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Going to have to find a new CPU Cooler it looks like. The CM hyper 212 is roughly 8.4 inches correct? The case we want is only 8.26" wide... So onto other options like the H50 & H70. I read alot of the mixed reviews just wanted to see what you guys recommend. We would like to try and clock the CPU to 4.6 ghz if possible.

Water cooling also seems like a better idea for noise control and to not worry about ram clearance with heatsinks that look like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231431.

Water just scares me! lol
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Going to have to find a new CPU Cooler it looks like. The CM hyper 212 is roughly 8.4 inches correct? The case we want is only 8.26" wide... So onto other options like the H50 & H70. I read alot of the mixed reviews just wanted to see what you guys recommend. We would like to try and clock the CPU to 4.6 ghz if possible.

Water cooling also seems like a better idea for noise control and to not worry about ram clearance with heatsinks that look like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231431.

Water just scares me! lol
The H50/H70 will provide similar temps to those of a high-end air cooler (like the VenX or Megahalems). However, you really can't compare an H50/H70 with similarly priced Silver Arrow or D14, which provide much better performance. This is the reason most people won't recommend them for an average build.
The H50/H70 are good if you don't have much space, need above-average cooling, and don't want the upkeep of actual water cooling. Water cooling and large heatsinks will provide much better performance at similar prices, but really don't have many of the other benefits of the H50/H70. All in all, the H50/H70 is great for HTPCs.

However, if you really want the best temperatures and least amount of noise (and understand the need for upkeep) I would grab an XSPC Rasa kit for your build.
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The H50/H70 will provide similar temps to those of a high-end air cooler (like the VenX or Megahalems). However, you really can't compare an H50/H70 with similarly priced Silver Arrow or D14, which provide much better performance. This is the reason most people won't recommend them for an average build.
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However, if you really want the best temperatures and least amount of noise (and understand the need for upkeep) I would grab an XSPC Rasa kit for your build.
Damn the noctua and 212's huge size =(. Where would I mount the raidator from that kit on this case? It has a top mount PSU and a shelf under it. And 1 140MM on the top of the case (optional) Sorry water cooling still confuses me alot. Say I cant get a kit like that and I have to get an h50 or 70. What would you recommend and would they be capable of a 4ghz instead of 4.6ghz OC on a 2500k? thanks again!
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Damn the noctua and 212's huge size =(. Where would I mount the raidator from that kit on this case? It has a top mount PSU and a shelf under it. And 1 140MM on the top of the case (optional) Sorry water cooling still confuses me alot. Say I cant get a kit like that and I have to get an h50 or 70. What would you recommend and would they be capable of a 4ghz instead of 4.6ghz OC on a 2500k? thanks again!
With your current case, I really think your best bet would be a H70. It's one of the few higher-end cooling solutions that will actually fit. I'm betting that you could reach at least 4.5GHz on an H70 push/pull, I've seen people reach ~4.7GHz on a CM212+ push/pull (H70 P/P>CM212+ P/P). However, with a push/pull it's going to get loud, without a push/pull heat will become an issue.

If you really want silence and low temperatures then a WC kit would be the way to go. Sadly, you couldn't do this with your current case, or at least without quite a bit of modding. If you decide to go the route of a WC loop, I would recommend a case like the 600t. With this case, you can fit the XSPC Rasa kit in with no modification.
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With your current case, I really think your best bet would be a H70. It's one of the few higher-end cooling solutions that will actually fit. I'm betting that you could reach at least 4.5GHz on an H70 push/pull, I've seen people reach ~4.7GHz on a CM212+ push/pull (H70 P/P>CM212+ P/P). However, with a push/pull it's going to get loud, without a push/pull heat will become an issue.

If you really want silence and low temperatures then a WC kit would be the way to go. Sadly, you couldn't do this with your current case, or at least without quite a bit of modding. If you decide to go the route of a WC loop, I would recommend a case like the 600t. With this case, you can fit the XSPC Rasa kit in with no modification.
+rep for you sir! Thank you tons for the constant info!!!!! Seriously I cant say it enough I am sooo thankful I found my way to this site you guys are great! I am going to redo some of the build now and will post it up. For now I felt like I should share this with you. Why you ask? BECAUSE I LOVE IT AND THINK EVERYONE ELSE SHOULD TO! lol

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Found a really cool write up! It is clear that a gtx 570 out performs a 6950 in most areas but the card looks like a perfect cross roads for 299.99 plus the UD3 is crossfire and not sli ready.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-r6...ii-oc-review/1
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Build is on page 3.

