Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Computer Cases › [Official] NZXT PHANTOM Owner's Club
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[Official] NZXT PHANTOM Owner's Club - Page 715

post #7141 of 15204
Quote:
Originally Posted by num1son View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by steelkevin View Post

Dammit... just figured EK hadn't made any waterblock compatible with the gpu I'm getting... how gow

Will post in the GTX 5*0 club thread to know if there's a good waterblock for that gpu (no matter the brand)od are universal waterblocks ?

Well as we were talking about earlier you still need airflow to the card and heat spreaders on the ram chips. They work really good, but you have to keep those things in mind.

Will post on the 5*0 club thread aslking if any other company makes full waterblocks for that 560... otherwise I might aswell go for another one...

Don't want to use universal one frown.gif.
Current rig
(16 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-860 @3800MHz P7P55D R9 290 @1150/1450MHz 2*4GB Hyper X Black @1600 MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 64 Gig (7mm version) Custom Water Cooling, details in signature. Windows 8 Pro LG Flatron W2243S 21.5" 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa OCZ StealthXstream 2 700W Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Razer Deathadder 3500dpi 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Razer Scarab Razer Carcharias V2 (X360/PC) Roccat Apuri mouse Bungee / usb hub Samsung HDD 7200 rpm 1To 
CPUGraphicsPowerOther
EK Supreme HF CU Full copper EK-FC R9-290X - Nickel  MCP350 Alphacool DDC plexi top 
OtherOtherOtherOther
EK Coolstream XTC 280mm + 2x D14SM-12 Yate Loon... EK Coolstream XTC 280mm + 4x Akasa Apache (push... Alphacool Cape Corp Coolplex 250ml reservoir 8/11mm ClearFlex60 tubing 
OtherOther
Mayhems Blue Berry Pastel + 9mL Mayhems blue dye Phobya fittings: 2x 45° | 2x 90° | 6x Straight 
  hide details  
Reply
Current rig
(16 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-860 @3800MHz P7P55D R9 290 @1150/1450MHz 2*4GB Hyper X Black @1600 MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 64 Gig (7mm version) Custom Water Cooling, details in signature. Windows 8 Pro LG Flatron W2243S 21.5" 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa OCZ StealthXstream 2 700W Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Razer Deathadder 3500dpi 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Razer Scarab Razer Carcharias V2 (X360/PC) Roccat Apuri mouse Bungee / usb hub Samsung HDD 7200 rpm 1To 
CPUGraphicsPowerOther
EK Supreme HF CU Full copper EK-FC R9-290X - Nickel  MCP350 Alphacool DDC plexi top 
OtherOtherOtherOther
EK Coolstream XTC 280mm + 2x D14SM-12 Yate Loon... EK Coolstream XTC 280mm + 4x Akasa Apache (push... Alphacool Cape Corp Coolplex 250ml reservoir 8/11mm ClearFlex60 tubing 
OtherOther
Mayhems Blue Berry Pastel + 9mL Mayhems blue dye Phobya fittings: 2x 45° | 2x 90° | 6x Straight 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7142 of 15204
Quote:
Originally Posted by steelkevin View Post

Dammit... just figured EK hadn't made any waterblock compatible with the gpu I'm getting... how good are universal waterblocks ?

If you can I recommend getting a different card if you are going to water cool. One of the big advantages of water cooling is air flow in your case is not as important. So you can position your rads where they get the best airflow regardless of internal case airflow.

With a universal block its pretty much a hybrid half air half water card. You have to buy sinks for the ram and vrms. I started with a card that could only take a uni block. And ended up selling it all to get a reference card that could take a full block. Make it easy on yourself and do that now.

