Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by satindemon4u, Jun 5, 2014.
Well good going guys! Have pulled me back to the EVGA PSU! Hahaha
I could recommend a case, the Cooler Master HAF series, they're very cheap and has everything you need.
Some cases that I and other people seem to love. The NZXT Phantom 410, 530, 630 or 820. The Corsair Obsidian line, including 450D, 550D, 600D, 750D, etc. The Fractal Design Define R4. The Phanteks Enthoo series. Corsair Graphite and Carbide series are pretty good as well. I do like the Corsair Air 540. Cooler Master HAF series, or for those "hardcore" gamers the CM Storm line with unique aesthetics. Bitfenix cases, especially the Shinobi line.
Mine is ridiculously big but it keeps everything inside really cool.
Thank you both for the tips. I think for now I am going to stick with the case I currently have picked just because, well...I went through like 3 others to get to it. Don't wanna keep changing....yet haha. Still need to hunt down a Corsair PSU apparently...
EDIT: Going with the EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650 G 80 PLUS GOLD
NEXT QUESTION: Gtx 760...or 770? Will I notice a pretty large gain for the price increase?
i owned a 770 (i had 480/580/7870/r9 270/r9 270X/7950 and soon R9 290) on all those the 770 was the higher i had, tho since i got it 2nd hand (as usual) the price was worth it ... (a bit under the price of a 760)
so yep a 770 (4gb if possible) is worth it
wtf you ditch a 750w EVGA PSU for a 650w Corsair??? it might be just me but Corsair only do good case ... the rest is... either, meh... or overpriced for what it is, i hope you don't think because you have a Corsair case you need a Corsair PSU???
aside from this, example: my Carbide Spec-01 + a Integra R2 650w =110$ (wow the HX cost nearly twice the price of my Integra ... so much for the gold over bronze ... wait in fact that PSU will cost the price of my case+PSU ... )
go back to the EVGA .... and you said yourself you don't wanna keep change it so why you keep asking about any things you choose and change on random to other pieces
i only needed 20 minutes to decide what i did need to buy for my next rig ...
Whoa. I have no idea why I went to Corsair...definitely wasn't thinking at all on that one. I think I zoned wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy out haha. Let's change that real quick...
EDIT: there we go hahaha. Much better:
EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650 G 80 PLUS GOLD
evga aren't as good as they used to be they have gone way down hill personally Id pickup a seasonic unit
seasonic are basically bullet proof
I'm gonna stick with the EVGA at this point. If I keep switching back and forth this rig may be built by 2020. haha
EDIT: Looking for a new heatsink now as well. Wanting something with dual fans. Don't really wanna go liquid cooling right now. Suggestions?
H80i, you won't regret, cheap and still nowadays one of the best cooling solutions plus small, i'm going to buy onevery soon for my cpu.
NEPTON 140XL... H80i cheap ... what a joke, even if a Nepton 140XL is 13$ more on newegg ... at last it is worth it.
better build quality, bigger fan and rad surface, and : not Corsair. (they have fallen way behind)
also : air heatsink dual fan possibility (even if they are already good single fan), best selection : Thermalright HR-02 Macho, Scythe Ashura, Raijintek Ereboss, Cryorig R1,Phantek PH-TC14PE, Noctua NH D14, all of those beat a H80i in silence, price (well the Noctua is a bit ... ) and even in temps sometime. (and are likely less prone to failure)
avoid the H series of AIO water coolers they are junk always been junk always will be junk
and also this as already been discussed (tho i prefer seasonic) the EVGA is on the topclass PSU according to many review (and TPU review) for that model, and i agree since its a SuperFlower Leadex it's kinda in the same league as the Seasonic and also a 750 30$ cheaper than a 650, no point in taking a Seasonic in the end.
edit ... wait a sec 169$ for that 760w ... not worth the 50$ over a SuperNOVA G2 750 for 10w even if it's platinum versus gold.
Especally junk if you compair good air coolers with an AIO on silent? Why would anyone invest in an AIO and run it silent so that an air cooler half the price can almost match it...... mine is on balanced (so I only really hear it on hot days) and if an old and very toasty i7 930 at 4.3gig can run on 1.42V and never hit above 82C on Intel Burn test is junk..... well I better start looking for a decent Artic Freezer Pro
well that's it if even in performance a AIO wasn't so noisy ... and only 1 to 4° cooler than a good air cooler.
still corsair is corsair as i usually say ... for me they are junk, in another thread i reported how many failure i got with them and the comparison with my Cooler Master AIO who never had any problem of that sort ... also price to price it's even worse.
and the chart i posted above prove it : Corsair is behind now oh wait H100i max and H105 are still above ... well if you like hearing a Cessna on take off at 10m that's a good point. (not that the Nepton is quieter ... but better tho, the Seidon line is the match for Corsair H AIO line, the Nepton/Glacier/Eisberg are something else, like the H220 or any other top of the line AIO from any brand but Corsair... imho )
i was all after AIO before but now... they are usefull in µATX/mITX build or case where you are space limited around the CPU.
The thing is, with a decent AIO, you do get decent cooling, usually quieter than the large air coolers (I would be intrested to see what settings were used for AIO's above) and importantly for me, they come in a low profile package wth flexible profiles and total software control. I am pretty sure if I used headhones for gaming I could ramp up the profile to high and my 930 would be running at around 70C under IBT, with my old Promlitech wth dual 140mm fans I had before, it would not get near those temps.
So in the end a couple nice dual fan coolers would be....?...
Look at the pricing versus performance, from what I have gathered you are not looking for massive overclocks, therefore the CM Seidon looks fairly decent.
PHTC14DE or NH-D14 or Thermalright Silverarrow.
Cryorig R1 Universal if you can find it where you are .... but the Macho or Ereboss (thermalright and Raijintek) can also do absolutely fine in single fan.
I would never consider AIO because if the pump fails you can throw it away, while on an air cooler you can always replace the fan. The case I would choose would be the cooler master Haf XM (the non window version) take the top 200mm fan and mount it on the side and buy 200mm fans for the front and top and have an awesome case with some crazy airflow. As for the cooler the noctua NH-U14S. As for the GPU the 760 is best bang for buck but the 770 is obviously better but at 100$ difference I would either get a 760 4GB or a 770 4gb if possible..
Good lord that silver arrow looks nice
Yeah the Silver Arrow is sexy. I like the burnt orange fans. Probably the best looker. The Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E Extreme:
The Phanteks is probably the best performer from all the reviews, likely because it has some pretty good fans, you can pick different colors for them too.
More boring looking but the color choices are cool.
The Noctua has brand name, brown fans, good build quality, aimed at quiet operation.
edit: the SB-E Extreme has 130 CFM with two ball bearing motored fans! go for that one lol
Thats why you get a 5 year warranty?
well yet the Cryorig R1 Universal is above the Phantek so the best performer now is that Cryorig just the distribution might be a problem, but the ram clearance is also better on the Cryorig
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