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December 31, 2011 12:00:30 PM

i5-2500: http://www.360buy.com/product/391780.html (1490)
giga h67: http://www.newegg.com.cn/Product/13-c18-187.htm?FPA=4 (570)
R6790: http://www.360buy.com/product/394114.html (800)
silverstone 500w: http://www.amazon.cn/dp/B004VOEGMY (400)

RAM:
adata 2g ram 1333: http://www.360buy.com/product/184066.html (76 * 2) or
kingston 2g ram: http://www.360buy.com/product/265646.html (76 * 2)

case: http://www.360buy.com/product/147775.html (100)

I guess the case doesn't include fans. Should buying 2-3 of these be ok?
fan: http://www.360buy.com/product/158232.html (25 * 3)
fan 2: http://www.360buy.com/product/495240.html (20 * 3)

I found a list of cases on here & a lot had 120mm fans~

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December 31, 2011 12:04:02 PM

i would try to get more ram. 2 gb will slow you down.

look into the HAF series of cases. new egg has some good performing fans for not much at all.
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December 31, 2011 1:55:19 PM

e-ninja said:
i would try to get more ram. 2 gb will slow you down.

look into the HAF series of cases. new egg has some good performing fans for not much at all.


I'm getting 4g (2 * 2g) ram~
The HAF cases start at like $60, do you think this would be ok? :o  http://www.360buy.com/product/150109.html
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December 31, 2011 2:19:34 PM

sayantan said:
This is very very basic case.I would suggest CM 690II advanced.
http://www.360buy.com/product/260795.html


Why? The inside is the same & the holes seem to be in the same place; pay 2.5 times more just for something to look pretty?
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December 31, 2011 2:42:24 PM

No,but for better cooling(upto 10 fans) and good airflow,good cable management,solid build, tools free hdd mounting,external hdd dock.......
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December 31, 2011 3:21:38 PM

Why would I need 10 fans for 1 CPU + 1 graphics card with no OC? :x
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December 31, 2011 3:34:09 PM

You won't need 10 fans but you would need at least 5 for good air circulation.Also if features I mentioned means nothing to you then you can buy the cabinet you suggested.
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December 31, 2011 11:33:50 PM

sayantan said:
You won't need 10 fans but you would need at least 5 for good air circulation.Also if features I mentioned means nothing to you then you can buy the cabinet you suggested.

What about this? It allows up to 7. I guess just choose 1 front, 1 rear & 1 bottom
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January 1, 2012 2:06:36 AM

Dird said:
What about this? It allows up to 7. I guess just choose 1 front, 1 rear & 1 bottom


Yeah,it's definitely better.Front fan helps a lot air circulation in the case.No,choose 1front(intake),1rear(exhaust),1top(exhaust) and 1 side(intake) fan in lower part of side panel.Side fan is necessary to intake fresh and cool air for the gpu. Overall its a great value for the given price....
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January 1, 2012 3:07:36 AM

sayantan said:
Yeah,it's definitely better.Front fan helps a lot air circulation in the case.No,choose 1front(intake),1rear(exhaust),1top(exhaust) and 1 side(intake) fan in lower part of side panel.Side fan is necessary to intake fresh and cool air for the gpu. Overall its a great value for the given price....


Ok thanks. What I plan to get has slowly dropped down (as I believe I won't need the parts).
i3-2120 (what would I really need 4 cores for~)
R6750 (most likely I will set settings to low even if the card can give a good FPS on higher settings)
2*2gb RAM
h67 mobo
500w SilverStone PSU

The 4 fan setup you mentioned will be fine with this PC running 24/7? Bare in mind in the part of China I live is constantly 20-35°C~
I guess it should be fine? I'll check that the fans are as you said (in/out) for each location & how much they charge o: maybe cheaper to buy the fans separately
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January 1, 2012 3:50:58 AM

Yes it should be fine.
But for 24/7 use I would prefer a cheap z68 and use the integrated graphics when not gaming saving a lot of power.
Although the 6750 shouldn't consume much power when idle but for 24/7 use even a slight decrease in power consumption might help in bringing down your electricity bills.
Thus saving you a lot more money in long run.
Apart from that the setup you mentioned is just fine for 24/7 use.
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January 1, 2012 6:17:48 AM

sayantan said:
Yes it should be fine.
But for 24/7 use I would prefer a cheap z68 and use the integrated graphics when not gaming saving a lot of power.
Although the 6750 shouldn't consume much power when idle but for 24/7 use even a slight decrease in power consumption might help in bringing down your electricity bills.
Thus saving you a lot more money in long run.
Apart from that the setup you mentioned is just fine for 24/7 use.


