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October 21, 2011 8:57:07 PM

Hi everyone

I am going to build a new gaming PC Soon and i want to know if my PSU is right for my case
I am buying a thermaltake level 10 GT Case and an antec high current gamer PSU
On the thermaltake website it says that the case supports PS/2 power supplies
are these the same as ATX?
Because the power supply is ATX

Also, will the cooling be sufficient to cool:
i7 2600k
HIS Radeon 6990
8gb g-skill ripjaws RAM
asrock z68 fatal1ty professional gen 3
OCZ agility SSD
Western digital 1tb hard drive
If not could you recommend a third party cooler option?

Thanks in advance :pt1cable: 

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October 21, 2011 9:07:25 PM

The heatsink that comes with the i7 should be sufficient for cooling it assuming you will not be playing directx11 games at their highest settings. The video card makes me think you are going to be playing graphics-intensive games so you should consider buying a third party heatsink.
Also if you will be overclocking, you will definitely need a better heatsink.
The Hyper 212+ should get the job done.
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October 21, 2011 9:13:46 PM

roblaw42 said:
The heatsink that comes with the i7 should be sufficient for cooling it assuming you will not be playing directx11 games at their highest settings. The video card makes me think you are going to be playing graphics-intensive games so you should consider buying a third party heatsink.
Also if you will be overclocking, you will definitely need a better heatsink.
The Hyper 212+ should get the job done.


i Probably will not overclock straight away
i will be playing direct x 11 games at high settings though
i will have a look at the hyper 212+
thanks
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October 21, 2011 9:19:38 PM

roblaw42 said:
The heatsink that comes with the i7 should be sufficient for cooling it assuming you will not be playing directx11 games at their highest settings. The video card makes me think you are going to be playing graphics-intensive games so you should consider buying a third party heatsink.
Also if you will be overclocking, you will definitely need a better heatsink.
The Hyper 212+ should get the job done.


So will all the other fans be sufficient to cool the other components?
(sorry if it is a dumb question but this is my first build)
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October 22, 2011 4:32:49 AM

Would i be better off to buy a level 10 GT LCS (liquid cooling system) case for $150 more?
If i did that i would have to downgrade the 6990 to a 580.
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October 22, 2011 4:40:19 AM

Consider a different case.. and go with the 580 anyway ;) 
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October 22, 2011 5:25:39 AM

cmadrid said:
Consider a different case.. and go with the 580 anyway ;) 

Ok any recommendations?
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October 22, 2011 5:27:49 AM

What price range and water/air cooling?
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October 22, 2011 5:29:09 AM

cmadrid said:
What price range and water/air cooling?

Probably about the same price range as the level 10 GT
and air cooling should be sufficient for now as long as i can put water in later
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October 22, 2011 5:31:35 AM

Corsair makes some nice cases.. 500r or 600t.. Big fan of the Silverstone Raven RV02E or FT02B for air cooling too
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October 22, 2011 5:36:37 AM

cmadrid said:
Corsair makes some nice cases.. 500r or 600t.. Big fan of the Silverstone Raven RV02E or FT02B for air cooling too

Ok thanks man i will have a look at them :) 
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October 22, 2011 5:41:01 AM

The 500r is pretty much designed to work with the H100 cooler they make.. Also look at the Fractal Design Arc Midi.
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October 22, 2011 6:13:16 AM

The new Level 10 GT Case (like the Snow version) is amazing.

PSU:

First Choices (10.0 jonnyguru performance rating):

Antec CP-850
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

Antec SG-850
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

Corsair HX850
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

XFX Black Edition
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

Second Choices (9.5 jonnyguru performance rating):

Antec TPQ-850
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

Antec HCG-900
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

Corsair TX V2
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

Corsai AX-850
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

XFX Core Edition 850
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

Seasonic MD12 850
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

NZXT Hale90
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

GFX - 6990 is a toad. For $725 you gonna get 762 fps in Guru3D's game test suite. Two 900 MHz 560 Ti's will give ya 100 more fps (862) for $460. A single 580 will do 616 fps for $480. The twin 560's top the 580 by 40% and the 6990 by 13% for less money
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Guru3D uses the following games in their test suite, COD-MW, Bad Company 2, Dirt 2, Far Cry 2, Metro 2033, Dawn of Discovery, Crysis Warhead. Total fps (summing fps in each game @ 1920 x 1200) for the various options in parenthesis (single card / SL or CF) are tabulated below along with their cost in dollars per frame single card - CF or SLI:

$ 205.00 560 Ti - 900 Mhz (495/862) $ 0.41 - $ 0.48
$ 320.00 570 (524/873) $ 0.61 - $ 0.73
$ 480.00 580 (616/953) $ 0.78 - $ 1.01
$ 725.00 6990 (762/903) $ 0.95 - $ 1.61
$ 750.00 590 (881/982) $ 0.85 - $ 1.53


RAM - Corsair Vengeance are the "bomb" ..... low profile, low cost, clean design, same specs.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MoBo - Investing all that dough and having everything plug into a MoBo w/ a chinsy 2 year warranty ?????
http://www.guru3d.com/article/asus-p8z68-v-pro-review/2...

