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Money no object (almost) pc.

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December 31, 2011 2:46:08 AM

Hi guys
iv had my computer for a couple of years now and i think its time for an upgrade, this time i want to do it right and go for top range components as i regret not doing so before but still spent alot of money. i am going to finance the computer so i want it to last for at least three years if not longer. so heres what im thinking so far :-

-Corsair Obsidian Series 650D All Black Mid Tower Case with SATA Dock & Side Window w/o PSU

-Gigabyte G1-SNIPER2 motherboard

- Intel Core i7 2700K, S 1155, Sandy Bridge, Quad Core 3.5GHz, 8MB Cache, HD 3000 IGP 850MHz, 95W, OEM

-Corsair H100 Hydro Series Extreme Performance CPU cooler, S775/1155/1156/1366/2011/AM2/AM3

- Corsair Dominator DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, DHX, 1.65V


-Corsair Airflow PRO Requires Dominators with prefixes CMT and CMP & an Airflow Fan II

-120GB Corsair Force Sries 3, 2.5" SSD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, SandForce, Read 550Mb/s, Write 510Mb/s, 85,000 IOPS PC/MAC

-1TB Seagate ST1000DM003 Barracuda 7200.12 SATA III 6Gb/s 7200rpm 64mb Cache NCQ OEM

-LG Blu-Ray 10x ROM DVDRW Black SATA OEM

-1280MB MSI GTX560Ti TwinFrozrIII PowerEdition/OC, 40nm, 3900MHz GDDR5, GPU 750MHz, Shader 1500MHz, 448Cores
(I know theres better Gpu' s out there but dont want to spend to much and planning on Sli when i can afford another)

Any thoughts/ improvements? I already have a corsair 850w PSU, which should be enough?

also a quick cooling question, do you think it would be beter to have a h100 on the top of the case drawing air in and one exhaust at the back or an H80 cooler at the back drawing in air and two fans on the top of the case as exhast?(im thinking this way as the cpu migt be a few degrees hotter but the whole case temp will be cooler and the top does not have a dust filter?

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December 31, 2011 3:00:48 AM

if money is more a less no object... why not go with real watercooling? in a 800d instead of a 650 (or a TJ07, little devil v8, or xspc H2) and why not go for SB-E instead of sandy bridge? the h100 would probably be more beneficial than the h80.. and maybe 570s instead (EVGA GeForce GTX 570 Classified 1280MB GDDR5) this is because you selected non reference cards... again going with the... if you have the money then why not method here..

Other than my thoughts which are just opinion the system looks good
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December 31, 2011 3:05:23 AM

if money isn't a hindrance why don't you go for a better GPU? radeon 6970 or gtx 580. you could also throw in an SSD
December 31, 2011 3:10:39 AM

You can get almost the same performance out of a 570 and a 580 my opinion its not worth the extra cash.
December 31, 2011 3:11:10 AM

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if money is more a less no object... why not go with real watercooling? in a 800d instead of a 650 (or a TJ07, little devil v8, or xspc H2) and why not go for SB-E instead of sandy bridge? the h100 would probably be more beneficial than the h80.. and maybe 570s instead (EVGA GeForce GTX 570 Classified 1280MB GDDR5) this is because you selected non reference cards... again going with the... if you have the money then why not method here..


hey thanks for the reply, due to limited space a midi case will fit under my desk without restricting airflow, as for the watercooling seems like a lot of extra cost and maintenance for only a small improvement over the h100. also i looked at the Gtx 570 and from reviews that i seen an oveclocked gtx 560 (448) performed better and was cheaper and (i Hope) quieter as i know the 570 can get quite noisy.
December 31, 2011 3:18:52 AM

Hi, Always best to vent out the top and out the back. Input fans on the bottom and front keeps air flowing smooth, I'd put the h100 venting out the top.

Looks like a well thought out system.
Have Fun.
December 31, 2011 3:25:44 AM

funguseater said:
Hi, Always best to vent out the top and out the back. Input fans on the bottom and front keeps air flowing smooth, I'd put the h100 venting out the top.

Looks like a well thought out system.
Have Fun.


Thanks, does this mean i should have the h100 exhausting air instead? would that be ok as the hot air from the case would be blowing through the radiator. thats why i was thinkin the h80 and have the exausts on the top.
December 31, 2011 4:24:24 PM

While venting out the top is the preferred method usually with the corsair closed loop coolers it's recommended that they be set up taking in cold air. BUT I do have my H60 setup exhausting out the top so I do know it works fine...
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