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$1500 build set....need Mobo And Chasis....

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May 25, 2011 8:55:11 AM

$1500.Gaming Build.................

Purpose:-...gaming..24/7..........Overclocking...yeah...maybe aroung 4.5 smthing

Parts Bought...............

1)Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
2)Intel i5 2500k
3)GTX 570..........will be adding another 570 in next few months
4)Corsair H70

Parts requird:-
Mobo-Specs dual 2 * PCI-E 2.0 (dual x16/x16..not x16/x8 or x8/x8) does this make ny difference............I cant choose any :sweat: 

Chasis....- http://www.theitwares.com/nzxt-lexa-crafted-series-wire...
...I like it.........

PSU- http://www.theitwares.com/seasonic-ss850at-850w-bronze-...
..............is it woth ............... :sweat: 

Ram-In availability of vengeance....probably G.Skill 8gb(4*2gb) 1600



my previous thread was left from here so plz cntinue.............. :hello: 
a b 4 Gaming
May 25, 2011 9:52:46 AM

All good choices, but I do have opinions. Western Digital drives have not failed me on my home PCs. I would swap out the Samsung for a black edition in a heartbeat.

With regard to the motherboard, if you want the 2x x16 for your video cards, you need to look at the newer (non-recalled chipset) Z68 chipset like the GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 (Rs.15867 if the pricing is the same as US). There is also another board,GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD7-B3, that will run 2x x16. Other than that, every other board seems to drop the first card's bandwidth to x8 when you add additional cards. I'd go with the Z68 chipset just due to the lack of zero-date recall and because its newer tech yet almost the same price.




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May 25, 2011 11:12:41 AM

is the psu...all right...and the chasis is it gonna fit all my components.......in it.....does the x8/x8 make ny big difference.....the ud7 is tagged around Rs. 21000 here.....probably too high....ny other p67 boards thts gonna perform well...with sli.......yup i can add anothr caviar black no problem.....
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May 25, 2011 12:25:43 PM

2 X 570s? What kind of resolution are u looking at?

Also if u really need to ASUS p8p67 WS Revolution also offers full bandwidth on both cards with NF200 bridge I believe.

for a case check out the CM Storm Scout.

Seasonic units are the BEST. U could run ur dual card setup even on a 750w quality PSU.

Good Luck.
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May 25, 2011 1:09:24 PM

i got 2 monitors 1 is 19" lcd 1400*900 and othr is the new one i got asus 1980*1020 led monitor as someone suggested in my last thread......... i like the mobo+psu done........chasis......the nzxt have a glossy look...its awesome.....isnt it capable of containing by parts+the hydro cooler
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May 25, 2011 1:14:51 PM

Corsair H70 or hyper 212+.....which is better when i go beyond ........4.5Ghz......with atleat 12 working hours a day....... ???
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May 25, 2011 2:08:17 PM

4.5 should be easy even with the hyper 212+ if ur particular cpu is up for it.

Its really up to u how much u want to spend on the cpu cooler.

Might I add that even 1 570 is over kill for a resolution like that.
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May 25, 2011 2:29:30 PM

agreed 560 ti's would be the best bang for your buck at that resolution
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May 25, 2011 2:59:37 PM

560ti thnx for tht.....but i alredy bought a 570....can 2 570 in sli wrk for me for next 4 years..bcoz my software engineering will strt this year......and wht about ram....is gskill ripjaws 8gb 1333Mhz .....can it be oc....?? i m totally new to oc......

gametstr u said "if ur particular cpu is up for it " will i5 2500k nt reach 4.5Ghz????
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May 25, 2011 3:04:22 PM

It SHOULD go past 4.5ghz no problem, but you can't say 100% until you try it.. each CPU is different in terms of actual overclocking ability
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May 25, 2011 3:06:55 PM

and the mobo asus p8p67 ws revolution ......its awsome.......but to add up to my badluck its nt available in india.....its nt released yet......thus i will go with ud7.....
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May 25, 2011 3:08:33 PM

cmadrid u mean to say two i5 2500k can hv variable.oc ability
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May 25, 2011 3:13:38 PM

Yes.. some people call it the silicon lottery ;) 
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May 25, 2011 3:14:21 PM

i5 2500ks all overclock decently.. some people get lucky and just get a 'better' chip that overclocks better
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May 25, 2011 3:17:55 PM

but bad luck always follow me........ :-(
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May 25, 2011 3:29:07 PM

so im moving from h70 hydro cooler to hyper 212+.....or should i stay with it........bcoz...to suprise they cost the same here around 5500(110$)..wht uall say.....rest all set only chasis remaining......Can u point out ny NZXT to contain all these)
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May 25, 2011 3:32:59 PM

if they cost the same I would go with the h70 for sure.. the hyper 212+ is a great low budget cooler, but its not as good as an h70

not sure about that case.. its not what I would pick, but that website's case selection is pretty limited
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May 25, 2011 3:35:53 PM

but thy offer vry glossy chasis........specially the crafted series
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May 25, 2011 3:40:12 PM

wht chasis u prefer for hyper airflow and more led fans
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May 25, 2011 3:52:26 PM

HAF 922 or 932 advanced.. or HAF X if you want it to be shiny

my personal favorite case that isnt insanely expensive is the Silverstone Raven RV02-e and Silverstone FT02
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May 25, 2011 4:40:05 PM

thnx alot....cmadrid and gametstr.............i will soon approach.....both of u regarding oc......after all components are assembled...............haf 922...done....all system build...........thnx alot again.......till then see ya......and dont forget me.........
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May 25, 2011 5:10:58 PM

aryacooldude said:
so im moving from h70 hydro cooler to hyper 212+.....or should i stay with it........bcoz...to suprise they cost the same here around 5500(110$)..wht uall say.....rest all set only chasis remaining......Can u point out ny NZXT to contain all these)


