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  • #91






    Quote Originally Posted by marshallnoise
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    I think most folks are talking about SLI or Crossfire. I know some folks use a dedicated 2nd card for Physix with nVidia. But I am not sure how effective it really is.



    There is another secret...use a lower resolution monitor. I am still using a 1280x1024 square monitor for my gaming and I can crank things up with no issue. It is when you start gaming at 1440 that the extra cards can help. At least that is how I understand it.




    I use 2 670's as an SLI'd pair, and a 560ti 448 for physX. It does make a different on performance, particularly on games that are heavily physx intensive (Arkham City with physX turned up is gorgeous, but hell on your graphics card).
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    • #92
      This is a pretty good computer gamer site/forum to do some research. I usually go here for graphic card drivers, lots of drivers to choose from and to research for problems with hardware or drivers >> http://www.guru3d.com/
      Man's Got To Know His Limitations........

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      • #93
        This is a pretty good computer gamer site/forum to do some research. I usually go here for graphic card drivers, lots of drivers to choose from and to research for problems with hardware or drivers >> http://www.guru3d.com/
        Man's Got To Know His Limitations........

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        • #94
          This is what I got in my cart right now with Newegg.

          ------------



          CASE: COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 (It is a full tower case. Do I need to buy all the fans for it or does it come with?)

          PROCESSOR: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz

          MOTHERBOARD: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP4

          MEMORY: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600

          SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 - MAX IOPS Edition 240Gb

          HD: Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB

          VIDEO CARD: EVGA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX 680

          SOUND CARD: Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Champion

          POWER SUPPLY: CORSAIR HX Series HX850 850W

          ROM DRIVE: Sony Optiarc High Speed SATA DVD RW Burner





          Thoughts? Am I missing anything?
          I'm reaching up and reaching out.
          I'm reaching for the random or whatever will bewilder me.
          And following our will and wind, we may just go where no one's been.
          We'll ride the spiral to the end and may just go where no one's been.

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          • #95
            This is what I got in my cart right now with Newegg.

            ------------



            CASE: COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 (It is a full tower case. Do I need to buy all the fans for it or does it come with?)

            PROCESSOR: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz

            MOTHERBOARD: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP4

            MEMORY: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600

            SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 - MAX IOPS Edition 240Gb

            HD: Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB

            VIDEO CARD: EVGA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX 680

            SOUND CARD: Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Champion

            POWER SUPPLY: CORSAIR HX Series HX850 850W

            ROM DRIVE: Sony Optiarc High Speed SATA DVD RW Burner





            Thoughts? Am I missing anything?
            I'm reaching up and reaching out.
            I'm reaching for the random or whatever will bewilder me.
            And following our will and wind, we may just go where no one's been.
            We'll ride the spiral to the end and may just go where no one's been.

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            • #96
              Kooter, I'd buy a Coolermaster Hyper 212+ CPU cooler- the stock Intel one is kinda garbage.



              http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...er%20212%20evo



              I'd suggest you pick up another 120mm fan so you can snap it onto the 212+ and use it as push-pull. The HAF X should come with all the fans you need- you can add an additional 200mm fan on the top should you so desire.



              I also don't know if you really need the sound card, unless you're looking to do dolby/dts to a home theatre.



              Also, I don't see an Operating System.
              1975 Gibson Grabber
              2002 G&L L-2000
              2001 SWR Mo'Bass
              Ampeg 610
              MXR M-80

              http://www.netmusicians.org/files/72-Parasite.mp3

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              • #97
                Kooter, I'd buy a Coolermaster Hyper 212+ CPU cooler- the stock Intel one is kinda garbage.



                http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...er%20212%20evo



                I'd suggest you pick up another 120mm fan so you can snap it onto the 212+ and use it as push-pull. The HAF X should come with all the fans you need- you can add an additional 200mm fan on the top should you so desire.



                I also don't know if you really need the sound card, unless you're looking to do dolby/dts to a home theatre.



                Also, I don't see an Operating System.
                1975 Gibson Grabber
                2002 G&L L-2000
                2001 SWR Mo'Bass
                Ampeg 610
                MXR M-80

                http://www.netmusicians.org/files/72-Parasite.mp3

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                • #98






                  Quote Originally Posted by Reverend179
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                  Kooter, I'd buy a Coolermaster Hyper 212+ CPU cooler- the stock Intel one is kinda garbage.



                  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...er%20212%20evo



                  I'd suggest you pick up another 120mm fan so you can snap it onto the 212+ and use it as push-pull. The HAF X should come with all the fans you need- you can add an additional 200mm fan on the top should you so desire.



                  I also don't know if you really need the sound card, unless you're looking to do dolby/dts to a home theatre.



                  Also, I don't see an Operating System.




                  Right on. I added the 212+. Whats another 120mm you suggest?



                  I did remove the sound card as well, I'm not gonna be doing any home theatre type stuff.



                  I'm either gonna do windows 8 or 7. I'm not sure. I haven't really messed with 8 much, well, 7 too. Is the new windows worth it?
                  I'm reaching up and reaching out.
                  I'm reaching for the random or whatever will bewilder me.
                  And following our will and wind, we may just go where no one's been.
                  We'll ride the spiral to the end and may just go where no one's been.

