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Hey all, I've got the itch to upgrade my sig rig... Here's what I'm thinking

Fractal Design Define R4 (will remove all the harddrive cages) Bored of the CM 690 II
Thermalright SilverArrow SB-E Extreme
Samsung 512gb 840 Pro

2x 140mm Noctua NF-A14 FLX (For the 2x front panel fan slots on the Define R4)
1x 120mm Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1450 RPM (I already have one, thinking of mounting one on the bottom to feed the GPU, and the other one for the exhaust)

Pioneer Blu Ray Writer

What do you guys think.... Anything else you'd recommend?
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Looking at the case you're wanting to upgrade to, i'd be tempted to go liquid cooling (tinkering = fun)thumb.gif

Otherwise you seem to have an already solid system!
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1st question budget ?

anyway it depends on how much u want to spend


2nd what is used for gaming right ?


well my suggestion is SSD will boost ur computer in general will feel it more faster and snappier in all of the windows experience

add 2nd gpu go cross fire,
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Don't really have a budget. Throw suggestions at me smile.gif

I dont really want to go crossfire though because another R7970 Lightning BE would be £400 and AMD gpus in crossfire have crazy frame latency issues.
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post #5 of 15
Why a 512GB SSD? Good way to spend money, use a 128gb SSD for OS and Apps and keep your HDD's for the other stuff a game will not gain anything if it is on a ssd maybe load times are faster but thats it.
With the money difference of a 128gb vs 512gb SSD and with the money of the cooler that you do not need go Crossfire

PS: If money is not a issue go LGA2011 3930K
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Why a 512GB SSD? Good way to spend money, use a 128gb SSD for OS and Apps and keep your HDD's for the other stuff a game will not gain anything if it is on a ssd maybe load times are faster but thats it.
With the money difference of a 128gb vs 512gb SSD and with the money of the cooler that you do not need go Crossfire

PS: If money is not a issue go LGA2011 3930K

The reasoning for a 512Gb SSD is because I'd want to put all my programs and games on there, just because I want everything in one place (my 2tb RAID0 is divided into 500gb for OS, Apps and Games, and 1.5Gb for data like movies, photos and downloads). So I'd use an external 2tb USB 3 HDD for movies photos and downloads and only have the 512gb SSD in the PC. So I dont get the horrible mechanical HDD noise.

The cooler isn't strictly necessary no but its a decent jump ahead of the SilverArrow I already have, and after selling my SilverArrow it would be a very cheap upgrade. My CPU does 5.1Ghz but on the SilverArrow it reaches 78c on Intel Burn Test, so with the SB-E Extreme with the new heatsink, and more importantly, much faster fans, should only top out at 65-68c.

And as I said, I'm not sold on 7970 CF due to the frame latency issues. Will save the money for the nVidia 780 or AMD HD8970.

LGA2011 3930k upgrade path is too rich IMO considering the relatively small performance upgrade relative to the price. I'll wait until the next generation of CPUs before I jump up.
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post #7 of 15
Ok i understand now the 512gb SSD biggrin.gif i cant stand the HDD noise myself.
Why not a WC system for the CPU (rasa kits are not expensive) ? I dont see the new cooler shaving of -10ºc and if so the fans will do a bit of noise and as i understood that is a thing to avoid.
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A full custom watercooling loop. Do it.
    
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post #9 of 15
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Ok i understand now the 512gb SSD biggrin.gif i cant stand the HDD noise myself.
Why not a WC system for the CPU (rasa kits are not expensive) ? I dont see the new cooler shaving of -10ºc and if so the fans will do a bit of noise and as i understood that is a thing to avoid.

Exactly, nothing worst than the HDD thrashing and vibrating the whole case tongue.gif

Tbf I'm not too fussed about fan noise during load, as that will be when I'm playing games and I wont hear it over the game sound anyway. During idle it will be just as silent as my current cooler which is whats important.

I'll look into the Rasa kits... I've seen them mentioned a lot but never looked into them properly.
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A full custom watercooling loop. Do it.

I'd get a full loop if I could find a full cover block for my 7970 Lightning tongue.gif
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I'd get a full loop if I could find a full cover block for my 7970 Lightning tongue.gif

http://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-fc7970-lightning-acetal-nickel.html

Do it. biggrin.gif
    
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