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Need advice on my current pc build before purchase!

#21rareware101Posted 7/31/2013 2:03:35 PM
You want a mid tower not a full one. I've got a Fractal R2 (latest version is the R4) because it's quiet above all else. I've also got no interest in neon slights, silly plastic moulding, etc. and want a clean, sleek case. Corsair have been making massive strides in their cases over the last few years and are definitely worth a look. It's personal but I'd steer you away from brash cases with lots of lights and crap as they feel funky and cool for a while... but you eventually realise what you actually want is a well made case that keeps your gear cool while staying quiet above all else. Those things are the most important but if you really do want all the lights then don't let me put you off, just make sure they come at the bottom of the list after the 3 things I mentioned.
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#22assassinslord08(Topic Creator)Posted 7/31/2013 2:09:56 PM
I should have thought more about that, your right I want to know my gear is safe it's expensive.
An r4 you say? Is it very good at air cooling?
The graphics cars is 11 inches will it fit?
#23rareware101Posted 7/31/2013 2:25:37 PM(edited)
Wow 11"? That's a long card. Most newer cases have removable drive cages so that's unlikely to be a problem. The R4 is a designed as a quiet case so it's not the last word in cooling. I'm only running 3 fans and have the rest of the mounts closed off and my temps are nice and cool - I have a Sandybridge chip though and the Haswell core one you're getting runs a bit hotter . A Corsair Carbide 500R would be another choice for extra cooling in that price range. See what you think but bear in mind you're not going to need monster cooling.

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2012/07/20/fractal-design-define-r4-review/

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cases/2012/02/20/corsair-graphite-500r-review/1
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#24RequiemPosted 7/31/2013 2:27:44 PM
Is the PSU big enough?
Using a 550w for a rig with gfx770 seems cutting it awfully close.
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#25rareware101Posted 7/31/2013 2:34:21 PM
Requiem posted...
Is the PSU big enough?
Using a 550w for a rig with gfx770 seems cutting it awfully close.


It's fine with a quality PSU that can actually hit & sustain its quoted amps across the rails. Maybe not for SLI 770s but we're looking at a single card.

TC - I need to hit the sack but feel free to leave any questions and I'll check after work tomorrow. Plenty of other guys on here to help you out in the meantime.
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#26gastamanPosted 7/31/2013 2:40:36 PM
Requiem posted...
Is the PSU big enough?
Using a 550w for a rig with gfx770 seems cutting it awfully close.


It's more than enough.
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#27assassinslord08(Topic Creator)Posted 7/31/2013 2:46:56 PM
So if I got a midi tower would that be better for air flow? I thought getting a full tower would keep it cooler having more fans and space?
#28rareware101Posted 7/31/2013 2:56:54 PM(edited)
You're overestimating how much you need to keep things cool ;) Airflow is what keeps things cool; you want the fans working in unison to keep air flowing through in a controlled manner. Full towers can actually be harder to cool as its harder for the fans to move the air through the case well with all the extra space in there. More fans doesn't always mean cooler temps but it ALWAYS means more noise.
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#29assassinslord08(Topic Creator)Posted 8/1/2013 2:24:22 AM
@rareware101
This is the evo sad you recommend me getting as an upgrade correct?
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/250gb-samsung-840-evo-basic-ssd-c-w-cd-with-data-migration-magician-software-and-manual

Is the 250gb one enough.
#30assassinslord08(Topic Creator)Posted 8/1/2013 2:53:24 AM
Would upgrading the gigabyte gtx770 from 2gb to 4gb be worth it if I upgrade the psu wattage aswell?