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Nice build! Excellent card choice! thumb.gif

Thanks! smile.gif
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Anything that comes with a solid copper base!

hyper 212 evo:
http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=1368&page=3

Zalman:
http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=1368&page=3

Zalman isn't even the best cooler by a long shot for that you would be getting a noctua dh14. I'm just saying from experience that you want a solid base to keep the most contact with your cpu to lower temps.

The 212 Evo is by no means a solid copper base.
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I'm "reviving" this thread to ask about your temps.

What were you seeing? Did you change anything/what are you seeing now? Have you begun OC'ing? etc.

Also curious about your cable management... have you changed anything?

I'm the guy who was close to ordering a very similar system but had the GTX 570 run out of stock... well, I just ordered last night. It'd be cool to compare and learn from any issues you had!
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I'm "reviving" this thread to ask about your temps.
What were you seeing? Did you change anything/what are you seeing now? Have you begun OC'ing? etc.
Also curious about your cable management... have you changed anything?
I'm the guy who was close to ordering a very similar system but had the GTX 570 run out of stock... well, I just ordered last night. It'd be cool to compare and learn from any issues you had!

Glad you asked! thumb.gif

So, so far I've been loving it. You can check my sig for updated results, hehe. I have a modest OC on the already slightly factory-OC'd GPU, running just fine. My CPU is running at 4.3ghz 1.265v 24/7 stable, with pretty good temps! I'm seeing 30-35 idle - and only got to like 67 max after 12 hours of Prime95 Blending, which is pretty good I guess. I'm only using a Hyper 212 EVO with a PUSH config, and I might buy a second fan to make it Push/Pull to help slightly.

Also, I'm ordering a couple of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103091, to add to my case because I can. wink.gif

In conclusion, I have pretty good results as you can see from the below photo. (CPU to 4.3ghz) Note however that the max temps are bit odd. At the 11 hour mark, the max temp was only 64celsius. From 11-12 hours though, the max temp went to high 60s. I guess that's just what happens after running a CPU 100% load for 12 hours straight, haha. So realistically the max temps are closer to mid 60s, than high 60s. And they'll never even get to this in normal operation. I've been playing Skyrim with everything maxed to the complete highest with 60 fps and my CPU never exceeds low 50s. (even with the 4.3ghz OC).
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My GPU however idles at like 38celsius, and goes to 60celsius under load. I think it's normal for a GPU to run a bit hotter than a CPU, so I'm pretty sure it's fine. Heck, my old GPU in my older computer idles in the high 40s, and that card had like no power either haha.

Everything has been good! As you can see, I got some decent OC'ing done at respectable temps. I'm going to add a couple case fans and a pull fan to make my CPU cooler Push/Pull in about a week. That might lower things by a couple degrees, and it definitely can't hurt.

Final verdict: Very happy with the $1300 total for everything including ridiculously high HDD and the $100 OS. I hope you have good luck with your build and my results gave you some kind of closure.
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Glad you asked! thumb.gif
So, so far I've been loving it. You can check my sig for updated results, hehe. I have a modest OC on the already slightly factory-OC'd GPU, running just fine. My CPU is running at 4.3ghz 1.265v 24/7 stable, with pretty good temps! I'm seeing 30-35 idle - and only got to like 67 max after 12 hours of Prime95 Blending, which is pretty good I guess. I'm only using a Hyper 212 EVO with a PUSH config, and I might buy a second fan to make it Push/Pull to help slightly.
Also, I'm ordering a couple of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103091, to add to my case because I can. wink.gif
In conclusion, I have pretty good results as you can see from the below photo. (CPU to 4.3ghz) Note however that the max temps are bit odd. At the 11 hour mark, the max temp was only 64celsius. From 11-12 hours though, the max temp went to high 60s. I guess that's just what happens after running a CPU 100% load for 12 hours straight, haha. So realistically the max temps are closer to mid 60s, than high 60s. And they'll never even get to this in normal operation. I've been playing Skyrim with everything maxed to the complete highest with 60 fps and my CPU never exceeds low 50s. (even with the 4.3ghz OC).
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My GPU however idles at like 38celsius, and goes to 60celsius under load. I think it's normal for a GPU to run a bit hotter than a CPU, so I'm pretty sure it's fine. Heck, my old GPU in my older computer idles in the high 40s, and that card had like no power either haha.
Everything has been good! As you can see, I got some decent OC'ing done at respectable temps. I'm going to add a couple case fans and a pull fan to make my CPU cooler Push/Pull in about a week. That might lower things by a couple degrees, and it definitely can't hurt.
Final verdict: Very happy with the $1300 total for everything including ridiculously high HDD and the $100 OS. I hope you have good luck with your build and my results gave you some kind of closure.