                  Comment


                  • #99






                    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend179
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                    Kooter, I'd buy a Coolermaster Hyper 212+ CPU cooler- the stock Intel one is kinda garbage.



                    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...er%20212%20evo



                    I'd suggest you pick up another 120mm fan so you can snap it onto the 212+ and use it as push-pull. The HAF X should come with all the fans you need- you can add an additional 200mm fan on the top should you so desire.



                    I also don't know if you really need the sound card, unless you're looking to do dolby/dts to a home theatre.



                    Also, I don't see an Operating System.




                    Right on. I added the 212+. Whats another 120mm you suggest?



                    I did remove the sound card as well, I'm not gonna be doing any home theatre type stuff.



                    I'm either gonna do windows 8 or 7. I'm not sure. I haven't really messed with 8 much, well, 7 too. Is the new windows worth it?
                    I'm reaching up and reaching out.
                    I'm reaching for the random or whatever will bewilder me.
                    And following our will and wind, we may just go where no one's been.
                    We'll ride the spiral to the end and may just go where no one's been.

                    Comment








                    • Quote Originally Posted by Reverend179
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                      Kooter, I'd buy a Coolermaster Hyper 212+ CPU cooler- the stock Intel one is kinda garbage.



                      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...er%20212%20evo



                      I'd suggest you pick up another 120mm fan so you can snap it onto the 212+ and use it as push-pull. The HAF X should come with all the fans you need- you can add an additional 200mm fan on the top should you so desire.



                      I also don't know if you really need the sound card, unless you're looking to do dolby/dts to a home theatre.



                      Also, I don't see an Operating System.




                      I totally agree with the 212+. Fantastic cooler.



                      And Kooter, great rig you are building. I am a fan of Gigabyte boards and that is a pretty darned good one.
                      Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.

                      Great Transactions with: blima, draggboy, Pilot08, Elixirmm, Christobevii3, Sixtonoize (actually his friend)

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                      • Quote Originally Posted by Reverend179
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                        Kooter, I'd buy a Coolermaster Hyper 212+ CPU cooler- the stock Intel one is kinda garbage.



                        http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...er%20212%20evo



                        I'd suggest you pick up another 120mm fan so you can snap it onto the 212+ and use it as push-pull. The HAF X should come with all the fans you need- you can add an additional 200mm fan on the top should you so desire.



                        I also don't know if you really need the sound card, unless you're looking to do dolby/dts to a home theatre.



                        Also, I don't see an Operating System.




                        I totally agree with the 212+. Fantastic cooler.



                        And Kooter, great rig you are building. I am a fan of Gigabyte boards and that is a pretty darned good one.
                        Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.

                        Great Transactions with: blima, draggboy, Pilot08, Elixirmm, Christobevii3, Sixtonoize (actually his friend)

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                        • Quote Originally Posted by kooter82
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                          Right on. I added the 212+. Whats another 120mm you suggest?



                          I did remove the sound card as well, I'm not gonna be doing any home theatre type stuff.



                          I'm either gonna do windows 8 or 7. I'm not sure. I haven't really messed with 8 much, well, 7 too. Is the new windows worth it?




                          Any 120mm fan is fine. I bought a Coolermaster one at Frys because it was $10.



                          W7 is an amazing piece of software. W8 didn't impress me and mainly was the same thing as 7 with a tablet interface over it. W7 is the new XP.
                          Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.

                          Great Transactions with: blima, draggboy, Pilot08, Elixirmm, Christobevii3, Sixtonoize (actually his friend)

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                          • Quote Originally Posted by kooter82
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                            Right on. I added the 212+. Whats another 120mm you suggest?



                            I did remove the sound card as well, I'm not gonna be doing any home theatre type stuff.



                            I'm either gonna do windows 8 or 7. I'm not sure. I haven't really messed with 8 much, well, 7 too. Is the new windows worth it?




                            Any 120mm fan is fine. I bought a Coolermaster one at Frys because it was $10.



                            W7 is an amazing piece of software. W8 didn't impress me and mainly was the same thing as 7 with a tablet interface over it. W7 is the new XP.
                            Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.

                            Great Transactions with: blima, draggboy, Pilot08, Elixirmm, Christobevii3, Sixtonoize (actually his friend)

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                            • 7 all the way. It does everything you need with a minimum of fuss. And a standard coolermaster 10 dollar 120mm fan is fine.
                              1975 Gibson Grabber
                              2002 G&L L-2000
                              2001 SWR Mo'Bass
                              Ampeg 610
                              MXR M-80

                              http://www.netmusicians.org/files/72-Parasite.mp3

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                              • 7 all the way. It does everything you need with a minimum of fuss. And a standard coolermaster 10 dollar 120mm fan is fine.
                                1975 Gibson Grabber
                                2002 G&L L-2000
                                2001 SWR Mo'Bass
                                Ampeg 610
                                MXR M-80

                                http://www.netmusicians.org/files/72-Parasite.mp3

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