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Case Cooling for 460 1 GB SLI

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September 27, 2010 8:56:49 AM

Hi Guys,

I am looking forward to buy the following configuration :


Kingston 2GB DDR3
i3 530
MSI P55-GD55
GTX 460 1 GB
Samsung
Zebronics Antibiotic Cabinet
Corsair VX 750W

I would do a 460 1 GB SLI. I am not sure how many fans would I require for coolling the case. Also I dont know on what all sides the fans should be and whether would they be intake or exhaust. I have never considered cooling a case. Should I even think about this, since I would not be overclocking any component. Please advise me.

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September 27, 2010 1:08:03 PM

Well from what I can gather, that case comes with 2 fans. They are both side intake fans. You could get another 120mm fan as a rear exhaust fan, but seeing as you aren't going to be overclocking your components, this may not be entirely necessary.

Also, if you are working to a tight budget, you could settle for something like a 650 watt Corsair PSU, and get another 2GB of RAM, as only having 2GB will slow you down on some games.

And I would avoid that motherboard. For starters, I dont think it supports SLI - to get a socket 1156 SLI motherboard, you will have to look in the gaming motherboard market segment. Read this review (its not great)

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/mainboards/display/msi...

I would recommend something more like this:

http://gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3166...

Which does support SLI, but you would be unable to use the standard PCI slot in that situation because two dual slot graphics cards would cover that slot up.

Generally, most socket 1156 motherboards only support Crossfire, and most of them only support PCIExpress 16x (x1) and PCIExpress 4x (x1) which is not ideal for any dual GPU solution, as the second card is severly throttled. PCIExpress 8x is not too bad though, the difference between 8x and 16x in real terms is not very big at all, but the difference between 8x and 4x is quite large.
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September 27, 2010 2:40:19 PM

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Newegg has the Antec 300 for $52 shipped.


will work easily with the GTX 460 in SLI. they run cool to begin with and the case has very good cooling.
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September 28, 2010 12:51:26 AM

Thanks Guys.

I found Cooler Master 430S Black as a good contendor for a cooling case. But dont know if Corsair TX750 would fit well in it. I am worried because in this case the smps would be placed at the bottom. Following is the link for the same.

http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6654...


@RickyT23

I did a lot of research for motherboards. The review link that you provided is for overclocking which I wont be doing. Also this MSI P55-GD65 is an SLI certified motherboard. Issue with this is that it doesnt have a reset button.

Following is one of the review from a site ;
http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/msi_p55gd65/

Also the motherboards that you referred were out of budget for me. They are 4K costlier in India.

Incase I cannt go for MSI, then I will have to go for intel motherboards.


Here is Intel DP55WG :
http://www.intel.com/products/desktop/motherboards/DP55...

Your thoughts please..
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September 28, 2010 12:58:23 AM

Honestly, any random ATX mid-tower will cool dual 460s and fit an ATX PSU.

On the Mobo consider the P7P55D Pro also, should be avaliable in India for a similar price. But if you don't OC, the Intel board is a decent choice if it could be had for less.
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September 28, 2010 1:24:06 AM

Its not bad, just in the US the P7P55 is a *slightly* higher quality board for a bit less. If its that much more then don't bother.

How much less is the Intel? Might be a better choice if you're not OCing,.
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September 28, 2010 1:28:36 AM

Intel doesnt have e-sata port.

In MSI I am getting it along with 2 LAN Cards. It is the cheapest I am getting. Intel one doesnt have e-sata port and 1 LAN card. It has fewer USB connections than MSI one.
Intel doesnt specify its FSB. For MSI, it is 2.6 GHz

Intel DP55WG is costing me 7.5k
MSI P5-GD65 is costing me 7.9K
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September 28, 2010 1:30:09 AM

I have just one doubt regarding this motherboard.. Would it support I3. As all of 1156 boards say I5/I7.
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September 28, 2010 10:00:30 AM

RickyT23 said:


And I would avoid that motherboard. For starters, I dont think it supports SLI - to get a socket 1156 SLI motherboard, you will have to look in the gaming motherboard market segment. Read this review (its not great)

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/mainboards/display/msi...

I would recommend something more like this:

http://gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3166...

Which does support SLI, but you would be unable to use the standard PCI slot in that situation because two dual slot graphics cards would cover that slot up.




@RickyT23

I noticed that you picked up the review of a motherboard that I did not point to. The xbitlab review link that you have posted is for MSI P55-GD55 and what I am going to buy is MSI P55-GD65. Please note the difference between south bridge. It is 65 and not 55.

Considering this, Your advise and thoughts please.
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September 28, 2010 11:03:22 PM

Hey Guys.. Please advise
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