Mind you that with the Hyper 212 Plus, you'll only notice at maximum a 2 degrees Celcius difference between push and push pull, don't know if it's the case with the Evo though.
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Mind you that with the Hyper 212 Plus, you'll only notice at maximum a 2 degrees Celcius difference between push and push pull, don't know if it's the case with the Evo though.

I understand. I'm going to add a couple case fans anyway, so I figured why not just add a second pull fan to make the 212 EVO Push/Pull. If it's 2 degrees cooler, that's fine. For $7 why not make it the best it can be? I really wish I went with something like the H100/Antec 920 for water, or Silver Arrow/NH-D14 for air to begin with. Ugh. Too late though. If that was one thing I could have done better I would have got a better cooler, but hey, this'll be plenty for now. I hit mid 60s max temps in 12 hours of blending on a 4.3ghz OC, that isn't the greatest temps but still it's a whole gigahertz faster than the stock i5 2500k so I can't really complain. Hopefully 2-3 new case fans and the addition to the EVO making it Push/Pull next weekend should lower ambient temps in the case a few degrees, including GPU and CPU. thumb.gif
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Thanks for the info!

I think that's very respectable... 4.3 at those temps is perfect really. I wasn't even looking to go above 4.0, but I may now.

Basically I ordered the 500R (in white also - only part I've received so far), the 2500K, a Hyper 212 Evo, and the the MSI GTX 570 TFIII PE/OC as well. Like I said, pretty damn similar =)

Where we differ is in the PSU, Memory, and MB. I also debated, but ultimately didn't order any additional case fans. I have a few extra in my current rig (Yate Loon D12-BL's) that I can use to test temps in the meantime, but I may just go ahead and order some as my Memory is apparently being transferred from one warehouse to another, and hasn't even shipped yet. I'm in Canada and my order was half Newegg, and half NCIX. I'll post up a build log when I get everything!

Cheers!
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Thanks for the info!
I think that's very respectable... 4.3 at those temps is perfect really. I wasn't even looking to go above 4.0, but I may now.
Basically I ordered the 500R (in white also - only part I've received so far), the 2500K, a Hyper 212 Evo, and the the MSI GTX 570 TFIII PE/OC as well. Like I said, pretty damn similar =)
Where we differ is in the PSU, Memory, and MB. I also debated, but ultimately didn't order any additional case fans. I have a few extra in my current rig (Yate Loon D12-BL's) that I can use to test temps in the meantime, but I may just go ahead and order some as my Memory is apparently being transferred from one warehouse to another, and hasn't even shipped yet. I'm in Canada and my order was half Newegg, and half NCIX. I'll post up a build log when I get everything!
Cheers!

Awesome! Good luck! Yea and 4.3ghz is honestly completely manageable, especially with a slightly better cooler than stock like the 212 EVO. Yea, additional case fans are honestly worth the money. Some quality fans you can find for cheap online, so I recommend adding 2 exhaust at the top of the case, and 1-2 intakes at the bottom (you can install fans on the INSIDE part of the side of the HDD cage). For like $25-30 total, you can throw some more fans in there and it helps significantly. If you have some old fans that are the right size though, by all means just use those. Even if they aren't the highest quality fan in the world, they still blow air and help at least a little bit.

Can't wait to see your build log! And nice to see the similar tastes, haha smile.gif
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Agreed. I'll probably order a pair of Xigmatek XLF-F1254 white LED. They're very well rated quiet fans that push a good amount of air, and well... white LED.

The Yate Loon's I have are actually excellent fans I had purchased after doing a bunch of research 2.5 years ago, but they're blue LED.
I'd rather not mess with the theme of the case. I'm just gonna put them in to measure temps and see the difference =)
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