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Hey,

This is my final setup how do you think about it?

EDIT - ASUS GTX460 DirectCU 1024 MB (before it was the MSI GTX460 HAWK)
- Intel Core I5 760 2.80 GHz, Boxed, Excl. Videochip, Quad Core
- LG DH16NS30 16 X, 48 X, DVD reader
- WD Caviar Blue 500 GB, 7200 Rpm, 16 MB, S-ATA II/300
- Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced Black
- Corsair HX650 650 Watt, 20+24 Pins, 80 Plus Rating
- GigaByte GA-P55A-UD4
- Corsair XMS Core I5/i7 4 GB, PC3-12800, 1600 MHz, 8-8-8-24
EDIT - Scythe Mugen 2 Rev.B with 2x Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1800Rpm

Well I think I just go with the GTX460 (the hawk is probably the best version) and not wait for the Radeon 6000 series because they will definitely be more expensive and I dont see a huge price drop in the 5000 or gtx 400 series, but maybe you think different about this.

By the way, I dont have a CPU cooler yet. I was thinking about a Scythe Mugen 2 rev.b because that one performs very good for a very low price but Iam not really sure if it fits on the motherboard because of the RAM.
 

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Should be fine, that XMS kit is low profile so shouldn't be an issue


What kind of pricing is it for a Mugen 2 in the Netherlands (just curious)?
 

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Should be fine, that XMS kit is low profile so shouldn't be an issue


What kind of pricing is it for a Mugen 2 in the Netherlands (just curious)?
Well others said I could manage a 3.6 or 4.0 Ghz overclock on the processor without modding or overclocking the Ram so it should be good.

the Mugen 2 is only €36,99 in The Netherlands, thats 51 American Dollars and 31 British Pound if Iam right.
 

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Yea you'll be able to hit 4GHz easy with it, if you use 200 BLCK (x20 CPU multi) and 8x memory divider you'll be running the RAM at stock speed of 1600MHz
 

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Does that really make sense? because the WD is a little cheaper than the Samsung at the shop where I buy my stuff.

wasn't aware that you wern't purchasing from newegg. The only reason I suggested it is because it was cheaper and faster. If the WD drive is cheaper then the Samsung drive then get that
 

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How about the GTX460 HAWK and the upcomming Radeon 6000?
Nobody is going to know until they get here. If a 460 is the best card you can afford then that is the right card for you. If you can get a 470 then get that instead but you would have to upgrade your PSU to a 750.
 

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Nice build.
I'd take the PSU up to a SLi capable 750/800W, and maybe a little bigger HD but overall looks nice.
You could probably get faster RAM for gaming but that stuff is popular as well.
 

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Nice build.
I'd take the PSU up to a SLi capable 750/800W, and maybe a little bigger HD but overall looks nice.
You could probably get faster RAM for gaming but that stuff is popular as well.
Well the HX650 has lots of power on the 12v rail, but I dont think I will upgrade to SLI or Crossfire I think Ill just buy a new videocard then.

Eventough I can get a TX850 for the same price there is only one BIG difference, the TX850 isnt modulair so it means I got lots of cables in my case wich I wont be using.
 

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I think Iam going to buy a Asus GTX460 DirectCU instead of the HAWK because some say that I can reach the same overclock with it (arround 900Mhz) and the only difference is that the HAWK is factory overclocked. I can also safe almost 30 euros, but what is the difference between the DirectCu TOP and the normal edition?
 

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I think Iam going to buy a Asus GTX460 DirectCU instead of the HAWK because some say that I can reach the same overclock with it (arround 900Mhz) and the only difference is that the HAWK is factory overclocked. I can also safe almost 30 euros, but what is the difference between the DirectCu TOP and the normal edition?

Well Asus claims to cherry pick the TOPs, but from what I've seen with other users / reviews that's not always to say their better OCers than the DirecCus.

They're the same PCB, only difference as far as I'm concerned is a slightly different BIOS w/ upped clocks and maybe a small voltage increase.
You could even flash the DirectCu to TOP bios if you wanted (worked fine with their 58xxx cards anyway).

Bottom line though is it's usually not worth buying factory OC'ed cards unless there is a true psychical advantage in doing so (with the card itself).
 

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Well the clocks are set in the BIOS, but if you mean what software do they offer to OC with, that would be Asus SmartDoctor.

It's not a good program at all though, just stick with Afterburner.
 

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So it's possible to overclock the Asus card to arround 900Mhz with MSI Afterburner without any problems? And can I change voltages?
 

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Definitely possible (and yes in regards to voltage), but there's no guarantee on what clocks you'll achieve.
Not all cards are the same, some will be better OCers than others etc.
 

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Definitely possible (and yes in regards to voltage), but there's no guarantee on what clocks you'll achieve.
Not all cards are the same, some will be better OCers than others etc.

yea, I know what you mean but most of the GTX460 are able to reach 900Mhz
 
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