I found this. the hyper212+ costs only rs. 1850.

http://www.theitwares.com/coolermaster-hyper-plus-coole...
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May 25, 2011 5:14:26 PM

hyper 212+ will perform just fine for a moderate overclock. Its just not worth paying $110 for it! 25 is much better ;) 
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May 25, 2011 6:40:26 PM

then i will probably go for hyper 212+.........i think i misread the price.......as.....i said i will using my pc for atleast 12 hours a day....thtswhy i thought for a h70 to keep evrything cool......wht do u think about this/........what should i do???
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May 26, 2011 3:10:28 AM

after reading mny reviews and asking one user.......i ealised tht the h70 is way too loud.......ny othr good hsf's tht would keep evrythinh under 60-55 under high usage.......
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a c 214 4 Gaming
May 26, 2011 3:44:02 AM

I'd dump the H70 .... it's noisy as hell and is outperformed by the cheaper Antec 620. However, it's not going to fit if you but a MoBo capable of using the full potential of the twin 570's. Twin 570's wants x16 x16 to reach its full potential. As indicated in another post above, the WS Revolution is your best option to provide this. The H70 as well as any other self contained water unit based upon Asetek designs (Antec, Corsair and Asetek's)

Compare it wit he Gigabyte version here:

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3795/asus_p8p67_ws_rev...

And yes, I have done builds with the WS Revolution ....the Corsair H50/70 and superior Antec 620/920 don't fit. The top PCI-E slot's locations means the top GFX card will hit the radiator.

Case / PSU - Seasonic X series rock....others, not so much. XFX Black's / Corasair AX / HX series....Antec SG / CP series. For twin 570's there's no better selection for the money than the Antec DF-85 w/ the CP-850

Cooler - The Scythe Mugen 2 beats the Hyper 212 by 7C and the Noctua Dh014 by 1C and it's $40

GFX - I don't see the overkill....one 570 gets 27 fps in metro 2033, Twin 560's fall just short of twin 570's but you alreday have the 570 so no going back there.

HD - The Seagate 7200.12, WD Black and Spinpoint F3 all share wins in different categories. Pick what works best in your apps by comparing here:

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2009-3.5-desktop-har...[2371]=on&prod[3016]=on&prod[2365]=on

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May 26, 2011 7:03:15 AM

aryacooldude said:
then i will probably go for hyper 212+.........i think i misread the price.......as.....i said i will using my pc for atleast 12 hours a day....thtswhy i thought for a h70 to keep evrything cool......wht do u think about this/........what should i do???


If the Noctua NH-D14 is available where you are at you may want to check it out. It is quiet and it cools much better than the Hyper 212. It does cost more but it is also higher quality.
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May 26, 2011 7:04:04 AM

The Corsair 650D rocks for a case.
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May 26, 2011 7:54:47 AM

The Scythe Mugen 2 is more bigger...srry huge......ur build is perfect

I was told by my dealer to wait as z68-ud7 b3 was nt yet available in india as it is better then p67 ud7 still same price range.......

And HDD-I got point F3 and will be getting 1 more caviar black 1TB

And Psu...plz chck if tht is sli ready bcoz ts nt written......nywhere............
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May 26, 2011 7:59:07 AM

yup noctua NH-D14 is available....but probably,...........my qstion......... is it gonna mess up with other parts..............??????/
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a b 4 Gaming
May 26, 2011 10:13:39 AM

gametstr said:
I found this. the hyper212+ costs only rs. 1850.

http://www.theitwares.com/coolermaster-hyper-plus-coole...

The Hyper 212 plus with 1 fan (USD $25 total) is better (4C less at idle and 3C less in prime 95) than my H50 with 2 fans (USD $100 total). I have them both and have tried them both. I am absolutely unimpressed with the Corsair low-cost liquid cooling solutions. Haven't tried the H70, though after trying the H50 and then the Hyper 212 plus, I won't ever try these gimmickee faux-liquid-cooling solutions ever again until someone comes out with something real.

I would definitely recommend the Hyper 212 plus and a little Arctic Silver 5. It is extremely impressive for the price.
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May 26, 2011 10:21:11 AM

wht about noctua NH-D14 hws it??????
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May 26, 2011 10:26:55 AM

aryacooldude said:
wht about noctua NH-D14 hws it??????


One of best.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 26, 2011 10:27:17 AM

aryacooldude said:
wht about noctua NH-D14 hws it??????

Never tried it, but it's supposed to be another great air cooler based on reviews I've read. The NH-D14 seems to cost more than the Hyper 212plus (at least in the U.S.), but it's rated among the top air coolers.

I'd still go with the Hyper 212plus. If you have extra money, sink it into some other component.
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May 26, 2011 7:44:39 PM

aryacooldude said:
yup noctua NH-D14 is available....but probably,...........my qstion......... is it gonna mess up with other parts..............??????/


It is possibly the best air cooler in existence if you consider noise to be an important issue. It is huge and so you have to make sure that it will fit in your case. It sits high enough to clear most RAM (44 mm). Noctua has all of the specific dimensions on their website. The only air coolers that outperform this sound like jet engines and they really don't outperform it much. It costs more than the hyper 212 but you get a better quality, better cooling CPU cooler for your money.

If cost is a real issue the hyper 212 is a good cooler but it is not in the same class as the Noctua NH-D14 as far as performance.

The Scythe Mugen is better than the 212 but not as good as the D14. It costs more than the 212 and less than the D14 so it is right in the middle. The D14 is a serious cooler. If you are going to push an OC and you want you components to be protected from high heat, the Noctua does the job and remains at 46 DB in sound or less - which is fairly quiet for a high performance air cooler.
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May 26, 2011 7:52:41 PM

What he said!
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