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May 12, 2012 6:45:57 PM

RAM: Corsair 8GB (2X4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz Red Vengeance Memory Kit CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5V
Processor: Intel Core i7 3770K 3.5GHz Socket 1155 8MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor
Hard Drive: Seagate 1TB Barracuda 3.5" SATA-III Hard Drive - 7200RPM 64MB Cache
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77M-D3H Socket 1155 VGA DVI HDMI 8 Channel Audio mATX Motherboard
Cooler/Fan: Noctua NH-D14-2011 Dual Radiator Cooler with PWM fans LGA2011 only
Graphics Card: Gigabyte GTX 670 Windforce 3X 2GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card
Case: NZXT Lexa S Case USB3.0 Version
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7743H-01 8x DVD±RW & RAM SATA Slimline Optical Drive - OEM Black
Power Supply: Corsair TX 650W V2 PSU - 80plus Bronze Certified
Keyboard + Mouse: Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard and Optical Mouse
Monitor: BenQ GL2240M LED LCD 21.5" DVI Monitor Speakers


Here is a list of every part, if specifics need to be researched:
http://orders.ebuyer.com/customer/shopping/index.html?a...

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a b B Homebuilt system
May 12, 2012 7:06:00 PM

Yes they are all compatible.

However I can't confirm that heatsink will give enough clearance for such tall ram, especially since it's micro-atx, I have my doubts.

Have you considered a full size atx board? This one should be in the same price range.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's only $15 more than the one you listed on Newegg. Yes I know your not in the US, it was just for comparison purposes.
May 13, 2012 8:25:55 AM

geekapproved said:
Yes they are all compatible.

However I can't confirm that heatsink will give enough clearance for such tall ram, especially since it's micro-atx, I have my doubts.

Have you considered a full size atx board? This one should be in the same price range.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's only $15 more than the one you listed on Newegg. Yes I know your not in the US, it was just for comparison purposes.


Thank you Sir!

You're a life saver, the last thing I would want is the components not fitting together, or functioning to their full efficiency. It will be changed right away :) 

P.S ... You're great! :D 
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May 13, 2012 8:38:27 AM

geekapproved said:
Yes they are all compatible.

However I can't confirm that heatsink will give enough clearance for such tall ram, especially since it's micro-atx, I have my doubts.

Have you considered a full size atx board? This one should be in the same price range.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's only $15 more than the one you listed on Newegg. Yes I know your not in the US, it was just for comparison purposes.


http://www.ebuyer.com/351598-gigabyte-ga-z77-d3h-socket...


On the fan's website, it says that it's compatible with the GA-Z77-D3H motherboard.

However, I assume that just means works with, not if it interrupts other components.

How would this one fair out against my fan/heatsink?
May 13, 2012 12:56:41 PM

I'd also like to ask, specifically. Is the fan compatible with the processor? Because it says LGA 2011 only, and on Wikipedia - that says that's Sandy Bridge, when this is an Ivy Bridge.
May 13, 2012 2:40:02 PM

jediarron said:
I'd also like to ask, specifically. Is the fan compatible with the processor? Because it says LGA 2011 only, and on Wikipedia - that says that's Sandy Bridge, when this is an Ivy Bridge.


socket 2011 is sandy bridge-E, which is Intel's flagship 6 core line. you are using Socket 1155, which is Sandy bridge (non E) and Ivy bridge. If the cooler says it is only compatible with 2011 then you will need to look for another cooler, as you are using a different socket type.

Also, I think you would get better gaming performance if you went with the I5 3570K and a 680, although it does add an extra £40 on.
May 13, 2012 2:54:53 PM

jwk3 said:
socket 2011 is sandy bridge-E, which is Intel's flagship 6 core line. you are using Socket 1155, which is Sandy bridge (non E) and Ivy bridge. If the cooler says it is only compatible with 2011 then you will need to look for another cooler, as you are using a different socket type.

Also, I think you would get better gaming performance if you went with the I5 3570K and a 680, although it does add an extra £40 on.


Damn, I was just about to order too, you replied in the nick of time :D 

Could you recommend me a fan as good (and at a similar price range) compared to this Noctua fan?
I am going to be using mine for serious gaming :D 
a b B Homebuilt system
May 13, 2012 3:02:20 PM

That heatsink is 2011 only.

You can get a Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo but I still can't guarantee it will work with that tall ram you chose.
May 13, 2012 3:58:44 PM

jwk3 said:
as per the above user the Hyper 212 eveo has been recommended many times:

http://www.ebuyer.com/288855-coolermaster-hyper-212-evo...

or the closest to your original Noctua, although only one left!

http://www.ebuyer.com/147097-noctua-nh-u12p-se2-intel-l...

what are you doing with the RAM? you could save yourself a couple of quid and a bit of airflow with these:
http://www.ebuyer.com/343446-corsair-xms3-8gb-2x4gb-ddr...


Will that RAM you suggested function similarly to the RAM I selected previously? I was cautious about choosing low profile, because I didn't want it to function less effectively.

Also, how good is that NH-U12P fan? If you give me your word, I'll rely on you and grab it :p 

I'm ordering within the hour or so.
May 13, 2012 4:12:23 PM

metal orient said:
With DDR3 RAM larger heat spreaders are practically pointless.

£50 seems a bit steep for a single tower heatsink, i'd be more inclined to go for a scythe mugen 3 £40, or bequiet dark rock pro for £30

http://www.ebuyer.com/349009-scythe-mugen-3-high-perfor...

http://www.ebuyer.com/285868-be-quiet-shadow-rock-pro-s...

edit

I wouldn't go for XMS3 RAM stay with vengeance but get LP not full size.


