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post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by ataryens View Post

I could be mistaken, but I believe dota2 requires alot of cpu power in order to reduce those min fps spikes. So you might wanna get better cooling in order to overclock (both in terms of cpu cooler and the case which allows for better/bigger ones)

SG08
Q28 (i find it ugly but more room for cpu cooler)
Phenom Micro-ATX (should save you $50 on the motherboard which you can put somewhere else)
EVGA Hadron Air


To think about:

q25 (with front harddrive cage removed which should allow you room for a decent watercooler H90?, you would put your ssd at the bottom of the case and harddrive mounted on front top somehow)
q25 (with sfx power supply, you might be able to fit a NH-L12)
You are probably right, i heard about this too, from my personal exprience dota 2 is poorly optimized for 4 core and it's rather 2 core dependant(good old times smile.gif ) My E8500 @ 3.48ghz(yep...its not a world record but its solid) is faster about 2-5 seconds between sloppy loadings than my friend's i5-750 stock @ 2.66ghz. But i think modern 4.0 ghz speeds + GTX770 should be sufficient for this game. So there is no need for heavy OCing in my opinion.
Btw. This Fractal design 304 looks pretty sweet, and it's more practical for these front USB ports, but this bequiet will be too big - 180 x 150 x 86 for this case. Anyone knows any high-end modular gold80 PSUs smaller than 180 ?
post #12 of 19
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This Fractal design 304 looks pretty sweet, and it's more practical for these front USB ports, but this bequiet will be too big - 180 x 150 x 86 for this case. Anyone knows any high-end modular gold80 PSUs smaller than 180 ?

Silverstone ST55F-G or ST65F-G are good quality, fully modular, gold-rated efficiency and 140mm depth.
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post #13 of 19
I do have the occasional spikes in huge team fights with a 2500k@4.0+560Ti, Could be the gpu, but I dont think so.
post #14 of 19
Tridents are fine, just take off the fins. Also I would get a 140mm (depth) psu, wait for the coolermaster v550s imo. Im doing a similar build mainly as a media server/steambox.

The S12G is out also if you dont care about modular cables http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151136
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post #15 of 19
Nexus Real Silent 550w is the shallowest ATX psu I know. The 650W silverstone Wisk said is also good and is modular.
post #16 of 19
For exactly how much you can pack into the Q25, check mine.
My 7970 got here today, and I'll check if it fits with a waterblock this weekend or so (waiting for the price range of 280x). According to my measurements, it should fit easily.
The only mods I did to the case were cuting out the 240mm radiator hole on the bottom of the case, and changing the case feet.

That said, if you don't plan on too many HDDs (2 SSDs per 3.5" slot with an adapter) and are staying mostly with air, I say go with the Node.
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post #17 of 19
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For exactly how much you can pack into the Q25, check mine.
My 7970 got here today, and I'll check if it fits with a waterblock this weekend or so (waiting for the price range of 280x). According to my measurements, it should fit easily.
The only mods I did to the case were cuting out the 240mm radiator hole on the bottom of the case, and changing the case feet.

That said, if you don't plan on too many HDDs (2 SSDs per 3.5" slot with an adapter) and are staying mostly with air, I say go with the Node.

Yep, now i'm considering Node, it looks great, and it's cheaper.
So for now i'm changing PSU for Silverstone 550W and case for Node 304(considering White but not sure, is it cold white(i like it very much) or rather cream white?) and i'll stick with Tridents without fins if i have to. At the end of the day... i'm considering GTX780, but it's like 40% more the price in my country(poland) This 770 is ~1650 PLN = around 500$ and GTX780 is ~2500 PLN around = 780$.
One more thing...don't tell me that's overpriced because i know this too damn well thumb.gif
post #18 of 19
A gtx770 is plenty so nothing to worry about. Go for it,I'd like to see a white node build log thumb.gif
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Well, the black Node 304 is $40 AR today/tomorrow on Newegg if you care.
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