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GTX470 SLI build

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June 22, 2010 1:14:09 PM

Hey, so this is the system that I want to build in about a month. I would like some feedback, what do you guys think bout heat issues and is it worth it going for the antec 1200 case?
graphics card: 2X ASUS EN-GTX470 1215MB 320bit
cpu: INTEL CORE i7 930
cpu cooler: CORSAIR H50
psu: CORSAIR HX850W
HDD: 2X SAMSUNG 1TB SATA-2 32meg Cache 7200rpm in RAID 0
case: CoolerMaster HAF 932 (HIGH AIR FLOW) NO POWER Model: RC-932-KKN1
monitor: 23.6inch ACER X243HQ BLACK 5ms Res. DVI 1920x1080 16:9HD Contrast 40000:1ACM
ram: G.SKILL TRIPLE PACK 3x2gig (6gig Total) DDR3 1600MhzCL9
optical drive: SAMSUNG 8x BLU-Ray Reader DVD
motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R
keyboard: LOGITECH G15 Gaming Keyboard
mouse: MICROSOFT SIDEWINDER LASER GAMING

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June 22, 2010 4:17:25 PM

You could just use a HAF 922 and add an extra 200mm side fan. The 932 Fan fits fine. In fact, 932 and 922 use same fans even though it's labeled as 230mm in 932 and 200mm in 922.

Better off with good air than cheap water.

Do you actually need a blue ray?

Get either the G Skill PI or Trident 6 GB kit. The tridents will hit Cas 6 at 1600 for $10 more, so I'd personally get those.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
June 22, 2010 4:22:29 PM

the cpu cooler can match a high end air cooler but its low end water cooler , u wont get much overclock with it ( at low temp )
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June 22, 2010 5:26:05 PM

Ignor them, the H50 is a fantastic cooler for what it is at the price you pay for it. You will easilly get 4ghz OC on that i7 with it running around 75 deg c while running 8 threads of prime. conincidently thats about the same temp as any high end air cooler.

scrap the case, no DUST FILTERS, ******* nightmare to clean, Antec 1200 far better case for the cost (best in its class). tho not exactly quiet, but if you use headphones that not even an issue

June 22, 2010 6:50:18 PM

cygone said:
Ignor them, the H50 is a fantastic cooler for what it is at the price you pay for it. You will easilly get 4ghz OC on that i7 with it running around 75 deg c while running 8 threads of prime. conincidently thats about the same temp as any high end air cooler.


Tom's disagree's with you about the H50. It's beaten even by cheap average air cooling, never mind something like a Megahalem, Tuniq or Noctua.

They did an entire series comparing big air to cheap water. They didn't even use the good air coolers.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/h50-fort120-cogage,...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/coolit-domino-cogag...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/corsair-h50-fort120...

Legit Review also demonstrated that that Cheap water isn't all that good. Heck, it's got worse idle temps then stock Intel Fan. That, and it's comparing to last gen air cooling.
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1025/6/

For the Price of a H50 plus 2 good fans is $70 + ~$24. A Noctua NH-D14 is $90 and would perform better, with great fans off the bat.

A Megahalem is $62. $8 cheaper is you also get 2 good fans.

The Tuniq Tower Extreme 120 is another great buy at $63
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, mentioning load temps without telling us ambient is meaningless. It looks great if my CPU is running at 70 C at 4.0 ghz, but if ambient is only 10 C, that's pretty bad numbers.

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