1. #11821
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    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.

  2. #11822
    That Blue Snowball Mic is $60 shipped @ woot. It was featured a few pages back. LINK

  3. #11823
    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.
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  4. #11824
    Quote Originally Posted by evn View Post
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    Question tho, why not go with the crucial M500?

    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

  5. #11825
    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.
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    Over here it is about 20 euros cheaper, and from what I have been reading it has power safe capacitors.
    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.

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheor View Post
    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.
    make your own thread with more info, you'll get help there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheor View Post
    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.
    I too will advise you to make your own thread, as more people will see your question then and reply. However, you could get almost any GPU on the market without having to upgrade the PSU, other than a GTX 690, AMD HD 7990, and probably a GTX Titan, 780 you could probably manage, just don't do any intense overclocking and you'll be good. Other than that, you should be fully capable.
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  9. #11829
    Quote Originally Posted by evn View Post
    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.

    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.
    Yeah, I figured it had to do with that. I just did a quick look around for the 1 TB drives (m500/840 EVO) and both seem to be in stock in just about every store. Either they arent that popular over here, or we just got more of them :P

  10. #11830
    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.

    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…

  11. #11831
    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)

    Peripherals
    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)
    http://imgur.com/a/L34kv#0
    Last edited by Ethan191; 2013-08-25 at 02:06 AM.

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    Great looking setup Ethan, though the interior of the case makes me puke inside alittle :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toffie View Post
    Great looking setup Ethan, though the interior of the case makes me puke inside alittle :/
    What...? He's done a great job of cable management, that's about as good as it can get with a HAF912.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    What...? He's done a great job of cable management, that's about as good as it can get with a HAF912.
    The lack of coloring that is what I meant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toffie View Post
    The lack of coloring that is what I meant.
    Can't see anything bad about that. It's black/blue/silver/white. Actually quite decent if you ask me (maybe change the rings on the corsair fans to blue). It's not as if he has some Biostar or Asrock Clown Board in there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biernot View Post
    Can't see anything bad about that. It's black/blue/silver/white. Actually quite decent if you ask me (maybe change the rings on the corsair fans to blue). It's not as if he has some Biostar or Asrock Clown Board in there...
    I think he is referring to the inside of the case, non-painted interior of the HAF.
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    Also the SP120's are not meant as casefans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majesticii View Post
    Also the SP120's are not meant as casefans.
    It's good that he's not using them as such, then?

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghâzh View Post
    It's good that he's not using them as such, then?
    Yeah i misread, he's using AF120's on the case.

  20. #11840
    Ya, the HAF is a bit ugly on the inside but it has no windows so i don't really mind and i kinda dig the aggressive look of the outside. Although, if I was going to change cases it would be a corsair one, probably the 650D or a C70(even tho I would still probably get some flack from others, I like it). The budget to originally build this was tight, and a case at the time seemed like a great place to save a bunch and this one was only $50 so i cant complain. When i first picked out parts the last thing on my mind was color coordination, just solid performance for a good price. I don't think I paid full price on anything but just a few parts most of it i got on sale.

    Quote Originally Posted by Biernot View Post
    Can't see anything bad about that. It's black/blue/silver/white. Actually quite decent if you ask me (maybe change the rings on the corsair fans to blue). It's not as if he has some Biostar or Asrock Clown Board in there...
    maybe when I get bored and want to do some tinkering inside, I'll switch the rings out and see but I'm just not a big fan of blue. I agree that it dose need more color tho.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghâzh View Post
    It's good that he's not using them as such, then?

    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.
    Thanks! I cant really find any other wallpaper that i like more.Whenever I change it, always come back to this one.

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