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I would return the AX1200i and go with a non-digital AX760 or AX860. The software on those digital units is getting horrible reviews and the non-digital units are posting better low load efficiency numbers. I dont see a reason to make the leap to digital PSU's with Corsair just yet.

Take the money saved (~$150?) and trade the RAM for something alot faster. Dominator Platinum 2133 still runs at 1.5v thumb.gif

If you still have some money left over, you could consider trading the H100i for a H100 and then upgrade the SSD to something like the Samsung 840 Pro.

I'm just not finding enough good news about Corsair's software controls to justify their "i" products. I think the money is best spent elsewhere.
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post #132 of 155
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Maintenance free?

Why are people so lazy?

Not everyone wants to bother learning all they need to know about watercooling and not everyone wants to have to spend so much time getting their rig up and running every time they change something out.

So a better question to be asking yourself is "why am I so abrasive and why don't I let people do what they want?" smile.gif
post #133 of 155
It looks like a good build to me. Even with the Corsair AX1200i, which I have, the Link software may be weak now, but with a good Corsair commitment, there's no doubt it will be the next big thing.
CLC's will still suffer from the same issues as custom loops, they're just not as visible. You'll notice performance degrade over time, just not as quick.
     
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DRAM: Corsair Dominator 1600 mhz Go for some 2133mhz memory
Drive: Intel SSD 240gb Not the best you can get for the money Samsung 840PRO
PSU: Corsair AX1200 Overkill, even with 3 top end GPUs. I'm sure this Seasonic will suffice
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Originally Posted by Paradigm84 View Post

Not everyone wants to bother learning all they need to know about watercooling and not everyone wants to have to spend so much time getting their rig up and running every time they change something out.

So a better question to be asking yourself is "why am I so abrasive and why don't I let people do what they want?" smile.gif

Dude. Its common sense.... add 2+2.....Ya put the water stuff inside the water holding stuff... ya flush, then ya bleed the air out... LOOKATHAT! DONE, OH MAN SO HARD. 20 mins it took, HOLY long day hard work WHEWHHHHHHH!

And don't be adding smiley's thinking its acceptable to insult if you add a smiley.
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post #136 of 155
I agree but he is a beginner and for the price and maintenance free its not a bad choice, they actually do perform well.
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Also i'm not sure why people are telling him to get faster memory, he won't see a real world difference really, especially in gaming, i would be more concerned with timings. Also 1600 @ 9-9-9-24 is pretty standard for gaming and works well.
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Build looks great, I like the lighting. If only there was a way to change the geforce logo to red would fit better.
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Also i'm not sure why people are telling him to get faster memory, he wont see a real world difference really, especially in gaming, i would be more concerned with timings. Also 1600 @ 9-9-9-24 is pretty standard for gaming and works well alls that means is a time delay, which is pretty low to begin with. He said he would like to overclock anyway, have him overclock the ram. No need to get 2133 mhz ram that is way overkill. I think the ram speed sync with the sandy bridge and up which is why they make faster speeds, and helps with overclocking, but really he can just overclock his ram if it will let him or not crash.

Some people on this forum have found that faster memory results in smoother gameplay and better minimum framerates, and I'm not talking about 1-2 FPS.
And for the record, Intel systems don't really give a crap about timings. If there's a choice between higher frequency and tighter timings, the higher frequency will nearly always perform better with an Intel chip.

By the way, there's an edit button for a reason. wink.gif
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Dude. Its common sense.... add 2+2.....Ya put the water stuff inside the water holding stuff... ya flush, then ya bleed the air out... LOOKATHAT! DONE, OH MAN SO HARD. 20 mins it took, HOLY long day hard work WHEWHHHHHHH!

And don't be adding smiley's thinking its acceptable to insult if you add a smiley.

The same reason that people don't change their own oil... to much of hassle, not extensive enough to justify doing it, no room etc. I don't change the oil in car for example but i change the oil in motorcycle because the stealership wants $100+
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