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Need Opinions On My Current Project I'm Thinking Of Building

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July 8, 2012 3:36:05 AM

So I'm buidling my new gaming computer with these parts
(I'm not buying everything off amazon just a heads up, it was just easier for me to pull up everything that I wanted to post.)

Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Full Tower Case with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (RC-932-KKN5-GP)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001EPUQAE/ref=ox_sc_a...

i5 2500k LGA 1155
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004EBUXHQ/ref=ox_sc_a...

Corsair Cooling Hydro-Series All-in-One High-Performance Liquid CPU Cooler CWCH60
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004MYFOE2/ref=ox_sc_a...

ASUS LGA 1155 - Z68 - PCIe 3.0 and UEFI BIOS Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 2200 LGA 1155 Motherboards P8Z68-V/GEN3
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005UDITT6/ref=ox_sc_a...

Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD Platforms SDRAM CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004CRSM4I/ref=ox_sc_a...

XFX HD 7970 Black Edition 3 GB 1000MHZ GDDR5 Dual Mini DisplayPort HDMI DVI PCI-E (Going To Have 2 Of Them Later)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006VCPKA6/ref=ox_sc_a...

Corsair Professional Series Gold 1200-Watt 80 Plus Gold Certified High-Performance Power Supply - CMPSU-1200AX
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003PJ6QVU/ref=ox_sc_a...

Well thats about it, I didn't include the extra stuff. I'm all ears to what you guys think. :D 
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July 8, 2012 3:39:44 AM

Unless you run 4 7970s OCed, you will only need 550W. Get the XFX 550W for $75. What motive do you have for getting a full tower case + that closed-loop cooler?
July 8, 2012 3:40:26 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
SSD for boot drive!

I'm still a noob with PCs, so how would I use it, cause I never owned one.
July 8, 2012 3:52:11 AM

azeem40 said:
Unless you run 4 7970s OCed, you will only need 550W. Get the XFX 550W for $75. What motive do you have for getting a full tower case + that closed-loop cooler?

We I'm going to over clock the i5 and with the 2 7970s I would need at least 1000watts but I am also getting this for future upgrades too.
July 8, 2012 3:53:01 AM

That's what I read.
July 8, 2012 3:55:35 AM

That is wrong. 2 7970s will be fine on a 750W PSU, even after overclock. The only reason you should get a Full Tower is if you run a true water cooling setup with 2+ rads.
July 8, 2012 4:01:55 AM

azeem40 said:
That is wrong. 2 7970s will be fine on a 750W PSU, even after overclock. The only reason you should get a Full Tower is if you run a true water cooling setup with 2+ rads.

Ah ok thanks for the advice dude. I might just keep it though only because I'm thinking kinda ahead for further modifications like you said water cooling and stuff. I do appreciate the tip though, I will really think about it.
July 8, 2012 4:09:16 AM

How many radiators do you plan to have? If just one, a Mid Tower like the Carbide 500R can house dual 120mm radiators up top.
July 8, 2012 4:13:48 AM

I'm still a novice, I know getting one for the processor isn't hard but for the gpu, would that require me dissembling the cards? Well not the whole thing haha
July 8, 2012 4:20:34 AM

There should be a mechanism for transferring the water to the cards to cool them.
July 8, 2012 4:25:48 AM

Hmm ok, Well I will look into it later, thanks though. Also forgot to mention another reason for the case, it was because of the 3 230mm fans that it comes with. I like that theres a lot of airflow for keeping it cool inside.
July 8, 2012 4:31:36 AM

Fair enough. It is still a good case.
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