Just my .02
X99 Build
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 5820k Asus X99-AII Gigabyte GTX 1070 Corsair 16GB 3200MHZ 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung EVO 850 250GB Scythe Mugen Max Windows 10 X-Star 1440P 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Masterkeys L XFX BE 750W Phanteks Enthoo Pro Tempered Glass Sensei Raw 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries Qck Logitech Z313 
  hide details  
Reply
X99 Build
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 5820k Asus X99-AII Gigabyte GTX 1070 Corsair 16GB 3200MHZ 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung EVO 850 250GB Scythe Mugen Max Windows 10 X-Star 1440P 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Masterkeys L XFX BE 750W Phanteks Enthoo Pro Tempered Glass Sensei Raw 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries Qck Logitech Z313 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7143 of 15204
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hogwasher View Post

Think it's because of the VAT most Europeans pay more. I'm in the US so I may be wrong but this is what I was told

That is Precisely why.
post #7144 of 15204
Quote:
Originally Posted by lightsout View Post

If you can I recommend getting a different card if you are going to water cool. One of the big advantages of water cooling is air flow in your case is not as important. So you can position your rads where they get the best airflow regardless of internal case airflow.
With a universal block its pretty much a hybrid half air half water card. You have to buy sinks for the ram and vrms. I started with a card that could only take a uni block. And ended up selling it all to get a reference card that could take a full block. Make it easy on yourself and do that now.
Just my .02

And those two cents are very apreciated and I believe it'd be foolish to think differently. Thing is that card I was going to get (god thanks I haven't ordered my case and gpu yet or I'd be ****ed) was at 175€ with BF3 gifted. Was a great deal since I hate buying games and that's like THE game that would've helped me see the difference with my old crappy GTS 240 and the new 560. I don't feel like buying games for I always end up just not using them anymore (would go for MW3 though if I had to get either). That's not really a big deal, let me explain where the problem really is.

I've got 100€ cash right now. My cart (Phantom+L.E.D sleeved kit+GTX 560) went up to 332€. Meaning my mum would've payed 232€ of it. If I wait for the 6*0s I only get the phantom and sleeved kit for christmass which costs 157€ so my mum pays it all. But that means I lose a potential gift value of 75€ which is 5% of the budget which I think my rig will have cost me by 2013...
That's a pretty significant loss.

Now, I could get other parts instead like I don't know, the cpu or mobo but Ivys aren't out yet so I can't. So what could I get instead ?
Watercooling parts ? Wouldn't have enough for them all and would end up with useless parts untill I get the rest.
PSU and sleeving ? Would be about the right price (I could always borrow some money, like 50€) but that wouldn' t be a significant change at this point as I don't need it untill I cut the case and get a new GPU...
RAM ? Thing is, I'm expecting their price to drop down by the last trimester of 2012 (around when I'll get enough for the new mobo and ivy cpu) and my mobo sucks right now anyway and wouldn't take good enough RAM.

And, my current GPU really sucks. It's like the most important part to change.

You'll tell me I could borrow the 50€ and get a 560ti which I could watercool with no problem but once again the loss of potential money would be significant for my mum was already told that my cart costed 332€ and she would tell me I'm exagerating and all... I'd end up explaining the whys to her, she wouldn't understand crap and would fake to have got it all but I doubt she'd accept me to make the cart go up to 382...

And if I pay more, I'd rather wait for a 6*0 series GPU. So yeah... I'm kind of ****ed right now but getting a 560 knowing I'd have to change it would be really a shame and a waste of money... so I don't really know what to do... I'll go read about the 6*0 series and think about this all.
Current rig
(16 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-860 @3800MHz P7P55D R9 290 @1150/1450MHz 2*4GB Hyper X Black @1600 MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 64 Gig (7mm version) Custom Water Cooling, details in signature. Windows 8 Pro LG Flatron W2243S 21.5" 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa OCZ StealthXstream 2 700W Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Razer Deathadder 3500dpi 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Razer Scarab Razer Carcharias V2 (X360/PC) Roccat Apuri mouse Bungee / usb hub Samsung HDD 7200 rpm 1To 
CPUGraphicsPowerOther
EK Supreme HF CU Full copper EK-FC R9-290X - Nickel  MCP350 Alphacool DDC plexi top 
OtherOtherOtherOther
EK Coolstream XTC 280mm + 2x D14SM-12 Yate Loon... EK Coolstream XTC 280mm + 4x Akasa Apache (push... Alphacool Cape Corp Coolplex 250ml reservoir 8/11mm ClearFlex60 tubing 
OtherOther
Mayhems Blue Berry Pastel + 9mL Mayhems blue dye Phobya fittings: 2x 45° | 2x 90° | 6x Straight 
  hide details  
Reply
Current rig
(16 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-860 @3800MHz P7P55D R9 290 @1150/1450MHz 2*4GB Hyper X Black @1600 MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 64 Gig (7mm version) Custom Water Cooling, details in signature. Windows 8 Pro LG Flatron W2243S 21.5" 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa OCZ StealthXstream 2 700W Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Razer Deathadder 3500dpi 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Razer Scarab Razer Carcharias V2 (X360/PC) Roccat Apuri mouse Bungee / usb hub Samsung HDD 7200 rpm 1To 
CPUGraphicsPowerOther
EK Supreme HF CU Full copper EK-FC R9-290X - Nickel  MCP350 Alphacool DDC plexi top 
OtherOtherOtherOther
EK Coolstream XTC 280mm + 2x D14SM-12 Yate Loon... EK Coolstream XTC 280mm + 4x Akasa Apache (push... Alphacool Cape Corp Coolplex 250ml reservoir 8/11mm ClearFlex60 tubing 
OtherOther
Mayhems Blue Berry Pastel + 9mL Mayhems blue dye Phobya fittings: 2x 45° | 2x 90° | 6x Straight 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7145 of 15204
Quote:
Originally Posted by steelkevin View Post

