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Hey guys, I'm trying to decide between
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Product....aspx?curtab=2
and
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Product...30888(ME).aspx

I'm looking for good cable management and good air flow. Also, what CPU cooler can you guys recommend me to overclock a 2500k well?
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Originally Posted by Oblivion77 View Post
Hey guys, I'm trying to decide between
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Product....aspx?curtab=2
and
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Product...30888(ME).aspx

I'm looking for good cable management and good air flow. Also, what CPU cooler can you guys recommend me to overclock a 2500k well?
They both have good airflow and cable management. I like the Phantom better tho since it has a built in fan controller. The built in fan controller also makes connecting ur fan wires easier as you only need 1 4pin power from psu to power all of them. I also like the style of the phantom better. All the HAF cases are ugly as sin imo. I saw them at Fry's and I thought they were too heavy also. The Phantom is reallly light for its size and is very durable, I built one myself and its great.

As for a cooler, a Cm212+ is good at $30 ($25 at microcenter or fry's) and a Scythe Mugen 2 offers even lower temps at around $40-45. Those are the only two I recommend as their price/performance is much better than other coolers.
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They both have good airflow and cable management. I like the Phantom better tho since it has a built in fan controller. The built in fan controller also makes connecting ur fan wires easier as you only need 1 4pin power from psu to power all of them. I also like the style of the phantom better. All the HAF cases are ugly as sin imo. I saw them at Fry's and I thought they were too heavy also. The Phantom is reallly light for its size and is very durable, I built one myself and its great.

As for a cooler, a Cm212+ is good at $30 ($25 at microcenter or fry's) and a Scythe Mugen 2 offers even lower temps at around $40-45. Those are the only two I recommend as their price/performance is much better than other coolers.
the scythe ninja 3 is actually cheaper and preforms better than the mugen 2 so maybe you should look at that one to
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Thanks guys.
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post #5 of 8
the storm sniper looks better than the HAF X IMO, amazing case, and its BIG
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Also might want to throw the inwin dragon rider into your comparo

Just did a build for my brother with one and it is a similar performing case to the two you mentioned
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the scythe ninja 3 is actually cheaper and preforms better than the mugen 2 so maybe you should look at that one to
I was looking for reviews of it and I ran into this comparison, seems like the ninja 3 n mugen 2 are head to head in cooling temps. http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coo...3_5.html#sect0The ninja 3 does seem to be smaller tho and its cheaper I might get it for future builds.
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Originally Posted by Oblivion77 View Post
Hey guys, I'm trying to decide between
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Product....aspx?curtab=2
and
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Product...30888(ME).aspx

I'm looking for good cable management and good air flow. Also, what CPU cooler can you guys recommend me to overclock a 2500k well?
Here's another option for good air flow and cable management at a good price:
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...R&promoid=1322

They have a good cooler on sale as well:
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...vpn=Megahalems Rev. B&manufacture=Prolimatech&promoid=1322

But there many other cpu coolers out there that work well, check out some cooler reviews to see what you like.
Edited by DerComissar - 5/28/11 at 1:01am
    
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