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Will This Fit?/Is It good?

post #1 of 24
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Hi. I started a thread on the intel CPU board, but once I got my answers I thought I would start one here asking some more specific questions. This is the build I plan on getting:

2x MSI GeForce GTX 470 Twin Frozr II (already bought, waiting on delivery)
Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor
ASUS P8P67 Pro Intel P67 (Socket 1155) DDR3 PCI-Express Motherboard
Corsair HX Series 1000W Modular ATX2.2 SLI/Crossfire Compliant Power Supply
Titan TTC-NK85TZ/CS2(RB) Fenrir EVO CPU Cooler
1TB Samsung HD103SJ SpinPoint F3 SATA-II 3.5" Hard Drive
Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced Pure Black Gaming Midi Tower Case

Now, some of you may have noticed that I missed out RAM, that's because the CPU cooler I have chosen (which I think gives the best compromise between noise and cooling) is quite big, so I *might* be limited to what RAM I can fit. So my first question is thus: Does anyone know if that CPU cooler will get in the way of the RAM? If so, what RAM do you suggest I get? The only thing I know is that I want a minimum of 8GB.

The other thing I didn't list is a SSD. I don't want to spend a load of money on one, just one big enough to fit Windows7, and maybe a few of the games I play most. What SSD would you recommend?

Finally, with all that taken into account, do you think that setup is good?
I plan on overclocking the CPU, but not heavily, maybe to 4ghz or so, just so I can say I've done it rather than any increase in speed.


Sorry if I am rambling, but I have a bad cold, and it was either type this out or go to sleep for the 3rd day in a row


-TheAlchemist
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2500K ASUS P8P67 Pro 2x MSI GeForce GTX 470 Twin Frozr II Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 1600 MHz CAS9 XMP 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
OCZ 60GB Vertex 2E SSD + Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Windows 7 Philips 230C 23" + 26" Samsung Logitech MK700 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair HX Series 850W Modular ATX2.2 Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced Pure Logitech G500 
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Intel Core i5-2500K ASUS P8P67 Pro 2x MSI GeForce GTX 470 Twin Frozr II Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 1600 MHz CAS9 XMP 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
OCZ 60GB Vertex 2E SSD + Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Windows 7 Philips 230C 23" + 26" Samsung Logitech MK700 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair HX Series 850W Modular ATX2.2 Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced Pure Logitech G500 
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post #2 of 24
Looks like a good build overall. Firstly though, the power supply is overkill. 850W would be fine on that build, and 750W might do as well.

As for the RAM, I don't know enough about that CPU cooler to know what height of RAM sticks you can safely use with it. Some websites actually say the height that the RAM can be with the cooler fitted, so I'd take a look at Titan's website.

As for the SSD, take a look at an OCZ Vertex 2 or a Crucial RealSSD C300. Both of them are available in 60/64GB capacities which should be enough for you, and they're both great drives.

But overall that is a great setup, and you'll have no problem at all hitting 4.0GHz.
post #3 of 24
Thread Starter 
Great, thanks for the confidence boost!

I did wonder about the 1000w PSU, but I thought with 2 pretty-high-end graphics cards in there, it would need a bit of grunt. Considering the price difference between the corsair 1000w and 850 is nearly £50, that's a nice bit extra in my pocket!

The Titan website isn't all that informative. These are the only dimensions I could find on their site for that cooler:

Outline Dimension: 124 x 107 x 160 mm
Fan Dimension: 120 x 120 x 25 mm
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2500K ASUS P8P67 Pro 2x MSI GeForce GTX 470 Twin Frozr II Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 1600 MHz CAS9 XMP 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
OCZ 60GB Vertex 2E SSD + Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Windows 7 Philips 230C 23" + 26" Samsung Logitech MK700 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair HX Series 850W Modular ATX2.2 Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced Pure Logitech G500 
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Intel Core i5-2500K ASUS P8P67 Pro 2x MSI GeForce GTX 470 Twin Frozr II Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 1600 MHz CAS9 XMP 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
OCZ 60GB Vertex 2E SSD + Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Windows 7 Philips 230C 23" + 26" Samsung Logitech MK700 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair HX Series 850W Modular ATX2.2 Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced Pure Logitech G500 
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post #4 of 24
No problem

Those dimensions aren't going to give us any real insight as to what RAM you can use with the cooler. Hopefully there'll be someone who's used the Fenrir who can tell you what kind of RAM will fit under it.
post #5 of 24
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The only reason I am going for the Fenrir is that is got good reviews on Bit Tech, as it's the same as the original Fenrir but with quieter, better quality fan and blades.

