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Soo I'm new here, and also bulding my first system. I'm planning on getting GTX 570 *2 (SLI) for 3D gaming, and I do plan on OC a bit eventually but have no Idea whatsoever on how to "cool" to make a safe little OC system, wich fans should I buy? how many would make a safe system? how should I set them up?
And I'm on a budget so wich gaming case (not more than 60$) should I get?

Also, does an cooler master 212 hyper plus would be enough to cool a OC i5 2500k??

A lot of questions I know, but this is my first built and I don't want to make it a regretable one

My specs (I'll take any changing suggestions seriously)

Mobo: ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z - LGA 1155 - Z68 - Republic of Gamer Series - mATX Intel Z68 Micro ATX DDR3 2200 Motherboards
PSU : AX 850W
CPU: i5 2500k
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Originally Posted by montblack View Post
Soo I'm new here, and also bulding my first system. I'm planning on getting GTX 570 *2 (SLI) for 3D gaming, and I do plan on OC a bit eventually but have no Idea whatsoever on how to "cool" to make a safe little OC system, wich fans should I buy? how many would make a safe system? how should I set them up?
And I'm on a budget so wich gaming case (not more than 60$) should I get?

Also, does an cooler master 212 hyper plus would be enough to cool a OC i5 2500k??

A lot of questions I know, but this is my first built and I don't want to make it a regretable one

My specs (I'll take any changing suggestions seriously)

Mobo: ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z - LGA 1155 - Z68 - Republic of Gamer Series - mATX Intel Z68 Micro ATX DDR3 2200 Motherboards
PSU : AX 850W
CPU: i5 2500k
Yes, a CM 212+ is a good budget cooler for a 2500k. You could probably OC to mid-4 ghz if you have a pretty good airflow in your case.

To OC your cards download MSI afterburner, you can turn up your card fans and OC a little bit (maybe 50-100mhz), but it will be louder, and again good case airflow helps a lot to get fresh air inside.

For fans the most suggested ones are Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15s. Great airflow and very quiet.

Hope this helps, and don't worry, it's not too many questions. That's what this site is here for.
Antec
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 Evga x58 EVGA GTX 590 4 GB 
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WINDOWS 7 ULT ANTEC 900 CYBORG R.A.T. 7 
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Antec
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post #3 of 6
A good gaming case to get with your budget would be the Coolermaster HAF 912. About 50-60 bux with good fans for airflow and plenty of additional spots for more fans. I've bought a couple for customer builds and they have performed very well so far.
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Ook how many fans should I get? I google the HAF 912 and I really like it! are you sure it will fit ALL of my things? 2 GTX 570, AX850w, my first post mobo, cm 212 hyper plus, CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B??
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oh and, what's a heatsink? and do I need one?
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You need a heatsink...It comes with any aftermarket fan and any stock cpu fan. You need it to distribute the heat from the cpu because the cpu will heat up to over 300 degrees F. and i you do not use a heatsink basically once you turn on your comp your cpu is dead.
The Killer
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k (Stock) Asrock p67 Extreme4 EVGA Gtx 570 Superclocked G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM ASUS x24 Disk Drive Windows 7 64 bit Professional ASUS VH238H Black 23" 
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Regular Keyboard CORSAIR Professional Series HX650 (CMPSU-650HX) 65 HAF 922 Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k (Stock) Asrock p67 Extreme4 EVGA Gtx 570 Superclocked G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM ASUS x24 Disk Drive Windows 7 64 bit Professional ASUS VH238H Black 23" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Regular Keyboard CORSAIR Professional Series HX650 (CMPSU-650HX) 65 HAF 922 Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse 
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None 
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