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Since I hit pretty close to 8GB of use some days I figure going for 12 is not a bad thing. I REALLY wanted to try the corsair H50, but I don't like how it vents INTO the case, especially running the new GTX 480 (Hotttt). I might still order it and try it side by side, any notice any issues with the way it vents?
You can vent it anyway you want... just turn the fan around.
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Just Cause 2 runs superb on my 920, dont need 980X, complete waste
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99% of us that I have seen have it venting outwards in a push pull setup. Most of the time I dont claim to be smarter than the team of engineers working for the manufacturer and will try it their way first, in this case however I dont even know that i have seen anyone, myself included that started with it venting inwards, most just laughed and iinstalled two fans pushing that hot air out. That being said, the H50 performs wonderfully in a outward venting push pull config, highly recommended by me, though my experience is nothing intel so I could be mistaken on its performance on the "i" series chips
Ok just overnighted one heh. I am using the Antec 1200 case and going to try using one of the 120's in the back as the 2nd fan with the H50. I am guessing instead of the standard single pull you switch the existing fan around to push air out and then the extra (mounted closest to the cpu mount) to pull to the radiator (basically using the inside air to vent the radiator) or am I vice versa'd?
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I think you have the idea, hook the radiator to one of the rear exhaust fans that is already pulling air out, then attach a second fan to the other side of the radiator pushing air through it, so you end up with a wind tunnel of sorts one side pulling the air out and one side pushing the air out, yes using the internal case air to vent the radiator. I was somewhat concerned about the internal air being too warm but with no cpu heat sink right there it isnt too bad.
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With the 980X you can drop the hyper threading (which generates heaps of heat) and then because its a 32nm chip it will run cooler than the 930, therefore higher clocks are possible!!! (that wasn't my best piece of writing but i can't be bothered to re-write it)

If you have that much money to drop on a processor you should go for a full on water cooling setup, you should get better temps and if you get the right fans, quieter.

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post #36 of 75
the 980x deserves phase change
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wow thanks for all the input! Changed my build a bit b/c of the advice here

I saw the official P6X58D thread (for mobo configuration), is there one for SSD's (thread)? I read up and saw about TRIM, certain services to disable, etc (windows 7 64bit - fresh install). Any words of advice or forum to point me to I would appreciate!

P.S. The 980x I received is OEM and 30 day warranty only. That means it is going back and I am going to keep the 930 and just use the 21x instead of 22x.
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Good choice, my suggestion would have been to send back the 980 and use the refund for an awesome WC setup. You'd be better for it in the long run.
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wow thanks for all the input! Changed my build a bit b/c of the advice here

I saw the official P6X58D thread (for mobo configuration), is there one for SSD's (thread)? I read up and saw about TRIM, certain services to disable, etc (windows 7 64bit - fresh install). Any words of advice or forum to point me to I would appreciate!

P.S. The 980x I received is OEM and 30 day warranty only. That means it is going back and I am going to keep the 930 and just use the 21x instead of 22x.
30 day warranty? that blows
guess you made the right choice
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what batch was that 980x?
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