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post #1701 of 7108
he said nice things about the fractal design since he actually owns it. wink.gif he just wrote it is highly recommended.

pretty nice considering the good price - but i want TJ08-E - nothing else.
post #1702 of 7108
You guys are awesome!

As I don't actually know how to use quotes on forums I'm just going to put these in quotations...

RussellG "For a Noctua 120mm case fan, the NF-S12B FLX seems to be the way to go"
"I suggest the Corsair AX series PSU's over the HX series"


Funnily I had just changed my wishlist (on amazon for convenience) to these exact fans!
Re the AX series I think that may just be pushing my ever increasing budget up just a tad too much, but I will certainly take the advice under consideration.
As far as the GPU goes, as this will be the last addition to my build I think I'll wait and see which of the two (asus or MSI) has the best price at time of purchase as I'm hearing good things about both these makes.

lagittaja "I don't know why you would want to install more fans"
I just was going under advice that stock fans usually suck, and had heard great things about the Noctua fans. I was going to replace the three stock fans with the now revised 120mm Noctua (and add 2x 80mm fans at the back later if the system was not running cool enough). I do like the idea of 'wait and see' regarding if the stock fans will be loud to my ears, but dislike the idea of having to take things to bits after the initial build to change the fans at a later date if they do annoy me.

The GPU is the DirectCuII version yes.
I had considered a larger SSD, especially as I've heard the performance of the M4 is actually better at 128+ but I think I'd need to shave a little off the cost somewhere else first...

"BEST performance for your case and cpu combination would be one of those AIO watercooling solution. That is my final recommendation for cpu cooling."

By best do you mean both quieter and cooler? Would this sort of system be easy/safe for a noob to fit? If so which of the two would be your suggestion?

Many thanks for the positive comments regarding the choices for this build and even bigger thanks for the constructive criticism and suggestions/solutions. It's an entirely new world to me (the actual building) and so I have done A LOT of research (thank god for furums, I must have read 100's of pages), and thought I had finalised my build the other day, and then suddenly realised about my heatsink/cooler issue today, it sometimes feels like two steps forward, one step back!
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post #1703 of 7108
I pondered suggesting an AIO watercooler as well. It would certainly help solve the problem of what would fit in the smaller enclosure. Plus you wouldn't have to worry about the air cooler preventing RAM installation (which seems to have been a common problem for posters in this thread).

The beauty of them, hellopi, is that you don't have to connect hoses or mess around with fluids. They come as they are, ready to install right out of the box! The performance isn't anywhere close to what a self-build water cooler would be, but they do work as well as a high-end air cooler.

I fear they could get expensive though. The stock fans with them tend to be loudish, so you would have to factor in the cost of replacing those as well, if you replaced them.
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hellopi, I wouldn't recommend those Noctua S12 fans, nor the P12 fans.
Overpriced noisy pressure impotent coughcough
Scythe GT <3
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post #1705 of 7108
Enermax T.B.Silence 120x120x25mm, 900rpm, 71.54m³/h, 11dB(A) (UCTB12)

These are highly recommended - excellent performance at a reasonable price.
post #1706 of 7108
lmao does enermax do rebrand fans ?
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post #1707 of 7108
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hellopi, I wouldn't recommend those Noctua S12 fans, nor the P12 fans.
Overpriced noisy pressure impotent coughcough
Scythe GT <3
Provided that you can find them. I bought mine from Germany. 6 of them at $15 a pop with $6 next day shipping. FROM GERMANY TO WESTERN CANADA.

I used 2 in p/p on my H70. In relation to the stock fans, it's next to silent now.
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post #1708 of 7108
@Ovlazek
Yeah, well atleast here in Finland you can find them pretty easy.
The cheapest they're 10.95-11.50€ and most expensive being 16.90€ which is like RIDICULOUSLY more than the cheapest ones price.
And that is 15.5-16.2$ and 23.93$

But the Noctua are even more pricey
P12 being 16.9€-19.5€-26.9€
And that is 23.93$-27.6$-38.1$
That is just CRAZY overprice.
P14 19.9€-21.5€-27.9€
And 28.1$-30.4$-39.5$
That is like 40 bucks for a single 140mm fan, CRAAAZYYYY
THAT is why I call noctua overpriced.

Those were the prices of 3 major and popular hardware etailers here in Finland
cheapest to priciest: jimmspc.fi, silentrig.com and verkkokauppa.com
But about the availability, at one point during this year, there was a HUGE global demand of GT's and Scythe / Nidec couldn't produce them enough.
Currently the stores are in Finland are stockpiled on them. More coming all the time.
But I'm wondering if I should try those 3000rpm GT's ?
IDK, 1250rpm for idle is a bit too much IMO, but the CFM those put out is just amazing imo
Edited by lagittaja - 8/10/11 at 8:43pm
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anyone use this with an NZXT Vulcan + a larger CPU cooler? I'm wondering if it would even fit a large cooler like the megahalems.

If it doesn't, is there a better microatx case that won't kill my budget?
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Updated owner's list...

Probably missed a few people. If I missed ya, please post again. Things are getting too busy for me to keep track and may hand over ownership to someone else.
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