Future Gaming PC Need Help!

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by Knut, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. spirit

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    Yeah only use two fans. Don't use 3, it's going to take up more room and might make your cooler look a bit weird/take up more room.
     
  2. Knut

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    I'm sorry I think I phrased the question wrong, my bad, I wasnt planning on using 3 fans on the H80, I was going to reposition the rear exhaust somewhere else in the case because the rear exhaust fan is where the H80 will go? Do you understand? Sorry for my bad explanation, I didnt think very much :p
     
  3. spirit

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    Yes I do understand, and my opinion is that you don't need to put that extra fan anywhere, as I've said about 2 or 3 times already. If the case already has 3 fans, I wouldn't really bother adding more. Maybe if there's a spare space for it to go into the front or top of the case perhaps you could put it there if you liked.
     
  4. Knut

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    Oh ok, I just didnt understand that you thought of the H80 as a case fan, I see now, maybe Ill mount it in the front. Thanks for the help
     
  5. spirit

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    It's ok no worries. :)

    Are you sorted now?
     
  6. Knut

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    Yep all sorted, thanks for all the help.
     
  7. Knut

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    I dont know if anybody will see this since I said I am all set, but the H80 has a 3 pin connector and my Mobo has a 4 pin cpu fan header, how do I connect it? Thanks
     
  8. spirit

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    You plug it into a 3-pin fan header on the motherboard...
     
  9. Knut

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    So it doesn't have to be a CPU fan header?
     
  10. spirit

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    No. There should be fan headers dotted all over the board which you can use.
     
  11. Knut

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    Alright guys, I have some problems, the Kingston Hyper X 3k is getting more expensive. Should I still go for it? I have decided to go for a msi 7870 Hawk edition, just for futureproofing. I also upgraded the mobo to a GA-Z77X-UD3H, for crossfire in the future. However since I am not going to be overclocking the 3570k instantly, I am not buying an aftermarket cooler for the moment.

    If I am going crossfire later, what psu do I need for all of the components, keep in mind that the gpu which I want to go for needs 2 6 pin connectors for one card, that means that the psu needs 4 6 pins! Or A lot of molex connectors since I also need the molex for a fan controller which comes with my case.

    Do you guys think that the MSI Hawk edition is better than any other 7870's, I was looking at the gigabyte, asus and finally the saphire? Thanks

    Hopefully someone will respond to my nagging problems

    Thanks a lot.
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2012
  12. Knut

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    I even saw the XFX do you guys think thats a good 7870?
     
  13. spirit

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    Doesn't really matter too much brand you buy. The XFX would be great.
     
  14. Knut

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    Cool, thanks. What do you think about the other previous questions, really appreciate that you responded
     
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    Does anyone know if 600 w would be enough for one 7870? I am only going for a 600 at the moment, when I go for a second 7870, in like 3 years, Ill upgrade the psu aswell.
     
  16. spirit

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    Yup 600W is enough for one 7870. For CrossFire you may want to consider perhaps around 750W.
     
  17. Knut

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    Ok I think I might get a 750 to be on the safe side if I ever want to upgrade anything.

    Should I still go for the 3k even though its getting more expensive?

    What do you think of the GA-Z77X-UD3H
     
  18. Knut

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    Guys, I found a Cooler Master GX 750 watt, it seems to be loaded to the max! 4 6 pins, 9 sata! Without anybody objecting ill go with that.

    I am going with the 7870 MSI Hawk, it has a reactor on the bottom, will this interfere if I have it in a crossfire config?! Thanks
     
  19. spirit

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    I think you'll be fine for 7870 Hawk CF.

    And yeah the Cooler Master PSU is pretty good. There are probably better units out there though - Corsair HX and AX series.
     
  20. Knut

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    I know but the AX is 170 bucks, do you think the TX 750 from corsair is worth 25 dollars more than the cooler master one? It has 4 more molex and one more floppy...

    Should I still go with Hyper x 3k even though the price is getting higher and higher?
     

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