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Best HSF @ JR.com buying in 4hrs. HELP...

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January 7, 2010 2:31:22 AM

EDIT: What is the BEST 1366 HSF I can purchase, I will go to the J&R local store (jr.com) and pick it up in 4 hours.

Money is not an issue, I simply want the top 3 options that they have in stock.

Please Help.


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I'm receiving my parts for the build tomorrow. I have an urgent question!

I ordered the i7-920 with an Asus P6X58D premium.
I'm not going to OC in the near future. I didn't order and fans/heatsinks.

1. Can I install and run it smoothly without?
2. Will I need a Thermal Interface Material?

Please HELP,

Thank you very much.


Below is my full system from newegg, do you think I forgot something?

1 Kingston HyperX T1 Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model KHX2000C9D3T1FK3/6GX - Retail
Item #: N82E16820104126

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

1 SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817151087

1 Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136284

1 XFX HD-577A-ZNDC Radeon HD 5770 XXX Edition 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814150464

1 HP 24X Multiformat DVD Burner Black SATA Model 1270i LightScribe Support - Retail
Item #: N82E16827140041

1 OKGEAR 10" Straight To Straight SATA 6Gbit/s Cable Model GC10ARM - Retail
Item #: N82E16812123289

1 OKGEAR 18" Straight To Straight W/ Metal Latch SATA 3.0 Cable Model OK18A3RK11 - Retail
Item #: N82E16812123287

1 ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131614

1 Antec P193 Gunmetal Gray Aluminum / Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811129062

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January 7, 2010 4:58:55 AM

i7 920 comes with a heatsink with applied thermal paste, i was going to use the oem heatisnk but decided to get the H50 for 30 bucks! At bestbuy( i have all these discounts from rewardzone ;p) My CPU ranged from 20 c to 30 c on stock clock, overclock on the weekend!
But th heatsink should do ok, if intel packages it with the processor, it shold be good. Just check the temps.
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January 7, 2010 5:16:10 AM

You have everything you need except the operating system, but I assume you are going to load Windows 7 64 bit.

You do not need an aftermarket heat sink fan (HSF) and thermal paste because the i920 comes with the Intel stock HSF. However, this HSF is not very efficient and is noisy under load. Even if you never overclock the processor, it is still wise to replace the HSF with an aftermarket product because the processor will run much cooler and be happier.

A Cooler Master Hyper 212 is only $30 (with free shipping right now), and it has very good performance:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would advise that you buy it now, and install it before you put your motherboard in the case. You could buy it later, but you would have to take your motherboard out of the P193 case to install it, and besides being a PITA, it is somewhat difficult to uninstall the Intel HSF.

Good luck with your build.
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January 7, 2010 5:21:42 AM

To answer your question, no, you aren't missing any typical components. After you get your system built, however, keep an eye on temperatures. Adding or replacing a fan is not uncommon, but for your build I doubt that will be likely.

I would have shaved 200W off the PSU, but that's neither here nor there. If you don't already have a drop, consider getting a wireless card.
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January 7, 2010 1:41:43 PM

What is the BEST HSF I can purchase, I will go to the J&R local store (jr.com) and pick it up in 4 hours.

Money is not an issue, I simply want the top 3 options that they have in stock.

Please Help.
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January 7, 2010 3:22:05 PM

Currently Frostytech hasn't released the full Zalman review yet, but they've released it's ranking, and it'sa bit behind the much cheaper CM Hyper 212 Plus

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

so go with that if you can. The rest of their selection is pretty bad to be honest.
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