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    Re: 700 Notes - Gaming Build

    Couple of things on the ACf7rev2, AFAIK it's exactly the same cooler as the ACf7pro or ACf64pro
    The only difference is they now use a multi socket mounting system instead of producing different coolers for different sockets and they've improved the fan.
    Same heat pipe size and position, same fin area, spaceing and number.
    Oh and slightly more expensive
    (strangely enough I've yet to see a review where the original is pitted up against the rev2)
    It's still a decent cooler, but it's just not as good or as cheap as it once was and the competition is making cheaper better coolers now)

    If you go with the NZXT Vulcan then stick with your current ACf64pro (if you go with and AMD system) as I'm pretty sure it's a bit too narrow to use the larger coolers.

    Unless the heat pipes are damaged a cooler suffers minimal effects from age, as it's self contained and metal.
    I'll admit I'm not a big fan of it (excuse the pun) for a quad core as it can get a little loud to me (I've really gotten into keeping my pc's quiet)

    If you still want to consider full ATX then have a look at the NZXT Panzer box, it's not without it's faults and it looks smaller than it is (mainly because it's short but wide)
    The other I'd seriously look at is the new Coolermaster HAF 912, this thing is on the small side for a midtower however it's a good chunk wider than most (not as wide as the panzerbox) this lets it fit a 200mm fan in the front and top and leaves plenty of space behind the motherboard tray for cable management.

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    Re: 700 Notes - Gaming Build

    P180 mini can fit a 16cm cooler btw.
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    Re: 700 Notes - Gaming Build

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyte View Post
    Sorry to Op for a little thread hijack, but it is regarding the 6000 series card. i have found this article
    http://www.techeye.net/chips/amd-pos...radeon-hd-6000

    It states the cards being delayed til november. Now i dont know how reputable this website is (found it through google), but if it is true it could impact his decision to buy now or wait.
    Quote Originally Posted by redddraggon View Post
    Personally I wouldn't wait, I'd just get the best card you can afford now (or whenever you plan to get it), I always found waiting for something often ends up with the thing being higher priced or poorer performing than expected.
    Supposedly it is back to October again:

    http://www.fudzilla.com/graphics/ite...ck-to-november

    Anyway,the HD6000 series is meant to have 4D shaders instead of 5D ones so it is worth the wait IMHO to see how it performs and how much it will cost.


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    Re: 700 Notes - Gaming Build

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyte View Post
    Sorry to Op for a little thread hijack, but it is regarding the 6000 series card. i have found this article
    http://www.techeye.net/chips/amd-pos...radeon-hd-6000

    It states the cards being delayed til november. Now i dont know how reputable this website is (found it through google), but if it is true it could impact his decision to buy now or wait.
    Quote Originally Posted by redddraggon View Post
    Personally I wouldn't wait, I'd just get the best card you can afford now (or whenever you plan to get it), I always found waiting for something often ends up with the thing being higher priced or poorer performing than expected.
    Supposedly it is back to October again:

    http://www.fudzilla.com/graphics/ite...ck-to-november

    Anyway,the HD6000 series is meant to have 4D shaders instead of 5D ones so it is worth the wait IMHO to see how it performs and how much it will cost.

    The motherboard in the build I suggested has an IGP and the OP already has an X850XTPE. TBH,if they are going to have long periods between upgrading their graphics card they might as well wait a month or two to see if the new cards are much better.


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    Re: 700 Notes - Gaming Build

    Quote Originally Posted by nibbler View Post
    P180 mini can fit a 16cm cooler btw.
    I never said it didn't.
    most decent cases will.

    In fact I stand corrected on the Vulcan, you can fit a lrage cooler in it (I've been looking at so many cases recently I'd got them mixed up)
    The big problem is only if you try to put a 200mm fan on the side panel or fit water cooling (inc the all-in-ones like the corsair h50) then you'll need to get creative to get it in.

    The case I was thinking about was the InWin dragon slayer http://www.inwin-style.com/website/p...5&iw_pd_id=13#
    which will not fit a 120mm fan based tower cooler as there's only about 145mm clearence, the mesh side may again make up that difference, I cannot find a review of it that tries to put a large cooler in it.
    So many reviews saying what a great gaming case it is and using an intell stock cooler in it

    Still it has a lot of potential even if the looks are an aquired taste.

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    Re: 700 Notes - Gaming Build

    I was just throwing it in as a point of information, I didn't doubt you!
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    Re: 700 Notes - Gaming Build

    nice build mate.

    As for the mini-p180...it's pure quality...i had one...but mind you it fits only matx boards, and it's basically the same size as the 300.

    as for the gfx, i would wait as well for the 6xxx series, I think it shouldn't matter which month it comes...it will be here soon enough

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    Re: 700 Notes - Gaming Build

    Quote Originally Posted by ehhhhhhh View Post
    nice build mate.

    As for the mini-p180...it's pure quality...i had one...but mind you it fits only matx boards, and it's basically the same size as the 300.

    as for the gfx, i would wait as well for the 6xxx series, I think it shouldn't matter which month it comes...it will be here soon enough
    Yeh i do wanna wait, but i need it by 2nd week Nov. So i dunno yet!
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    Re: 700 Notes - Gaming Build

    Wait till start of nov then, if nothing is out get a 5850 or a GTX 460 1gb.
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    Re: 700 Notes - Gaming Build

    Yeh, think ill have too

    Got a 7800GTX but it will depress me having that in my new rig
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    Re: 700 Notes - Gaming Build

    Thread resurrection

    As u can see from above, I was planning on waiting for the new ATI cards, but from what ive read, i dont think i'll be gaining much from it, and my current pc is having difficulties booting up

    Ill be using CAT THE FILTH recommended build on the other page, so just seeing if anything has changed in the last 2/3 weeks since it was recommended?

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