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draco21

Dragon...Dragon...Dragon.
going by above info..... now formula makes much more sense in op's budget.

it is either this or sth like v gene
 

gameranand

Living to Play
ok.
so build so far

CPU : i5 3570K
MOBO : Sabertooth Z77
COOLER : Noctura NH-U12P SE2 (cant seem to find it.. so corsair a70?)
RAM : G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
GPU : Sapphire 7970 oc
HDD : WD Black WD1002FAEX
PSU : hx650 80+ bronze/seasonic x660 ( rma issues ?)

if i get an ax 850 or an hx 850, although it would overshoot the budget buy about 5-6k , would it be advisable to add a second 7970 later
or should i just go with the single fastest gpu at this point of time ?
Also if i have some extra cash to spare would it make sense to get an ax/hx 850 ?

1. Upgrade the CPU to 3770K
2. Get a Gene or Maximus V Forumla if you can.
3. Get Corsair A70. Noctua is real hard to find, trust me. See if PrimeABGB has got new stock or not. 3 months before I emptied their stock. :D:D
4. Good enough
5. Good enough
6. Good
7. Season don't have RMA issues AFAIK but Corsair is much better thats why everyone suggest Corsair. I would also suggest you to go for Corsair

As for later CF. By the time you decide to go for CF a new series of cards would be in the market already so I guess its better to get the best right now as per your budget.
 
OP
Aj12

Aj12

Broken In
Revised config

CPU i7 3770K
MOBO Maximus V Gene
RAM G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL ( or Corsair Vengeance Red 8GB PC3 17000 2133MHz )
GPU Sapphire 7970 oc
HDD WD Black WD1002FAEX
PSU Corsair HX 750 (modular)
 

Myth

Cyborg Agent
Take the gskills. They are better for OCing.

Why the 750w ? Considering the fact that you will OC both cpu/gpu, a 750w is too much for a single 7970 but too less for a 7970 CF.
Its either a 650 or a 850, depending on what plans you have for later.
 
OP
Aj12

Aj12

Broken In
Take the gskills. They are better for OCing.

Why the 750w ? Considering the fact that you will OC both cpu/gpu, a 750w is too much for a single 7970 but too less for a 7970 CF.
Its either a 650 or a 850, depending on what plans you have for later.

will go with the gskills.
i have no plan for plans for sli or cf so will go with the corsair hx 650.
btw is the corsair hx 650 (gold) available in india, or shoud i just go with the regular hx 650 (bronze)

Also is it worth getting an ax 650 if available ?

^^ totally true....

also what about cooling....

trying to find a noctua nh-u12p se2/noctua dh 14
if not will go with corsair A70.
 

Myth

Cyborg Agent
will go with the gskills.
i have no plan for plans for sli or cf so will go with the corsair hx 650.
btw is the corsair hx 650 (gold) available in india, or shoud i just go with the regular hx 650 (bronze)

Also is it worth getting an ax 650 if available ?

There have been recent problems with the hx650. Not sure about recommending that.

There is no ax650 (atleast the site doesnt mention one). Ax series start from 750.
 

The Incinerator

Human Spambot
There is not much difference between the Dh14 and the A70. A degree here and there. A70 is great too in every sense of the word.
 
OP
Aj12

Aj12

Broken In
Read this : http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/pow...9577-corsair-hx650v2-psu-squeaking-noise.html

You need not opt for a modular psu since your cabinet has good cable management. A tx650v2 can serve your purpose well enough, at much lower cost.

understood. but instead of getting an tx 650v2 should i could get a tx 750v2 (more overclocking head room?) since it price almost similar to the
tx 650v2 with hardly a 1k difference in pricing. (the it wares )

i m having second thoughts about the h80 and if i dont manage to find the noctua nh-u12p se2 would the h80 be a viable option?
what do you guys think.
 

Myth

Cyborg Agent
The 650 includes both cpu and gpu OCing.
If you want to take the 750 because the budget permits then its up to you.

You can always opt for the A70.
Lot of people dont fancy liquid coolers.
Btw, if you find the nh-u12p se2, please let me know.

PS: My tx650v2 was a cable management nightmare, I always wondered what the 750 will be :razz:
 
OP
Aj12

Aj12

Broken In
ok. will do so.

revised build

CPU i7 3770K
MOBO Maximus V Gene
RAM G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
GPU Sapphire 7970 oc
HDD WD Black WD1002FAEX
PSU Corsair TX 750V2
 

gameranand

Living to Play
There is not much difference between the Dh14 and the A70. A degree here and there. A70 is great too in every sense of the word.

Well Noctua D14 easily beats A70. A70 is neck to neck performance with Noctua NH-U12P SE2, but A70 makes a hell lot of noise as per many reviews and Noctua is Dead silent and I can personally vouch for it as a user.

BTW config looks fine now.
 

The Incinerator

Human Spambot
Well Noctua D14 easily beats A70. A70 is neck to neck performance with Noctua NH-U12P SE2, but A70 makes a hell lot of noise as per many reviews and Noctua is Dead silent and I can personally vouch for it as a user.

BTW config looks fine now.

I told you a degree here and there.....check....and the price difference of Rs 1500 between the two will justify the 2°C ....

Corsair A70 Dual 120mm Fan CPU Cooler Review - Corsair A70 Benchmarking Results - Legit Reviews
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Corsair-A70-CPU-Cooler-Review/1159/6


Its great aint it.......?
 
OP
Aj12

Aj12

Broken In
Well Noctua D14 easily beats A70. A70 is neck to neck performance with Noctua NH-U12P SE2, but A70 makes a hell lot of noise as per many reviews and Noctua is Dead silent and I can personally vouch for it as a user.

BTW config looks fine now.

looks like the D14 is my best bet right now
but when it comes to the u12p(if available) and the A70 i would probably go with the noctura
since they both perform the same and also because the noctura is quieter .
otherwise the A70 is my only real option.

I told you a degree here and there.....check....and the price difference of Rs 1500 between the two will justify the 2°C ....

Corsair A70 Dual 120mm Fan CPU Cooler Review - Corsair A70 Benchmarking Results - Legit Reviews
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Corsair-A70-CPU-Cooler-Review/1159/6


Its great aint it.......?


for that price... it sure is .
 

Myth

Cyborg Agent
But it makes noise which can be a pain if you don't use headphones. :|

Thats why I didnt opt for the A70. An evo with push-pull is cheaper and comes close in performance.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/LGA-2011-i7-3960X-Air-Overclocking,3130-17.html
 
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rohit32407

Ambassador of Buzz
If noise is an issue then try to find Noctua NH u12P se2. As Anand has already said, Noctua is dead silent and i too can personally vouch for it since I have been using it for last 5-6 months. Only thing I can hear is the noise being made by cabinet fans. Temperatures for my overclock never go above 57 degrees. TIM provided with it is also excellent. But if noise is not an issue then A70 is a good option as well.

P.S. I know I am only mentioning the points that have already been mentioned but I thought a view from Noctua's user won't hurt :)
 
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ok. will do so.

revised build

CPU i7 3770K
MOBO Maximus V Gene
RAM G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
GPU Sapphire 7970 oc
HDD WD Black WD1002FAEX
PSU Corsair TX 750V2

Why don't you go for GTX660 SLI, it costs the same as 7970 and gives much more performance?
 
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