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Advice needed for a new system, (Built)


Best Answer iammykyl , 30 March 2015 - 05:28 AM

Gday.Your case is good but only comes with one pre installed rear fanand one pre installed front fan, so consider installing a top fan.Insure that any cooler you install will fit, CPU cooler h... Go to the full post »


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After some deliberation I've gone with the Phanteks Enthoo Pro. I like its upgradeability, its clearance, and how 140mm fans can be used everywhere for some hopefully quieter cooling. I shouldn't have to buy a case again for a long, long time!

 

So far we have:-

 

Windows 8.1

Intel i5-2500k (3.3 not O/Cd)

8GB DDR3 1600MHz

ASUS P8Z77-V LK

Gigabyte R9 270

1TB HDD

Panteks Enthoo Pro

 

As the system runs Rome 2 on max settings with absolutely no lag I won't be needing a water cooler of any sort quite yet either :)


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As the system runs Rome 2 on max settings with absolutely no lag

You have the system up and running? but not in the Enthoo case?


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This is in the case which I am sending back tomorrow or the day after, but I did do a breadboard test originally :P 


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:thumbsup:


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Everything up and running with no hitches so far!

 

Current specs:

 

Windows 8.1

Intel i5-2500k (3.3 not O/Cd)

Arctic freezer 13

8GB DDR3 1600MHz hyper X

ASUS P8Z77-V LK + correct I/O shield

Gigabyte R9 270

Sandisk 128GB

2TB HDD

Evga supernova 750W PSU

Phanteks Enthoo Pro (Front and rear pre-installed fans only)

Perifs

 

Unless there's a further upgrade that anyone could suggest which could really provide some benefit, I will mark this topic as solved, with many thanks to the forum :)


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Looks good to me  :thumbsup:

 

Are you happy with the build?


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Ditto :rockon:  :geek:


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I am indeed! Extremely happy with it so far and have had no problems to speak of, it's a beaut. The completionist side of me wants to add a triple fan CPU watercooler to the top of the case - just because it could go there. This would however be ridiculouly over-kill not to mention expensive, so I think I'm going to supress that urge!

 

Thank you both so much for all of your help :)

 

Dan


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Great to hear you are happy with the performance.   Providing your temps are within specs, water cooling would be over the top, better, I think, to enhance the case cooling, and as prices fall, consider a G-sync monitor, or dual screens.

 

You are welcome, been a pleasure to help :thumbsup:

 

Good luck for the future. 


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Great to hear you are happy with the performance.   Providing your temps are within specs, water cooling would be over the top, better, I think, to enhance the case cooling, and as prices fall, consider a G-sync monitor, or dual screens.

 

You are welcome, been a pleasure to help :thumbsup:

 

Good luck for the future. 

 

Ditto to the above  :thumbsup:


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Hi there,

 

The temps look pretty acceptable to me but I've included a pic:

 

HWM temps.PNG

 

What do you think? There's no reason not to add a second 140mm fan so I could do that.

 

I hadn't heard of those G-sync monitors before, they look like a great breakthrough! As you say though, I'll wait til prices fall.


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Thanks for the update.

Yes, all looks very good, temps are good seeing you are at GPU usage of 99%.   I do't think another case fan would have much effect unless you start overclocking.


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Excellent, I am going to leave the build as it is for now, athough overclocking is something I plan to do in the future. Cheers for all your advice, until the next upgrade :)

 

Best wishes,

 

Dan


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You are very welcome Locla  :thumbsup:  :rockon: 


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