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October 2, 2013 1:17:35 PM

initial build:
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/tempusfugit/saved/2nlq

final build:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Fw4E

Going to be building this the initial build in the next month or two, and then will be adding the rest of the parts when I get money, trying to finalize part decisions.

This is going to be my gaming PC, and my plan at this point is to buy all parts with a 5 year warranty(everything comes with 5 so far, I can upgrade the video card to 5 for 15 bucks), use it til broadwell/ddr4 comes out, and then sell it with ~3 year warranty. (I know warranties don't transfer)

Anyway, my questions -

1)Will the HAF xb fit the H100i with a GTX760?? I've seen a couple threads where people said there were clearance issues... Would I be better off with a h80?

2)Would you change out any parts?(keeping in mind the 5 year warranty is probably my #1 goal)

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October 2, 2013 1:29:08 PM

I don't think you will last 5 years listening the h100 ....at 60% load (1:30 mark on video) it gets a bit unbearable.

http://martinsliquidlab.org/2013/03/12/swiftech-h220-vs...

As longevity is your goal, Id suggest another EVGA card other than SC series or one from the competition.... not a fan of factory overclocked cards where they use stock PCB and VRM..... EVGA's other lines as well as competition from Asus, Gigabyte and MSI use beefed up VRMs and custom PCBs to handle the extra overclock.

Intel only has 3 year warranty
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October 2, 2013 4:43:48 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
I don't think you will last 5 years listening the h100 ....at 60% load (1:30 mark on video) it gets a bit unbearable.

http://martinsliquidlab.org/2013/03/12/swiftech-h220-vs...

As longevity is your goal, Id suggest another EVGA card other than SC series or one from the competition.... not a fan of factory overclocked cards where they use stock PCB and VRM..... EVGA's other lines as well as competition from Asus, Gigabyte and MSI use beefed up VRMs and custom PCBs to handle the extra overclock.

Intel only has 3 year warranty


Will normal use really cause the fans to go past 60% ?? I plan on doing a mild overclock, nothing crazy. I looked into noctua etc, and really at this point I like the clean look of water systems. Is the h80 that loud? Does swapping the fans help on either h100 or h80?

Thanks for the heads up on the video card, I'll check it out.

Ya I forgot to mention that the CPU doesn't have a 5yr warranty, but I've been a computer tech for years and have seen one bad CPU out of 1000s of computers, and it was AMD.
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