a little more for it. I would love to start a company that did this as a specialty.