I am hoping to only need 2 of the RAM slots (2x 4gb) so maybe if I use the ones furthest from the CPU cooler it won't touch it.
With that in mind, can you recommend a good 8gb minimum set of RAM without tall heatspreaders?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2500K ASUS P8P67 Pro 2x MSI GeForce GTX 470 Twin Frozr II Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 1600 MHz CAS9 XMP 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
OCZ 60GB Vertex 2E SSD + Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Windows 7 Philips 230C 23" + 26" Samsung Logitech MK700 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair HX Series 850W Modular ATX2.2 Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced Pure Logitech G500 
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Intel Core i5-2500K ASUS P8P67 Pro 2x MSI GeForce GTX 470 Twin Frozr II Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 1600 MHz CAS9 XMP 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
OCZ 60GB Vertex 2E SSD + Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Windows 7 Philips 230C 23" + 26" Samsung Logitech MK700 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair HX Series 850W Modular ATX2.2 Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced Pure Logitech G500 
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post #6 of 24
It's a shame that Corsair don't do any 2x4GB XMS3 1.50v kits, as that would be perfect. There are the Vengeance kits, 2x4GB 1600MHz CL9 or CL8, but they do have slightly taller heatspreaders.

Even if the cooler wasn't going to be a problem I wouldn't recommend a 4x2GB kit because it doesn't give you any path to upgrade RAM in the future.
post #7 of 24
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Originally Posted by ellisbodds View Post
Looks like a good build overall. Firstly though, the power supply is overkill. 850W would be fine on that build, and 750W might do as well.

As for the RAM, I don't know enough about that CPU cooler to know what height of RAM sticks you can safely use with it. Some websites actually say the height that the RAM can be with the cooler fitted, so I'd take a look at Titan's website.

As for the SSD, take a look at an OCZ Vertex 2 or a Crucial RealSSD C300. Both of them are available in 60/64GB capacities which should be enough for you, and they're both great drives.

But overall that is a great setup, and you'll have no problem at all hitting 4.0GHz.

Agree on pretty much everything he has said. But just get some normal sized Ram and that way you will be nearly 100% sure that it will fit
post #8 of 24
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Originally Posted by shadow19935 View Post
Agree on pretty much everything he has said. But just get some normal sized Ram and that way you will be nearly 100% sure that it will fit
The problem is finding a decent 2x4GB kit (or a 4GB stick that you can buy two of) that is 1.50V for Sandy Bridge and isn't very tall to fit under the cooler.
post #9 of 24
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No, I wouldn't want to bother filling up my motherboard with 4 2gb sticks. For a start, the P8P67 can take up to 32gb of RAM, so filling it all up with 8gb would be silly.

Maybe I should look for a smaller CPU cooler which will allow me full use of the RAM slots.
System Spec
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2500K ASUS P8P67 Pro 2x MSI GeForce GTX 470 Twin Frozr II Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 1600 MHz CAS9 XMP 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
OCZ 60GB Vertex 2E SSD + Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Windows 7 Philips 230C 23" + 26" Samsung Logitech MK700 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair HX Series 850W Modular ATX2.2 Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced Pure Logitech G500 
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Reply
System Spec
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2500K ASUS P8P67 Pro 2x MSI GeForce GTX 470 Twin Frozr II Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 1600 MHz CAS9 XMP 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
OCZ 60GB Vertex 2E SSD + Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Windows 7 Philips 230C 23" + 26" Samsung Logitech MK700 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair HX Series 850W Modular ATX2.2 Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced Pure Logitech G500 
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post #10 of 24
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Originally Posted by TheAlchemist View Post
No, I wouldn't want to bother filling up my motherboard with 4 2gb sticks. For a start, the P8P67 can take up to 32gb of RAM, so filling it all up with 8gb would be silly.

Maybe I should look for a smaller CPU cooler which will allow me full use of the RAM slots.
That's probably your best option. The Cooler Master Hyper 212+ is supposed to be excellent value; it's only about £18 on Scan, comes with a single 120mm fan and allows you to attach two 120mm fans to it. It will easily be able to cope with 4GHz as well, even the stock cooler could do that with Sandy Bridge.
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