Case - 3 x CM HAF X and one Raven Rev2.
CPU - All with i7 750 / 1 with i7 980.
Memory - All triple channel from Corsair / 2 are Dominator GT with Heat-Sink.
Mobo's - 2 MSI Bib Bang XPower/ 1 ASUS X58 Sabertooth/ 1 eVGA
As for Overclocking: Yes, I intend to overclock to the highest possible stable configuration, for 24/7 systems.
I am undecided on what CPU cooler to buy, what do you guys think of this:
- THERMALRIGHT SILVER ARROW, it looks like an evolution on the Noctua NH-D14...is it?
Other solutions: All suggestions welcomed,
A good tower cooler that isn't too heavy, doesn't make a lot of noise, and permits me to install tall DDR3 memories (3 channel), with their independent air-cooler.
P.S. Water cooling is absolutely out of the question, so please don't even mention it.
Thanks for your attention.
Yes the TR Silver Arrow is the best available air cooler at the moment.
It's quieter and smaller then the D14 and provides slightly better cooling performance.
You really can't go wrong with either unit.
If you want smaller units the TR Venomous X and the Prolimatech Megahalems are top-notch.
Another interesting unit is the TR Archon designed specifically for use with tall ram modules.
155mm x Width 53mm x Height 170mm
As you can see it's a tall unit ,won't be a problem in a HAF X.
Won't fit in a Raven 2 though,i don't think a 160mm tall unit will fit in a RV02.
I've yet to read a review on it yet but coming with a 140mm TY-140 fan it will be quiet.(21db) http://www.thermalright.com/products/index.php?act=data...
Most builds i've seen in a RV02 use a Mugen 2 for cooling and as you know it's not tall ram friendly.
Thanks Davcon. I'll probably go with two Silver Arrows. The TR Archon, which I knew nothing about, sure looks good, for one of the high-mem builds.
As for the Raven, which will carry another of the high-mem's, I'll have to measure it thoroughly, and see what I can get in there. Hadn't thought of the Mugan, with all the clatter going around the interwebby. It's a cooler I really love, aside it's assembly issues, and I'll definitely put it on my priority list (hope it fits into the Raven).
P.S. » I've been preparing all the towers this morning, and afternoon, and I can safely say that the Raven 2 is a pleasure to work with, such built-quality. It looks small, beside the Xs, but it's really well designed, and engineered.
P.P.S. » A BEST ANSWER, if only I knew how to give it. I'm too sleepy, or is that feature on another forum???
Thank you all so very much. And a special thanks to you Davcon!!!