A
I've got 100€ cash right now. My cart (Phantom+L.E.D sleeved kit+GTX 560) went up to 332€. Meaning my mum would've payed 232€ of it. If I wait for the 6*0s I only get the phantom and sleeved kit for christmass which costs 157€ so my mum pays it all. But that means I lose a potential gift value of 75€ which is 5% of the budget which I think my rig will have cost me by 2013...
That's a pretty significant loss.
Now, I could get other parts instead like I don't know, the cpu or mobo but Ivys aren't out yet so I can't. So what could I get instead ?
Watercooling parts ? Wouldn't have enough for them all and would end up with useless parts untill I get the rest.
PSU and sleeving ? Would be about the right price (I could always borrow some money, like 50€) but that wouldn' t be a significant change at this point as I don't need it untill I cut the case and get a new GPU...
RAM ? Thing is, I'm expecting their price to drop down by the last trimester of 2012 (around when I'll get enough for the new mobo and ivy cpu) and my mobo sucks right now anyway and wouldn't take good enough RAM.
And, my current GPU really sucks. It's like the most important part to change.
You'll tell me I could borrow the 50€ and get a 560ti which I could watercool with no problem but once again the loss of potential money would be significant for my mum was already told that my cart costed 332€ and she would tell me I'm exagerating and all... I'd end up explaining the whys to her, she wouldn't understand crap and would fake to have got it all but I doubt she'd accept me to make the cart go up to 382...
And if I pay more, I'd rather wait for a 6*0 series GPU. So yeah... I'm kind of ****ed right now but getting a 560 knowing I'd have to change it would be really a shame and a waste of money... so I don't really know what to do... I'll go read about the 6*0 series and think about this all.

i would get as much as you can now and enjoy some instant gratification. The 560 will retain plenty of value when the new card that your really want comes out sell the 560.
post #7146 of 15204
Quote:
Originally Posted by daKINE792 View Post

i would get as much as you can now and enjoy some instant gratification. The 560 will retain plenty of value when the new card that your really want comes out sell the 560.

OH, sorry for that... didn't intend to look like a spoilt brat... Most of the money she'll pay is money I earned by getting good results at an exam (800€ per year for 3 years, 800€ already went to my current pc last year, prebuilt xD, some will go into my christmass and the rest will go into driving lessons and "conduite accompagnée"). I usually get 100€ from my mum and like 30-50€ from my dad (didn't take that into count lol, keep forgetting but it's pretty much the same as if I'd borrowed money...).
I am gratefull for what I have although I share a room with my two brothers (it's a small room btw... but I feel comfty in it, don't like big rooms anyway, no point in having a lot of useles space). The house is falling appart...

