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90% sure I wan't the R3, being $120 is winning me over, even if the others suggested in this thread are nicer.

I'm just not sure it will fit this and my motherboard without blocking some DIMM slots


WIll this cooler fit LGA 2011 or do I have to wait?


I'll be running a decent video card, haven't decided yet,
post #22 of 29
You want a Coolermaster Cosmos rc1000, NOT the cosmos s.

The original cosmos 1000 was designed to be a silent case, it has rubber gasket lining the edge of the side panels, sound deadening material applied to panels, harddrive caddies with the rubber mounts etc

its a cool case
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Nice but £153.73
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R3 will not fit an Archon.

Max HSF height is 165mm
http://www.fractal-design.com/?view=product&prod=48

Archon is 170mm
http://thermalright.com/products/?ac...=172&cat_id=27

I'm curious, why are you getting a ~$600 CPU and getting a cheap case?
Is there any particular reason you need that CPU, because outside of rendering and some other workstation tasks, it doesn't look like it be better than a 2600k.
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I can't Recomend anything better than what I have seen here but, remember Aside from the Case, make sure you use a Quiet form of Cooling Your CPU, Graphics cards are the Loudest too. I used to think my case was loud until I swapped to a Twin FrozrII GPU. Its still a little noisy but not as much. If i could (you too) water cool a card.

I will also recommend a Fan controller too. You can also just pick any other case and put Gentle Typhoons too.

Maybe you already thought of any of this but I Hope any of this is useful. you
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post #26 of 29
In my experince going silent means one thing, high case temps. I currently haver a nzxt h2 black which is a silent case (so they say) and the case temps suck! After I replaced all my case fans with noctua 120mm, it is silent but the air flow is still terrible and my gpu peaks at 79c, cpu idles at 36c. In my old antec 900 v3 my gpu temps never hit higher than 68c and cpu idled at around 25c. I would recommend the corsair 600t NOT tm, because my friend has one and its almost quiter than mine with fans speed set on high. If silent is a key part of your case requirements looks for 200mm to 180m front fans and top exhaust, they will be much quiter. Good luck!
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post #27 of 29
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Originally Posted by banthracis View Post
R3 will not fit an Archon.

Max HSF height is 165mm
http://www.fractal-design.com/?view=product&prod=48

Archon is 170mm
http://thermalright.com/products/?ac...=172&cat_id=27

I'm curious, why are you getting a ~$600 CPU and getting a cheap case?
Is there any particular reason you need that CPU, because outside of rendering and some other workstation tasks, it doesn't look like it be better than a 2600k.

I do music production which is why I need the 8 dimm slots on the x79 board.
My music apps can take advantage of 12 cores and all of it's threads.

I'm on a tight budget, I want to build this PC for under $2000 which seems impossible. So an expensive Tower isn't feasible.

I've managed to save some money re using my PSU and monitors, but that's about it.

The mobo and CPU are going to be around $1100 alone, then I need a soundcard, cooling system, case, 250gb SSD drive for sample streaming, SATA 3 HD for my OS, etc.

This cooling stuff is really busting my chops
post #28 of 29
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Silverstone FT02 is pretty cool

Well I think this is my case, but I'm not sure if the mid grade will fit my mobo, cpu cooler, and possibly a dual socket mobo in the future.
post #29 of 29
I have had awesome success quieting down a P180(the original). Even with an i7 920 and a GTX460 I removed the top fan, ran the front tricool at medium and the rear tricool at low speed and installed cardboard and foam around any openings to reduce sound leaks and temps stayed more then adequate (i7 920 @3.0Ghz and GTX460 stayed around 65*C @load) while being virtually SILENT
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