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July 12, 2010 1:49:42 AM

INTEL i7 930 quad core (looking to OC to a stable 24/7 3.8ghz)

Cooler Master HAF 922 mid tower

CORSAIR tx 750w PSU

G. Skill PI series 6gb (3x2gb)

ASUS P6X58D-E MOBO

ASUS EAH5850 DIRECT-CU 1GB GDDR5 GPU (OCing to at least 950mhz)

WD 500GB 7200RPM CAVIAR BLACK (DATA STORAGE)

KINGSTON SSDNOW V-SERIES 64GB (OS DRIVE)

WINDOWS 7 HOME EDITION FOR SYSTEM BUILDERS

SONY OPTIARC 24X DVD/CD

HYPER 212+/PROLIMATECH MEGAHALEMS/ OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS

For a stable 3.8ghz i7-930 what temps would be good for idle/load i know the i7's run hot but will the hyper 212+ be good enough for 24/7 use or should i just get the megahalems? Open to any suggestions as well.

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July 12, 2010 1:53:31 AM

Swap the caviar black for a samsung F3, its faster and often cheaper, other than that it looks pretty good. Right now the Hyper 212+ is super expensive at newegg, but the Megahalems is just a better cooler in general, since you are looking for a pretty good OC go for the megahalems, and get a couple good fans for it.
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July 12, 2010 2:02:16 AM

^+1... Agree!!

You don't list where you are buying from but if from Newegg, don't forget to look for combo deals for additional savings. Also if you live near a MicroCenter, I would pick up the i7-930 from there to save you an additional $80 or so.
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July 12, 2010 2:11:09 AM

Yeah, definitely look for combos, it seems like there are some good combos this month instead of the $10 ones there usually are. I bought my rig last july when i spotted a $54 combo on my CPU and mobo so it can save you quite a bit if you get lucky.
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July 12, 2010 2:16:16 AM

I am waiting for good deals because newegg for the hyper 212 is rediculous right now. I am planning this build to buy it within the next 2 months so i have time to wait for a good deal. My questions is, will the hyper 212 be a sufficient cooler for my build? (lets hope newegg 212 prices go down)
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July 12, 2010 2:21:04 AM

Yes, it is a good cooler but don't wait on Newegg. Pick up the cooler from Amazon.com for roughly half price :) 


edit: hunter315, you beat me to the replay on this post... I think we are tied for the night :D 
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July 12, 2010 2:24:54 AM

Thank you all for the advice/quick reply. Any other suggestions and/or comments appreciated
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July 12, 2010 2:32:04 AM

Found a nice combo for you with the potential to save quite a bit, if you swap the HAF 922 for the Antec 902 you can combo with your motherboard for $50 off with a $20 MIR, now thats a combo! It will probably last until the end of the month unless one of them runs out of stock
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

@tecmo, glad we have gotten back into the trend of barely beating each other to the post again :D 
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July 12, 2010 2:38:20 AM

i really havent looked into that case. How does the antec 902 compare to haf 922?
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July 12, 2010 2:41:34 AM

I give appearance and cooling to the Antec 902 & size and cable management to the CM HAF 922
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July 12, 2010 2:43:30 AM

Will the antec 902 have problems fitting the megahalems in there comfortably?
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July 12, 2010 2:48:26 AM

It will fit the megahalems in there confortably. :) 
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July 12, 2010 2:52:35 AM

Thank you both for your advice and time :D 
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July 12, 2010 3:48:36 AM

sorry one other thing, with the megahalems will any modification need to be done to the side fan of the case?
I ran across someone that said you needed to modify the side fan of the case in order for the megahalems to fit
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July 12, 2010 4:14:13 AM

The 902 actually doesnt come with a side fan, you have the option to add on in the future. Since there is no side fan im going to go ahead and assume its not going to interfere.
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