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Which Air cooler for my first build?

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October 27, 2009 1:42:47 AM

Here's my list:

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Item #: N82E16811129021

EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813188039

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V ........ Really did go with the 850w.....

Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail Item #: N82E16819115202

SILVERSTONE FM121-B 120mm Case Fan - Retail Item #: N82E16835220014

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive Item #: N82E16822136319

Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996601 - Retail Item #: N82E16820146777

Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
Item #: N82E16827118030

SABRENT CRW-UINB 68-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal Card Reader w/ USB 2.0 Port supports SDHC/VISTA - Retail Item #: N82E16820300608

I am getting a pair of GeForce 8700’s from my brother for the time being but, will upgrade sometime next year (GTX 3XX)

All these parts have been ordered and soon to arrive. (1,077.00 @ Newegg)


I had ordered a Prolimatech Megahalems. Unfortunately it's back ordered and I want instant gratification. This will be my first build and I want to do it right. I am planning on overclocking my i7 920 to around 3.5 - 3.8 sometime in the future. (Maybe after the warranty runs out.) I really don't want to have to buy a new cooler. The Silverstone 120 mm fan I am planning on using is capable of pushing MAX 110cfm. (Hoping it won't be too loud at half speed) So..... I figured I got a second chance at getting it right and came to ask the experts.

Thanks for your advice.....

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October 27, 2009 3:17:23 AM

The Dark Knight and Scythe Mugen-2 are both really popular (and inexpensive)

You should buy 6 gigs rather than 4 gigs of ram so you can run it in triple rather than dual channel. Also the current power supply is overkill, but if you plan to upgrade your graphics in the future to a faster SLI it might be worth it.
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October 27, 2009 12:02:21 PM

Ooops....... That's the old shopping list. Got some OCZ platinum triple 1333mhz. The dark knight was on my list at one time but then I thought about the i9's or I read about the 6 and 8 cores that may be in the future. I wanted to be sure my cooler will be good enough for them as well.
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October 27, 2009 12:05:36 PM

Here is a link to a very good web site with a lot of useful information about cpu heatsinks:

http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

You can use the embedded search feature to find information about heatsinks for specific cpu sockets.
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October 27, 2009 1:32:27 PM

Spent a good amount of time there. #1 is on back order........ "Phone rings"........

CrazyPC to the rescue.....My Prolimatech Megahalems should show up at my door the same day I get off my boat and go home. That's about as instant as is available to me. And it's Still ranked #1 (For now). Thank you for your input.
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April 12, 2012 9:03:25 PM

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