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post #11 of 45
I don't know if you've thought about it but 2 GPU's are going to create a lot of heat & noise and if you haven't used Crossfire/SLI before I recommend leaving a space between the two cards if your air cooling =p mine go like the clappers when I'm playing a game (the fans i mean) but just thought I'd add that little gem =]
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post #12 of 45
Drop the ind9igo extreme. It ruins your CPU. For what, 2C better on a great day?

IC Diamond ftw.
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Ok... So possibly changing over to the 2700k with maybe the fatality board but it needs to be able to have his face taken off the bios. I'll into the diamond thermal paste. Noise doesn't bother me. It will all be sitting in 18c air.

Case wise I will probably be changing te internal 120 for higher speed and may think about running te h100 in push pull mode.

Basically this is the frame for the ivy bridge upgrade in April so a 2600k I think would do me and should get 4.5-5 on the h100.

More thoughts ideas? Probably being purchased the day te 7970s hit.
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After some looking I'll replacing both internal fans with the new specter bitfenix 220 and 120 ml fans.
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post #15 of 45
I'll just leave this here....

673

The IC TIM you see at the bottom is from the same family as the IC diamond, I wouldn't touch that stuff with a 10 ft pole.
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post #16 of 45
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Originally Posted by Rognin View Post

I'll just leave this here....
The IC TIM you see at the bottom is from the same family as the IC diamond, I wouldn't touch that stuff with a 10 ft pole.

Clearly you don't know what you're talking about.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/247954-29-diamond-carat-thermal-compound
http://hardwarelogic.com/articles.php?id=5379&page=3
http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=752935&mpage=1

Community-based review.
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/overclocking-tweaking-benchmarking/15520-innovation-cooling-7-carat-diamond-tim-test-results-thread-now-accepting-results.html

Yeah it's definitely crap because everybody enjoys spending money and lying.
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post #17 of 45
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Well at the moment I have in my cart Antec Formula 7 Thermal Compound instead of the indigo.

Also I have chosen the 1000W because it's only 20 more...

Went with the 2700k because its only 30 more as well.

Now I need thoughts on case and mainboard and ram as well.

I'm set on the GPU and CPU so nothing can change me there. The rest would be good to hear feedback. I do love the 650D though and I'm not paying the 150 more for the 800D
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post #18 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rognin View Post

I'll just leave this here....

*snip*

The IC TIM you see at the bottom is from the same family as the IC diamond, I wouldn't touch that stuff with a 10 ft pole.

Honestly, that's your argument? Because it's from the same family it acts indentical? You should meet my brother...

What kind of thoughts you need on the case, mobo and ram?
For ram, just get what looks good. 1600mhz CL8 would be great.
For mobo, the Fatal1ty is great. I just don't understand why you hate the face, sure he's not that pretty but it's not like you're going to leave your bios on when you go to sleep? If you do, then I can understand why the face bothers you.
For case 650D is a good choice, I just hate the stock intake.
post #19 of 45
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Sounds good then.

I'm thinkning the extreme 7 gen 3 would be a better choice, the only thing is less power phases. But it does have the dual gigabit LAN on it so that's covered as well. And the other problem is the fatailty board isn't in stock till the 19th...


I'm not very patient tongue.gif

All the 650D fans are being replaced with the new bitfenix ones. However I'm still unsure about the rad for the H100 it's fine to mount there... but without any fans will it fine?

Do I need to go push pull?
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post #20 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by hellboy_101 View Post

All the 650D fans are being replaced with the new bitfenix ones. However I'm still unsure about the rad for the H100 it's fine to mount there... but without any fans will it fine?

Do I need to go push pull?

H100 should fit fine IIRC.
And no need to go P/P if you don't want to, I cant remember what the difference was between push or pull vs. p/p on H100 but it's not many degrees.
edit:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWWFjsJONYc
Edited by Blizlake - 1/6/12 at 4:08am
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