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April 10, 2013 5:14:52 AM

Starting to build my PC soon.

Is the Raven 03 still a good choice? Or should I be looking at other options? I live in south east asia, so temps are a lil higher than usual.
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My build so far is as follow:

I5 3570K
G-Skill ripjaws 4gbx2
Scythe Mugen 3 CPU cooler
Gigabyte D77-D3H
Nvidia 670 (either asus or gigabyte)
Seasonic X650 PSU
Silverstone Raven 03

My questions:

1) Is the Raven 03 still a good casing to pick? I live in south east asia, so temps are a lil higher than usual
2) Still a lil unsure bout the PSU, are there any other options I could look at that is gold standard?
3) I think the ASUS 670 CU II is not the TOP version, is it still a good pick over the gigabyte?

Thanks in advance.

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April 10, 2013 5:32:07 AM

PC cases preference is very individual.

You could choose any case with good airflow. Most higher-end cases provide this.

The Raven 03 is good.

Cooler Master HAFs (X, or 932 models are good full tower cases) are another good option as they are a very ventilated design with great airflow.
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April 10, 2013 5:47:20 AM

1. Your case is fine it provides good cooling performance, and it really depends on personal preference for cases anyways.

2. PSU is a bit much for what you plan on doing, you should look at a 550w PSU, which will still be more than enough, also is there any reason why you need gold standard, it is much more expensive and there is little power saved, the difference between 80plus and 80plus gold is marginal.

3. If you can afford the Asus card, it's the coolest one you're going to find out there, DCU II is by far the best cooler. BUT if you want to sqeauk out more performance you should ideally be looking at a cheaper 7970, because they perform about 10% faster than the 670, and it shold be within the same budget, or even cheaper as the Asus card is so expensive.
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April 10, 2013 5:47:21 AM

1. Your case is fine it provides good cooling performance, and it really depends on personal preference for cases anyways.

2. PSU is a bit much for what you plan on doing, you should look at a 550w PSU, which will still be more than enough, also is there any reason why you need gold standard, it is much more expensive and there is little power saved, the difference between 80plus and 80plus gold is marginal.

3. If you can afford the Asus card, it's the coolest one you're going to find out there, DCU II is by far the best cooler. BUT if you want to sqeauk out more performance you should ideally be looking at a cheaper 7970, because they perform about 10% faster than the 670, and it shold be within the same budget, or even cheaper as the Asus card is so expensive.
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April 10, 2013 5:53:59 AM

burritobob said:
1. Your case is fine it provides good cooling performance, and it really depends on personal preference for cases anyways.

2. PSU is a bit much for what you plan on doing, you should look at a 550w PSU, which will still be more than enough, also is there any reason why you need gold standard, it is much more expensive and there is little power saved, the difference between 80plus and 80plus gold is marginal.

3. If you can afford the Asus card, it's the coolest one you're going to find out there, DCU II is by far the best cooler. BUT if you want to sqeauk out more performance you should ideally be looking at a cheaper 7970, because they perform about 10% faster than the 670, and it shold be within the same budget, or even cheaper as the Asus card is so expensive.

although the 670 does have the nvidia technologies such as advanced physx and adaptive Vsync TXAA and so just saying

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April 10, 2013 5:56:06 AM

It's true that you don't need 650W since your motherboard does not support SLI. You could actually go with a good 450W or 500W PSU. I'd suggest you look into a Seasonic SSR-450RM modular.
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April 10, 2013 6:00:03 AM

Thanks for the replies.
I'm thinking of doing a lil OCing. Would a 550w PSU be sufficient still? Considering future expansions in HDDs and etc. I'm already running 2 HDDs and an optical drive.
Any suggestions for a 550w PSU too?

Whats the difference on the DCU II TOP and non top version?
I've been more favorable on Nvidia, thus the 670.
In my country, the ASUS/Gigabyte 7970 is a lot more pricier than the 670. Only the sapphire one is cheaper, but not by much.
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April 10, 2013 6:05:42 AM

vermin said:
Thanks for the replies.
I'm thinking of doing a lil OCing. Would a 550w PSU be sufficient still? Considering future expansions in HDDs and etc. I'm already running 2 HDDs and an optical drive.
Any suggestions for a 550w PSU too?

Whats the difference on the DCU II TOP and non top version?
I've been more favorable on Nvidia, thus the 670.
In my country, the ASUS/Gigabyte 7970 is a lot more pricier than the 670. Only the sapphire one is cheaper, but not by much.

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.js...
use that it can even give you an overclocked power draw
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