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    Daveric, for a case with not a lot of room for cable management, and a non modular PSU, you did a very nice job with tidy-ing it up
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveric View Post
    It'll run most games at decent settings, but you can forget about pushing the limits on anything. I will be putting together a new build very soon though.
    Neat-o, reminds me of my old PC.

    Now pull together an i5 2500K + GTX670/660 Ti gogo. Pretty sure you won't even have to upgrade the PSU.

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    Just built this. Total Cost ~ 2500$
    Case: Xigmatek Elysium Black
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe
    Power Supply: Corsair 850HX
    Processor: Intel i7-2700k.
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100
    Memory: 16gb g.Skill Sniper Series DDR3 @ 2133Mhz
    Graphics Card : Asus HD 7970 DirectCu II 3GB DDR5
    Hard Drive : 2Tb Seagate Barracude 7200rpm Sata 6.0Gb/s
    Solid State Drives : 2x Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 180gb Sata III in Raid 0

    - Cable Management
    - Inside the Chassis
    - Frontal View
    - Side View Close
    - Side View
    - Command Center

    Aveline's amazing work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valiea View Post
    Power Supply: Corsair 850HX
    Memory: 16gb g.Skill Sniper Series DDR3 @ 2133Mhz
    Unless you're planning to OC the hell out of the CPU and GPU plus add another GPU for XFire, I'd say the PSU was overkill.

    Also the RAM, any reason for 2133MHz? I don't even think at that speed it could do anything for you other than serve as a RAMDisk or play the role of "big numbers." :P

    Otherwise it all looks good. ^_^ (Hoping you needed the i7, considering you also got the 16GB of RAM, so.) :P

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    Hey man, I had 2600$ to blow, I don't NEED a computer, but I WANTED all of it . I do also plan on adding another 7970 once I get enough cash or a better job. Thing was 490$. Plus I overnight shipped it so, hey!

    Aveline's amazing work!

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    Man now you tell me you had $2,600 to blow... I'm tempted to see what I could build with that. ;p

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    Well, gratz on your new build!

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    My PC lol. You want to know what I upgraded from?

    Rosewill Blackbone Case
    530w Demon Power Supply (which died after 3 years almost 15h per day use)
    Micro Asus P5QL-VM Do Mobo
    Intel Core 2 Duo @2.93Ghz w/ Stock Cooler
    8gb DDR2 gEIL black dragon 800mhz 4x 2gb
    GPU (Which died) HD Radeon 5770 and then currently - MSI 560ti http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127616
    2 Harddrives 330gb 7200rpm sata III and 1tb 7200rpm S3

    Ya.

    Aveline's amazing work!

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    How's the HD 7970 treating you though? Silent, or does it have any ticky noises, electrical noises, etc? :B

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    It's silent. I turned up the CCC fan to 100 just to hear it, it's not bad. It's only a few days used so far. This whole rig is amazing. As my very first build, I wanted to do the very highest tier of build. Short of modding and doing the whole closed-loop build (went for h100 like a champ). That's not to say I can't hear it, but I can think while my PC is on so, good enough for me.

    Aveline's amazing work!

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    Mine is in my signature, so I shall just drop this post here to save myself reposting the pictures

    Note to self: in the future, buy a modular PSU
    Anyone have any ideas what to do with said unused cables? other than leaving them tied up down there.
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    Is it just me or does that keyboard look tiny? Perhaps I've grown far too used to giant keyboards? Hmmm... Nice, Insane title! ^_^ Should've gotten it back in good ol' Wrath. But nice job anyways, looks like you just got it pretty recently, grats!!

    And yeah, for PCs I've built that didn't have modular PSUs, I just zip-tied the remaining cables up and usually stick them in the bottom HDD cages.

