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Svenge and IchibahnSLC

It looks like Seasonic 650w is the winner
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Those look really nice especially since they are offered in different colors. I saw couple of these at the Overkill Lan party and they very very roomy and not to crazy big. Those fan controllers up top are nice too. Ill suggest this to my friend as well. Im sure he will like it with especially with the after market Plexiglas side window.

Yeah they are really nice. They have tons of space for a wire-tuck in the back. I have a NZXT Switch 810 that I got for a steal and I could not be happier. Looks so clean! I will post some pics tomorrow on my profile.
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Yeah they are really nice. They have tons of space for a wire-tuck in the back. I have a NZXT Switch 810 that I got for a steal and I could not be happier. Looks so clean! I will post some pics tomorrow on my profile.

Glad to hear that. I was just looking at those earlier for me. I will definitely check tomorrow for pictures, but if you get busy and dont get to upload them no big deal.
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Svenge and IchibahnSLC

It looks like Seasonic 650w is the winner

Glad to be of service.
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Thank you everyone for you time and input. This build is looking much better than initially, saved great amount of money and got better parts and deals!!! Soon it will be time for my build smile.gif .

One final question. For the cooling...... since my friend wants it to be liquid cooled should I stick with the H80 cooler or look at different companies like Thermaltake, Coolermaster NHZT etc since I personally have not used any of those before(or know anyone that does) One thing that I'm afraid of is the pup dying and thus killing the cpu. I know some motherboards have the emergency shutdown temperatures but thats not the case for all of them.
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post #26 of 39
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Thank you everyone for you time and input. This build is looking much better than initially, saved great amount of money and got better parts and deals!!! Soon it will be time for my build smile.gif .

One final question. For the cooling...... since my friend wants it to be liquid cooled should I stick with the H80 cooler or look at different companies like Thermaltake, Coolermaster NHZT etc since I personally have not used any of those before(or know anyone that does) One thing that I'm afraid of is the pup dying and thus killing the cpu. I know some motherboards have the emergency shutdown temperatures but thats not the case for all of them.

I personally like the Corsair units because of the warranty. They will replace parts that the cooling system damages if it leaks. I don't know about the rest of the companies warranties. I know that several are made by Asetek and re-branded.
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I personally like the Corsair units because of the warranty. They will replace parts that the cooling system damages if it leaks. I don't know about the rest of the companies warranties. I know that several are made by Asetek and re-branded.

Ok sticking with the H80. Thanks
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post #28 of 39
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I agree with most of this. I just haven't personally had good luck with the Gigabyte boards. Great luck with the ASUS though. As far as a case goes I just got the same one as the OP because I figured it was personal choice. I love the NZXT Phantom series and recommend that one instead. The H60 would be about the same price as a good air cooler. Maybe a Hyper Evo 212 or a Xigmatek Dark Knight II?

850W is overkill with a good power supply like the Seasonic. He can get away with a Seasonic 550W or 600W with only one card. But since he was thinking 2 HD7950 I figured 850W would be a good one to have some room.

I've got a Seasonic X650 running SLI 670 FTW models. No hiccups here, but I also only have a single Samsung 830.
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post #29 of 39
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I've got a Seasonic X650 running SLI 670 FTW models. No hiccups here, but I also only have a single Samsung 830.

The SSD doesn't draw much power at all. Maybe 4w when in use? The real power hogs in a system are the cpu and gpu. I think the power supply you have is a good one as well.
post #30 of 39
You're looking at 500W PSU for single card, 650W for SLI.

I strongly recommend going with the Plextor M5S, it's a significantly better performer than the Sandforce drives and it's only $85.

Look at the charts here:



http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/ssd-charts-2012/AS-SSD-Overall-Total-Score,2792.html

Specs are calculated differently across SSDs, Sandforce-based SSDs make it look like they're top-tier looking at their rated specifications but they are beaten by latest Marvell or OCZ, Samsung controllers.
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