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November 28, 2012 9:47:09 PM

Hi, my current build is:
Asrock 970 EXTREME3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

16GB 1600 CAS 9 G. SKILL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA GTX 560
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

FX-6100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

520W SEASONIC PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

Questions:
Can I safely add this SSD?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I currently have a 600GB HDD that only has 50GB of free space.
Also, could I safely add two case fans?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(Will this offer a nice improvement seeing as my case only has outtakes and no intake.
Debating on whether to put the two fans on the side or front as intake.)
Also, can my PSU handle me replacing my GTX 560 with a GTX 680?
Thanks.
November 28, 2012 10:08:54 PM

I believe the 1100 has built in support for SSDs or you could just get one and then get a 3.5" mounting bracket for it.
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November 28, 2012 10:18:15 PM

g-unit1111 said:
I believe the 1100 has built in support for SSDs or you could just get one and then get a 3.5" mounting bracket for it.

Yeah, it does. The support thing was silly, but more so I'm interersted in the air flow question and if my PSU can handle replacing my 560 with a 680.
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November 28, 2012 10:24:08 PM

TestOne said:
Yeah, it does. The support thing was silly, but more so I'm interersted in the air flow question and if my PSU can handle replacing my 560 with a 680.


The air flow question depends on how many fan mounts your case has. The instruction manual should tell you.

That PSU might be able to handle the 680. I think the single PSU watt requirements are 550W (at least that is what EVGA recommends) but the actual power requirements are much lower than that.
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November 28, 2012 10:24:31 PM

Yes you can add the ssd and the fans. I would definitely add the fans as intakes it's better to have more air going in your case than out. Now for the gpu I wouldn't go with a gtx 680 I think a better choice for you would be to upgrade to a fx 6300 and get a gtx 670. I'm pretty sure a fx 6100 would bottleneck a gtx 680 and the gtx 680 isn't worth the cost over the gtx 670. If you do get the fx 6300 you'll need the bios for your mobo to be p1.60 or higher. If the bios are lower than that you will need to update them before you can use the fx 6300.
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November 28, 2012 10:30:45 PM

strife_ff7 said:
Yes you can add the ssd and the fans. I would definitely add the fans as intakes it's better to have more air going in your case than out. Now for the gpu I wouldn't go with a gtx 680 I think a better choice for you would be to upgrade to a fx 6300 and get a gtx 670. I'm pretty sure a fx 6100 would bottleneck a gtx 680 and the gtx 680 isn't worth the cost over the gtx 670. If you do get the fx 6300 you'll need the bios for mobo to be p1.60 or higher. If the bios are lower than that you will need to update them before you can use the fx 6300.

I'm getting the GTX 680 for 100 dollars lol.
It's from a friend, GTX 680 Palit.
I'm aware the FX 6100 may bottle neck it; however, I plan to upgrade to the 8350 when I buy the GTX 680.

http://www.palit.biz/palit/vgapro.php?id=1872
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November 28, 2012 10:41:40 PM

TestOne said:
I'm getting the GTX 680 for 100 dollars lol.
It's from a friend, GTX 680 Palit.
I'm aware the FX 6100 may bottle neck it; however, I plan to upgrade to the 8350 when I buy the GTX 680.

http://www.palit.biz/palit/vgapro.php?id=1872


I don't think I'd take that deal. Try and haggle with your friend see if he'll take $90 :lol: 
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November 28, 2012 10:44:38 PM

strife_ff7 said:
I don't think I'd take that deal. Try an haggle with your friend see if he'll take $90 :lol: 

Do you think the 680 is bad? I mean surely it's better than the 670.
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November 28, 2012 10:48:14 PM

That was a joke. I guess a bad one. Any gtx 680 that works for $100 is a great deal :o 
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November 28, 2012 10:53:51 PM

strife_ff7 said:
That was a joke. I guess a bad one. Any gtx 680 that works for $100 is a great deal :o 

sorry, lol. Kind of in a skype call and skimming. I knew it was a joke but then I thought, well, text =/= sarcasm.
Anyways, appreciate the help.
I guess I'll go with that 680 then! :]
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November 28, 2012 10:54:01 PM

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