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crash01 I am considering the Gigabyte Z77N-WIFI because I wanted to dabble with a Hackintosh build as well as having a W8 setup and the recommended motherboard for ease of use was the Gigabyte. I say I want to OC but nothing ridiculous as am clueless but would explore it if it gives me a big enough saving on rendering. Day to day the stock settings for Intel Core i7-3770K should be enough I hope!
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Hackintosh with that main? look this 3d biggrin.gif
http://www.ocaholic.ch/forum/index.php?page=Thread&threadID=4474

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crash01 that link is awesome! That is near enough what I wanted to do smile.gif

I see your point about the Gigabyte Z77N wIfi having no voltage control so no OC? I don't mind swapping for another MoBo but the Gigabyte offers the greatest stability and the i7 is still a beast of a CPU and would trounce any current Mac setup.
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crash01 that link is awesome! That is near enough what I wanted to do smile.gif
I see your point about the Gigabyte Z77N wIfi having no voltage control so no OC? I don't mind swapping for another MoBo but the Gigabyte offers the greatest stability and the i7 is still a beast of a CPU and would trounce any current Mac setup.
ask to hiwa, but anyway i think no-oc

look also here (sorry mods for crossposting)
http://www.overclock.net/t/1316594/gigabyte-z77n-wifi-h77n-wifi-no-voltage-control-voltage-hard-mod-info-inside/10

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anyway i think that also sotck with turbo is enough power
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Thanks again crash01 for another good link. I think it's best I follow Hiwa guide as it looks similar to what I want to do.

I just need to find a silent GTX650 or 650GTX Ti card and hope the H60 is a quiet CPU cooler when the system is idle or just browsing the web or doing light editing.
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Thanks again crash01 for another good link. I think it's best I follow Hiwa guide as it looks similar to what I want to do.
I just need to find a silent GTX650 or 650GTX Ti card and hope the H60 is a quiet CPU cooler when the system is idle or just browsing the web or doing light editing.
Welcome!

I had h100 and h80 and were silent, maybe pump can be annoying but there is another guide here on OCN about how to fix it.

Maybe with new H60 is all ok wink.gif

I have windforce 2X on my 660ti and is quiet, if there is also on 650ti maybe oc'ed go for it smile.gif
http://images.anandtech.com/galleries/2360/Gigabyte_GV-N65TOC-2GI_CandB_575px.png
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Thanks once again for the h100 and h80 info crash01.

Would something like the Noctua NH-L9i be better than the H60 Corsair for silence if I don't opt for water cooling?

There are reports online that the H60 pump does make a noise. I am far too used to my silent ageing iMac hence after a quiet solution within the Prodigy.

I can't quite afford the 660ti but the cards I can afford are:
http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/nvidiageforcegraphicscards/nvidiagtx650tikeplerseries/ or http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/nvidiageforcegraphicscards/nvidiagtx650keplerseries/

Do any standout as being good value?
Edited by redlion - 11/26/12 at 9:24am
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Gigabyte or ASUS imho.

For cooler, a friend uses it on p8z77-i deluxe with 3570k and isnt so bad wink.gif

But with prodigy I prefer tower cooler..there is so much space wink.gif
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Going to completely tear down my prodigy tonight, replumb and wire it, hopefully give it some new life. As of right now, im now 100% happy with it, hopefully this will help
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Just curious, why do you have the Zalman facing sideways? Also, where did you get the window mod done?
Thanks.

ASRock motherboards don't fit large coolers the normal way if you also insert a discrete graphics card. In fact, they don't fit most large coolers period, especially those with fans. I didn't have the mod "done" anywhere. Rubber channeling was ordered on-line, everything else was local.
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^ what monitor is that it looks good

Achieva ShiMian IPSB (tempered glass over the bezel).
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ElevenEleven's build is just so dang pretty. Lots of empty space in there but I absolutely love the cable management and view through the window. thumb.gif

Thanks! Love this case so much.
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I'm trying to as well. I'm aiming for airflow straight through the case (230mm on the front to the 140mm on the back. Would that give my case positive pressure? Would adding a top 120mm fan interfere with the straight-through airflow?
That sucks. If they don't make the window bigger and you put the windowed panel on the GPU side, it'll show part of the PSU?

I'm not sure there's a straight answer for this. It's going to depend on the RPM and CFM of each fan, their static pressure (dictating the direction of air flow), and what you have in your case in terms of heatsinks, whether you have a discrete graphics card, how the air exhausted from that card, etc. The best bet seems to be to just play with various configurations (on top of your basic 230mm fan intake + 140mm fan exhaust) and see if you get better temperature by adding any more fans.
   
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Corsair Force 3 LG DVD-RW Zalman CNPS9900MAX-B Noctua NF-S12B ULN 
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Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-14 Fractal Design R2 Silent 140mm fan Bitfenix Spectre 200mm fan Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
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Achieva ShiMian 27" IPSB (tempered glass) Ducky Shine II MX Clears Corsair AX750 BitFenix Survivor in White 
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i7 3770 @ 4.3 GHz ASRock Z77E-ITX GTX 660 Ti + Accelero Mono Plus, 1.875V G.Skill Ripjaws X 16GB at 2133MHz 9-10-11-28-1T... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Crucial m4 Hitachi TravelStar 2.5" SATA III Intel 330  BitFenix Recon fan controller 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Corsair H100i Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-14 x 4 (radiator front... Phanteks 140mm fan (exhaust) Fractal Design R2 Silent 140mm fan (bottom intake) 
OSOSOSMonitor
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Windows 8 Professional 64-bit (trying it out) Linux Mint Achieva ShiMian 27" IPSB (tempered glass) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2412M 24" LZ-GH aluminum/steel TKL keyboard Seasonic G-550 80+ Gold Fractal Design Define R4 
MouseMouse PadOtherOther
Logitech MX518 Monoprice dual-surface aluminum IKEA Dioder light-changing LED strip on the roof Monoprice 10 x 6.25" drawing tablet 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2400 3.8GHz turbo boost Gigabyte z68x-ud3h-b3 Sapphire Dual-X 7970 OC Samsung 30nm ULP  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Corsair Force 3 LG DVD-RW Zalman CNPS9900MAX-B Noctua NF-S12B ULN 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-14 Fractal Design R2 Silent 140mm fan Bitfenix Spectre 200mm fan Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Achieva ShiMian 27" IPSB (tempered glass) Ducky Shine II MX Clears Corsair AX750 BitFenix Survivor in White 
MouseMouse PadOtherOther
Logitech MX518 Ikea circle! NZXT Hue Lamptron FC-9 
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