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post #11 of 26
I say a new CPU. At least a Phenom II x2 or x4. Save up a little more. A 955 is about $130 in the online deals section (from newegg I think).
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I say the biggest difference you can make for you system with that $50 is put it towards an SSD. There are many deals flying around for a 80gb SSD for under $100. IMHO that would make a dramatic noticeable difference for your setup.
Well I Really Dont Need a SSD at the moment. I have alot of space and my normal hard drives kick butt ! thanks anyway

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I'd say case personally. Your system in terms of hardware spec looks very well balanced and that 5770 is perfect for your 19" monitor. Go for a newer case... find something nice to house the hardware.
I was thinking of getting a HAF 912 first, then save up another 50 dollars or more and Water Cool the CPU with a Corsair H50, since my CPU hits up 40c idle with a normal air cooled fan.
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If your temps are that high, you should really consider a new CPU HSF and VRM heatsinks. They'll lower your overall temps and probably let you stably OC higher.

My 9850 never breaks 60c on Prime95 with my Hyper 212+. The fans never reach 100% either.
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post #14 of 26
Get the HAF 912 amd dont look back. A new case makes the computer feel like new and considering yours i so bad its a must.
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post #15 of 26
The HAF 912 is an awesome case IMO. Awesome amount of space to work with and airflow. It's fairly attractive too! I put some red LED fans in it to add even more air flow.

Here are some pics of it before I put in the fans:



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post #16 of 26
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The HAF 912 is an awesome case IMO. Awesome amount of space to work with and airflow. It's fairly attractive too! I put some red LED fans in it to add even more air flow.

Here are some pics of it before I put in the fans:
What are you temperatures for your CPU ?!
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What are you temperatures for your CPU ?!
As of right now, I have a game running in the background and I'm GPU2 and GPU3 folding. Heres my temps:

Attachment 203304

It's been on for about 5 days now either folding or gaming. Or both.
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post #18 of 26
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As of right now, I have a game running in the background and I'm GPU2 and GPU3 folding. Heres my temps:

Attachment 203304

It's been on for about 5 days now either folding or gaming. Or both.
HOLY HELL. That colda** 6 core. I'm looking at some cases now. so its either the HAF 912, Thermaltake V3, or Thermaltake Dokker. One way to find out is to see it for myself in CompUSA. Then, hopefully, After i upgrade the case, Corsair H50 Time for my Phenom. Which leaves my IceQ Video card, but ill let that stay
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HOLY HELL. That colda** 6 core. I'm looking at some cases now. so its either the HAF 912, Thermaltake V3, or Thermaltake Dokker. One way to find out is to see it for myself in CompUSA. Then, hopefully, After i upgrade the case, Corsair H50 Time for my Phenom. Which leaves my IceQ Video card, but ill let that stay
Keep in mind, I think the 1055T's have an 8-10C offset of temp but still its not bad if you add that to it.

Good luck on finding a case!
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http://www.nzxt.com/new/product.php?...bles&series=13

SLEEVE IT UP! You can get all your cables with 50 bucks or less. Great quality and dont have to go through the process of sleeving it yourself.

The v3 is not that great i had it, very cheaply built.
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