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Black out -_-

However, so nice to have so many replies and I think Ill get the caviar black instead of the green. Is it much of a performance increase or would it only be minimal?

The side fan bothers me. I know its going to keep my gpu cool, but the fans on the gpu are supposed to keep it as cool as the EVGA 780 Superclocked's fan.

And yes the prices are expensive but i live in Australia and this is considered cheap.

The psu is an overkill i know, i was only going to get the 650 hx but i decided to use a little extra in case i did decide to run sli in the next year or two. And also, i heard that 50% usage left is ideal.

oh and the ssd is 840.
Edited by Samwell - 6/11/13 at 6:19am
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Sure if you go sli you need minimun of 750w but you dont need more than 750w so Minimum and maximum is 750W tongue.gif
    
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850 watts is overkill even with two video cards

550 watts is enough if you have one and 759 watts is enough if you have two

The Rosewill Capstone is pretty much the best bang for buck unit at least in the US it is
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ok i might just grab the 750w. saved me an extra $30.

With that though, would the caviar black be much of a performance upgrade instead of the green? I've only read that its performance lies in transfer speed etc. not fps in game.
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Yes getting a black instead of green is a big impovement (bigger cache and better rpm) not in fps but loadings.
To answer the side fan question, this fan is supposed to bring cool air inside the case so that the card can push it directly in the heatsink. Now the aim is to bring cool air to cards and in the case of an SLI side is better than bottom (the problem is to bring air to the upper card) but front fan would work too. Just make sure you have sufficent airflow. And for SLI I'd recommend blower cards that push hot air directly out of the case instead of other coolers that dissipate the heat inside the case.
And as for the PSU, to keep it quiet you can use up to 75%, not 50.
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ok i might just grab the 750w. saved me an extra $30.

With that though, would the caviar black be much of a performance upgrade instead of the green? I've only read that its performance lies in transfer speed etc. not fps in game.

The Black is faster yes but it also makes more noise so keep that in mind
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To answer the side fan question, this fan is supposed to bring cool air inside the case so that the card can push it directly in the heatsink.

What about the h100i? shouldn't this be bringing cool air into the case?
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The Black is faster yes but it also makes more noise so keep that in mind

noise is really an issue for me. i do plan to run a few games off the ssd (league/sc2 etc.) OS + those should be enough. As for general browsing etc. and some games that may be stored onto the HDD, would they be marginally quicker? Or is it simply a matter of a few seconds stuck in a loading screen?
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What about the h100i? shouldn't this be bringing cool air into the case?
noise is really an issue for me. i do plan to run a few games off the ssd (league/sc2 etc.) OS + those should be enough. As for general browsing etc. and some games that may be stored onto the HDD, would they be marginally quicker? Or is it simply a matter of a few seconds stuck in a loading screen?

If you want faster loading times then no HDD is even close to a SSD
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If you want faster loading times then no HDD is even close to a SSD
Agreed, and this is exactly what i plan to do. I only play 2 games and the will fit on the ssd with the OS. However, i plan to run games such as BF3 off the HDD (green). Im just curious if its really worth the extra $ to make games that i will rarely play, load quicker.
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