I am not sure what kind of cooling one would need in their custom built rig. I am most likely to go with a HAF case or the SILVERSTONE RAVEN RV02-BW Matte black 0.8mm Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case. Both of these get good air flow as I see it. I will be doing some overclocking of my cpu at first so Im buying getting the hyper 212 (is this good enough). Will i also need to buy HD coolers, Memory coolers, and northbridge coolers?

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  1. Best state what sort of h/w u intend to run, etc
  2. Case: Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case (saw this one after I first posted) $160

    CPU: i7 930 will overclock to about 3.7 to start(prob. more later once I get comfortable) $212

    Mobo:GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard and OS:Windows 7 $290

    RAM:CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMP6GX3M3A1600C8 $160

    Monitor:ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 20000:1) Built in Speakers $190

    GPU: Sapphire AMD 6870 (I will go CF in the near future) $240

    PSU: CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply $170

    Opt. Drive: ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM $20

    HD:Western Digital Caviar Black WD6402AAEX 640GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $70 (What cords will i need to hook this up)

    SSD: I will also purchase about a 60GB ( on of this soon after the build)

    Internet: Wired (i think im gonna go cas6 but can i go with any cas6 cable)

    Cpu cooler, gpu cooler, memory cooler: ??????

    120mm Fan for side(any recomendations?

    ps. Can anyone double check me that all the parts are compatible/fit and very little bottlenecking? Or any suggestions; this comp. will be used for World Of Warcraft
  3. Get the CM HAF-X and you'll be fine.. For achieving a 3.7 GHz clock, the CM Hyper 212+ won't cut it.. Better to get a more high performance cooler (Noctua NH-D14 for example)..
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