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System Build Case, PSU, Cooling Questions

Last response: in Systems
September 27, 2007 3:35:53 PM

Here's what I'm looking at building:

CPU: Intel e6850 (or q6600)
MoBo: eVGA 680i SE SLI (NF63-TR model)
VidCard: GeForce 8800 GTX (maybe add a second one in SLI in the future)
RAM: Patriot 2GB (CAS 4)
HDD: 2x WD 500GB
DVD: Samsung DVDRW 18x

What I seem to keep changing constantly is cooling, psu and cases.

Any suggestions?
September 27, 2007 6:23:10 PM

If you want to maybe do SLI you must get a full tower. Maybe a Coolermaster Stacker 830 or a Thermaltake Armor series. I hear great things about both of those cases.

For PSU just go to tomswiki and make sure you get a tier1 or 2. I am guessing around 700W of solid power will be enough if you decide to SLI in the future.

As far as cooling goes just make sure you get a nice case. Then max out as many fans in it as you can. Also make sure you have good airflow and no dead space. EX: Fans in front of case are pulling air in from the outside. While the fans in the back of case are pushing out the back of the case.
September 27, 2007 6:29:26 PM

I agree, if you're going to SLI get the Armor series. Also for power if you plan to SLI look at the PC P&C Silencer 750W... it's amazing.