Upgrading my current pc

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  1. nico66

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    Hey guys, I'm looking at upgrading my system and want your opinions on what to get or views on the parts I'm looking at.

    Intel I7 3930K
    Asus sabertooth x79
    Asus gtx 680 direct cu II oc
    Corsair 32gb memory
    Another SSD between 120-256gb maybe Samsung (bare in mind I have a ocz agility 64gb SSD and 1tb hdd already)
    Blu ray DVD writer
    Another AOC monitor

    Unsure on PC case and PSU ATM.

    Any advice would be grateful :)
     
  2. Chuck Norris

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    Nice build, case is personal preference so it's one you'd need to pick as what I think is a good case you may find ugly.

    Your system is similar to mine, except I have the 3960X & GTX690 with many more HDD's, and if you grow your system like I did, I would recommend getting an AX1200i as you'll have all the power you ever need if you want to SLI the 680 etc.
     
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    I don't have much for the PSU i was looking at maybe a Corsair TX850? Also the case i was looking at is the Cooler master Storm Scout.
     
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    You should be fine mate, I swear by Corsair units and currently have:

    430CX, 650TX 850HX & AX1200 in my systems here, all work a treat :smashin:
     
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    Do you know what's the difference between the HX850 vs TX850?
     
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    The HX850 is modular.
     
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    Not sure what you mean by that - the TX850 is the entry level model and the HX850 is the high end model (just below the AX850).

    The Corsair AX850 is the second member of Corsair's new high-end AX line of power supplies, which overlaps its previous high-end line of power supplies the HX series, that we have seen cross our bench like a cannonball in flight. Not only that, but this is the third 850W power supply from Corsair we have reviewed to date. All three of those units do not target the same market as the TX850 is Corsair's entry level power supply, and certainly it performed as such when we reviewed and compare its performance to the high-end HX850 which performed significantly better.
     
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    Edited my post to make it clearer :smashin:
     
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    We sell at my work the TX850 and TX850M so there is a modular and non modular version
     
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    Modular would be better to help you with cable management.
     
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    I believe the TX850m isn't produced by Seasonic so won't be as good.

    My previous PSU was the tx750 v2 which was produced by Seasonic, same as my current PSU :)

    So ideally you want to go with a TX V2 or XFX 850w which comes in two editions semi-modular and modular, both of which will be fine as with the semi you require the connected wires anyway
     
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    OK Guys here is my system i'm going to get unless you can suggest anything different:

    CPU: INTEL I7 3930K
    MOTHERBOARD: ASUS SABERTOOTH X79
    GPU: ASUS GTX 680 DIRECT CU II OC
    RAM: CORSAIR VENGEANCE LP 32GB QUAD CHANNEL 1600MHZ DDR3
    PSU: CORSAIR 750W HX MODULAR
    OPTICALS: PIONEER 12X BLU RAY WRITER AND A SAMSUNG 22X DVD-RW
    HDDS: SAMSUNG 840 SERIES 250GB SSD, OCZ AGILITY 4 64GB SSD AND A SAMSUNG 1TB HDD
    TV CARD: COMPRO VIDEOMATE S800F
    CASE: COOLER MASTER STORM TROOPER
    MONITORS: AOC 2436VWA AND BENQ GL2450E
    KEYBOARD: RAZER LYCOSA
    MOUSE: RAZER BUT NOT DECIDED WHICH ONE
    MAT: RAZER GOLIATHUS ALPHA

    Can anyone recommend a good CPU cooler for my system that will fit inside the storm trooper case but isn't mega expensive.
     
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    Akasa AK-CC4008HP01 Venom Voodoo Extreme Performance CPU Cooler: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories I had that on my 3960X but then upgraded to a H100.

    The Venom was perfectly fine, just wanted to try a closed water cooler :)

    this is another good one, rated as one of the best air coolers

    Noctua NH-D14 Dual Radiator and Fan Quiet CPU Cooler - Scan.co.uk
     
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    Right, i've purchased the Corsair H100i and i'm looking at changing the 2x120mm fans it comes with as i've heard by a few people they are quite noisey. Anyone can recommend decent fans that are compatible and aren't noisy? Sharkoon Silent Eagle? Coolermaster Sickleflow? Any other ideas?
     
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    Noise is subjective, what I may find a quiet hum you may find sounds like a tornado.

    best researching online and checking the db levels you feel comfortable with :smashin:
     
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    I was looking on the Corsair H100i fan compatible list and i noticed that the cougar cf-v12hp looked quite good? Anyone have any experience with these fans before?
     
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    Coolermaster Sickleflow would be a good shout
     
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    OK guys i've decided i am going to fit the H100i firstly then decide after how much louder it actually is before deciding on a pair of 120mm fans. Just a quick question and then that's me done for my new upgrade...I'm looking for the Razer mouse and Razer mouse pad and wondered what people are recommending, i have looked at the Razer Goliathus Alpha mat however i've been told there are two different types of versions, the control version or the speed. I'm not 100% sure which is ideal for me as i've not used either. Also unsure on the mouse if anyone can throw some ideas out there, i don't want to spend silly money on the Razer mouse due to my system upgrade price already lol!
     
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    I really rate FSP aurum modular gold or platinum psu's.

    They are the OEM so you know what you are getting. Good reviews and FSP make a lot of kit for the likes of dell, HP, lenovo etc
     

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