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Old 05-15-12, 07:14 AM   #1
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my old system was a C2D with 8Gb ram ,2 Hd's in raid O and a 8800gtx

yesterday iv got a new one ,

I7 3770k
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noctua C14 cooler
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TT Grand power 1200 .
690gtx has yet to come through the mail .

the cooler was a very tight fit , could only be fitted in 1 way . it actually a bitt too close to the vga card . its also sitting over all the RAM sockets so they get decent cooling also . havnet done oc,ing yet , have to get a bit more familiar with the bios first etc . psu might be a bit too much for that system , but i always buy large psu's . the cable routing possibilities in the system are ok , you hardly see any .

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Old 05-15-12, 08:49 AM   #2
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That's quite the upgrade man, most drool worthy. That heatsink is massive but also one of, if not, the best out there right now. With a nice oc, which you're set up nicely for, that beast should last you for quite some time
Hope you enjoy it
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Old 05-15-12, 09:42 AM   #3
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Nice system..yeah i just upgraded from a C2D with 4 GB ram, it is a huge difference.

That cooler I heard is one of the best but I went with a smaller one, I don't really need to do that much of a overclock.

TBH I saw very little difference in FPS when overclocking, not even sure it worth it that much. I guess at this point CPU is so fast no games will bottleneck right now.
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Old 05-15-12, 09:50 AM   #4
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Nice rig dude.
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Old 05-15-12, 09:54 AM   #5
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the cooler is mostly for silence as you can still get good performance with both fans spinning at low rpm .
i will adjust the handle with longer bolts on the case as i find the stock ones too short only a few threads into the case .
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I'm looking to upgrade too,how much minus the 680 was the upgrade?
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Old 05-15-12, 01:19 PM   #7
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with vga card is was a little over 4k
without vga card it was a little under 3k
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That is the best heatsinkFan cooler you can get ,the only thing thats runs a little cooler is the Corsair H-100 but only by 2C.
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Old 05-18-12, 03:53 PM   #9
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cpu idles around 30 degrees and around 50 at load
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cpu idles around 30 degrees and around 50 at load

yeah that what I get with my cooler. I have not pushed OC that much computer is fast enough to not worry about it right now.
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Old 05-22-12, 05:25 AM   #11
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it arrived today through the mail . as you can see very tight space between cooler and video card . my picture taking skills are crap btw .
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Old 05-24-12, 07:00 AM   #12
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Still a bit odd , i cant run all 4 sticks at default voltage and xmp settings . it needs to be raised to 1.65 volts in order to run without bsod or sudden hangs . next week i'll be upgrading another computer , this time with an asus gene V . i'll test the same sticks on that one to see if the sticks are the problem or the asrock mobo .
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