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Windows 7: Building a Gaming PC, is this good?

21 Jun 2013   #81
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I recently built a rig in a Corsair 200 case and I have a FX build in a 400 series case. I don't like the base case fans and if it was me I would use this as a chance to upgrade to almost anything better. The Corsair series fans are very good but I'm a Noctua fan.


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21 Jun 2013   #82
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

You're right I was looking at the 770 here.
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21 Jun 2013   #83
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
You're right I was looking at the 770 here.
Right, no harm done.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
I recently built a rig in a Corsair 200 case and I have a FX build in a 400 series case. I don't like the base case fans and if it was me I would use this as a chance to upgrade to almost anything better. The Corsair series fans are very good but I'm a Noctua fan.
Would I need extra case fans excluding the ones already delivered within the Corsair 300R?
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21 Jun 2013   #84
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

My experience is yes as they don't include very high quality fans. You can always re-use them in the top to exhaust but only with some of these to control them for noise.
Amazon.com: Gino 5 Pcs 3" Fan Speed Reduce 3 Pin Power Cable Adapter for Desktop PC: Electronics
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21 Jun 2013   #85
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
My experience is yes as they don't include very high quality fans. You can always re-use them in the top to exhaust but only with some of these to control them for noise.
Amazon.com: Gino 5 Pcs 3" Fan Speed Reduce 3 Pin Power Cable Adapter for Desktop PC: Electronics
Hmm, what about a different case? Do you maybe have a different case you would recommend me with better fans as you mentioned? Thanks!
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21 Jun 2013   #86
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Don't get me wrong it's not a Corsair thing. It's a case manufacturer thing. I want great air flow but demand quiet and that doesn't happen with very many 120mm case fans. Now as you jump up in size the rpm drops and noise does as well. I would go with the 400 case....a great looking case and you put the PSU in and power up the case fans off the PSU and you can determine if they work for you. I'm just a nut when it comes to noise and these are all I'll use but there are many great premium fans:

http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=p...s_id=65&lng=en
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21 Jun 2013   #87
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Don't get me wrong it's not a Corsair thing. It's a case manufacturer thing. I want great air flow but demand quiet and that doesn't happen with very many 120mm case fans. Now as you jump up in size the rpm drops and noise does as well. I would go with the 400 case....a great looking case and you put the PSU in and power up the case fans off the PSU and you can determine if they work for you. I'm just a nut when it comes to noise and these are all I'll use but there are many great premium fans:

Noctua.at - sound-optimised premium components "Designed in Austria"!
No issues with the noise issues, my current PC has a screeching PSU and it doesn't even bother me that much. Corsair 400R is now in my shopping cart.
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22 Jun 2013   #88
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

I forgot to ask a question yesterday, what should I do with my old computer parts? (found in the "My System Specs" section) Could I maybe set up my current GTX 560 to run SLI with my new upcoming GTX 760? If so, would I need to change some of my parts on my new build to reflect this?



Thanks. I will shut up for the time after this question's been answered.
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22 Jun 2013   #89
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Maybe drop the Samsung 840 and place all the old drives in the new rig? Then sell off the old rig sans drives and OS ! Maybe keep the original monitor as well as two screens just rocks for productivity.
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22 Jun 2013   #90
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Maybe drop the Samsung 840 and place all the old drives in the new rig? Then sell off the old rig sans drives and OS ! Maybe keep the original monitor as well as two screens just rocks for productivity.
Dual monitors? Not sure how that would work, the new one is a 1920x1080 IPS monitor and my current is a 1440x900 TN LED monitor. And I don't want to drop the Samsung 840, it's the best SSD on the market right now and I can't afford to lose such a big performance gainer . Anyway, I heard I can't SLI two different cards, so I think I'm better off selling the old GPU... and discard the old system completely - because it's really on the brink of extinction right now. Thanks for your reply.
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