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June 15, 2010 9:33:03 PM

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...


http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...

I want as quiet a system as possible. Also is this a good PSU?

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...

Keep in mind i'll be overclocking to around 4ghz.

Thanks

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a c 164 ) Power supply
a b K Overclocking
June 15, 2010 9:52:12 PM

both cases are very good. I would give the thermaltake the edge in noise reduction and the antec in cooling.

ocz make solid PSU for a very good price, you could do better and you could do worse
a b ) Power supply
a c 286 K Overclocking
June 15, 2010 10:38:53 PM

Hi.

What are the components of ur rig? CPU, GPU, RAM, Crossfire?

I can't recommend to u a PSU and case if I don't know what components do u have.
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June 15, 2010 11:01:57 PM

I recommend the Ultra X 4 PSU 850 or 1050 can find them at Tigerdirect.com
I'm currntly using the 850 with i7 860 and an 5870 system is quiet and cool !!!
June 16, 2010 10:37:08 AM

Havn't gotten the pc yet, still building.

But aprox spec is,

core i7 920 oc 4ghz with Akasa Nero V2 Heatpipe Cooler
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
Patriot Viper (3x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Triple Channel
ATI 5870

Also I can upgrade to Akasa Ak-CCX-4002HP venom cpu cooler for £8, is this worth it? Would it even make a difference?

Oh and I will be using dual monitor in the future if that makes a difference.
a c 274 ) Power supply
a c 183 K Overclocking
June 16, 2010 10:57:47 AM

Yes the Mod is quiet notice the silent part of its name.
I have the 600w version in a build and i can't hear it over case fans.
It's modular which will make your build and cable management easier.
It has a 135mm fan as opposed to the stealths 120mm fan.
Generally the larger the fan the quieter.
It's a more expensive unit offered at the same price.
It's entirely your choice i know what i would buy.
Go to OZC's website the Stealth series is entry mainstream level.
The MOD series is high performance/gaming level and very efficient power wise.
June 16, 2010 1:55:52 PM

Cool thanks i'll go for it :) 

Also is that 8 pound for the cpu cooler worth it or would my system/cpu be cool enough to even notice the difference?
a b ) Power supply
a c 286 K Overclocking
June 16, 2010 2:00:50 PM

mr_fruitbowl said:
Havn't gotten the pc yet, still building.

But aprox spec is,

core i7 920 oc 4ghz with Akasa Nero V2 Heatpipe Cooler
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
Patriot Viper (3x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Triple Channel
ATI 5870

Also I can upgrade to Akasa Ak-CCX-4002HP venom cpu cooler for £8, is this worth it? Would it even make a difference?

Oh and I will be using dual monitor in the future if that makes a difference.


Here are the system requirements for the 5870.

ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 System Requirements

PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended (600 Watt and four 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode)
Certified power supplies are recommended. Refer to http://ati.amd.com/certifiedPSU for a list of Certified products
Minimum 1GB of system memory
Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
DVD playback requires DVD drive
Blu-ray™ playback requires Blu-ray drive
For an ATI CrossFireX™ system, a second ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 graphics card, an ATI CrossFireX Ready motherboard and one ATI CrossFireX Bridge Interconnect cable per graphics card (included) are required


The recommended PUS is for the entire system.

Here are some good options for u.

1- Antec 650W
2- Corsair TX650W
3- Corsair HX650W
a c 274 ) Power supply
a c 183 K Overclocking
June 16, 2010 2:19:12 PM

You will need a cpu cooler if you plan to overclock to 3.6GHz or more.
The Antec 902 is a nice case and cool and quiet with fans on low.
I should know i have one.
Your best value and performance cpu cooler is the Scythe Mugen 2 rev.b if you can find one it's a consistant top 5 cooler on any test i've read.
If you can't find one i recommend these over Akaska

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS...

no wonder it's out of stock and this

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS...

At the present moment this is the best air cpu cooler on the planet

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS...

i would pair it with this fan

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FG...

once again your choice and budget

http://www.silentpcreview.com/Recommended_Heatsinks

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