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May 25, 2010 7:02:16 PM

Hi, In addition to the below build

CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply $139.99

G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7T-6GBPI $174.99

ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $229.99

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case AND
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive COMBO $119

I7 930 from microcenter, $200

Graphics card - Sapphire 5850 $314

I also have the
Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-G1 Hyper 212 Plus 775/1156/1366/AMD/AM2/AM3 Universal Direct Contact Heat-Pipe 120mm Fan CPU Cooler $20 from Microcenter

Do I really need to install the cooler with the new build, or can I do without it (just use the cooling solution provided by Intel). Also, if I do install it, does it replace the default cooling solution provided with the I 7 930. (I don't intend to overclock or do anything fancy for a few months at least, just get a base system up and running).

Is it recommended to still go ahead and install the cooler as part of the base build.



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May 25, 2010 7:11:56 PM
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You do not have to install the Hyper 212+ as part of the initial build. Most people who get an aftermarket HSF install it at build time in order to minimize later work.

If you install it, it replaces the stock cooler.

I would suggest installing it now, as even if you're not overclocking right away, better cooling is never a bad thing.
May 25, 2010 7:26:04 PM

Got it.. my hesitation is on two counts
1) Have heard its not easy to install - but it makes sense to do this now than later, so I'll try and work it out.
2) Will it sit well with the RAM i have bought, that has me a bit more worried:
G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7T-6GBPI (I guess I will find out, but any suggestion would help)
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May 25, 2010 8:08:05 PM

Since I haven't worked with either of them, I can't say for certain.

However, I believe that the Hyper 212+ has adjustment screws that you can use to move the heat sink up and down a little if necessary. There should be something in the instructions (or online).
May 26, 2010 1:37:52 PM

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