A z68 has IG but h67 doesn't? Do you manually switch between the two? :o  (6750/IG~)

According to AMD the CPU has IG, so I don't need a z68? or you have to have a z68 to use the CPUs IG?
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January 1, 2012 8:24:27 AM

In h67 you have to restart and change the monitor cables from gpu to motherboard in order to use integrated graphics.
But with z68 boards using lucid's dynamic virtualization or switchable graphics you don't have to do anything other than changing it from the lucid control panel.
Caution: Only the borads supporting lucid virtu support switchable graphics.
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January 1, 2012 8:37:39 AM

sayantan said:
In h67 you have to restart and change the monitor cables from gpu to motherboard in order to use integrated graphics.
But with z68 boards using lucid's dynamic virtualization or switchable graphics you don't have to do anything other than changing it from the lucid control panel.
Caution: Only the borads supporting lucid virtu support switchable graphics.


Lucid virtu is just some software? it doesn't depend on a certain kind of monitor?
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January 1, 2012 9:15:34 AM

Its a hardware built in some/ most of the z68 motherboard to facilitate switchable graphics.
It does not depend on monitor.
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January 1, 2012 9:26:38 AM

sayantan said:
Its a hardware built in some/ most of the z68 motherboard to facilitate switchable graphics.
It does not depend on monitor.


I see. I found this which supports it but is about $9 more than the h67 board :o 
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January 1, 2012 9:29:33 AM

good one..
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January 1, 2012 11:07:36 AM

sayantan said:
good one..


It doesn't have USB3 though. The h67 board has
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January 1, 2012 11:29:00 AM

Dird said:
It doesn't have USB3 though. The h67 board has

Doesn't matter.If required USB3.0 can be added later on using PCIe1x cards.Or you may buy some higher end mobo.
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January 1, 2012 11:37:12 AM

sayantan said:
Doesn't matter.If required USB3.0 can be added later on using PCIe1x cards.Or you may buy some higher end mobo.

Oh yeah, my external HDD is only USB2.0; I thought it was 3.0. The thing with the PCIe1x is easy to do if needed? :o 
Oh, the lucid thing says theres a control panel...you dont exit a game then & then click some software to force it to the CPU IG? I read that to disable the virtualisation you just close some software?
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January 1, 2012 1:28:33 PM

Yes,its very easy.
and yes lucid virtu is just a licences software which uses z68 chipset capabilities to dynamically determine which gpu to use.You may read the first few paragraphs to know more details about virtu:
http://www.gadgetnme.com/gadget/everything-you-need-to-...

Sorry,in my earlier post I told it was a hardware but its software designed to use integrated graphics capabilities of z68.This is the reason you get virtu even on cheap z68 mobos.
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January 1, 2012 1:38:23 PM

sayantan said:
Yes,its very easy.
and yes lucid virtu is just a licences software which uses z68 chipset capabilities to dynamically determine which gpu to use.You may read the first few paragraphs to know more details about virtu:
http://www.gadgetnme.com/gadget/everything-you-need-to-...

Sorry,in my earlier post I told it was a hardware but its software designed to use integrated graphics capabilities of z68.This is the reason you get virtu even on cheap z68 mobos.


"As one of the key points of i-mode you'll likely see only moderate to minimal savings." :x
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January 1, 2012 2:56:54 PM

Using virtue in i mode also requires virtu profiles.So these added complexities isn't worth compared to the little power saving.Leaving virtu aside I think you should still go for z68 because you get Crossfire and OC capabilities for just 10$.I know you can't OC your current processor but later on you may upgrade to unlocked ivy bridge CPUs and overclock the hell out.
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January 1, 2012 3:02:52 PM

I don't want to OC & don't need 2 CPUs/GPUs :x
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January 1, 2012 3:12:56 PM

So virtu just being a hokum and as you don't want any Oc or cf leaves you with your previous option ,h67.....With h67 you can still use the iGPU but you have to change the cables to do so...good luck...
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