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My bad. I must not have read your post thouroughly. In that case, then that cooler and MoBo set up will be great. I used the M5A99X EVO in a friends build and it is a great MoBo. The 212 EVO is also a great CPU cooler and will support a mild OC on that CPU.
I was looking into different water coolers and I found two that I would be interested in getting in the future: The Zalman LQ-320 or the Corsair H80i. Which one would you recommend? I like the Zalman because of the Blue LED to go with my case It doesn't look like a bad cooler either. Just some negative reviews because of installing it.
post #12 of 13
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181032

But honestly, I wouldn't buy a closed loop water cooler. the reasons are numerous.
1. They have way more moving parts. This makes them a LOT more likely to break, as they have many more things that can break
2.When they DO break, you are *******. Unlike a normal cooler, there is no metal heatsink left if the moving parts stop moving,which means the CPU doesn't have time to downthrottle properly (and you can guess what that means.)
3. If it fails totally,instead of plastic,the pc is filled with liquid...
4. They are noisier than air cooling systems because the fans work harder due to heatsink being denser
5.You get same cooling performance cheaper by using air cooler such as Noctua D14 or Silver arrow.
Edited by Grmadness - 2/17/13 at 5:16pm
   
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom ii x4 965 BE GA-MA-790FXT-UD5P Sapphire R9 290 Tri-x OC Kingston Value RAM 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Kingston Value RAM Seagate Barracuda (Died) WD Caviar Black Sony DVD/RW 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Sony DVD/RW Xigmatec Aegir SD128264 Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit LG 2443T 
PowerCase
ThermalTake Toughpower 800 (Non modular) ThermalTake Eureka 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium 4 1.7Ghz Northwood Gigabyte GA-8ITX Creative GeForce3 Ti 500 Some generic Samsung 512Mb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi 80 Gb Plextor CD-DVD RW  What was that again? Windows 98 SE  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
15'' CRT Broken Yes,it has. Fridge 
MouseMouse PadAudio
In the lab for exeriments  To disect the mouse Audigy 3 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5930k ASUS Rampage V Extreme Sapphire R9 290 Ripjaws V 2400MHz  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Intel 750 Series 400GB WD Caviar Black 1 Tb H-100i Win 7 64 bit Ultimate 
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post #13 of 13
Some are recommending the 8320, but IMO the price difference isn't really that big of a deal anymore like it was with Bulldozer. Back then, the 8150 was $279+ at retail while the 8120 was $199-219.

But the price difference between an 8350 and 8320 is only $20. So just stick with your original choice of the 8350.

I say this because if you ever felt like just running the processor at stock speeds, 4Ghz right out of the box is always nice. You just never know when stability issues might happen and you have to default to stock for awhile.

I had a BSOD just recently with my setup, the first in a year or so. I had to run my i7-2600k at stock for a couple weeks until I had time to really troubleshoot my machine. Turns out that what was stable a year ago isn't stable now for some strange reason. I'm thinking it was just "breaking in" or something, but I needed 5mV extra to be stable.

Just a thought. smile.gif
Edited by symmetrical - 2/17/13 at 5:07pm
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