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post #1721 of 7108
does anyone successfully installed scythe mugen 2 on this motherboard i can't fit the backplate.
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post #1722 of 7108
wow, thanks for all the great help on here guys, much appreciated!

So, below is my revised list, with a couple of options and changes based on the advice you've kindly given...

Case: Silverstone GD05B (Solved - will use stock fans to begin with)

CPU: I5 2500K (solved)

CPU cooling: Antec H20 620 (solved - will use stock fan to begin with)

Thermal Paste: Noctua NT-H1 (open for debate)

Mobo: Asus Maximus IV GENE-Z Intel Z68 Motherboard (solved)

PSU: Corsair CMPSU-650HX or AX (depending on funds)

GPU: Asus directcu ii or MSI twin frozr II 1GB GeForce GTX 560TI (depending on prices at purchase time)

RAM: G-Skill 8GBXL Ripjaws X DDR3 PC12800 1600MHz 8GB (solved)

SSD boot drive: Crucial M4 64/128gb (depending on funds)

HDD: Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB (solved)

Optical: Samsung SH-B123L/BSBP Blu-ray Player (solved)

Does this all now seem sensible? Again apologies for being a TT (tech 'tard apparently, I like the term!). Is there anything obvious I'm missing?

As it's payday on Friday I'm going to buy the first £500 worth of components, any particular suggestions for order of purchase, i.e. are some things more/less likely to drop in price between monthly paydays?

Any final advice would be much appreciated, and then I promise I'll stop with my hijacking of this thread! Would a new thread documenting the build once I have the components be of any interest?

Once again, I cannot say thank you enough to all of you who've given me such informative and extensive advice on here!
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post #1723 of 7108
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As it's payday on Friday I'm going to buy the first £500 worth of components, any particular suggestions for order of purchase, i.e. are some things more/less likely to drop in price between monthly paydays?

Any final advice would be much appreciated, and then I promise I'll stop with my hijacking of this thread! Would a new thread documenting the build once I have the components be of any interest?

Once again, I cannot say thank you enough to all of you who've given me such informative and extensive advice on here!
There is no hijacking of threads here! This is open discussion for pretty much anything MIVG related! Don't worry about it. You definitely could do a thread of your build in the build log section or here (I'm sure nobody will mind), but be sure to let us know if you make your own thread so we can all see it.

I would pick up the mobo and cpu first. The sales for cpu's are always marginal and the board is to new and niche for a big sale. Probably ram and optical next. The rest goes on sale more frequently for bigger discounts. (Unless something that you specifically want is on sale right now).
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post #1724 of 7108
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Originally Posted by hellopi View Post
wow, thanks for all the great help on here guys, much appreciated!

So, below is my revised list, with a couple of options and changes based on the advice you've kindly given...

Case: Silverstone GD05B (Solved - will use stock fans to begin with)

CPU: I5 2500K (solved)

CPU cooling: Antec H20 620 (solved - will use stock fan to begin with)

Thermal Paste: Noctua NT-H1 (open for debate)

Mobo: Asus Maximus IV GENE-Z Intel Z68 Motherboard (solved)

PSU: Corsair CMPSU-650HX or AX (depending on funds)

GPU: Asus directcu ii or MSI twin frozr II 1GB GeForce GTX 560TI (depending on prices at purchase time)

TLDR
Consider an EVGA 560TI too. It has ref cooler, wich is better than any of those two. Yup, the stock cooler. Silent at idle, and load too. And maybe you can get it even cheaper. Dont misunderstand me, those coolers are good too, but in case of the 560TI, you dont need to spend extra money on them.
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Does this all now seem sensible? Again apologies for being a TT (tech 'tard apparently, I like the term!)
You're hardly a tech tard! You came in here with a great deal of research done, essentially a finished product, seeking confirmation that you weren't about to screw something up! What you had just needed a few minor tweaks. Your research was very well done, I think.

To me, a tech tard (I like the term too =D) is somebody who does NOT do any research and expects everything to be handed to them. You did ALL of the legwork, which is why people were so eager to help -- the hard work was already done!

I hope you post photos of your build when you finish with it. Also, make sure you enjoy the process. It can be a blast!
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post #1726 of 7108
If you talk about fan loudness please keep always in mind that those airmovers on the vga cards are always the lousiest and loudest ones.
All of my other fans are almost silent but when i'm starting BC2 the noise level is multiplied.

I've already thinking about rebuilding my vga card but these two facts hold me off doing this:
1) The vga card is always the short-lived part of all my pcs - most times i'm leaving off one generation and then i get me always the next one, ok i switched e.g. from 1900XTX to HD4870 and now HD5870
2) I'm using headphones whilst playing

Has anyone besides of those water cooling guys already made some fan changing experiences on vga cards?
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post #1727 of 7108
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Consider an EVGA 560TI too. It has ref cooler, wich is better than any of those two. Yup, the stock cooler. Silent at idle, and load too. And maybe you can get it even cheaper. Dont misunderstand me, those coolers are good too, but in case of the 560TI, you dont need to spend extra money on them.
Asus DCII and MSI TFII are way better than reference cooler, just fyi
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post #1728 of 7108
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Asus DCII and MSI TFII are way better than reference cooler, just fyi
I've noticed that there are a lot of people out there who firmly believe that the reference cooler is the way to go. Part of the reason for this is because the TFII fans aren't set optimally out of the box. Once they're tweaked (using Afterburner) to only run at 40% when idle (rather than god knows how loud they go beforehand) and to have a more gradual fan speed increase curve when under load, they are the most quiet air cooler 560ti at the moment. The cooler is also effective enough at removing the heat to not suffer under the lower fan speeds.
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post #1729 of 7108
I'm pretty sure that cpu cooler comes with some pretty damn good thermal paste
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post #1730 of 7108
I just received my Maximus IV Gene-Z and my new 2500k, and I can't quite figure out how to overclock it to a mild 4ghz with 1.3v (are the volts to high for 4ghz?). I go into extreme tweaker and maximum turbo rating is greyed out and stock on auto. When I check CPU level up it just shows auto, 4.2ghz, and 4.6ghz. Am I miss something here?
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