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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.