Which case & PSU?

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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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 !!!
  4. Get this psu instead for the same price it's the next level up in OZC's lineup and it's 80% modular

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-032-OC&groupid=701&catid=123&subcat=1098
  5. 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.
  6. davcon said:
    Get this psu instead for the same price it's the next level up in OZC's lineup and it's 80% modular

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-032-OC&groupid=701&catid=123&subcat=1098


    But I want it as quiet as possible which is why I went with the stealth. Would the mod be that much better?
  7. 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.
  8. 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?
  9. 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
  10. 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-044-ZA&groupid=701&catid=57&subcat=1395

    no wonder it's out of stock and this

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS-009-TI&groupid=701&catid=57&subcat=1395

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

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS-005-PL&groupid=701&catid=57&subcat=1395

    i would pair it with this fan

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FG-004-SY&groupid=701&catid=57&subcat=4

    once again your choice and budget

    http://www.silentpcreview.com/Recommended_Heatsinks
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