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June 10, 2011 11:19:16 PM

PNY is releasing self contained GTX 580 and I was wondering how hard would it be to set them up in a Corsair 600T white edition. They offer one with a cpu cooler and without, would it be smart to get one of each to limit tubes and fans?

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June 11, 2011 12:36:10 AM

put the link to that 580.
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June 11, 2011 3:34:03 PM

what processor will you be using. what is your budget for a cpu cooler since you should get a separate one (air cooled)?
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June 11, 2011 8:20:50 PM

I'm only starting off with the i3 until a year or so and will be upgrading to the i7. I know it seems like there will be a cpu choke but i'm not worried since the I3 is only temp. Cpu cooler is more depedant on what i do with my gpu's. If i get aircooled gpus i'll get a self contained cpu cooler. Although i'm interested in nzxt's new air cooler which hasn't been released yet, and if I do that it'll because I went with aircooled gpus. (like i said, cpu cooler depends on the gpu's)
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June 11, 2011 11:48:21 PM

i3 2100? the i5 2500k is the best for gaming fyi dont get an i7 waste of money
the hyper 212 plus is a good cpu cooler.
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June 12, 2011 12:49:37 AM

mjmjpfaff said:
i3 2100? the i5 2500k is the best for gaming fyi dont get an i7 waste of money
the hyper 212 plus is a good cpu cooler.


^+100 agree you are spot on

OP do not get such a lowly cpu and a 580 makes no sense
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June 12, 2011 3:48:21 AM

post is getting off topic. Was curious if the corsair 600T would be able to support two of those GPU's. Don't worry about my cpu and such D:
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June 12, 2011 6:44:46 PM

oh im worried, the i3 is a dual core, where the hell do you get that argument!? well anyways good luck im out of this posting
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June 13, 2011 1:44:38 AM

it will but you actually want good airflow with sli'd gpu's in them so switch that case to a nzxt phantom
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June 13, 2011 1:33:42 PM

Would the 200mm intake, plus the four 120mm side fans, top 200mm exhaust and 140 exhaust not be sufficient? I plan on removing the hard drive bays from the front and mounting only one down on the bottom, or maybe removing them all together and just using the internal 5.25' bays to mount the hard drives since i only have two to mount.
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June 13, 2011 3:05:57 PM

Wow you're dropping a grand on video cards and quibbling about a case?

Those massive cards will pretty much block all airflow in your case. I mean, by all means get a case with a lot of fans, but any case with fans will do.

And lol at the dual 580's on an i3.
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June 13, 2011 3:11:00 PM

if you really want a water cooled gtx 580 the evga hydro copped is out right now. i was wondering if the 600t had enough room for 2 more radiators and fans. it should be cool enough (i think) with adding enough fans but you should really go with the nzxt phantom.
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June 13, 2011 4:02:44 PM

people seem upset about the i3 thing. It's irrelevant because this is a continual build, I won't be buying the gtx 580's back to back, at first I will just be using my current GTX 275 until i save up the money. Also looking at GTX 570's. The goal is for Highest performance at 1920x1080. I am considering just going for the i5, just to cut out one more step.
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June 13, 2011 4:48:57 PM

1920 x 1080! 2 6950's are overkill so are 2 560 ti's
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June 13, 2011 7:37:58 PM

rocyaic said:
people seem upset about the i3 thing. It's irrelevant because this is a continual build, I won't be buying the gtx 580's back to back, at first I will just be using my current GTX 275 until i save up the money. Also looking at GTX 570's. The goal is for Highest performance at 1920x1080. I am considering just going for the i5, just to cut out one more step.


i5-2500 and single GTX 570, you're set.
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June 13, 2011 10:17:10 PM

I've got the 600T White, a 2500k, 2 580s. It all works well, and you have some water cooling options in there as well if you went that route. Air cooling is definitely decent though, the White edition has faster fans than the old 600T did too.

I'd say go for the 2500k right away, then get graphics cards as you can. 560 Ti's are even quite nice...
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June 13, 2011 11:30:12 PM

mjmjpfaff said:
i3 2100? the i5 2500k is the best for gaming fyi dont get an i7 waste of money
the hyper 212 plus is a good cpu cooler.


Since the i52500k is the best gaming CPU, would it also be better if I wanted to run FRAPs and so on in the background? I'm not exactly sure on how Hyper Threading functions anymore since a friend mentioned that cores aren't really supported past Dual Core at this moment and any programs have to be assigned manually.
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June 14, 2011 5:16:27 AM

From all the charts i've read the I5 has great multi-task ability. Really a lot of it comes down to the GPU load the game requires. Jason thanks for the great response! I'm going with the i5 for sure.
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June 14, 2011 5:16:34 AM

Best answer selected by Rocyaic.
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