What's LP? And could you give me a link :D 

I am literally ordering now.
May 13, 2012 4:17:20 PM

metal orient said:
With DDR3 RAM larger heat spreaders are practically pointless.

£50 seems a bit steep for a single tower heatsink, i'd be more inclined to go for a scythe mugen 3 £40, or bequiet dark rock pro for £30

http://www.ebuyer.com/349009-scythe-mugen-3-high-perfor...

http://www.ebuyer.com/285868-be-quiet-shadow-rock-pro-s...

edit

I wouldn't go for XMS3 RAM stay with vengeance but get LP not full size.


Was you refering to this:

http://www.ebuyer.com/274035-corsair-8gb-2x4gb-ddr3-160...

And if I buy the Sythe fan, it will work near as good as the Noc fan? And is 1155 socket and the ram above won't get in the way of it, right? :p 

May 13, 2012 4:17:40 PM

RAM-wise I can't tell the difference between the two specwise, it just seems that the Vengence has a tall heatsink for a couple of quid more. I've never heard of RAM overheating, even sticks without a heatsink!

about the noctua, the reviews seem to be great, and I've had a quick look of images of it on motherboards and there doesnt seem to be any clashing, even so, if it was too close together normal RAM seems to fit fine. this is a photo which seems to sum it up, I think it depends on the mobo, but you should be ok with low profile stuff anyway.



A different PC:
May 13, 2012 4:23:39 PM

jwk3 said:
RAM-wise I can't tell the difference between the two specwise, it just seems that the Vengence has a tall heatsink for a couple of quid more. I've never heard of RAM overheating, even sticks without a heatsink!

about the noctua, the reviews seem to be great, and I've had a quick look of images of it on motherboards and there doesnt seem to be any clashing, even so, if it was too close together normal RAM seems to fit fine. this is a photo which seems to sum it up, I think it depends on the mobo, but you should be ok with low profile stuff anyway.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/n_a_bradford/12122009826.jpg

A different PC:
http://www.bluepearl-blog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/image8.png


Right, is that the NH-U12P?

Also, how does the Sythe Sugen 3 compare to the NH-U12P?

I have decided on Low Profile RAM, and well this is the last component left :D 
May 13, 2012 4:36:45 PM

Yep its the U12P (or at least I typed that into google images :p  )

I haven't had any experience with either cooler, I just based my suggestion on the Ebuyer user reviews and brand image (I haven't heard a bad review about Noctuas apart from being overpriced). It's up to you really, I can only tell you what you can find out by yourself, ie googling them!
May 13, 2012 4:41:58 PM

jwk3 said:
Yep its the U12P (or at least I typed that into google images :p  )

I haven't had any experience with either cooler, I just based my suggestion on the Ebuyer user reviews and brand image (I haven't heard a bad review about Noctuas apart from being overpriced). It's up to you really, I can only tell you what you can find out by yourself, ie googling them!


Thanks. In accordance to eBuyer specifications, it appears that the Sycthe Mugen 3 has an airflow of Air Flow 14.7 - 88.11 CFM compared to the Noctua Fan airflow Std / LNA / ULNA: 54.3 / 46.2 / 37.3 CFM

Does this mean the Sycthe Mugen 3 is better at removing air than the Noctua U12P ? :) 
May 13, 2012 4:59:57 PM

well it seems to, although I'd probably go for silence personally, but it's up to you, the Mugen seems to be performance oriented, and Noctua for silence, what a surprise! I think the Noctua would be better long term, because in the future you will have a much quieter PC and not lose much OC performance... if you know what I mean :/ 
a b B Homebuilt system
May 13, 2012 5:24:01 PM

You don't need low profile ram, but I would suggest normal ram, not tall ram like you chose.
May 13, 2012 5:26:42 PM

geekapproved said:
You don't need low profile ram, but I would suggest normal ram, not tall ram like you chose.


Eh o.o

I thought that was normal ram.

Could you give me an example of Normal RAM (8GB Corsair) please? :D 
May 13, 2012 5:38:42 PM

well I know that you can get extra low profile RAM, but the low profile vengance is what i'd call standard height, it's just called low profile in comparison to the high ones.
May 13, 2012 5:42:40 PM

jwk3 said:
well I know that you can get extra low profile RAM, but the low profile vengance is what i'd call standard height, it's just called low profile in comparison to the high ones.


I see, I hope it will be small enough for my U12P
May 13, 2012 8:16:01 PM

metal orient said:
if you haven't ordered it yet a thermalright hr02 macho is very quiet, a bit expensive at £44 but it is also set back so there is little chance it will interfere with RAM slots:
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/thermalright-hr-02-macho...


I just ordered the Noctua, mum said the price is fine. Also the Noctua comes with thermal paste and all different types of screws and stuff :D 

Question, not related to fans, but when I get my parts, will I be able to use my PC the same day, or do I need extra cables etc?

If you want, I will PM you my components that I purchased ^^
May 13, 2012 8:42:07 PM

You should get all the components you need, as you get SATA cables with the mobo but i can't see any mention of them on the website...
May 13, 2012 8:48:02 PM

All motherboards I have seen come with 2 sata cables, which is fine for you. One for the HDD and one for the DVD drive.
May 13, 2012 8:57:28 PM

Take your time and double check everything, Normally takes around 2-3 hours to build one. then about 4-15 hours to Download all the drivers and get all the anti virus and everything set up.
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