I don't have money, my mum just does the necessary to get us what we need (and sometimes just what we want) and I earned my own money. I'm getting a summer job which'll pay my new rig.
Current rig
(16 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-860 @3800MHz P7P55D R9 290 @1150/1450MHz 2*4GB Hyper X Black @1600 MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 64 Gig (7mm version) Custom Water Cooling, details in signature. Windows 8 Pro LG Flatron W2243S 21.5" 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa OCZ StealthXstream 2 700W Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Razer Deathadder 3500dpi 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Razer Scarab Razer Carcharias V2 (X360/PC) Roccat Apuri mouse Bungee / usb hub Samsung HDD 7200 rpm 1To 
CPUGraphicsPowerOther
EK Supreme HF CU Full copper EK-FC R9-290X - Nickel  MCP350 Alphacool DDC plexi top 
OtherOtherOtherOther
EK Coolstream XTC 280mm + 2x D14SM-12 Yate Loon... EK Coolstream XTC 280mm + 4x Akasa Apache (push... Alphacool Cape Corp Coolplex 250ml reservoir 8/11mm ClearFlex60 tubing 
OtherOther
Mayhems Blue Berry Pastel + 9mL Mayhems blue dye Phobya fittings: 2x 45° | 2x 90° | 6x Straight 
  hide details  
Reply
Current rig
(16 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-860 @3800MHz P7P55D R9 290 @1150/1450MHz 2*4GB Hyper X Black @1600 MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 64 Gig (7mm version) Custom Water Cooling, details in signature. Windows 8 Pro LG Flatron W2243S 21.5" 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa OCZ StealthXstream 2 700W Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Razer Deathadder 3500dpi 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Razer Scarab Razer Carcharias V2 (X360/PC) Roccat Apuri mouse Bungee / usb hub Samsung HDD 7200 rpm 1To 
CPUGraphicsPowerOther
EK Supreme HF CU Full copper EK-FC R9-290X - Nickel  MCP350 Alphacool DDC plexi top 
OtherOtherOtherOther
EK Coolstream XTC 280mm + 2x D14SM-12 Yate Loon... EK Coolstream XTC 280mm + 4x Akasa Apache (push... Alphacool Cape Corp Coolplex 250ml reservoir 8/11mm ClearFlex60 tubing 
OtherOther
Mayhems Blue Berry Pastel + 9mL Mayhems blue dye Phobya fittings: 2x 45° | 2x 90° | 6x Straight 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7147 of 15204
I would drop stuff that's not important now like sleeving and less. Get the main components first. Not sure if you are considering the regular 560. If so don't get that one. It's just a 460. You want the ti. As far as ram idk how much more it can drop.

Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
X99 Build
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 5820k Asus X99-AII Gigabyte GTX 1070 Corsair 16GB 3200MHZ 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung EVO 850 250GB Scythe Mugen Max Windows 10 X-Star 1440P 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Masterkeys L XFX BE 750W Phanteks Enthoo Pro Tempered Glass Sensei Raw 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries Qck Logitech Z313 
  hide details  
Reply
X99 Build
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 5820k Asus X99-AII Gigabyte GTX 1070 Corsair 16GB 3200MHZ 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung EVO 850 250GB Scythe Mugen Max Windows 10 X-Star 1440P 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Masterkeys L XFX BE 750W Phanteks Enthoo Pro Tempered Glass Sensei Raw 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries Qck Logitech Z313 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7148 of 15204
Quote:
Originally Posted by lightsout View Post

I would drop stuff that's not important now like sleeving and less. Get the main components first. Not sure if you are considering the regular 560. If so don't get that one. It's just a 460. You want the ti. As far as ram idk how much more it can drop.
Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk

In the siggy: GIGABYTE GV-N56GOC-1GI

So yes, the regular one.

