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  1. Yes they are compatible, but I wouldn't really recommend some of them. First off, skip doubling up on the 560s and grab a 7950 which will save you some power and prevent SLI scaling headaches. I'd also drop the X79 platform, especially since you're going with a quad-core model. Get a Z68 or Z77 board and an i7-2600K (or 2500K if gaming is your main focus).
  2. I agree with everything aicom said. But anyway, 'No Fan' means that the CPU doesn't come with a CPU cooler, so if you end up going for the x79 and 3820, you'll have to buy your own CPU cooler. The 2600k and 2500k that aicom mentioned, both come with CPU heatsink fan.
  3. aicom said:
    Yes they are compatible, but I wouldn't really recommend some of them. First off, skip doubling up on the 560s and grab a 7950 which will save you some power and prevent SLI scaling headaches. I'd also drop the X79 platform, especially since you're going with a quad-core model. Get a Z68 or Z77 board and an i7-2600K (or 2500K if gaming is your main focus).


    Thanks but i want to keep the x79 platform because ill be upgrading to the i7 3960x in about 6 months and i already own 1 gtx 560 so i can't change that
  4. mocchan said:
    I agree with everything aicom said. But anyway, 'No Fan' means that the CPU doesn't come with a CPU cooler, so if you end up going for the x79 and 3820, you'll have to buy your own CPU cooler. The 2600k and 2500k that aicom mentioned, both come with CPU heatsink fan.



    Okay so what are the best cpu coolers to buy??
  5. Fine, I'd recommend the 3930K instead (when you upgrade) and the 2nd GPU makes more sense now. The build looks ok to me.
  6. taronjennings said:
    Okay so what are the best cpu coolers to buy??


    I personally use a Hyper212+ which is fine for me, but you might want something a bit beefier for your needs. I'm personally a big fan of the Noctua NH-D14 and plan to upgrade when I make the switch to Intel once Ivy comes out :D
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