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    Thermaltake Commander Mid-Tower Gaming Case
    800 Watts - Standard Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready
    [CrossFireX/SLI] Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H
    Intel® Core™ i5-2500 3.30 GHz
    8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz
    AMD Radeon HD 6950 2GB(When I get more cash I will buy a second, which is why I made sure to get a crossfire mobo.)
    2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZombyChan View Post
    Thermaltake Commander Mid-Tower Gaming Case
    800 Watts - Standard Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready
    [CrossFireX/SLI] Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H
    Intel® Core™ i5-2500 3.30 GHz
    8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz
    AMD Radeon HD 6950 2GB(When I get more cash I will buy a second, which is why I made sure to get a crossfire mobo.)
    2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
    I would also replace that *standard* power supply before you go XFire... since, inb4 kaboom. No one around here that I know of trusts standard no-name brand PSUs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    I would also replace that *standard* power supply before you go XFire... since, inb4 kaboom. No one around here that I know of trusts standard no-name brand PSUs.
    Which brands do you suggest? Cost wise I would like it to be as cheap as it can be while still retaining the non-kaboom you speak of. All I need for what I have + the crossfire is 800w, but I guess if I upgrade further with a blueray drive like I also plan to do, then I might need more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZombyChan View Post
    Which brands do you suggest? Cost wise I would like it to be as cheap as it can be while still retaining the non-kaboom you speak of. All I need for what I have + the crossfire is 800w, but I guess if I upgrade further with a blueray drive like I also plan to do, then I might need more.
    In order of "trustworthyness"...
    Seasonic (all), Corsair (all), XFX (Core/ProSeries), Antec (Earthpower/Truepower/Neo Eco), OCZ (mostly all models), CoolerMaster (Silent Pro Gold series).

    That's all off the top of my head, there's a few others but they're closer to specific models than entire brands. There was an extensive list somewhere on the web of all "good" PSU's but I can't find it >_<

    For crossfire 6950's a decent 650w will be more than enough (OC headroom, extensions, etc included). At the most I'd probably grab a 750w in order to aim for 60-70% loads during gaming so the PSU stays quiet.
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    Honestly you could probably run two 6950s and your system off a 650 watt PSU, based on this: http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon...6970-review/11

    As for brand: Seasonic, Antec, Silverstone, Enermax, and Corsair, are all exceptional, and Antec has some superb quality low-end PSUs.

    However if you're wanting to be cheap, a bluray drive is really not the most optimal choice, and in fact, I'd like to inquire as to your reasoning for wanting one. More HD content than is even available on BluRay is available to be streamed from the internet in some fashion and will not get as easily corrupted as a disc.

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    There's a bigger than average chance he doesn't need to replace the PSU either way.

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    I have never seen you suggest someone stick with a no-name PSU, tetris! :O

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    In order of "trustworthyness"...
    Seasonic (all), Corsair (all), XFX (Core/ProSeries), Antec (Earthpower/Truepower/Neo Eco), OCZ (mostly all models), CoolerMaster (Silent Pro Gold series).

    That's all off the top of my head, there's a few others but they're closer to specific models than entire brands. There was an extensive list somewhere on the web of all "good" PSU's but I can't find it >_<

    For crossfire 6950's a decent 650-750w will be more than enough (OC headroom, extensions, etc included).
    Just to provide something useful to the thread, came across a site listing the OEM for most every power supply.
    http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page541.htm


    Also, here's a pretty substantial list of Power Supplies
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    Tier Breakdown:
    
    
    Tier 1 provides the best quality power, great for overclocking, super high-end systems, and bragging rights.  The best of the best. Very good longevity.  
    Tier 2 offers very good quality power output, and great reliability.  Highly recommended for use in new systems. 
    Tier 2b contains units that almost made Tier 2, but may not have quite as good quality output(still very good), or may not last as long.  Recommended for systems not expected to run 24/7 for several years. 
    Tier 3 power supplies fully meet all ATX requirements for power output quality, but don't have as good of power output quality as above tiers. No reason to replace one if you have one, and they're still good choices for most systems.  
    Tier 4 units may have some problems, such as being unable to deliver rated power at higher temperatures, or being slightly out of ATX spec on power output quality.  Not recommended to buy except in situations where you will not be stressing it, or expecting it to last for more than a few years.  If you have one, you can probably keep using it unless you're experiencing problems. 
    Tier 5 power supplies are NOT RECOMMENDED.  If you have one, you should strongly consider replacing it ASAP.  These can damage your computer, and often cannot put out the power that they're rated for. If a brand name is listed here, then all models from that brand name are considered to be Tier 5, except for those specific models listed above.  
    
