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  1. snackpac New Member

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    What do you think?
    XCLIO Windtunnel Fully Black Finish 1.0 mm SECC Chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case

    EVGA 01G-P3-1371-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video

    CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ...

    CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9

    EVGA P55 SLI 132-LF-E655-KR LGA1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

    Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760

    Fans, Cables and Hard drives are transplants from previous computer
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    First, welcome to TPU forums :toast:

    Thats a great system you've put together there, but if you want meaningful suggestions from other users it would be cool if you could mention your budget and the main application for this system. That way the guys here are better equipped to come up with suggestions to help.

    Peace
  3. snackpac New Member

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    Well I am finally upgrading from my XPS 700 will mostly be used for FPS and possibly some DC Universe. Wanted to stay below 1100 this time I learned my lesson on the XPS, it cost way too much and is complete crap now.
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    Sounds like some good choices to me also. I'm not a big fan of that case but cases really are a "to each his own" thing. I have that same power supply and love it, I'm sure you will too.
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    yeah i like that one, and it's cheaper too, case does not really matter to me, it's under the desk anyway
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    Welcome to TPU!

    Great choice on the case. As for the PSU, I also recommend you consider the Rosewill RG630-S12 for $50 shipped after promo code. The 750TX is a great model but overkill and significantly more expensive per watt.
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    So approximately 1000 to burn. You can get a lot of kit for that if u shop wisely. How about the AMD route? You can get great gaming performance at significantly less and it is said that the next gen CPUs will be compatible (can anyone back this up?:D)with current socket AM3 motherboards.
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    hey if it saves me money i will go with that PSU.
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    thx but I am an Intel kind of guy.
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    I should have included this in my earlier post—sorry I didn't:

    Rosewill RG630-S12 Reviewed at HardwareSecrets

    Just so you can be confident it's a good model. I'm not generally one to recommend inexpensive PSUs but that is a solid one with bang for the buck that is hard to beat. I would happily use them in my own systems if I didn't need more power.
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    Cool.
    As for PSU as TIGR suggested it is a bit overkill but I do love my Corsairs so I'd recommend saving 20 bucks by getting the 650TX. I personally owned that one and it was just monstrous.
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    why a i5 - 760? get a i5 - 750 and OC it.. is less then 200 mhz 12$ more? *yea its 12 but still lol*

    also i agree with vincy boy... i would go with an AMD set up a x6 costs the same as a i5 - 750 and less then the 760...

    and the GTX460 is sooooo freakin awesome good job there... but yea if u still want a Intel system then go with i5 - 750 def...

    other then that ur good man also take a look at this case / PSU combo Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, L...
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    Not used one of their psu's, but that is indeed a good deal...and I like the case too. :)
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    Mid tower, I want/need a full ATX for cooling
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    No difference in cooling ability in my experience. Only use a larger case if I am water cooling or such. ;) (Fans are more efficient in a smaller space)
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    i live in Nevada with 110+ outside most of the year and I dont have A/C so I really need the extra room inside to move air, I will go with Fan overkill
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    get CM Haf edition if u want to move air :D id go for haf x but im broke hehe
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    wouldnt it make more sence for air to leave the case faster if it were smaller? :S oh well i guess i'm an idiot :p good luck on ur hunt for computer heaven my friend :)
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    I have an Azza Fantom 900 that has insane airflow that I am looking to sell. They have it on Newegg too, just dont know how much shipping would be.

    The thing I do not like about that Xclio is that both those 250s are for intakes, on the Fantom one 230 is an intake, the other 230 is an exhaust, plus an additional 140mm intake, 120mm exhaust, and the option to add another 120/140mm as an intake on the bottom. Airflow for days.

    A small case would heat up very quickly, like being stuck in a telephone booth for an extended period.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    That analogy has been proven incorrect many times. It is kind of like when racers once believed that adding deep sumps to their transmissions they would have lower temps from having a greater volume of fluid. In the real world it became apparent that it only took a short period of time for temps to rise to the same levels as the stock sumps. Then in desperation they added fins to the extended sumps...miserable failure.

    A smaller case with less fans will move just as much air at the same temps as a larger case with many more fans. I just do not see the need for a larger case unless space is needed for extra components such as radiators, pumps, ect. :)
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    Hmmm, I'll have to look further into that. Don't think that will change my preference from mid to large cases with plenty of large fans though :D
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