This is not a thread to ask for upgrades or questions like that. I suggest a thread of your own.
Go for a case like the TJ11 especially if you plan to do multi gpu setups. The 900D has just poor airflow as you see in this review where the TJ11 massively outperforms the 900D. You can install a Swiftech H220 or H320 (recently released) in the bottom of that case or a h80i. I'd go with a H320 definitely and the PWM pump is a major reason why.
With your 620W you can easily quad sli 690's, the board power limit is set to 170W. Nvidia would likely optimize the power consumption again with a 790.
Mostly I want to be off mechanical storage because backups take forever. I've already got 1TB of SSD space (4x 840 pro), but I'd like the 'hard to replace' documents (stuff that isn't on netflix/itunes) on fast storage too. 1 disk for storage + 1 for backup seems like a good way to solve that problem.
Why not enterprise PCIe SSD? The "good ones" aren't cheap: a 2 TB Violin card runs about $10,000. The other option (revo drive) doesn't have a particularly great reputation and it's "long term" use is questionable: you can't stuff it in an enclosure when you upgrade, it's also no quicker than the 4-disk raid set I opted for. When Haswell-E ships and everyone moves to PCI-e SSD drives I can still take the 2.5" disks and stuff them in a drobo or something to have really fast back-ups / network attached storage - I couldn't do that with a PCIe device.
Finally: I'm out of PCIe slots (and lanes): 2x780 + 650 + xonar: there's just no room and I have little interest in swapping from z87 until Haswell-e. Hell, I don't really have the PCI-e lanes for the physx gpu but it's just a toy so that I can tinker with code and running at 2x doesn't hurt that much.
Over here it is about 20 euros cheaper, and from what I have been reading it has power safe capacitors. The chances your PC/SSD will fall out due to a power outage are probably slim. But when talking about a 1TB ssd I would probably go for the crucial.
Unless the crucial is that much more expensive or not readily available
I am currently thinking about getting a new video card. Currently using a 6850, as my sig states. I have a 520w psu. I was just wondering what a decent upgrade would be without having to upgrade the psu.
CPU: i5 6600k @ 4.5ghz Motherboard: Asus Z170-A RAM: Corsair Lpx 16gb GPU: Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti G1
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 PSU: EVGA Supernova P2 850W SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB x2 HDD: WD Black 2TB
Monitor: BenQ GW2765HT Mouse: SS Rival 300 Keyboard: SS Apex M500 Headset: SS Siberia v2
I tried. As soon as I found stores accepting orders I started trying to buy them. After having 4 different stores over 6 weeks placing orders on "back order", "sold out", or "shipping June 15, err 24, er July 3, err…" I just gave up. At stores I normally order from (ncix/newegg/memory express/etc) they were constantly listed as 'sold out', 'back order', or 'avilable soon'. Eventually I just gave up and decided to wait for some alternative. The shitty launch turned me off Crucial as a brand.Over here it is about 20 euros cheaper, and from what I have been reading it has power safe capacitors.
You can easily find smaller capacity drives (250/500gb are common) but the 1 TB disks are apparently very scarce. There's a store near my house that actually has the 750gb 840 but haven't put up the 1TB version. To be honest, I'm not convinced amazon will be better this time around: my expected shipping date is Aug 26 but I'm giving them until Sept 1 to ship before I just give up and wait for them to show up in local shops.
The usual online stores for me are:
I've had good luck with each of them and tend not to shop elsewhere (aside from apple.com) if I can help it.
- NCIX: sold out (it's never been 'in stock' so far as I've noticed)
- tiger direct: doesn't list it
- Newegg: sold out (never been in stock)
- Memory Express: not listed
Amazon is listing it as out of stock now too. There are comments/reviews but when you read them, they're people who have the 250gb version. (It's also listed at $720, my order was $670/ea). That sort of thing makes me nervous because the exact same nonsense happened with the Crucial disks. Your ship date comes, they push it back a week…then another…
I have been following this thread for a wile now, figure its about time to post my set up seeing as i just got me a new monitor stand.
Case - COOLER MASTER HAF 912
CPU - i5 3570k [email protected]
CPU Cooler - Cooler Master hyper 212
Mobo - Asus P8Z77-V
GPU - Sapphire 7950 Vapor-x
RAM - G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) @2133
SSD 1 - OCZ vertex 4 128GB (boot drive)
SSD 2 - OCZ agility 3 240GB
HDD - WD red 1TB
PSU - SeaSonic 750w x-series 80+ gold
fans - 2x Corsair SP120 Quiet Edition (on CPU cooler)
2x Corsair AF120 Quiet Edition (back exhaust and side panel intake)
2x BitFenix Spectre LED Orange 200mm (front intake and top exhaust, originally wanted an orange theme but i scraped that)
Monitor 1 - Dell UltraSharp U2312HM IPS 23"
Monitor 2 - SAMSUNG S24B30BL 23.6"
Keyboard - Corsair Vengeance K60 (I want the K70 black so bad but I cant rationalize paying that much for such a small upgrade)
Mouse - Logitech G9x Call of Duty: MW3 Edition (so much cheaper than the normal one. I'm about ready to paint over the logo)
Headset - Logitech G930
Speakers - Monoprice 6 1/2" 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers
Sub - Monoprice 8" 60-Watt Powered Subwoofer
Amp - Lepai LP-2020A+
My future plans for upgrades are a new CPU cooler, most likely an H100i or something around there and a new chair! Other than those two things I'm really happy with this build. It was my first "gaming" computer and self build, built around 7/20/12 with a few upgrades what you now see. Maybe a second 7950 later down the road for Xfire.
Ok ok, enough with the text. Here is what you really want, PICS!
(sorry they aren't that great of quality)
Last edited by Ethan191; 2013-08-25 at 02:06 AM.
Great looking setup Ethan, though the interior of the case makes me puke inside alittle :/
Why do something simple, when there is a complicated way?
CPU: Intel i7-4790k 4.7GHz MB: ASUS Z97 Pro Gamer
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 970 G1-Gaming 1519MHz Boost RAM: Corsair Pro 16GB 1866MHz
SSD: Samsung 850-EVO 500GB PSU: Corsair RM550 CASE: Phanteks Enthoo Pro Monitor: 1440p Dell U2515H 1080p LG 237L-BN IPS
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I got to say I love the wallpaper the most. As well as just the general mood of the room, looks dark and cozy. HAF 912 isn't half that bad I mean it looks like a big blob of plastic from the outside like they all do but the inside is actually pretty sleek and clean I think.