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post #21 of 30
Definitely don't waste your money on a 5970 as this forces you to use CFX. Get the GTX 580 cheaper and better and overclock it to 900Mhz(now your at 5970 performance with a single gpu)
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post #22 of 30
Don't bother with the HX1000, there are much better 1000W PSU's to be had.
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post #23 of 30
I'm going to go off on a slightly different tangent here...

If you are going to be using a 5970 or any other high end card for that matter, adequate cooling on the cards are a must. The HAF 932 you were looking at is the black edition. Sure it looks sexy with the all black inside and monstrous window, but it lacks the 230mm side mounted fan. The normal HAF 932 does have it, (its about $50-$80 cheaper too). That side mounted fan blows cool air directly onto your GPU, cooling it better than a front mounted intake fan ever could. And because the air intake from the side is being brought in uninhibited, its as cold as you could ever get it (room temp).

The black edition really is nice, but because it doesn't even have the mounting holes for a side fan, it really inhibits the cooling. Its a proven fact. That being said, if you do want the humongous window on the side and still have decent direct GPU cooling, look for the HAF X. It is a little more expensive, but not by much.
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post #24 of 30
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Alright, sorry for my own confusion... I've been trying to learn as much as possible about all these parts over the past year, so I have more of a basic knowledge of a lot of parts as opposed to a greater knowledge on a few parts >_<.

So is the radeon 6970 or gtx 580 going to put out a comparable performance to the radeon 5970 (I plan on overclocking w/e I get)?
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post #25 of 30
My dream build at the moment would be an Intel i7-2600k and a GTX 580 with an Asus P67 MB.
Also don't forget the screen. A nice 24" or bigger.
Edited by Ding Chavez - 1/21/11 at 9:40pm
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post #26 of 30
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shinigamibob View Post
I'm going to go off on a slightly different tangent here...

If you are going to be using a 5970 or any other high end card for that matter, adequate cooling on the cards are a must. The HAF 932 you were looking at is the black edition. Sure it looks sexy with the all black inside and monstrous window, but it lacks the 230mm side mounted fan. The normal HAF 932 does have it, (its about $50-$80 cheaper too). That side mounted fan blows cool air directly onto your GPU, cooling it better than a front mounted intake fan ever could. And because the air intake from the side is being brought in uninhibited, its as cold as you could ever get it (room temp).

The black edition really is nice, but because it doesn't even have the mounting holes for a side fan, it really inhibits the cooling. Its a proven fact. That being said, if you do want the humongous window on the side and still have decent direct GPU cooling, look for the HAF X. It is a little more expensive, but not by much.

I completely agree that the side fan would be worlds better... However, my problem is that I live with 2 cats that shed like crazy... so I worry that the hair will get inside the case... hence why I chose the side window.

Also, I plan on WCing the Graphics card, so I figured the side fan wouldn't be too missed.
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post #27 of 30
Not too fond of the HAF 932's lack of dust management.
The next build I am going to do will probably go Corsair. Or at least something with filters!
post #28 of 30
from my limited experiance, id recomend not going with the HAF, if you have 3000 dollars to blow, id go with
Corsair 800D (damn sexy case, good for water cooling, and from what ive seen some of the best cable management around ~ 250
ASUS P8P67 deluxe mobo ~ 250
i7 2600k ~300
gtx 580 ~ 550
8gb RAM (I use corsair and it works great, but hey, if you can save a few bucks, why not) ~ 180
corsair 850-1000 Watt PSU ~ 150
water cooling loop with GPU and mobo coverage
Asus VG236H 23" w/3d vision 500
2 80gb ssd RAID 0 ~ 200
3 WD 1TB RAID 5 ~300
SAMSUNG Black bluray ~ 70
ASUS xonar x2d~`200
not including water cooling this would cost roughly 2700
but hey, your choice, but this is what id go with (probably without 1 ssd and 1 1tb)

PS (id also get some nice speakers, but the xd can even make old ones sound great if you set the audio quality up)
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post #29 of 30
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Alright, I am loving that corsair 800D... I love the cable management and the sleek look... my only problem is the lack of a fill port on the top, but I've already looked up some threads for drilling a fillport ;P.
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post #30 of 30
yeah, i considered the 800D highly, but the price too high from me to water cool initially, but i had a loop all planed out, 360 on top, pushpull, 120 on rear pushpull, highspead intake fans on bottom, highspeed HDD fan, bay resivoir, pump mounted by PSU
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