Now just to make sure I am right the H70 will replace my back fan right? So I can throw one of my new fans on there and it will act as exhaust fan as well?

What else do I need to order to make sure that I have everything here and ready to go? Any cables? I know I need thermal paste. What is a good fan controler? And what would you get that I can put on the outside of my case in the front some form of LED display to monitor temps. If you can think of anything you might add to have a complete system and ready to go I would love to hear it!

And the reason I picked those fans was because of the cfm db ratio. I looked at some videos on youtube and they sound great and move alot of air for a cheap price. I know it wont be silent but thats ok as long as its quiet. Plus they look awesome without being to over the top. I think it will compliment everything nicely!
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+rep for you sir! Thank you tons for the constant info!!!!! Seriously I cant say it enough I am sooo thankful I found my way to this site you guys are great! I am going to redo some of the build now and will post it up. For now I felt like I should share this with you. Why you ask? BECAUSE I LOVE IT AND THINK EVERYONE ELSE SHOULD TO! lol

*caution* turn your speakers down if they are up! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAUvCQaIhCo
Thanks!
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Ok so I made a few revisions and I think I have it all under control finnaly!

(case)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112263
(PSU)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151088
(MOBO)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128463
(Memory)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233144
(CPU)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072
(Cooler)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835181013
(GPU)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127564
(SSD)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148361
(HDX2)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152181
(Media)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151222
(120mmX3)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233035
(140mmX1)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233037
Looks good! However, since you're just planning on using the computer for gaming and media, you may be better off just grabbing a 4GB kit of RAM with lower timings. They'll cost less and provide better performance (as you don't need 8GB anyways). How do these look?

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Now just to make sure I am right the H70 will replace my back fan right? So I can throw one of my new fans on there and it will act as exhaust fan as well?
You want to set up your H70 in a push/pull configuration like this:

And no, it will replace your top 140mm intake fan. You will want to buy 2 140mm fans, as the stock case fans probably push somewhere around 50 CFM and the stock H70 fans push between 50.35 - 61.2 CFM. You really don't want any sort of pressure (either positive or negative) building up in your radiator due to fans that don't push the same amount of air. Also, the stock fans are bound to be noisy.

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What else do I need to order to make sure that I have everything here and ready to go? Any cables? I know I need thermal paste. What is a good fan controler? And what would you get that I can put on the outside of my case in the front some form of LED display to monitor temps. If you can think of anything you might add to have a complete system and ready to go I would love to hear it!
You may want to pick up a couple SATA cables, just in case. For thermal paste, Shin-Etsu or IC7 Diamond is great.
Here are a couple fan controllers:
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And the reason I picked those fans was because of the cfm db ratio. I looked at some videos on youtube and they sound great and move alot of air for a cheap price. I know it wont be silent but thats ok as long as its quiet. Plus they look awesome without being to over the top. I think it will compliment everything nicely!
For the price, the fans look great!
The only fans I know of that will perform better are Scythe Gentle Typhoons.
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Thanks!


Looks good! However, since you're just planning on using the computer for gaming and media, you may be better off just grabbing a 4GB kit of RAM with lower timings. They'll cost less and provide better performance (as you don't need 8GB anyways). How do these look?


You want to set up your H70 in a push/pull configuration like this:

And no, it will replace your top 140mm intake fan. You will want to buy 2 140mm fans, as the stock case fans probably push somewhere around 50 CFM and the stock H70 fans push between 50.35 - 61.2 CFM. You really don't want any sort of pressure (either positive or negative) building up in your radiator due to fans that don't push the same amount of air. Also, the stock fans are bound to be noisy.



You may want to pick up a couple SATA cables, just in case. For thermal paste, Shin-Etsu or IC7 Diamond is great.
Here are a couple fan controllers:
For the price, the fans look great!
The only fans I know of that will perform better are Scythe Gentle Typhoons.
You know I was looking at some fan controlers and then the fans that I have picked out. The fans run @ 15,000 rpm and I noticed that most of the controlers only go up to 10,000.

As far as where to put the H70 I think in that case the exhaust fan ontop is right above the PSU for the most part and then it looks like there is a shelf the PSU will sit on. However I dont know if that shelf goes all the way through or not. I cant tell from the pics =( that would be really cool If I could find a way to mount that ontop of the case though. And the H7 has 2 120MM fans will the 140MM fans fit?

And I am one of those guys ( I need to take a crash course tonight in memory) that has always thought more was better! lol. Keep in mind while I game "mostly mmo's" will I be able to run media player, browse the web and still have my game running with only 4G of memory?
Edited by jamesschmidt82 - 1/29/11 at 10:27pm
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