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February 28, 2010 1:44:46 PM

I am building a new system in the next few days and would like some advice on CPU cooling for overclocking I am kicking around these in no specific order:

Noctua NH-U12DX 1366 120mm SSO CPU Cooler

CORSAIR Cooling Hydro Series CWCH50-1 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler

COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler

And here is the rest of the information.

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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 7-10 Days

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932, Video Card: DIAMOND 5870PE51G Radeon HD 5870

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, USA

OVERCLOCKING: Yes CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like it to be a quiet yet powerful PC


ASUS Rampage II Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Thermaltake W0319RU 850W ATX 12V 2.2 SLI
OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G2000LV6GK - Retail
Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM

Any feedback or advice would be great, thanks!

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February 28, 2010 2:23:59 PM

Recommendations:

RAM: I would go with the G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1600 Cas7 with tighter timings, which play a more important role than higher speeds.
HSF: I'm a fan of the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus for a heat sink for price to performance (hard to top IMO).
PSU: I'm not a huge fan of Thermaltake PSU's and would recommend looking at either Corsair, Antec or SeaSonic.
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February 28, 2010 2:34:13 PM

never buy either diamond or visiontek, they're known for their bad quality construction and poor customer service, spend a few more bucks and get a more respectable brand.

either sapphire, xfx or HIS will be good



as for the heatsink i'd recommend this one myself: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

it's the best bang for the buck right now, for $35 it beats lots of much expensiver heatsink, it beats the v8 on every single test, and even the megahalems.

see here: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...

and even better if you add another 120mm fan: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...



if you're going for a single gpu 850w is way too much, with a quality 650w you'll be able to run up to a single 5970. thermaltake psus aren't very good, they have low efficiency compared to other brands. get this one better: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


these memories are beter for the same price: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


get this motherboard instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
the asus one is ridiculously expensive






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February 28, 2010 2:49:15 PM

I would look at the ASRock X58 Extreme, if you are wanting to cut/save cost in your build.
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February 28, 2010 2:49:18 PM

ok, thanks for the input I am reworking my numbers now, but I have so ask but it seems the GA-EX58-UD3R is woefully short in memory slots, with no upgrade to 12GB if that time comes (by just adding 3 more 2GBs)
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February 28, 2010 2:54:23 PM

ASRock is not a brand I know (and yes I am an old school builder, but the last time I built was back in the p3/4 days) let me look into it.

I am sold on the CPU Cooler :) 
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February 28, 2010 2:59:59 PM

ASRock is a brand of ASUS, just like Lexus (ASUS) is a brand of Toyota (ASRock)
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February 28, 2010 4:14:05 PM

hmmm ASRock seems to not have the greatest reviews, even here... anyone have any feeling or another board suggestion?
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February 28, 2010 10:21:51 PM

exactly what i wrote before except for the motherboard...
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