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August 29, 2012 1:17:09 PM

Got another question for future reference which 120mm and 140mm fans do you guys recommend want something that is quiet but also moves a lot of air already plan on getting 2 200mm megaflow fans for the front intake and top exhaust need ideas for the 120mm exhaust in the back and the 120 or140mm intake I plan to put on the side with a filter.

Can't decide which ram to get or which case here is what I have so far from my old pc which died and will reuse parts budget is from $400 to $500 and plan to use mainly for gaming could use advice on my build anything I can improve while keeping the price in the same range so far this build is slightly above my range by about $30 can't afford to go any higher. Also with the cases and the ram want to know if everything will fit ok and need to make sure I didn't miss anything or mess up any compatibility.

Undecided Parts
Ram - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) or
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

Case - COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case or Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3 Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Parts I plan on buying so far
CPU - Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

MOBO - ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

CPU Cooler - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2

These parts are going to be reused
PSU - OCZ Fatal1ty 750W Modular Gaming 80Plus Bronze Power Supply

GPU - ASUS ENGTX560 DCII OC/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP

2 Old HDDs that were 1.2TB in RAID 0

and lastly the DVD-RW.
August 29, 2012 1:27:58 PM

Ram - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Case - COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
IMO are the best choices
August 29, 2012 1:36:38 PM

Case = HAF 912 is better choice

Ram = I would get a low profile Ram both the Ram you selected have tall heat sinks and might not fit under that hyper 212...it might but it will be a tight fit if it does.
take a look at these options: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

rest looks good and should fit start saving up for a new GPU after you finish this upgrade and you will have a real nice setup.
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August 29, 2012 1:38:19 PM

+1 to zulug, i didnt think about the tall heatsinks
August 29, 2012 1:43:51 PM

Rosewill sucks, so the case choice is a simple one

For the ram... do you prefer Red or Blue? Seriously, those are both great selections. I personally prefer Corsair, but gSkill is easily just as good. As others have mentioned, if you end up getting a large aftermarket cooler then those high ridges on the ram (which do absolutely nothing by the way... purely for looks) can get in the way, but if you are using a 'normal' aftermarket cooler like a hyper 212+/Evo then it will not be a problem.

Rest of the build looks great! Enjoy!
August 29, 2012 1:49:22 PM

Case best bang for buck HAF 912 is better choice but to dated and plan looking for me lol still between only those two i would go with the HAF 912 as for ram the ones you listed price wise = HELL NO get out of here what that over priced bs how about i suggest just as reliable and cheaper RAM:Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
August 29, 2012 1:49:57 PM

@zulug
on a standard mobo layout the Hyper212+ and 212 Evo do not overlap the ram. It is close, but should not be a problem. If it did overlap and run interference then the OP can always use slots 2&4 instead of 1&3 without penalty.

Anything wider/larger than the 212 coolers and there would definitely be an issue.
August 29, 2012 2:12:04 PM

Better case imo looks wise have personally used it found it very solid for a budget case i did end up adding another case fan cost me $7.99 you can always skip doing that reason i did at that time i was using x2 6850 cf
NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
20% off w/ promo code EMCNBHB237, ends 9/3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
August 29, 2012 2:21:32 PM

@bigcyco1 not sure I have the room for the few extra inches on that case and personally I prefer how the haf912 looks and the red leds will match with the PSU and went with the Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) just to save the extra $15
August 29, 2012 2:41:37 PM

damien7157 said:
@bigcyco1 not sure I have the room for the few extra inches on that case and personally I prefer how the haf912 looks and the red leds will match with the PSU and went with the Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) just to save the extra $15
Sounds good well with the case it was only a suggestion if you prefer the looks of the haf912 go for it ;) 
August 29, 2012 3:02:48 PM

My vote is for the COOLER MASTER HAF 912 and the Corsair Ram.
August 29, 2012 3:11:18 PM

rwayne said:
My vote is for the COOLER MASTER HAF 912 and the Corsair Ram.
Think he already mentioned what hes getting thread done bud. ;) 
August 30, 2012 6:18:45 AM

Got another question for future reference which 120mm and 140mm fans do you guys recommend want something that is quiet but also moves a lot of air already plan on getting 2 200mm megaflow fans for the front intake and top exhaust need ideas for the 120mm exhaust in the back and the 120 or140mm intake I plan to put on the side with a filter.
August 30, 2012 7:24:37 AM

depends if you want led fans your budget elect i will just tell you some options Scythe Kaze Maru 2 Slip Stream 140mm x 25mm Fan (120mm Mount) - 1200 RPM (SM1425SL12M) http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10218/fan-662/Scythe_...

Thermalright TR TY-140 140mm x 160mm PWM Fan - 900R~1300PM (Standard 120mm Fan Mount)
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11677/fan-755/Thermal...

Scythe Kama Flow 2 120mm x 25mm Fan - 1900 RPM w/ Extra Fluid Dynamic Bearing (SP1225FDB12H)
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10174/fan-653/Scythe_... Gelid Wings 1500RPM 64.3CFM 12-25DBA



check out the video of it..its really quite and pushes a good amount of air

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUg1hFOwY7o

I love this fan because it's dust proof, water proof and easy to clean and it pushes a good amount of air.

These are great as well pretty sure they are just a different version http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Ugly imo though pretty dam quiet Noctua NF-P12-1300 120mm CPU Cooler and Case Fan http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... pretty good COUGAR CF-V14HB Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing (Fluid) 300,000 Hours 14CM Silent Cooling Fan (Black) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
check this site out for reviews of different fans
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/140mm-...
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