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From what I read the ASRock boards were getting good reviews and overclocking well. Im going to be using a Noctua NH-D14 for the cooler.
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Links should be working now. What dont you like about that case Born?
Looks bad and cheap for me, I know a lot of people like it for some reason. I'd rather go with SilverStone FT02
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If i were u i wouldnt go with Asrock,

maybe gigabyte, asus, evga.But still its ur call.
i have to second that, good luck
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Looks bad and cheap for me, I know a lot of people like it for some reason. I'd rather go with SilverStone FT02
I like the look of that case but I want something very large this time.. Im tired of squeezing **** in the case.
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u need a better cooler to hit 5.0GHz... i would recommend water cooling if you have the money... also, if you plan on water cooling i would not recommend the HAF X as it is a pain to water cool (i know from experience)... get a silverstone case or an 800D... if you are air cooling then definitely stay with the HAF X as it probably has the best air flow of any case on the market... if you cant aford water cooling right now but would like to do it in the future, you could get the HAF 932. it has extremely good airflow (almost as good as the HAF X) and you can fit a 120.3, 120.4, and 120.1 rads in it without any modding. the only downfall is that it is not very spacious, so you will probably need a bay pump and res. other than that, your build looks good to me.

now i have a question out of curiosity. the ASRock Fatal1ty P67 PROFESSIONAL says that it supports 4 way SLI, but it only has 3 x16 ports... can someone explain this to me?
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i have to second that, good luck
Why do you say? Just curious.
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From what I read the ASRock boards were getting good reviews and overclocking well. Im going to be using a Noctua NH-D14 for the cooler.
This!^

Looks very sweet indeed! And yes, you're very likely to hit 5GHz. Although having said that, every chip is different hence YMMV. Good luck with your new rig
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I don't know what the person was talking about when he said it was difficult to water cool a haf X. Easy as pie! I have a 932 and i fit mine in just fine... Didn't need to get any power tools out either.








THE HAF X IS BIGGER SO I WOULD ASSUME IT IS EVEN EASIER. NH-D14 MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO COPE WITH 5.0GHZ up, so water might be a good choice. 64C is max on mine. IBT 8threads on max.
Edited by badatgames18 - 3/25/11 at 1:43pm
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u need a better cooler to hit 5.0GHz... i would recommend water cooling if you have the money... also, if you plan on water cooling i would not recommend the HAF X as it is a pain to water cool (i know from experience)... get a silverstone case or an 800D... if you are air cooling then definitely stay with the HAF X as it probably has the best air flow of any case on the market... if you cant aford water cooling right now but would like to do it in the future, you could get the HAF 932. it has extremely good airflow (almost as good as the HAF X) and you can fit a 120.3, 120.4, and 120.1 rads in it without any modding. the only downfall is that it is not very spacious, so you will probably need a bay pump and res. other than that, your build looks good to me.

now i have a question out of curiosity. the ASRock Fatal1ty P67 PROFESSIONAL says that it supports 4 way SLI, but it only has 3 x16 ports... can someone explain this to me?
Sandy bridges can hit 5ghz on air...
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I don't know what the person was talking about when he said it was difficult to water cool a haf X. Easy as pie! I have a 932 and i fit mine in just fine... Didn't need to get any power tools out either.


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THE HAF X IS BIGGER SO I WOULD ASSUME IT IS EVEN EASIER. NH-D14 MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO COPE WITH 5.0 water might be a good choice. 64C is max on mine. IBT 8threads on max.
as i said, the HAF 932 is easy to water cool... the HAF X is not... there is only room for a 140.1, 120.3 and a 200.1 rad, and the 120.3 rad can be hard to fit with a thicker rad in push/pull

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Sandy bridges can hit 5ghz on air...
ik... i just recommend water cooling because i personally love it, and it makes ocing so much more fun because you can hit a lot higher OCs
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