I've been trying to get everythign I need to know about the 600 series for like 10 minutes but I simply can't find any official stuff nor anything complete. Help would be very appreciated smile.gif
Current rig
(16 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-860 @3800MHz P7P55D R9 290 @1150/1450MHz 2*4GB Hyper X Black @1600 MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 64 Gig (7mm version) Custom Water Cooling, details in signature. Windows 8 Pro LG Flatron W2243S 21.5" 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa OCZ StealthXstream 2 700W Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Razer Deathadder 3500dpi 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Razer Scarab Razer Carcharias V2 (X360/PC) Roccat Apuri mouse Bungee / usb hub Samsung HDD 7200 rpm 1To 
CPUGraphicsPowerOther
EK Supreme HF CU Full copper EK-FC R9-290X - Nickel  MCP350 Alphacool DDC plexi top 
OtherOtherOtherOther
EK Coolstream XTC 280mm + 2x D14SM-12 Yate Loon... EK Coolstream XTC 280mm + 4x Akasa Apache (push... Alphacool Cape Corp Coolplex 250ml reservoir 8/11mm ClearFlex60 tubing 
OtherOther
Mayhems Blue Berry Pastel + 9mL Mayhems blue dye Phobya fittings: 2x 45° | 2x 90° | 6x Straight 
  hide details  
Reply
Current rig
(16 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-860 @3800MHz P7P55D R9 290 @1150/1450MHz 2*4GB Hyper X Black @1600 MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 64 Gig (7mm version) Custom Water Cooling, details in signature. Windows 8 Pro LG Flatron W2243S 21.5" 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa OCZ StealthXstream 2 700W Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Razer Deathadder 3500dpi 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Razer Scarab Razer Carcharias V2 (X360/PC) Roccat Apuri mouse Bungee / usb hub Samsung HDD 7200 rpm 1To 
CPUGraphicsPowerOther
EK Supreme HF CU Full copper EK-FC R9-290X - Nickel  MCP350 Alphacool DDC plexi top 
OtherOtherOtherOther
EK Coolstream XTC 280mm + 2x D14SM-12 Yate Loon... EK Coolstream XTC 280mm + 4x Akasa Apache (push... Alphacool Cape Corp Coolplex 250ml reservoir 8/11mm ClearFlex60 tubing 
OtherOther
Mayhems Blue Berry Pastel + 9mL Mayhems blue dye Phobya fittings: 2x 45° | 2x 90° | 6x Straight 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7149 of 15204
Quote:
Originally Posted by lightsout View Post

I would drop stuff that's not important now like sleeving and less. Get the main components first. Not sure if you are considering the regular 560. If so don't get that one. It's just a 460. You want the ti. As far as ram idk how much more it can drop.
Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
Quote:
Originally Posted by steelkevin View Post

OH, sorry for that... didn't intend to look like a spoilt brat... Most of the money she'll pay is money I earned by getting good results at an exam (800€ per year for 3 years, 800€ already went to my current pc last year, prebuilt xD, some will go into my christmass and the rest will go into driving lessons and "conduite accompagnée"). I usually get 100€ from my mum and like 30-50€ from my dad (didn't take that into count lol, keep forgetting but it's pretty much the same as if I'd borrowed money...).
I am gratefull for what I have although I share a room with my two brothers (it's a small room btw... but I feel comfty in it, don't like big rooms anyway, no point in having a lot of useles space). The house is falling appart...
I don't have money, my mum just does the necessary to get us what we need (and sometimes just what we want) and I earned my own money. I'm getting a summer job which'll pay my new rig.

Honestly you should be looking at 570's. If price is the whole issue (and I understand that for sure) maybe look at some used ones? I sold a pair for $500 USD. They are what will really step your pc up to the next level. Anything less is just getting by. Don't hold your breath for the 600 series gpu's from NVIDIA. You won't be seeing anything from them in the performance market till about this time next year (maybe a little sooner). \

Seriously wait on the frills (sleeving, etc.) try to find a reference (that part is very important) GTX570. Any manufacturer will do although I think EVGA and Zotac are best warranty wise.
 
Test Rig
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 ASUS P5N-T EVGA GT 430 Patriot PDC24G6400ELK 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB LG Blu Ray/HD DVD Enzotech SCW-REV.A Swiftech MCR320-QP-K x2 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows7 Proffesional 64bit Acer 23" LCD Logitech G15 Corsair GS600 
CaseMouse
NZXT Phantom White Custom Mods Logitech G5 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500K ASUS P8P67 EVO Calibre GTX 480 Corsair Vengence 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Vertex 2 LG DVD What ever is being tested Windows 7 professional 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer 23" Generic High Power Astro PT 700w Antec 900/TBD 
MouseMouse Pad
ooold Microsoft POS Wood 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770K Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3 SLI GTX Titans Samsung Green 30nm 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Vertex 3 240GB raid0 WD Caviar Black 1TB Dual Loop Water Cooling Windows7 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Achieva Shimian 27" 1440p Acer 23" 1080p Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Mech Enermax Max Revo 1350 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Enermax Fulmo GT Razer Naga EVGA Titan pad Logitec 5.1 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Test Rig
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 ASUS P5N-T EVGA GT 430 Patriot PDC24G6400ELK 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB LG Blu Ray/HD DVD Enzotech SCW-REV.A Swiftech MCR320-QP-K x2 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows7 Proffesional 64bit Acer 23" LCD Logitech G15 Corsair GS600 
CaseMouse
NZXT Phantom White Custom Mods Logitech G5 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500K ASUS P8P67 EVO Calibre GTX 480 Corsair Vengence 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Vertex 2 LG DVD What ever is being tested Windows 7 professional 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer 23" Generic High Power Astro PT 700w Antec 900/TBD 
MouseMouse Pad
ooold Microsoft POS Wood 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770K Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3 SLI GTX Titans Samsung Green 30nm 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Vertex 3 240GB raid0 WD Caviar Black 1TB Dual Loop Water Cooling Windows7 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Achieva Shimian 27" 1440p Acer 23" 1080p Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Mech Enermax Max Revo 1350 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Enermax Fulmo GT Razer Naga EVGA Titan pad Logitec 5.1 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7150 of 15204
Quote:
Originally Posted by num1son View Post

