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Looking to upgrade case, PSU and CPU fan


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#1 ratedr98

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 02:54 PM

Hi there,

 

currently my CPU fan doesn't seem to be doing me any favours (average of 45 degree heat when usually around 25) so I am looking to spend a bit of money on upgrading my PC as a whole.

 

Currently I am looking at the following:

 

PSU - Corsair Gaming Series 2013 700W

Case - Corsair Carbide Series 200R

CPU Fan - Coolmaster Hyper 212 EVO

 

My current specs are:

 

CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 965

PSU - Arctic Power 700W

GPU - Sapphire HD 6770 1GB

Mobo - Asus M4A87TD/USB3 870

Case - Casecom 6788 Black Mid Tower

RAM - G-Skill 8GB (2x4GB)

 

Are these okay to use or would you recommend something else?

 

Budget is about £160 

 



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Posted 04 July 2013 - 04:36 PM

Hyper 212 EVO- good upgrade.

 

Power supply- fair upgrade.  The 12V rail on the Corsair is a lot stronger (56 amp) vs the 44amp combined on the Arctic Power.  That Arctic Power is one hard PSU to find info on.  Out of curiosity, is there a "combined power" rating under the two "12V+"  on your current supply?  Eventhough the Corsair is a better unit, is your current PSU causing problems?  Are you planning upgrades that will require a better PSU.  If your current PSU works fine, maybe you might let it ride a bit longer.

 

Case- After looking at both of them, it may be more of a sidegrade instead of an upgrade.  One thing I do like about the Corsair case is it has room for a twin 120mm radiator up top if you like water cooling.  If you are using an air cooler, I don't know if an upgrade would be worth the money.  Unless you hate your current case, it is hard to justify the expense of a new case.

 

All the above is just an opinion....I could be wrong.  Ooh, UK.  That VAT is going to eat up a chunk of cash to.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 01:06 AM

700W for a single graphics card is a bit of an overkill, something like their 600W would be more then fine. The case you have chosen is rock solid, Corsair makes awesome, great looking high quality cases around.


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#4 ratedr98

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 01:29 AM

Well I am looking to upgrade my GPU when the next generation is released so hopefully around October of this year so a more stable PSU would be needed.

Also, I am looking to overclock as well hence why I went with a higher wattage on the PSU.

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:45 PM

A high quality 600W would do the job easily, 700W+ is usually for dual graphics card system.


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