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Greetings OC.net,

I just ordered some new parts for a gaming PC, i'd like to ask you guys if there is anything i should have considered changing before ordering - i can still cancel the order and change the hardware parts.

Here's the system:

Corsair 350D with a windowed side-panel.
Corsair H100i Water-Cooler
Corsair AX 760i 80+ Platinum Power Supply
Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB 1866MHz RAM
Corsair SP120 Quiete Edition fans - 4x
Corsair AF120 Quiete Edition Fans - 2x
ASUS Maximus V Gene Motherboard
Intel Core i7-3770k
Samsung 840 256GB Pro Series SSD
Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm 64mb cache HDD
Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 VAPOR-X GHz Edition
NZXT Sleeved 1m White LED lights


Here's a few things you might want to know before posting:

I'm already owner of the i7-3770k and the HD 7950, however next month i'm switching the 7950 to either a GTX 780 or a TITAN. I see no reason to why i should switch the CPU to a Haswell series instead, as far as i know it would not be worth the cash$.

Corsair Carbide 540 Air Series has not yet been released in EU(or not in Denmark atleast) and will first be in stock from next month. But ordering the Carbide 540 Air Series next month to test it and see how it looks against the 350D - if i better like the Air i will sell my 350D.

I don't want a custom water-cooling system, and that is the reason for picking the H100i.

I picked the 4x SP120 Quiete Edition - 2x on the rad and 2x in the front aswell as 2x AF120 - 1x in the back. The reason for picking it like so, is because if i decide to use the Carbide 540 Air Series instead, well the 4x SP120 Quiete edition fans would go for the H100i and the 2x AF120 would be in the front.



What do you think?
post #2 of 9
Looks like a solid setup to me. Sounds like you have everything figured out pretty well.

The 7950 might struggle on a few things, but it won't be a problem if you are getting a 780 next month.
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change the psu to a seasonic or another reliable brand - pref they make their own biggrin.gif
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Thanks for the reply both of you! I thought of Seasonic aswell, but tbh i'd like to keep as much of same brand as possible - as you might see with all the Corsair Gear, and i read that the 760i 80+ Platinum is a very solid reliable powersupply, the only downside is the price - is not worth the extra cash, but as money is not a prob for me this month, i decided to pick AX 760i smile.gif

EDIT: BTW i forgot the difference between the i and the non-i model - mine is a none i smile.gif So its manufactured by Seasonic, but doesn't support the LINK/Digital thing. smile.gif
Edited by vBirke - 7/9/13 at 9:54am
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change the psu to a seasonic or another reliable brand - pref they make their own biggrin.gif
Pardon me if I am wrond but doesn't Corsiar PSUs use Seasonic internals...

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I heard NZXT Hale V2 is good as PSU choice..

You can go with non pro version of Samsung SSD, to save some bucks
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Pardon me if I am wrond but doesn't Corsiar PSUs use Seasonic internals...

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Depends on the model, Corsair uses a few different OEMs.
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Pardon me if I am wrond but doesn't Corsiar PSUs use Seasonic internals...

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The 760 and the 860 is by Seasonic, but the e.g. 1200AX, 760i AX, 860i AX is by Flextronics.

Here is a list of the OEMs
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-oem-manufacturer,2913-5.html

not fully updated but just fine smile.gif


EDIT: The hardware has been shipped, its not possible to cancel the order anymore smile.gif So i'll stick with what i got, hope its a solid Gaming System... Did i mention i'm also going to use it for Vegas Pro and other rendering programs - so the i7-3770k and the 16GB ram was a must have smile.gif
Edited by vBirke - 7/9/13 at 10:12am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ahill101 View Post

Pardon me if I am wrond but doesn't Corsiar PSUs use Seasonic internals...

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Depends on the model, Corsair uses a few different OEMs.
Good to know...I will check out that list...

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