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December 22, 2009 3:30:24 AM

Ok... I just built a system from scratch again, here's the config, so if anyone feels like adding anything into it to make it a better one . I'd like to know. Plus, I'd like to know what they think about this system too.

Cabinet : HAF 932
PSU: Tagan 900Watts TG900BZ
Mobo: MSI 790FX-GD70
Proc: AMD Phenom II X4 965BE
RAM: 4X2GB DDR3 Kingston Hyperx 1600MHz Dual Channel
Video: 2 x ATI Radeon HD5750 in Crossfire
HDD: 2 x 1.5 TB Seagate Barracudas, 1 X 500GB Seagate Barracuda
Monitor: 2X Benq G2420HD 24 inch Displays
CDRom: Asus BR DVD
Cooling:
Processor: H5O Corsair
RAM: Thermalright HR07 Heatsinks

Yeah, I know the H50 is the basic liquid cooling kit, but thats all I could get my hands on here.
Will upgrade it later when I get into some heavy overclocking stuff.

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December 22, 2009 3:47:04 AM

^ I dont see anything missing...The build seems pretty good...
But 1 thing is that if you game frequently and at high settings(most probably that is the reason you would have chosen to go with 2 cards I guess), then you should have spent ~$40 more and got 2x HD 5770s rather than 2 HD 5750s...but that fine too...
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December 22, 2009 6:43:01 PM

I was under the impression that the H50 was one of the best/better CPU cooling solutions you could get, no point replacing it with anything imo.
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December 23, 2009 1:43:07 AM

^ Actually you get air coolers which can perform better than that H50...but the H50 would produce less noise compared to those coolers...
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December 23, 2009 2:05:47 AM

The little liquid coolers are junk and most of them are noisy anyway because they only connect into a single 120mm fan.

Also go for a single 5850 rather than crossfire. Tom's never accounts for configuration issues in the best video card for the money lists.
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December 23, 2009 2:08:42 AM

5750 CFX is pointless because the HD 5850 is right around the same price. Be patient and wait for one.
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December 23, 2009 11:25:11 AM

Typical how I was convinced by a builder on another forum that the Corsair H50 was untouchable, and I relay this, and he turns around and replaces it with a Noctua NH-D14 and it is quieter and still very good at cooling. Altho he moved to the HAF 932 from a much more 'soundproof' case.
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December 23, 2009 12:09:50 PM

Silvune said:
Typical how I was convinced by a builder on another forum that the Corsair H50 was untouchable, and I relay this, and he turns around and replaces it with a Noctua NH-D14 and it is quieter and still very good at cooling. Altho he moved to the HAF 932 from a much more 'soundproof' case.


I don't think there's anything "soundproof" about the HAF 932.

Also, the Prolimatech Megahelems / Mega Shadow is a better heatsink
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December 23, 2009 9:24:08 PM

masterasia said:
I don't think there's anything "soundproof" about the HAF 932.


Exactly my point
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December 23, 2009 9:25:45 PM

drop the liquid cooling.... unless you go top-end, good fan coolers are better
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December 24, 2009 4:26:40 AM

Ok Guys, I got the point, but here's a little more info about the rig's working environment....... Full of dust........ Thus the lesser the number of small fans, the better, Since the HAF932 has all big fans with pretty slow RPMs, it's easier to keep clean and less noisy in the long run.
H50 is a great cooler as long as you don't go Nitro, and the fan they give with it is ok although I do have to extra fans with me, just in case.....
Disassembling it and reinstalling it are less than a five minute job so it's a heck of a lot easier than a customs water cooled rig.
But I agree with most of you that the Air cooler can give quite a performance against the H50, but then the dust issue pops up, more fins, more fans, higher speeds, higher noise levels with dust accumulating on the blades and inbetween the fins.
I'll post a pic of the present state of my rig , one month after it was last cleaned, you'd be surprised with the dust in it.....
And I also picked up 3x 9600GT cards......
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October 9, 2010 12:55:12 PM

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