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    Tier 1 Brands - The Most Powerful And Stable Components On The Market.  
    
    Antec Signature
    Antec High Current Pro -1200w
    Antec HCP Platinum 1kW
    Corsair AX
    Enermax Galaxy
    Enermax Revolution
    Kingwin Lazer Platinum 
    PCP&C TurboCool
    PCP&C Silencer Greater than 610 watt
    Sapphire Pure
    Seasonic X-Series
    Seasonic S12D/M12D
    Silverstone ZF (Etasis 85/75/56)
    Seventeam ST Greater than 600w (SSI, V2.91)
    Silverstone OP/DA Greater than 700 watt
    Silverstone ZM
    Ultra X3   Greater than 1000 watt
    XFX Black Edition
    XFX XXX Edition
    Zippy/Emacs SSL
    Zippy/Emacs GSM
    Zippy/Emacs PSL
    Zippy/Emacs HG2
    Zippy/Emacs HP2
    
    Tier 2 Brands - Top Quality components With Top Notch Stability - For Those With Price/Availability Issues With Tier 1
    
    Antec Neo HE
    Antec High Current Gamer Series 
    Antec EarthWatts  greater than 700 watt
    Antec TruePower Trio
    Antec TruePower Quattro
    Antec TruePower New  --  750w
    Akasa PowerGreen 80+
    CoolMax CTG-750 watt/850 watt/1000 watt
    Cooler Master Ultimate/UCP
    Cooltek CT
    Corsair GS600 / GS800
    Corsair HX
    Corsair TX
    Corsair VX
    Cougar SX700 and GX700
    Enermax Liberty
    Enermax Infiniti
    Enermax MaxRevo 1350
    Enermax MODU82+
    Enermax Platimax (600, 750, 850, 1.2K)
    Enermax PRO82+
    Enermax PRO87+ (500w + 700w)
    Enhance ENP-GH
    Fortron (FSP) GLN
    iStarUSA PD2
    iStarUSA PD3
    LEPA G500 
    OCZ EliteXStream
    OCZ Fatal1ty
    OCZ GameXStream  less than 1000 watt (only if manufactured in December 2007 or later)
    OCZ StealthXStream 400 watt 
    OCZ StealthXStream 2  greater than 700 watt
    OCZ Modstream (only if manufactured in December 2007 or later)
    OCZ EvoStream
    OCZ ProXStream
    OCZ Z(t)(s) Series Less than 1000W
    PC P&C Silencer less than 610 watt
    PC P&C Silencer MkII
    Rosewill Capstone (450, 750)
    Rosewill Hive (550, 650)
    Seasonic S12
    Seasonic M12
    Seasonic Energy Plus
    Sentey Golden Steel Power 850w
    SevenTeam ST less than 600 watt
    Silverstone OP/DA 700 watt or less
    Supermicro/AbleCom
    Thermaltake Toughpower greater than 600 watt
    Thortech Thunderbolt Plus 800w
    Xclio StablePower
    XFX Core Edition
    Xigmatek MC
    Xigmatek HC
    Ultra X3
    Ultra X-Pro
    Zalman ZM less than 1000 watt
    
    Tier 2b - Tier 2 units which have either lower longevity or slightly lower quality output.  Still well within spec, and are good units.  
    
    ABS-Tagan ITZ/BZ less than 1000 watt
    Antec VP (350, 450)
    BFG 800 watt
    Cooler Master GX 80 Plus 450W
    Cooler Master Real Power Pro >greater than 800 watt
    Cougar S700
    Hiper Type-M >greater than 650 watt
    Hiper Type-R >greater than 650 watt
    Huntkey Jumper
    Kingwin Lazer Gold
    Mushkin Enhanced
    NZXT HALE
    OCZ PowerStream
    OCZ StealthXStream <less than 700 watt (only if manufactured in December 2007 or later)
    Silverstone EF
    Tagan U95
    Tagan U25
    Tagan U15
    Tagan U22
    Xclio GreatPower
    
    Tier 3 Brands - Power supplies fully able to meet ATX specs, although closer to the edges of the limits than higher tier units.  Still solid units.  
    
