integer wrote: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.
integer wrote:With RAM so cheap I would suggest thinking about 2x8GiB.
JustAnEngineer wrote:Yes, I agree. I've already moved stuff out of that hard disk. It will be moving out of the case shortly.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.
JustAnEngineer wrote:Thanks. Am also looking at Noctua, though still debating if my usage patterns with mild overclocking require a ~$70 heatsink.If you want to spend more, I've always done well with Thermalright coolers.
Flying Fox wrote:I have the Radeon HD 5850 which I plan to use till then.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.
Flying Fox wrote:Am evaluating this suggestion. There is a better RAM selection for 4x4, compared to 2x8. Any disadvantages?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.
vargis14 wrote:It appears to be $19.99 after rebate now. Not really interested in dealing with rebates.Microcenter has the CM hyper 212 + for 19.99 on sale.
JustAnEngineer wrote:Thanks JustAnEngineer. The only major difference appears to be in the heatpipe contact area. FrostyTech thinks it helps in more efficient cooling.See the Newegg TV video for the differences between the Hyper 212 Evo and the older Hyper 212 Plus.
Flying Fox wrote:integer 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.
integer wrote:Congratulations! Enjoy your new hardware.Well. the build is complete finally and am posting from the new machine.
integer wrote: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.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.