Just want to make my first post to the thread and to Overclock.Net.
I just want to say thanks to those who have contributed to this thread as I have gained some good knowledge.
Also, I really only play Galactic Civ II though I own a PS2 too that sits in the closet and have enjoyed Medal of Honor play.
Up to page 1010 now after staring at page one, word one 2 weeks ago. I do not OC at this time, though I have taken the Q6700 to 2.88 w/ no problems figuring 3.2 will be the fastest I can run on my stuff.
I am now the proud new owner of a 932 HAF and the Cosair H50.
It's all sitting in the great room waiting on a couple more items (some AC MX-3though I have a good bit of AS Ceramique' already) before I make the swap from my Antec 300. I plan on using the stock TIM on the H50 first, however. I've got to reseat the E7300 and it's AC FP 7 in the system I'm now on in my office as it's temps are high (44C) just browsing and it has been cleaned. Figured I'd try the MX-3 on it as it's guts will go from its Rosewill case to the Antec 300.
After about page 20 of this thread, my mind & my slight touch of OCD started churning and the ordering began. I plan on mounting the H50 RAD in 3 of the HAF's 5.25" front drive bays using two 120 X 38mm UK3000 P/P w/ 2 38 mm shrouds sync'd to a Lamptron FC-5 on one channel. The wind tunnel will be filtered too. As I kept reading, many on the thread confirmed my ideas to be good.
I'll also be adding 2 Papst 120 X 38 mm W2GT110-AF45-19's @ 105 CFM with wire grills of course, one replacing the stock rear HAF and the other at the bottom with a 38 mm shroud. Theses too will be going thru the controller most likely on separate channels HAF . I figure high CFM fans undervolted w/ good static pressure capabilities is the best air solution at this time. I plan on using the three 230 mm stock fans as is.
I'm waiting on and also be adding the Corsair CMXAF2 Fan to my memory along with some Enzotech 4-in heatsinks to my MOSFETs. The P5QSE does not have these heat sinked as ASUS and others added that feature to their newer mobo's. Figured a little added insurance to these is good if I can OC that Q6700. Sleeving kits and able manage supplies are in.
I did pick up the DemciFlex filters (top too) for the 932.
Anyway, with a dog who goes out quite a bit into the woods, creek, etc....dust can be an issue with my systems and this is what started my on my quest not to mention DDR2 systems are slowly disappearing making way for the DDR3 and the new i3, i5, i7 CPU's and boards. So, I figured getting the 932 for $140 w/ free shipping was a good move at this time as it too will soon make way for the X.
I'd rather sit in my recliner, drink a cold one and surf - read hardware / OS forums than disassemble than dust a PC every 3-4 months.
I'll get some before and after pics up when I start / finish and get a post after the swap.
Though older hardware built 2 years ago, my current stuff has been reliable and does a good job for video encoding as a hobby. I can't complain as I started PC hardware upgrades back on my first PC - a IBM PC-XT, 640 KB memory @ 4.77 MHz w/ 10 MB HDD.
Anyway, Im in but not up yet!!