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Better watercooling or overkill memorys?

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Last response: in Overclocking
August 30, 2012 8:10:19 PM


Hey.

I'm going to upgrade my PC.

What I have now is the following:

Chassis: Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus.
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale LGA775.
Cooling: Noctua NH-U9B.
Motherboard: Gigabyte EP45-DS4.
Memory: TWIN2X4096-6400C4DHX x 2 = 8GB.
Graphics Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD6990.
HDD: 2x portable USB 2.0, 4x SATA2 HDD, 1 Corsair Force 3 Series F120 120GB 2.5 ", 1 OCZ Vertex 3 SATA III 2.5".
PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000W.
OS: Windows 7 x64 Ultimate.
Monitors: Samsung SyncMaster P2770H & 55 "LG LED TV.

I will replace the cooling system, the CPU, the motherboard and the memory.

I've been thinking about the following:

CPU: 3770K Ivy
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Extreme
Memory: G.Skill 4x8 2666mhz [TridentX] F3 2666C11Q-32GTXD
Cooling: Corsair H100 with 4 other fans controlled by the motherboard.

But I've read a little and memories are probably overkill for the moment when they are expensive and difficult to obtain.

Perhaps it would be better to buy 2x8 1600MHz memories now and wait for the price reduction of the 2666mhz memories and buy another water-cooling system instead?

Or will a H100 with 4 fans do it?

I'll try to build a system that is stable at 5.0GHz.

What do you think should I wait with memories and buy a better cooling system instead?

Which in that case?

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a c 479 K Overclocking
August 30, 2012 8:29:59 PM

Not sure what your plans are as your post is a bit all over the place. Why do you need more than 16GB of RAM? Why do you need an H100? Is there a budget involved? Are you going to overclock?
August 31, 2012 3:10:09 AM

This is the overclock section of the forum, so yes, if you read you will see my target is 5.0Ghz stable.

Didnt find the perfect part of the forum to post it, so it ended upp here and in memmoris.

The H100 was a cheap and easy to install watercooler thats why.

Dosnt need mor than 16, but 32 is fun to have ;) 
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a c 152 K Overclocking
August 31, 2012 6:01:40 AM

Did you buy the H100 yet?

If you want a stable 5ghz you're looking at a custom watercooling solution.
a b K Overclocking
August 31, 2012 9:34:40 AM

sabelstrom said:
This is the overclock section of the forum, so yes, if you read you will see my target is 5.0Ghz stable.

Didnt find the perfect part of the forum to post it, so it ended upp here and in memmoris.

The H100 was a cheap and easy to install watercooler thats why.

Dosnt need mor than 16, but 32 is fun to have ;) 


The H100 won't be able to keep the 3770k cool at 5 ghz. You need a custom watercooling to do that, even then don't expect it to drop below 75C during stress test.
August 31, 2012 12:07:34 PM

Thats why i asked, havent bougt anything yet.

The temp 75 is what i call low with 5.0, so its no probs.

But what cooling system are you recomending?

I will read the sticky threads to.