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    Question Choosing ram, gpu and cooling [max v extreme-3770k]

    I'm between 2 options and I cant decide for RAM, GPU AND COOLING.
    RAM:
    Corsair Vengeance black 16GB PC3-14900U CL9-10-9-27 (DDR3-1866)
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    Corsair XMS3 Dominator Platinum DIMM kit 8GB PC3-16000U CL9-9-9-24 (DDR3-2000)
    ?????

    What should I go for? more capacity or more speed? and which model is better?


    GPU:
    ASUS ENGTX570 DCII/2DIS/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 in 2-way SLI
    OR
    1 ASUS GTX 670 -DC2-2GD5 GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0


    COOLING: [NO WATERCOOLING]
    COOLER MASTER V8, mostly for the looks of it!
    OR
    CORSAIR H80 HYDRO

    My Rig:
    Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GT Black [RED THEME]

    PSU: OCZ FATAL1TY 1000W

    Mobo: ASUS Maximus V EXTREME LGA 1155 Intel Z77

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge LGA 1155

    HDD: WD VelociRaptor 1TB, 64M cache

    SSD: SAMSUNG 830 Series 128GB SATA III

    DRIVER: Sony Optiarc AD-7261S

    CART READER: ICY BOX IB-865, 3.5

    FAN: AEROCOOL SHARK RED 120 LED

    The PC will be used for gaming and architectural programs and designing.

    THANKS IN ADVANCE GUYS.

    -THERMALTAKE LEVEL 10 GT [RED THEME-ROG] - ASUS MAXIMUS V EXTREME - INTEL I7 3770K -

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    Corsair Vengeance black 16GB PC3-14900U CL9-10-9-27 (DDR3-1866)
    16gb for the Architectural programs and Designing work your planning on doing.

    1 ASUS GTX 670 -DC2-2GD5 GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0
    Just because it's pci3

    CORSAIR H80 HYDRO
    Water coolers put less/no presser on the MoBo and work great.

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    I agree with Nackers on the graphics card and cooler selection... - even if the OP said "no watercooling" (then listed the H80 as a possibility)... the H80 is a closed loop watercooling system...

    Regarding the memory, I would rather go with the GSkill TridentX series... of course, if fits in the budget and is available...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nackers View Post
    Corsair Vengeance black 16GB PC3-14900U CL9-10-9-27 (DDR3-1866)
    16gb for the Architectural programs and Designing work your planning on doing.

    1 ASUS GTX 670 -DC2-2GD5 GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0
    Just because it's pci3

    CORSAIR H80 HYDRO
    Water coolers put less/no presser on the MoBo and work great.
    Quote Originally Posted by Zka17 View Post
    I agree with Nackers on the graphics card and cooler selection... - even if the OP said "no watercooling" (then listed the H80 as a possibility)... the H80 is a closed loop watercooling system...

    Regarding the memory, I would rather go with the GSkill TridentX series... of course, if fits in the budget and is available...


    Thanks for the advise.
    no water cooling I meant no actual installation of liquid in the build because I dont feel comfortable yet to do smth like that and risk my componets.
    I'll go for the GTX670 and maybe later I'll buy another one and try SLI.
    As for the GSkill I'll check it out and see if I can get it where I live.

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    I heard that G Skill Trident rams are some of the best performing ram modules for overclocking today.
    This might be interesting.

    http://rog.asus.com/rog-pro/memtweak...%20V%20EXTREME
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    Quote Originally Posted by MR.COHIBA View Post
    Thanks for the advise.
    no water cooling I meant no actual installation of liquid in the build because I dont feel comfortable yet to do smth like that and risk my componets.
    have you looked at the corsair H80 and H100 series of closed loop water cooler??
    there are several thats using it on this forum.
    take a look at the H series and see what you think ( google it )

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    Quote Originally Posted by kkn View Post
    have you looked at the corsair H80 and H100 series of closed loop water cooler??
    there are several thats using it on this forum.
    take a look at the H series and see what you think ( google it )
    As I said in my first post I m between the H80 and the V8 by CM.
    I know that H80 performs better than the V8 but that looks of the V8 are awsome! I'll go for the performance though and change the fans of H80 to red led ones. [Aerocool Shark devil red or Cooler Master sickleflow red]
    The only reason I m not using the H100 is because I have the Thermaltake level 10 gt case which already has a very nice 200mm fan on the top.

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    The H100 is better than the H80... and Ivy Bridge CPU's are running hot when OC'd...

    Just one more suggestion... try to get fans for the H80 (same thing for the H100 too, if you change your mind) with high static pressure! You do have to keep the good airflow through the radiator, otherwise the performance will be waaaaaaay below the air coolers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by najirion View Post
    I heard that G Skill Trident rams are some of the best performing ram modules for overclocking today.
    This might be interesting.

    http://rog.asus.com/rog-pro/memtweak...%20V%20EXTREME
    You're right! I can see that the GSkill are in the top 10.
    I'll check them out and see if I can get them in Cyprus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zka17 View Post
    The H100 is better than the H80... and Ivy Bridge CPU's are running hot when OC'd...

    Just one more suggestion... try to get fans for the H80 (same thing for the H100 too, if you change your mind) with high static pressure! You do have to keep the good airflow through the radiator, otherwise the performance will be waaaaaaay below the air coolers...
    thanks for the info! is Static pressure (mmH2O): 2.94 mm high enough? thats the CM sickleflow 120mm
    I checked the level 10 gt and its indeed H100 ready. I'll get the build all together with the ram and the GPU that havent bought yet and see how it goes with the cooling.

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