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This is my second build since my last one based on AMD was way too much for the price.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=15620352

I want a mobile gaming rig, so the size has to stay the same. Thoughts?
post #2 of 42
this will work!
    
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Sure hope so, can't wait to get this put together!
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Only issue I see is the heatsink. The 1366 chip sits higher on the motherboard than the 1156 chip. Meaning it's hard to fit bigger heatsinks in the vulcan. Plus the 200mm side fan will limit your Heatsink height also.

http://www.nzxt.com/forum/showthread...-Compatibility


There's a link where you can read which heatsinks will work in the vulcan using the x58 board.
Edited by b0z0 - 2/9/11 at 1:42pm
    
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post #5 of 42
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The case says that it supports a 170mm heatsink. The heatsink is only 159mm in height. Do you guys think it still won't fit?
post #6 of 42
It won't. I've been looking at building the same build. read that link i posted, and the vulcan club in the small form factor link on OCN
    
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post #7 of 42
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Alright, so I have replaced the cooler with the Corsair H50 and I will mount it in the front, that is why I had to buy the 2.5 to 3.5 HDD Converter because now I have to mount the SSD and the HDD uptop. I plan on replacing the default 120MM fan on the corsair with a red led one.
post #8 of 42
Perfect. I'm jealous now since your beating me to the build. GL with the build
    
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post #9 of 42
I love my merc stealth keyboard. In my opinion, best FPS gaming keyboard available (and I've tried pretty much every other one).

If it's gaming only, why not go with an i5 760 and a P55 chipset micro-ATX board? It will save you a good chunk of money and provide similar performance.

by the way that CM fan will not fit the door of the Vulcan without some modding. I tried one of them with my Vulcan case.

also, spend a few more dollars and get some decent RAM. A-Data ram is not stellar...
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post #10 of 42
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I am going with the X58 chipset because of the SLI x16 support. I plan on adding another 570 down the road.

Do you know of any other mATX mobos, even AMD, that support the full x16 lanes for both cards?
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