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noctua is high quality (Possibly the best imo) and it's quiet like a fossil but it's expensive for an air cooler *_*. Also, should a raid 0 two 1tb western digitals? and get a Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Single Unit Version Internal Solid State Drive MZ-7TE120BW for OS and games and other things i might use for it like Vegas pro.

It cheaper to get one big HDD and SSD vs getting two smaller ones of each.
The reason for this is price per GB is lower the bigger you go.
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post #32 of 126
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Best thermal compound? I see the
ARCTIC MX-4 Carbon-Based Thermal Compound is popular.
Arctic Silver 5 worked well for my H80i.

Look into getting a 1440p monitor. I'm sure @shilka would agree with me there. I wish I had done that in the first place.
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Arctic Silver 5 worked well for my H80i.

Look into getting a 1440p monitor. I'm sure @shilka would agree with me there. I wish I had done that in the first place.

Only drawback to 1440P is if you want everything cranked to max and 60+ FPS you need a ton of GPU power.
I was forced to go with a second GTX 680 and even that is not even for Tomb Raider and a few other games like Metro 2033 and Metro Last Light.
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post #34 of 126
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Only drawback to 1440P is if you want everything cranked to max and 60+ FPS you need a ton of GPU power.
I was forced to go with a second GTX 680 and even that is not even for Tomb Raider and a few other games like Metro 2033 and Metro Last Light.
Valid point! I'm enjoying maxing out my settings right now on 1080p.
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A 660gtx?is this for 1080?is that a joke? There are r9 270 for a bit less and outperforms the 660gtx
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If you intend to play at 100+ fps since you want a 120hz screen, you would want a r9 280x (7970 equivalent) minimum to achieve these fps in modern games without decreasing the textures and stuff too much. OP, what games are you playing?

I wouldnt go any lower than a r9 280x or a gtx 770 building a gaming system these days.
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post #37 of 126
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Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post

A 660gtx?is this for 1080?is that a joke? There are r9 270 for a bit less and outperforms the 660gtx
Sorry I don't know much about gpu. I'll look at the r9 270
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Originally Posted by PachAz View Post

If you intend to play at 100+ fps since you want a 120hz screen, you would want a r9 280x (7970 equivalent) minimum to achieve these fps in modern games without decreasing the textures and stuff too much. OP, what games are you playing?

I wouldnt go any lower than a r9 280x or a gtx 770 building a gaming system these days.
what brand? Gigabyte or Msi or something else?
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Only drawback to 1440P is if you want everything cranked to max and 60+ FPS you need a ton of GPU power.
I was forced to go with a second GTX 680 and even that is not even for Tomb Raider and a few other games like Metro 2033 and Metro Last Light.
Yeah... I can't afford that.
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Which parts are you thinking to buy?

Maybe I can suggest something better
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