    Acbel Polycom
    Akasa PaxPower
    Akasa PowerPlus (>greater than 500 watt Models)
    AMS Mercury
    Antec Earthwatts >greater than 700 watt
    Antec Basiq
    Antec Phantom
    Antec TruePower III
    Antec TruePower II
    Antec TrueControl II
    Antec NeoPower 480 watt (Old Model)
    Athena Power Space Shuttle Series
    Be Quiet Dark Power Pro
    BFG ES
    BFG LS
    Channel Well
    Cooler Master Real Power Pro <less than 800 watt
    Cooler Master iGreen
    Cooler Master Silent (and gold) Pro 
    Corsair CX Series
    Enermax Maximum Plus
    Enermax Noistaker II
    Enermax Noisetaker
    Enermax Whisper II
    Enermax CoolerGiant
    Enhance ENS-G
    Epower Xscale
    Fortron (FSP) GLC
    Fortron (FSP) THN
    Fortron AX
    Fortron HLN
    Fortron PFN/PN/PA
    Kingwin Lazer
    Kingwin Mach 1 (the negative 12v rail may go slightly outside of spec in some loading conditions)
    LEPA G900
    NorthQ
    OCZ ModXStream (rated for 40° C)
    OCZ Z Series 1000W
    Rosewill RP 2 (temperature sensitive)
    Rosewill Xtreme/RX
    Seasonic Super Versatile
    Sigma SP
    Silverstone F
    Sparkle FSP
    Spire Rocketeer V/VI
    Sunbeam Nuuo
    Thermaltake Litepower
    Thermaltake Purepower RX
    Thermaltake Toughpower <less than 600 watt
    XG Magnum
    X-Spice Kira
    Zalman ZM 1000 watt
     
    
    
    Tier 4 - Not Recommend for stressful situations.  May not be able to put out full rated power above room temperature, and may slightly fail to meet ATX specs.  
    
    Aerocool
    Asus Atlas
    BFG 1000 watt
    Cooler Master eXtreme (only use 75% of labeled wattage)
    Cooler Master GX (except 450w)
    E-Power
    Futurepower
    Hiper Type-M
    HIPRO
    Masscool
    MGE XG
    Mushkin HP
    NorthQ 4775-500S/BU
    OCZ Modstream (if manufactured before December 2007)
    OCZ GameXStream <1000 watt (if manufactured before December 2007)
    OCZ StealthXStream (if manufactured before December 2007)
    OCZ GameXStream 1010 watt (essentially a 850watt power supply)
    Scythe Kamariki
    Sigma Shark
    Sintek
    TTGI/Superflower
    Ultra Xfinity
    Ultra X2 <less than 700 watt
    Ultra XVS
    Xion Real Power PowerReal
    
    Tier 5 - Other than the units listed above for any of these brands, NOT RECOMMENDED.  Replace ASAP if you have one.  
    
    A-TOP Technology
    Apevia
    APEX (SUPERCASE/ALLIED)
    Aspire(Turbo Case)
    ATADC
    Athena Power
    ATRIX
    Broadway Com Corp
    Coolmax
    Deer
    Diablotek
    Dynapower USA
    Dynex
    EagleTech
    FOXCONN
    FSP Everest
    HEC Orion
    Hiper Type-R
    Huntkey
    I-Star Computer Co. Ltd
    In Win
    JPAC COMPUTER
    Just PC
    Kingwin Inc.
    Linkworld Electronics
    Logisys Computer
    MGE
    MSI
    NMEDIAPC
    Norwood Micro/ CompUSA
    NorthQ
    NZXT
    Okia
    Powmax
    Q-Tec
    Raidmax
    Rocketfish
    Rosewill
    SFC
    Shuttle
    Skyhawk
    Spire Coolers
    Star Micro
    STARTECH
    Thermaltake Purepower NP
    Thermaltake Purepower RU
    Thermaltake TR2  (and TR2-RX)
    TOPOWER TOP
    Ultra X-Connect
    Ultra X2 >greater than 700 watt
    Wintech 
    XION
    YoungYear
    Zebronics

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