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November 9, 2012 9:39:16 PM

Hi guys :)  - First post on this forum :) 
Going to build my first pc guys and how does this look like?

Case: Fractal Design Define R4
CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K
- CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i
GPU: GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 670 Windforce 3X
Motherboard: Asus Z77 Sabertooth
PSU: Corsair HX 750W 80Plus Gold
DVD Drive: LiteOn Drive(??Something cheap idk??)
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB CL9 1600MHz
SSD: Samsung 830 Series 256GB

- Any recommendations guys? :) 
Thanks in advance

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November 9, 2012 9:45:42 PM

Very good except for a few things. The H80 sucks. For the same price go with either a Noctua NH-D14, Thermalright Silver Arrow, or Phanteks PH-TC14PE. All 3 have oodles more cooling performance, and they are air oriented. As for the GPU, you can't beat EVGA when it comes to NVIDIA cards.
November 9, 2012 9:49:05 PM

Looks good - but watercooling can be a pain. What's your budget?
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November 9, 2012 9:49:44 PM

ehm, why is EVGA better and this is H80i - not H80
November 9, 2012 9:50:08 PM

my budget is about 2000$
November 9, 2012 9:54:49 PM

themufos said:
ehm, why is EVGA better and this is H80i - not H80


EVGA has the best customer service around, and their build quality can't be beat. And their cards come with a special cooling system which pushes all the heat out through the expansion slots to the rear so that it does not float up and heat the processor.
November 9, 2012 10:23:03 PM

I would not change anything in your build -- it looks really good! :) 

Nonetheless, if you follow the advice of getting an air cooler instead of the Corsair H80i, then make sure it will fit properly in the case, and the CPU cooler will not touch the memory.

Corsair Vengeance has a quite high aluminum heat spreaders that can be in the way of the CPU air cooler fan, specially the double fans configuration of the Noctua NH-D14, which is really a good cooler.
November 10, 2012 6:48:40 AM

Umm, okey thanks for answer quick :) 
Umm u recommend any other ram :) ?
November 10, 2012 11:31:19 AM

okey, but isnt H80i good?
November 10, 2012 12:26:17 PM

I haven´t found a review benchmarking the new H80i with other coolers. All CPU cooler reviews out there will benchmark the H80, but not the H80i.

The H80i is supposed to be better than the H80 -- the Noctua NH-D14 is a bit better than the H80. Now if the H80i is better than the Noctua NH-D14 I can´t tell you.

The H100 and H100i for sure are better than the Noctua NH-D14 -- both H100 and H100i cost $20 more than H80 and H80i -- but the case must fit them.







November 11, 2012 3:26:15 PM

Alright, maybe I will go with Noctua... hmm :p 
But really can you help me decide, Fractal Design Define R4 or some other case in same price range.. please recommend to me (midi tower is a must)
November 11, 2012 4:31:48 PM

And those are better? - how is noise levels compared to the r4?
November 11, 2012 4:34:35 PM

haf 922 isnt available here(in norway) and the sniper is too expensive, like 50% more here..
November 11, 2012 4:42:31 PM

You really can't get much more silent then the R4. If you have the money, go for it.
November 11, 2012 5:23:24 PM

Alright :p  - now on-to mother board :p 
Should I get the Gigabyte GA-Z77-UP4 TH instead of sabertooth?
November 11, 2012 6:26:39 PM

The sabertooth is overpriced for what you get. Go with the Asus P8Z77-V PRO.
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