My screen resolution is 1920*1200 and the goal with the computer, which can play most games @ high for the next 2-4 years.
I do indeed plan on overclocking, therefore please do tell if the case if bad for cooling OC'ed stuff.
I have been helped to find the proper items and i think my final build is the following:
Now I got a few questions:
1. Is the case fans a good choice? or should i just go cooler master only.
2. How would you place the fans?
2A. No stock fans: 2 intake @ 1 front, 1 bottom(below the case), 2 exhaust @ 1 top rear, 1 at top of the case.
2B. 3 stock fans: 3 intake(2 stock) @ 2 front(1 stock), 1 bottom(below the case), 2 exhaust(1 stock) @ 1 top rear, 1 at top of the case(1 stock).
2C. No stock fans: 1 intake @ 1 front, 1 exhaust @ 1 top rear.
What would you recommend?
3. Any overall improvements? EG. Other case, other fans, other GPU etc.
- CPU - Go Sandy Bridge 2500k. Many articles have covered the difficulties that consumers as well as reviewers have run into when trying to OC Ivy Bridge -- The heat seems to rise and fall rapidly, until around over 4.1GHz, where it can run up to 20C hotter than Sandy Bridge. And that is on water cooling as well. This is because Intel used thermal paste instead of a proper material when putting together a certain peace of the CPU( I forgot the name) and they have admitted themselves that Ivy runs hotter. http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2171299/intel-...
Sandy 2500k is still an excellent overclocker, capable of reaching a solid 4.5GHz on air cooling, with ton of performance and stability.
And that is when you increase the voltage. I'd keep the 3570k as 4.2 GHz = 4.5 GHz SB and you don't need to increase voltage to get there. Anything about those two OCed speeds don't help you much at all.