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December 21, 2010 10:08:44 PM

My budget is around how much these cost in total. There isn't a huge difference in the $200 boards compared to the $300 so I went with this setup.

Mobo and Ram:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Processor and Heatsink Combo:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

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Feel free to give your feedback, would appreciate it.

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December 21, 2010 10:55:22 PM

Hello,

Everything looks good, but for the components you have, your CPU cooler is on the cheap side. I'd really go with a Noctua NH-D14. It's the best air CPU cooler on the market right now, and it has been for more than a year. Plus, you've probably got the only motherboard on the market right now that fits the Noctua colors (brown and beige)

Here's a review and the manufacturer's website.

I've already verified, and it's compatible with the Sabertooth. If you've got a big mid-tower, or even better a full tower, it will fit without any problem.

It's a little bit pricey, but with it you'll be able to push your overclock much higher at lower temperatures. Plus, it's a whole lot quieter than any other thanks to its 120mm and 140mm fans.
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December 21, 2010 11:25:24 PM

Ya I completely agree and I was thinking about that, but it is a little out of my price range because I just bought a truck so I was going with the best cooler with a combo discount and that's what I found.

I've read a lot of the reviews for the one I picked and for the price it's excellent. I will try it out and see how it runs and if I end up not liking it I will definitely return it and possibly try yours. I don't plan on OCing too much because it's not necessarily needed for the games I want but it should be fine with the one I picked.

Onto my build as a whole I've looked for awhile now and I think with you that it is a good setup I just wanted some additional info on what others thought.

Thanks for your time
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December 22, 2010 12:19:58 AM

tommyd777 said:
Ya I completely agree and I was thinking about that, but it is a little out of my price range because I just bought a truck so I was going with the best cooler with a combo discount and that's what I found.

I've read a lot of the reviews for the one I picked and for the price it's excellent. I will try it out and see how it runs and if I end up not liking it I will definitely return it and possibly try yours. I don't plan on OCing too much because it's not necessarily needed for the games I want but it should be fine with the one I picked.

Onto my build as a whole I've looked for awhile now and I think with you that it is a good setup I just wanted some additional info on what others thought.

Thanks for your time


For only $5 more this combo of the same CPU but with a CM Hyper 212+ would be a better choice, as you would probably know from the reviews you have read.

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December 22, 2010 12:40:28 AM

^ +1 to LothDK. That CPU is way too big for that little 92 mm cooler. The CM Hyper 212+ is still under powered, but will give you a decent everyday overclock. That mobo is not deisgned to do extreme overclocking anyway.
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