I think the Bitfenix ones are supposed to be good. Also, you can just zip tie your fans into place; that's what I do.
And that is what I want to avoid, I want a really neat look inside my case, zip tying the fans wouldn't be the thing I'm looking for exactly, at least not for now.@Sethris225
Facepalm (sorry, don't mean this in a harsh way).
You can mean it in a harsh way as long as it is constructive, I don't mind
I know about the Haswell not being quite a step forward from Ivy processors, but the thing is it has a lower power consumption than its predecessors and I haven't said it before but I did intend to run this setup on a controlled electrical system time (and yes, I said did, due to my later decision, I'll avoid the details there but it was the only feature that was interesting me along with 5 to 10% improvement in term of performance). But, as said earlier, I know have a great deal on a 3770K (I was originally going for a 3570K or a 4670K), a brand new unit for around 90$, talk about savings ! Therefore I'll stick with it and avoid the higher prices of a 1150 Motherboard when they'll be released as long with Haswell.About a GTX 770
I do know about all of this, but I thought that a 770 would be the better option, the performance of a 680 but the price of a 670.
Even with prices variations, the 680 will probably be more expensive than a 770, due to its original class, maybe I am wrong, if I am, I'll happily go with a 680 ! My budget for the graphic card is around 400$, also since I just saved around 200$ on the CPU I could spend a bit more on the GPU. And no, indeed, I will not do a full WC loop, maybe later now, but not right now and not with this budget.About the MOBO
I knew that my system wouldn't work and about the change of socket, no worries there. The main question here would be, why choosing a MATX board over an ATX ? Why an MATX case over a Mid Tower or even the Ultra Tower I had chosen at the beginning ? The Gene would be better than a Sabertooth or the UD5H ? If you say better, what would all the fuss be about ? 1866 or 1600 is actually quite at the same price right now, from 60 to 70$. Might as well go with 1866 IMO, it's not like I was buying some 2133 or more, no need to overclock RAM that much. In resume, the difference will be close to none but for the same price, why the hell not ? For example, what would you go for : these
This build here is based on research (at least the bad ones I do), the help of this community (which I thank again by the way) and indeed assumptions, but I would rather wait and have a better product for the exact same amount of money rather than something with maybe 5% less performance, it's not much, but the feeling of satisfaction is actually greater. I do know that right now, since I have settled on the CPU, the RAM, the SSD, etc. The only components that are still bothering me are the GPU and the MOBO, I am still hesitating between : 2x670 or 2x680 or 2x770, the thing is the price of the first card is the only one that matters as I won't be buying them in the same time, the other one will be coming maybe a year or two later as an upgrade to this system, also if a single card system does provide better performance for the same price, why the hell not after-all, but that was my main idea here. The idea that 2x670 would cost me around 400$ for the first card but it would deliver less performance than 2x680 or 2x770, and I assume (an assumption indeed) that the 770 are going to be sold cheaper than the 680 somehow, because the 680 will stay not too far to the 780 in term of price tag.
But maybe I am indeed waiting too much, my main idea was, while I gather the money (I had some unexpected car reparations, I'm just missing a few) might as well think about it well and ask every question there is to ask rather than go to fast and regret something later on.
Indeed that is the most likely scenario, and 2600K and 3820, as well but since I have such an amazing price on this one I wouldn't go with a used CPU. Yes it is indeed a good deal
but I doubt Jesus had something to do with it. *divine light* Because I am Jesus ! *divine light*. Anyway. 21 pages ? What ? I see 5 pages personally. I'll do a post later on comparing my original buy and what I'm going to buy now, quite an evolution, believe me
It is duty to the actual poor airflow of this case, but I changed my mind quite some time ago, right now I am hesitating between a NZXT H630 (a big heavy tower), a Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 and a Corsair 650D. That is variation people ! If you guys have any good suggestion for a really 'simple yet elegant and professional' kind of case under the 200$ range, that would be nice, something really sleek and neat.@Sethris225
Yep it is my dear, quite badass
. My color scheme would be ideally Black & White but I doubt this is the kind of stuff I can find without painting or moding sadly. It's mostly about red or blue, damn it. I still do not get why MATX over ATX, the price, simply that ? I wouldn't go with a MATX board simply because it does limit me in the future, I wouldn't have the possibility to add a soundcard since I would have 2 GPU (the Xonar DX is quite a nice one for example) or to go with Quad SLI (who knows, what if I get rich as ... I still wouldn't do it even if I were to be a millionaire, I have no use of this). I don't know.. I like the feeling of an ATX board over MATX and the feeling of a Mid Tower rather than a MATX case. Did you get the idea that I wanted to go for a MATX system somewhere ? The other improvements are MATX related so I will not discuss them until this point is clarified.
When I was still looking at a 670 I was indeed going to go with a 670 FTW, these are the nicest deal IMO.
Also, I am not planning to buy any supplementary drives in the future as I already have quite a lot at home (1x320 and 1x1TB are going in my setup).
I have a 500GB SSHD laying around as well, I don't know if I'll find a case for it or put it inside as well, we'll see.
I will indeed go with a H100i over a H80i depending on the case since I have saved quite a bit of money.@Art Vanelay
Thanks for clarifying that again
. What about 650W though ?@ADHDadditiv
I like them both as well, the price difference isn't that much, it's mostly about the weigh and their look, different but both classy, gonna be difficult.
Why I was talking so much about the 770 is because it was indeed going to be a higher clocked 680 and I was expecting it to be cheaper than a 680 but apparently I'm wrong, I think I'll go with either a 670 FTW or a 680 but only once the 7XX are out. I am not willing to spend 600$ on a GPU sadly.@AceGoober
Extensive thread ? Nah.. Just a normal thread and if it can help people later on, why the hell not ?
AS5 doens't even compare to Ceramique 2, but overall Ceramique 2 isn't that good, there is way better paste out there :This for example
I'm not doing a custom loop, and even if I were to, both of them offers great possibilities when it comes to WC, the H630 even more than the 650D.
I will carefully check MOBO / Case incompatibilities before buying, thank you for reminding me this important part @ Sethris225
A sound card is actually something I am looking forward to buy, maybe not a Essence STX as it is quite pricey also I wish I could buy it, but a Xonar DX is half the price and already of an extremely decent quality, I might have an opportunity to buy a used one from a friend soon enough !
Awaiting your explanations concerning a MATX mobo over ATX.Edited by stnz - 5/20/13 at 1:26am