You already bought the motherboard+CPU? Now it is a race against time. Waiting for the video card to come down in price while this stuff sits there doing nothing is just bad. Get a temporary card or use an existing one for now.
With RAM so cheap I would suggest thinking about 2x8GiB.
Yes, I agree. I've already moved stuff out of that hard disk. It will be moving out of the case shortly.JustAnEngineer wrote:I would not bother moving the 120 GB Barracuda 7200.7 drive from the old PC. You could get a new 2 TB version for $110.
Thanks. Am also looking at Noctua, though still debating if my usage patterns with mild overclocking require a ~$70 heatsink.JustAnEngineer wrote:If you want to spend more, I've always done well with Thermalright coolers.
I have the Radeon HD 5850 which I plan to use till then.Flying Fox wrote:Waiting for the video card to come down in price while this stuff sits there doing nothing is just bad. Get a temporary card or use an existing one for now.
Am evaluating this suggestion. There is a better RAM selection for 4x4, compared to 2x8. Any disadvantages?Flying Fox wrote:With RAM so cheap I would suggest thinking about 2x8GiB.
JustAnEngineer wrote:You could find it easier to achieve the most extreme overclock with two DIMMs than with four. I wouldn't be too concerned about that.
It appears to be $19.99 after rebate now. Not really interested in dealing with rebates.vargis14 wrote:Microcenter has the CM hyper 212 + for 19.99 on sale.
Thanks JustAnEngineer. The only major difference appears to be in the heatpipe contact area. FrostyTech thinks it helps in more efficient cooling.JustAnEngineer wrote:See the Newegg TV video for the differences between the Hyper 212 Evo and the older Hyper 212 Plus.
Flying Fox wrote:
The first one does not do PWM. I have Scythe's old S-FLEX series and they are great. Haven't had a need to buy new fans yet so I can't say for sure.
Congratulations! Enjoy your new hardware.integer wrote:Well. the build is complete finally and am posting from the new machine.
The instructions aren't great, but the diagrams are good. I found that the fan on the GeminII-S524 would start out around 480 rpm before settling in at about 520 rpm to keep the i5-3570K cool. I lowered the UEFI's fan monitoring alarm from 600 rpm to 400 rpm and it's good.integer wrote: 1. The instructions on the Hyper 212 Evo are poorly written.
5. Received a CPU fan speed error with multiple beeps. It seems the Cooler Master fan was spinning under 600 RPM. Changed the minimum limit in the UEFI and this was resolved.
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