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Windows 7: Building your own computer

26 May 2012   #81
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

One thing I would suggest for caution: Even though it is not important to get the wiring right straight away, make sure no wiring blocks your graphics card, CPU, NB, or any exhaust fans. I have seen users make this mistake before. A simple twisty tie to bundle the wires away from fans can save you hardware failures due to overheating when a fan is kept from spinning.


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01 Jun 2012   #82
Chips

Windows 7
 
 

Hi all. I've now been told I need a heatsink to go with my other case fans. Any tips for good heatsinks suitable for my system?
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01 Jun 2012   #83
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You need to tell us what processor you have. Chances are, the CoolerMaster Hyper212+ will work with what you have. It's cheap, and one of the best air coolers out there. You just have to make sure it fits in your case.
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01 Jun 2012   #84
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Oh and when installing the upgrade/after market heatsink/cooler remember this is the time to clean and re-apply thermal compound and I highly suggest purchasing these two items. In the long run the right tools will continue to serve you well.
Amazon.com: ArctiClean 60ml Kit (includes 30ml ArctiClean 1 and 30ml ArctiClean 2): Computers & Accessories
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o03_s00_i00
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01 Jun 2012   #85
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Personal preference, but I prefer this over AS5,

http://www.amazon.com/Arctic-Silver-...8566812&sr=1-7

1-2C difference in cooling if that; is not electrically conducive; and much, much easier to work with.
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01 Jun 2012   #86
Chips

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
You need to tell us what processor you have. Chances are, the CoolerMaster Hyper212+ will work with what you have. It's cheap, and one of the best air coolers out there. You just have to make sure it fits in your case.
Intel Core i7 3820 Quad Core. I was having a look and came across THIS. Any good? Will it fit my Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus case?
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01 Jun 2012   #87
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Chips,
If this will fit in your case then this is a premier cooler and man will it be quiet ! Noctua rules.....
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01 Jun 2012   #88
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I believe that is a good cooler, and should fit. I have several HAF912s and they are pretty wide...and able to accomdate my Hyper212+ without any issues.
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01 Jun 2012   #89
Chips

Windows 7
 
 

Great! I'm guessing by your reactions that it'd be perfect for possible future speeding up of the processor?
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01 Jun 2012   #90
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

If I am not mistaken, the hyper 212 is 160mm tall, the D14 is 163mm tall. My best guess is if the 212 will fit, the D14 will fit. BTW, I own one and I don't think there is a better air cooler, and it fits my HAF X case with room to spare.
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