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Well, im getting a CPU cooler now that way it will help the north bridge a little just in case. Is there any suggestions? I want to keep the cooler under 70 dollars and with no led colors. Unless its green.
That may depend on the cpu choice. I'll take it for granted you'll have a hexacore? Also how much OC'ing will you be doing? The more OC the better the cooler needs to be and with a hexacore and under $70.00 kind of narrows it down. I know the True works real good (but not sure on the price) Noctua is probably the best (85-$89.00) and myself can say the Scythe Mugen with a push pull fan setup works up to 4.0GHz or just slightly above. The Mugen runs $39.99 but you'll want to get two matching fans (I used Gentle Typhoon AP-15's) at $16.00 each. Max spike temps under load with prime95 on a 4013MHz OC briefly touched 53c and averaged a running (under load) temp of 49-51c during a 24 hr run.

The Mugen will keep NB temps down too (only reached a max of 44c on my setup)
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Let me throw this out there....this is my first build. You just blew my mind. I take it a push pull setup involves some fans pushing air through while others pull air. It is a hex core and my case is the raidmax smilodon extreme black.
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Yes that is correct. One fan pushes in and the other pulls out/through. With a Mugen it will require an extra set of fan clips ($4.00). I'm not familiar with your case, size wise so you'll need to measure it and verify any cooler will fit. The Mugen is smaller than the first two I mentioned in height which is what I had to go with to fit into my NZXT M59 case. There is a dedicated thread for this cooler in the air cooling forum where you can get ideas etc. It is big, but you have a lot of cpu to keep cool. Better to take the time now, and decide what you want rather than just grabbing one to find it won't do the job.
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I've never put much thought into the direction of the fans blowing. Do cases naturally have a push pull setup? Or is that something I need to do? And what's the best way to do it there is an 80 on each side and a 120 in the front and back.
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Also what is this whole mugen setup and fan clips...sounds kind of complicated lol.
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Also what is this whole mugen setup and fan clips...sounds kind of complicated lol.
Take a look here http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...nter-club.html
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That wasn't complicated at all he just installed a heatsink then threw a fan on it....
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