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Mostly new Build, SLI, RAID 0, Cooling Advice

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January 1, 2012 10:38:26 PM

I'm upgrading by gutting my current system that had a RAM failure, keeping only the DVD-RW, case, and the 4 year old 750w PC Power and Cooling PSU. Instead of buying new ram, I took crazy pills. Currently, I'm wondering if I'm right that this is a good build and hoping my parts don't have any idiosyncratic problems that I couldn't track down on the internet. I realize that the processor only officially supports RAM at 1333mhz. This is my 3rd build, and I'm looking to try out overclocking. Advice on a cooling system would be appreciated. I'm looking to buy the parts very soon. So far its coming in around $1300 and aside from the cooling and airflow I don't expect too many extra costs.

(2x SLI) EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8

ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD

(2x RAID 0) Western Digital Caviar Black 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 32 MB Cache - WD5002AALX
January 2, 2012 10:18:57 AM

Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2

I measured and decided a good cooler is not going to fit my current case dimensions. I forgot to mention I'm getting most of this from Newegg. This should be a killer machine unless I'm missing something.
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January 2, 2012 10:40:01 AM

Yeah it looks really good, although you dont really need the i7. Check out the Coolermaster HAF series and the NZXT Phantom cases. Also for cooling the corsair H80/H100 are good watercooling sets, and Noctua makes the the best air cooler. (The NH-14 I think its called)
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January 2, 2012 12:11:17 PM

I'm going to take your advice and get an H100 as it will go very nicely in the Rosewill case and let me move the top fan that's in there to the bottom. Might need to get a filter for that at some point.
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January 10, 2012 9:50:44 PM

Well as it is the H100 does not have room to mount on top or on bottom either because of the motherboard, or because of my psu and/or unremovable metal at the bottom. Found a couple of reviews to that fact too, wish I had found them sooner and went with a case you suggested. Last time i trust a feature list on anything.
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April 24, 2012 4:05:30 AM

Where do you see a feature list that suggests that the Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case supports the H100? I found this thread because someone on newegg was complaining about that very issue and I decided to Google around because just looking at the case and all off the specs from newegg it seemed obvious that that case probably wouldn't support an H100 and I was curious where the reviewer ever got the idea. I did find a claim on Rosewill's own site claiming that the BLACKHAWK-ULTRA Gaming Super Tower Computer Case supports the H100 but that is a very different case.
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April 30, 2012 7:23:55 PM

When I first ordered the case on newegg it specifically said it supported the H100. I didn't misread. I'm very detail oriented. They might have edited it, and they would be correct to do so as it clearly does not support that cooler.
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