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actually getting to 5ghz is going to be difficult because some just can't get that high without a high voltage. 4.5 is more than enough. I personally have an rs360 but if your case has good air flow a hyper 212+ will do just fine, but if you want to cool well then nzxt havik will cool really well as well.

I don't have a lot of faith in my 2600k. I don't think I got one of those awesome chips that can get 5.0 ghz @ 1.4 volts. I would however like to see what I can get! And I have seen people getting close to 5.0ghz with a 2500k and a 212. I can tell that the 2500k overclocks better, but how much better?
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NZXT Havik is pretty darn good, but I do believe the Thermalright True Spirit 140 is cheaper and just as good. The True doesn't come with two fans, but the with the price different you should be able to get one and keep it cheaper.

At the resolution you're playing/using, a bump from 4.5GHz to 5GHz wouldn't do a lot. At higher resolutions you end up needing more graphical power than CPU power.
However, I think you should still go for it because...
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post #953 of 1086
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NZXT Havik is pretty darn good, but I do believe the Thermalright True Spirit 140 is cheaper and just as good. The True doesn't come with two fans, but the with the price different you should be able to get one and keep it cheaper.
At the resolution you're playing/using, a bump from 4.5GHz to 5GHz wouldn't do a lot. At higher resolutions you end up needing more graphical power than CPU power.
However, I think you should still go for it because...
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IS
OCN!
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I really worry about something that big hanging off my motherboard. Does it have any support at all? I was worried about my graphics cards hanging off but at least they are secured to my case with screws.

That brings up another point too, I would like to be able to move my computer. It's not like I plan on taking it every where but I worry about walking with it and then having the weight snap my motherboard. That's another reason I kinda want to get an H100. But can you safely transport a water cooling loop like that? Ugh! Picking PC components is always such a big deal for me lol I'm sorry.
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post #954 of 1086
No biggie. tongue.gif

The heatsinks, no matter how HUEG, are secured with a metal backplate and bracket. They're meant to be able to hold at least the amount the heatsink weighs. You should always be careful, anyway, so being as careful as you normally would be should be fine when moving your computer around.

The H100...is overpriced and loud. Again when moving something like that you would have to be careful. The H100 wouldn't break or snap the motherboard (unless you're the Hulk and enjoy playing tennis with it), however the hoses could mess up and have the water/coolant leak.

What I'm trying to say (I think) is to not worry as much as you're worrying right now. tongue.gif + thumb.gif
 
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post #955 of 1086
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No biggie. tongue.gif
The heatsinks, no matter how HUEG, are secured with a metal backplate and bracket. They're meant to be able to hold at least the amount the heatsink weighs. You should always be careful, anyway, so being as careful as you normally would be should be fine when moving your computer around.
The H100...is overpriced and loud. Again when moving something like that you would have to be careful. The H100 wouldn't break or snap the motherboard (unless you're the Hulk and enjoy playing tennis with it), however the hoses could mess up and have the water/coolant leak.
What I'm trying to say (I think) is to not worry as much as you're worrying right now. tongue.gif + thumb.gif

I've seen this infamous backplate you speak of in YouTube videos. I just honestly don't understand what purpose it serves! Doesn't it just attach to the back of the motherboard anyway? I wish the intel cooler was better look how nice it flows with the rest of my computer!

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sup guys. i have a Twin Frozr card that blows hot air above the card instead of the back. and i have my side panel fan as intake. would it be better if i make the side panel fan as a exhaust fan? thanks.
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More people put up videos to complain about the backplate breaking (the motherboard) or being broken than people who say, "Hey, look at my awesome cooler! Everything works like a charm!"
Most of the time the people who get mad about it being broken...have broken it themselves or put it on incorrectly.

There is a huge following for coolers like the Thermalright Silver Arrow and Noctua NH-D14, and those are both quite a bit heavier/bigger than the True or the Havik that we recommended. You shouldn't have any problems and if you do, you can go to the clubs that are right here on OCN; you can even come back to this page. biggrin.gif
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sup guys. i have a Twin Frozr card that blows hot air above the card instead of the back. and i have my side panel fan as intake. would it be better if i make the side panel fan as a exhaust fan? thanks.

No. Just make sure to have a little bit more intake than exhaust, and then take the PCIe slot brackets off of the back of the Antec 600 you have. You don't have to take out all of them, but enough that you have a little bit of extra airflow out of the back of the case. That side panel fan ensures you always have cool air on the card so don't make it exhaust.

On a side note, if that top 200mm fan is exhaust right now, it wouldn't be a bad idea to make it intake. I have my 200mm top fan as intake and it works pretty well. It lowered the CPU temps by a couple degrees Celsius. biggrin.gif
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Hello, I've got two Blade Master 120mm fans installed in my case. ()
I have installed them by splitting a 3,5 inch cable into a 4 pin with this: http://www.kjell.com/images/Product_130399790129313259/product/1/strom-y-kabel-3-5-och-5-25-
I have hooked the 4 pin cable up to a card which splits that to multiple 3 pin connections. I am wondering if this will prevent me from controlling the fans and if so what rpm they will be operating at by default. (min,max etc)

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Hello, I've got two Blade Master 120mm fans installed in my case. ()
I have installed them by splitting a 3,5 inch cable into a 4 pin with this: http://www.kjell.com/images/Product_130399790129313259/product/1/strom-y-kabel-3-5-och-5-25-
I have hooked the 4 pin cable up to a card which splits that to multiple 3 pin connections. I am wondering if this will prevent me from controlling the fans and if so what rpm they will be operating at by default. (min,max etc)

Thanks



PWM only comes 4-pin. You need this.

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No. Just make sure to have a little bit more intake than exhaust, and then take the PCIe slot brackets off of the back of the Antec 600 you have. You don't have to take out all of them, but enough that you have a little bit of extra airflow out of the back of the case. That side panel fan ensures you always have cool air on the card so don't make it exhaust.
On a side note, if that top 200mm fan is exhaust right now, it wouldn't be a bad idea to make it intake. I have my 200mm top fan as intake and it works pretty well. It lowered the CPU temps by a couple degrees Celsius. biggrin.gif

my GPU doesn't really blow air at the back of my case. i don't feel any air coming out from the back of the card. and i don't think that making my 200mm fan as intake is a good idea. i live in a place that dust comes real quick lol. but thank you.
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