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Old January 10, 2011, 01:37 AM
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I would drop the 600T case and go for the silverstone ps05b instead so you can put the extra cashed saved towards a 570, then save up over time to get the 600T and pass on the ps05b to your brother. It would equal a win win situation as both of you would score a better video card & case for each of the rigs in both the short & long term

If you can wait, maybe the Corsair 650D case might peak your interest, as its the same as the 600T but with the style of the 700D and comes with a side window (if you like to show off your hardware )

Like dan suggested, I would recommend an OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SSD & 1TB HDD (preferably a 7200rpm IMO), but those could come later on like the 600T or 650D if you choose that path.

As for the power supply, I prefer Corsair, SeaSonic or Antec units myself, so if you plan on cfx/sli then I would at least get a 850W unit from any of them.

One last thing, I would recommend Asus or Gigabyte over MSI, Gigabyte being my 1st choice due to great boards and awesome customer support.

Good luck with your build and enjoy the new rig
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Old January 10, 2011, 04:05 AM
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I would consider perhaps saving some money and going with the H50 as its been seen that people can stock overclock the SB cpu's quite well and the H70 may be a little overkill in this situation
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Thanks for the continued suggestions everyone! I was looking more into the GTX 570, it certainly does look like a beast of a GPU. Maybe I should consider the bit extra to grab one since of all of the things I read it seems to preform more than double as fast as my single GTX 460 would, even with my overclock profile from msi afterburner. I was probably just hoping that the new i7 2600k would pick up some of the slack and provide a higher and smoother frame rate than my core 2 quad with the GTX 460. Also the PS05b case does look quite awesome for the price point, I will consider that one too. I watched a few videos that reviewed that case and while it had lots of "pros", one of the cons was simply that it wasn't the greatest for cable routing at the back. I'm really no expert when it comes to cabling, that is partly why I chose the expensive 600T and the modular cougar PSU to make cabling easier and airflow less restricted. Saving around 100 dollars would be nice though, damn this custom pc stuff, so many options?! Maybe I should just buy a dell? :P lol, sorry I know that wasn't even funny.
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Old January 10, 2011, 09:42 AM
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The Corsair H70 is compatible with 1155 sockets? I thought they were coming out with the H60 just for that
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Old January 10, 2011, 09:58 AM
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The Corsair H70 is compatible with 1155 sockets? I thought they were coming out with the H60 just for that
As far as I know they should be compatible, my source being a video that Linus posted on his youtube channel. Here is the video: YouTube - How to Do a Motherboard Swap - Upgrading My Test Bench Linus Tech Tips

You can watch the whole thing but particularly at 2:40 he mentions that he is taking his old LGA 1156 cooler with the back plate and all and simply installing it on his new msi P67A GD65. Although the cooler he is using in the video is not the corsair H70 I just assumed that since the H70 can be used on a LGA 1156 platform that it would be fine for LGA 1155 as well. I think the H60 is just the next cooler design, it has a different pump and radiator and things like that as well as a new design, not too sure what is really all that different about it though, perhaps it will be cheaper? Since I'm just basing my idea off of that video and I haven't actually tested this out myself maybe someone else can either confirm or deny that you can use old 1156 coolers on 1155 platforms. Thanks!
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1155 and 1156 use the same hole for the cooler. If you look in review they all use 1156 compabiel cooler. The H50/H70 using the same pattern willalso fit out of the box on a 1155 board.
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