View Full Version : want your thoughts!
hey guys, me again. just upgrading some components in my 2nd gen i7 box and was wondering what you thought...
8gb (2x4gb) vengance 1866 clock
sapphire radeon 7770 Ghz edition OC with vapor-x cooling
also need a decent PSU (piece of **** that is in there isn't even worth mentioning)
Bit confused as to your setup going on your last post which was an AMD system :p, so would need to know what you have in the system now, PSU is simple get Antec, OCZ, Corsair, seasonic , silverstone XFX and prob a couple i missed 600w and above. The RAM as it's a 2nd gen i7 I assume you currently have 8gb, it isn't worth getting more unless your system is using a page file ever so keep an eye on your RAM usage, as for RAM speed the difference between 1600 and 2100mhz is almost completely unnoticeable.
yeah, that build was for a friend mate. pretty sure i mentioned that. this is a dell xps 435mt that is in need of upgrade. its not a bad box, actually, with a fresh install and the 4gb of (mismatched) ram that is in there, it is pretty nippy. just looking to stick in something that will let me up my game settings a bit. also looking to put newer and beefier stuff in there than is necessary, as RAM, GPU, PSU etc are all transferable to a new system, i.e. the system i am planning to build early next year. that one will be sitting in an antec 1200 with watercooling most likely. gonna be a beast of an overclocked rig, so yeah. but enough of that, will post spec when i am doing that one!
i am not sure what you will think, buuuuut the nzxt phantom enthusiast full tower case is possibly something i wouldnt mind too much (beauty is in the eye of the beholder, remember this xD)
i would have posted a link, but dabs dont do them. looking at maybe the black/orange or something equally as dark
The phantom, well I've made my opinions clear its cheap plastic and just nasty :p, however NZXT do make a similar case that is 10 times better the Switch 810 and that thing is a watercooling dream. I don't deny the phantom looks good, it's the only reason that I decided to get my hands on one to see if I can use it to replace my current case but looks can't outweigh the flaws for me :p
Got the phantom for a friends build also and I must say its a really bad cheap tower. Looks cool from pictures and such but its a case that should be hidden under a desk, really flimsy. I love the corsair 600T This one (http://www.dabs.ie/products/corsair-memory-special-edition-white-graphite-series-600t-mid-tower-case-7JR8.html?src=2) very expensive but its a case I would have for life.
so the GPU is fine i take it then? xD no comments on that at all. i did a lot of research on it, and i can pick one up for around Â£100 comfortably. the closest thing i have found in performance is about Â£60-Â£70 more expensive for about a 3% performance increase (wasted!) plus because of the vapor-x cooling, this card can be OC's further! any recommendations for a case with some bling? thinking blue tbh xD
The 7770 is fine as long as the motherboard has pci-e which of course a 2nd gen i7's board will have, its not worth upgrading from a 6770 or anything like that but well worth upgrading from anything older than that. As for a blue case I think you are going to be looking at LED fans to make the blue :p most cases don't come in blue without custom painting only company that does sometimes do it is Lian Li and they make the most expensive cases on the market :p. If you want something that looks imposing and good the Xigmatek Elysium is a good option, you could go with a Corsair like everyone else :/ , or maybe Silverstone Raven which looks very impressive, can't say that I look at a lot of "bling" cases as i prefer stealth but the above are definitely the ones I prefer .