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I had to 670 in sli and it worked with my 700w PSU. When I got the Titan in sli, my PSU wouldn't be able able to give enough. HD 7990 overclocked would give over 650w too. Aim for 750w or more.

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Do I need the Noctua NH-D14? Since I'm not overclocking this, would the stock fan be enough?

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It will be enough; it's just a matter of how quiet you want your cooler.

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if you want a quiet case for crossfire silverstone ft02 is where i would be looking with sound deadening and huge airflow to keep the gpu fan speed down under load

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Dunno what fajw's on about honestly; intel stock fans are near silent even at full speed.

 

at about 40% speed, where they hover during net browsing and 'office tasks' they ARE silent.

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The problem I have with the ft02 is 1) it seems to lack hotswap options and 2) the reset/power buttons are too easily accessible for comfort especially since the usb ports are right next to them.

 

In terms of noise level, how much of a difference are we talking about here?

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well the haf is a open dust box so whatever noise the components make you get

any case with good sound deadening and minimal openings facing the user will muffle these sounds a fair bit but its hard to say how much quieter it will be

 

this case may also be worth a look its more geared towards low noise than high airflow

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_p...oducts_id=25585

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I apologise if I am wrong about the cooler noise. I haven't listened to the stock Intel Haswell cooler; I am just going by previous experience.

 

BTW to Noctua's credit they offered to send me a different, compatible cooler.

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Ok my final build:

 

 

CPU Intel Core i5 4670

Mobo Gigabyte Z87XD3H

RAM G.SKILL RipjawsX 16GB (2x 8GB) DDR3 1600MHz

SSD HDD Samsung 840 EVO 250GB

HDD Seagate Barracuda 4TB 7200RPM

Case Silverstone FT02B w/ USB3

OS Windows 8 Professional 64bit

PSU Corsair RM-850

Video Card AMD R9 290 4GB

BlueRay Burner LG Blu-ray Burner BH16NS40

 

 

works out to be about $2300ish.

 

Thanks for your help guys. Can't wait to get this baby ready.

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If you haven't pulled the trigger yet the new CPU's are out, the 4690 is the same price as the 4670 with a smidge better performance.

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If you haven't pulled the trigger yet the new CPU's are out, the 4690 is the same price as the 4670 with a smidge better performance.

 

O_O

 

doh! I put the order in a few days ago though I'm not sure about it's current status. I will ask if I can update my order.

 

Thanks!

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along with z97 mb which have a few new features

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its basically the same cpu anyway just a bit higher clock speed and who knows maybe these new mb will have some bugs

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lol I better stop reading before I get a nasty case of PTSD - Post Transaction Swap Disorder.

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woot! got my machine. This things is fucking A. Takes about 5 seconds to boot up and log in. It's whisper quiet and the inverted design on the case is freaking awesome, plugging in shit is sooo easy.

 

Money well spent.

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That looks very nice, the gpu looks great in there. How are the temps on it?

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Temp is about 32 right now without any apps running just file transfers.

 

The cpu cooler is stock, so it's not as good as it can be. But without plans to overclock it, I don't see the need for it.

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Opps I meant the gpu temps :) when you get some games loaded up, I was curious to see what those 3 fans do with cooling it.

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