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January 14, 2012 4:14:07 AM

I was going to buy a cooler master 212 evo 120mm cpu cooler but then I found Rosewill RCA-1204BL 120mm Sleeve 4 Blue LED Case Fan basically I was wondering can I replace the cooler master 212 evo for the 4 LED case fans? cooler master is $29.99 and the 4 LED case are $14.99 and I'm over my budget by like $80... I need to decrease some stuff at least $40 more dollars. here're my current specs including monitor.


MOBO:ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU:Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52400
RAM:Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT51264BA1339
GPU:Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3
PSU:SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
HDD:Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
CASE:RAIDMAX Blade ATX-298WW Black / White Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
DVD-RW:ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
Stock cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7
MONOTIOR:Acer S220HQLAbd Black 21.5" 5ms LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 ACM ~ 1080p

Maybe decrease ram to 6gb? Just need some suggestions please my case is only like $49.99 (so I can't really downgrade it) and is heat ventilated pretty good from the reviews.

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January 14, 2012 8:25:22 AM

What you want to do with those 4fans ? The Raidmax case come with 2 fans preinstaled. Buy a better case with more options for a good airflow.In that case you don't have the option to put a fan on top of the case.
Buy this case , it have 3 fans preinstaled ( a better air flow) and is at the same price like Raidmax : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 14, 2012 10:51:33 AM

You have selected a good system, but since you won't be able to overclock much out of i5 2400 , the stock cooler will do just fine. However based on your your budget here a system suggestion from me:

Case: $35- Xclio Blue Black(Decent cheap case)

HDD & Optical Drive: $80- Western Digital Blue 160 GB & MSI DVD Writer ( Had to sacrifice capacity to squeeze them both)
However if you can squeeze $20. You can get a roomy 500GB HDD & Optical Drive

Monitor: $120- Acer 21.5" LED Backlit Full HD(Same One)

GPU: $165- Sapphire Radeon 6870)(Better than 6850)

OS: $100- Windows 7 Home Premium SP1(Same, but has a free mouse)

CPU & RAM: $250- i5 2500K & Patriot Signature (2x 4GB)

Motherboard & PSU: $160- MSI P67A G43 & Corsair CX500(SLI Capable motherboard ,a good PSU)

Total(Excluding Rebates): 910 USD

Rebates: 60 USD

About 3rd party cooler you may need it if you plan to overclock your CPU to around 4.4 GHz, Otherwise stock Cooler is sufficient.
You can save some money by looking into coupon codes of individual product

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January 14, 2012 1:06:16 PM

z_4 said:
You have selected a good system, but since you won't be able to overclock much out of i5 2400 , the stock cooler will do just fine. However based on your your budget here a system suggestion from me:

Case: $35- Xclio Blue Black(Decent cheap case)

HDD & Optical Drive: $80- Western Digital Blue 160 GB & MSI DVD Writer ( Had to sacrifice capacity to squeeze them both)
However if you can squeeze $20. You can get a roomy 500GB HDD & Optical Drive

Monitor: $120- Acer 21.5" LED Backlit Full HD(Same One)

GPU: $165- Sapphire Radeon 6870)(Better than 6850)

OS: $100- Windows 7 Home Premium SP1(Same, but has a free mouse)

CPU & RAM: $250- i5 2500K & Patriot Signature (2x 4GB)

Motherboard & PSU: $160- MSI P67A G43 & Corsair CX500(SLI Capable motherboard ,a good PSU)

Total(Excluding Rebates): 910 USD

Rebates: 60 USD

About 3rd party cooler you may need it if you plan to overclock your CPU to around 4.4 GHz, Otherwise stock Cooler is sufficient.
You can save some money by looking into coupon codes of individual product


I didn't really count the rebates:p  lol. But I've some top rated parts so I think I'll just calculate again It'll probably come out like $960 around there, if I can get $60 rebate that'd be awesome lol.
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