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June 1, 2012 4:32:21 PM

Hello,
Hey guys im lookin to build my own gaming rig, and am getting either GIGABYTE G1.Assassin2 or ASUS Maximus IV Extreme. But anyways i'll be getting the Intel Core i7 3860x overclocked to somewhere around 4.4ghz, will the corsair h100 be enough to keep it cool? Also, I wanna cool my 2xRadeon 7970 cards. So can someone reccomend a good liquid cooling setup. I asked earlier but got no replies

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a b K Overclocking
June 1, 2012 4:37:37 PM

If you check the frostytech.com reviews, you'll find the H100 and H80 are both among the first Low-Cost Liquid-Cooling solutions to break their top 10 list:

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

In other words, it will be about as good as your going to get without building your own liquid loop. Also, an OC of 4.4 is likely, but the 3960x is a 6-core so it gets a little hotter than a 4-core. Each chip's OC potential is different, and based on your comfort level with temps this cooler should keep an OC of that much within the high 70Cs. YMMV.
June 1, 2012 5:00:26 PM

Thanks UberCake,
Does this sound like a good setup?

SETUP
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME
Intel Core i7 3960X OCed
Corsair Vengeance Performance Memory Modules 16GB (2x8)
ASUS AMD Radeon HD 7970 x2
Intel 520 Series 240 GB SATA 6 Gb/s 2.5-Inch Solid-State Drive x2
Western Digital Caviar Black 2 TB SATA III


And im gonna have it sent out to someone to set me up with a BEAST liquid cooling setup! :) 
Can someone lemme know whats a good case to house all that stuff?
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a b K Overclocking
June 1, 2012 7:01:11 PM

Clueless Builder said:
Thanks UberCake,
Does this sound like a good setup?

SETUP
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME
Intel Core i7 3960X OCed
Corsair Vengeance Performance Memory Modules 16GB (2x8)
ASUS AMD Radeon HD 7970 x2
Intel 520 Series 240 GB SATA 6 Gb/s 2.5-Inch Solid-State Drive x2
Western Digital Caviar Black 2 TB SATA III


And im gonna have it sent out to someone to set me up with a BEAST liquid cooling setup! :) 
Can someone lemme know whats a good case to house all that stuff?

I would go with a 4x4GB or 4x8GB Vengeance kit to take advantage of the quad-channel memory bandwidth.

Great SSD. I have a 120GB housing my OS and drivers. 7.9 WEI (if that really matters). Good choice on the HDD. Great motherboard. Make sure you use the BIOS flashback feature (awesome feature- read about it in the manual or on the ASUS site) to upgrade to the latest BIOS with a memory stick before installing all of your components. It will ensure the most recent hardware compatibility updates are in place.

Also, I'm partial to Nvidia, so I won't say anything about the video cards, but if the crossfire driver issues I had with the 5000 series have been corrected for the latest gen cards in crossfire, that will be a great video experience.
June 1, 2012 7:33:19 PM

Antec 1200 is a nice roomy case, that will fir your 7970s and a 120mm x2 radiator hook up.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

There are some nice cases by corsair that don't have as many bells and whistles, but has all the features that you would be looking for.

Carbide series- http://www.corsair.com/us/pc-cases/carbide-series-pc-ca...

Graphite series - http://www.corsair.com/us/pc-cases/graphite-series-pc-c...


these are just cases that appeal to me, and I personally own the antec 1200, the only downside to it are the hdd cages, which have 4 thumbscrews. But there are fans built into them with dust collectors.

In reality, it's not that bad, I just leave 2 screws on each side of each cage, getting the dust collectors out is still a breeze, and they work like a charm.
June 2, 2012 1:17:36 PM

aaronstyle said:
Antec 1200 is a nice roomy case, that will fir your 7970s and a 120mm x2 radiator hook up.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

There are some nice cases by corsair that don't have as many bells and whistles, but has all the features that you would be looking for.

Carbide series- http://www.corsair.com/us/pc-cases/carbide-series-pc-ca...

Graphite series - http://www.corsair.com/us/pc-cases/graphite-series-pc-c...


these are just cases that appeal to me, and I personally own the antec 1200, the only downside to it are the hdd cages, which have 4 thumbscrews. But there are fans built into them with dust collectors.

In reality, it's not that bad, I just leave 2 screws on each side of each cage, getting the dust collectors out is still a breeze, and they work like a charm.
Sweet. I was looking into the Antec 1200 and am also looking at the NZXT Switch 810.
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