Opinions about new build

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paradox_freak
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Hello Rodney and forum,

I have been thinking (alot) about new components and this is what I came up with:

Motherboard: Asus Maximus III Formula

Processor: Intel i7 860 2.8 GHz (will try to overclock it to 3.4 or higher depending on the temperature)

CPU Cooler : Corsair H50 (heard it is a better solution when overclocking) but please, tell me what you think

Memory: Corsair Dominator GT 1600 4Gb(2x2Gb) 7-7-7-20 CMG4GX3M2A1600C7

 

Components i intend to keep:

Case: CoolerMaster HAF 932 - Had in mind when H50 installed to remove 220mm fan on top and put 2x 120mm fans + H50 radiator (mounted onto slot closest to the back of the case) in a push/pull configuration bringing cold air from outside over the radiator and the back 140mm fan will be able to exhaust immediately without spreading warm air from radiator over the motherboard. Would appreciate comments on this setup aswell :)

Power Supply: Corsair TX 750W

Thanks for your time and help!

CoolerMaster HAF 932 || Corsair TX 750W || Asus Maximus Formula III || Intel i7 860 2.8 GHz || ATI Radeon HD 5970 2Gb GDDR 5 || 4x2Gb Corsair Dominator GT 1600MHz C7 || WD Caviar Blue 320 Gb + WD Caviar Black 750 Gb || Samsung SyncMaster T200 || Windows 7 Professional x64 ||

Razear
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Perhaps go for cheaper memory from OCZ, GSkill, or Crucial. Consider the HX750 to keep the cable mess down. Everything else looks good.

paradox_freak
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I would, but the stores where I live can't get other, slightly better memory you mentioned. There was an option for corsair dominator 1600 9-9-9-24, but chose gt really cause it will look good on maximus III formula.

P.S. I have the TX 750W for a year or so, and HAF 932 really hides all those cables (bought it after watching Rodney's review hehe)

Any opinions on my H50 mounting strategy?

3dGameMan
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That looks like a fine build.

Mount the Corsair H50 so the fan is intaking cool air. You can also install another 120mm fan on the H50 for better performance.

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Thanks for your opinion Rodney, and yes I planned to mount two fans on the H50 (so called push/pull configuration).

Your video reviews were also helpful, keep up the good work!

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I'd swap booth fans on the H5O. You'd best be served by fans that have the same rpm.

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Yeah, I was planning to mount 2x Scythe Kama flex fans (1500rpm, 56.3 CFM, 24,7 dBA), heard they are very good and do not produce much noise.

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A fan controller might not be a bad idea.