Quote:
The ASUS P8Z68-V-PRO motherboard itself then, yeah we like it. It's that typical ASUS design that again is striking and offering a truckload of features. ASUS takes that Z68 chipset and then adds, adds, and adds. The end result is a motherboard with massive overclockability, great baseline performance and the industry's best EFI BIOS implementation. Seriously, the ASUS EFI (GUI based) BIOS rocks hard man, it's a great GUI and easy to navigate in environment. This motherboard is based of the new 14-phase Digi+ VRM to power the CPU plus anther two for the memory. The board is loaded with features including two additional SATA 6G ports (Marvel), USB 3.0, BlueTooth, the card features four DIMM sockets, two PCI Express x1 slots, two legacy PCI slots, as well as three PCI Express x16 slots, but don't expect surprises for multi-GPU support, since the Z68 chipset is identical to the P67 in this respect - just a pair of discrete graphics cards are supported in the x8/x8 configuration.


Cooler:

Budget Option ($30) - Hyper 212+
Midrange Option ($50) - Scythe Mugen 3
Enthusiast Option ($80) - Themaltake Silver Arrow

Liquid cooling has kinda lost its reason for being......the better air coolers are way more than what is needed for Sandy Bridge.

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

Quote:
It's almost ironic that [air] coolers like this are becoming available just as processors transition to designs that may ultimately render them unnecessary; even overclocked to 5GHz, an Intel Sandy Bridge 2600K doesn't need anywhere near this level of cooling.
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October 22, 2011 9:57:34 AM

JackNaylorPE said:
The new Level 10 GT Case (like the Snow version) is amazing.

PSU:

First Choices (10.0 jonnyguru performance rating):

Antec CP-850
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

Antec SG-850
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

Corsair HX850
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

XFX Black Edition
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

Second Choices (9.5 jonnyguru performance rating):

Antec TPQ-850
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

Antec HCG-900
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

Corsair TX V2
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

Corsai AX-850
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

XFX Core Edition 850
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

Seasonic MD12 850
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

NZXT Hale90
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

GFX - 6990 is a toad. For $725 you gonna get 762 fps in Guru3D's game test suite. Two 900 MHz 560 Ti's will give ya 100 more fps (862) for $460. A single 580 will do 616 fps for $480. The twin 560's top the 580 by 40% and the 6990 by 13% for less money
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Guru3D uses the following games in their test suite, COD-MW, Bad Company 2, Dirt 2, Far Cry 2, Metro 2033, Dawn of Discovery, Crysis Warhead. Total fps (summing fps in each game @ 1920 x 1200) for the various options in parenthesis (single card / SL or CF) are tabulated below along with their cost in dollars per frame single card - CF or SLI:

$ 205.00 560 Ti - 900 Mhz (495/862) $ 0.41 - $ 0.48
$ 320.00 570 (524/873) $ 0.61 - $ 0.73
$ 480.00 580 (616/953) $ 0.78 - $ 1.01
$ 725.00 6990 (762/903) $ 0.95 - $ 1.61
$ 750.00 590 (881/982) $ 0.85 - $ 1.53


RAM - Corsair Vengeance are the "bomb" ..... low profile, low cost, clean design, same specs.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MoBo - Investing all that dough and having everything plug into a MoBo w/ a chinsy 2 year warranty ?????
http://www.guru3d.com/article/asus-p8z68-v-pro-review/2...

Quote:
The ASUS P8Z68-V-PRO motherboard itself then, yeah we like it. It's that typical ASUS design that again is striking and offering a truckload of features. ASUS takes that Z68 chipset and then adds, adds, and adds. The end result is a motherboard with massive overclockability, great baseline performance and the industry's best EFI BIOS implementation. Seriously, the ASUS EFI (GUI based) BIOS rocks hard man, it's a great GUI and easy to navigate in environment. This motherboard is based of the new 14-phase Digi+ VRM to power the CPU plus anther two for the memory. The board is loaded with features including two additional SATA 6G ports (Marvel), USB 3.0, BlueTooth, the card features four DIMM sockets, two PCI Express x1 slots, two legacy PCI slots, as well as three PCI Express x16 slots, but don't expect surprises for multi-GPU support, since the Z68 chipset is identical to the P67 in this respect - just a pair of discrete graphics cards are supported in the x8/x8 configuration.


Cooler:

Budget Option ($30) - Hyper 212+
Midrange Option ($50) - Scythe Mugen 3
Enthusiast Option ($80) - Themaltake Silver Arrow

Liquid cooling has kinda lost its reason for being......the better air coolers are way more than what is needed for Sandy Bridge.

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

Quote:
It's almost ironic that [air] coolers like this are becoming available just as processors transition to designs that may ultimately render them unnecessary; even overclocked to 5GHz, an Intel Sandy Bridge 2600K doesn't need anywhere near this level of cooling.

Thanks Heaps!!!
You have been really helpful
i think i will go for a 580
i have been wanting to build a pc for a while but have not really had a reason to. Now that BF3 is coming out i finally have a reason and the 580 is what they have been playing the demoes on so...
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October 22, 2011 10:13:23 AM

Ok Guys,
Now i am looking for a decent gaming headset
Preferably 7.1 surround sound
and i will pay up to the price of a razer megalodon ($179 AUD)
EDIT: I am thinking about waiting for the razer tiamat but i am open to other suggestions.
I can also wait a couple of months for something good to come out as i need to save the money first
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November 12, 2011 3:25:55 AM

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