Honestly you should be looking at 570's. If price is the whole issue (and I understand that for sure) maybe look at some used ones? I sold a pair for $500 USD. They are what will really step your pc up to the next level. Anything less is just getting by. Don't hold your breath for the 600 series gpu's from NVIDIA. You won't be seeing anything from them in the performance market till about this time next year (maybe a little sooner). \
Seriously wait on the frills (sleeving, etc.) try to find a reference (that part is very important) GTX570. Any manufacturer will do although I think EVGA and Zotac are best warranty wise.

Ok, then I'll won't be upgraded to 600s, will probably wait on the 700s if I get a 570.

Noob question: what does a reference GPU stand for tongue.gif ?


I was told it was a really bad idea to buy second hand components because you simply couldn't know what their previous owner did with them...
Current rig
(16 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-860 @3800MHz P7P55D R9 290 @1150/1450MHz 2*4GB Hyper X Black @1600 MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 64 Gig (7mm version) Custom Water Cooling, details in signature. Windows 8 Pro LG Flatron W2243S 21.5" 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa OCZ StealthXstream 2 700W Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Razer Deathadder 3500dpi 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Razer Scarab Razer Carcharias V2 (X360/PC) Roccat Apuri mouse Bungee / usb hub Samsung HDD 7200 rpm 1To 
CPUGraphicsPowerOther
EK Supreme HF CU Full copper EK-FC R9-290X - Nickel  MCP350 Alphacool DDC plexi top 
OtherOtherOtherOther
EK Coolstream XTC 280mm + 2x D14SM-12 Yate Loon... EK Coolstream XTC 280mm + 4x Akasa Apache (push... Alphacool Cape Corp Coolplex 250ml reservoir 8/11mm ClearFlex60 tubing 
OtherOther
Mayhems Blue Berry Pastel + 9mL Mayhems blue dye Phobya fittings: 2x 45° | 2x 90° | 6x Straight 
  hide details  
Reply
Current rig
(16 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-860 @3800MHz P7P55D R9 290 @1150/1450MHz 2*4GB Hyper X Black @1600 MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 64 Gig (7mm version) Custom Water Cooling, details in signature. Windows 8 Pro LG Flatron W2243S 21.5" 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa OCZ StealthXstream 2 700W Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Razer Deathadder 3500dpi 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Razer Scarab Razer Carcharias V2 (X360/PC) Roccat Apuri mouse Bungee / usb hub Samsung HDD 7200 rpm 1To 
CPUGraphicsPowerOther
EK Supreme HF CU Full copper EK-FC R9-290X - Nickel  MCP350 Alphacool DDC plexi top 
OtherOtherOtherOther
EK Coolstream XTC 280mm + 2x D14SM-12 Yate Loon... EK Coolstream XTC 280mm + 4x Akasa Apache (push... Alphacool Cape Corp Coolplex 250ml reservoir 8/11mm ClearFlex60 tubing 
OtherOther
Mayhems Blue Berry Pastel + 9mL Mayhems blue dye Phobya fittings: 2x 45° | 2x 90° | 6x Straight 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Computer Cases
Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Computer Cases › [Official] NZXT PHANTOM Owner's Club