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April 13, 2012 12:26:55 PM

Hey all. I'm currently running on an i7 2700k @ 3.5 ghz, 8GB DDR3 Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz, 1x Twin Frozr III gtx 570 resting on an Asus P8z68-v LE encased in a Zalman MS 1000-hs2. Recently I've been overcome with a desire to upgrade a bit. First, I need a new motherboard. I have a dead pci slot, and only 2 pci-e x16's which are both in use. I also would like to not necessarily upgrade, but change my RAM to a model with much lower profile heatsinks, seeing as how the standard Corsair Vengeance heatsinks block pretty much every cpu cooler I've looked at. I am also interested in picking up another 570 and running the two in SLI, which is why I would like a new case. I'm thinking of picking up a silverstone. I like the TJ09B because of its alleged specialized GPU cooling, but I can't seem to find one on all but one website which is european, and I live in US. I also have a 750W In Win PSU, I'm not sure if that will be enough to run two 570's. I'm mainly asking for assistance in finding the motherboard and case that would keep my temperatures at a reasonable, if not exceptional level. I also need to find a nice CPU cooler, and if you think yourself knowledgeable about this and can point me in the right direction please do. I am very interested in getting a Silverstone case just because I love the mounting of the mobo, but I am open to all suggestions. Thanks in advance, I'll be here to reply

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April 13, 2012 12:53:56 PM

hello
my mobo recommendation
$122 ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

memory
$45 Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996776
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

check out the NZXT Phantom cases I think they look pretty sleek
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...


for a cpu cooler I would recommend h80, h100 if you want water or noctua cooler if you want to go with air

noctua
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

h100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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April 15, 2012 10:57:56 AM

alvine said:
hello
my mobo recommendation
$122 ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

memory
$45 Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996776
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

check out the NZXT Phantom cases I think they look pretty sleek
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...


for a cpu cooler I would recommend h80, h100 if you want water or noctua cooler if you want to go with air

noctua
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

h100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


This would be my exact recommendation if he had not posted it. as for cooling the the Noctua over the h100.

Also for the ram I got these

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

They are 10 bucks more but you can choose your color if that matters. There are White, Black, and Blue as far as I know.
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