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Windows 7: Case upgrade advice needed

21 Apr 2013   #91
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

The top of the line GigaByte I got back in Jan has been discontinued at NewEgg already ????

http://www.sevenforums.com/overclock...ml#post2242513

But the GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD5 AM3+ is still available, which was the next step down from mine.

GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD5 AMD Motherboard - Newegg.com


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23 Apr 2013   #92
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by COMPUTIAC View Post
Case: Define R4 - 3 extra 140mm fans
Psu: Ultra x4 Modular 1050w
Graphics card: Galaxy 210
Mem: Corsair DDR3 xms 1333 16GB
SSD: OCZ Vertez3 120GB
Hdd: Hitachi 1 TB
CPU cooler: Gemin s524
CPU: AMD FX-8350
MB: ?
I spotted this MB today and would like to know if it would a good choice.
ASUS M5A97 R2.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS - Newegg.com

more info. here: ASUS - M5A97 R2.0
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23 Apr 2013   #93
smarteyeball

 
 

Since you aren't overclocking or running multiple cards etc - yes.
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23 Apr 2013   #94
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Since you aren't overclocking or running multiple cards etc - yes.
Thank's for the quick reply.
Received the case and two of the three fans today. What is a good way to configure these ?
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26 Apr 2013   #95
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

I would like advice to determine which of these MB's would be the better choice :

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!
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26 Apr 2013   #96
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I think the ASUS M5A99X EVO R2.0 is a better buy over the Pro version. There's not much difference between a 990X and 990FX chip. The EVO has 2 eSATA 6GBs which I might find handy.

With fan arrangement, I like to have more intake than exhaust to make positive inside pressure to hopefully help keep dust our better.
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26 Apr 2013   #97
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I think the ASUS M5A99X EVO R2.0 is a better buy over the Pro version. There's not much difference between a 990X and 990FX chip. The EVO has 2 eSATA 6GBs which I might find handy.

With fan arrangement, I like to have more intake than exhaust to make positive inside pressure to hopefully help keep dust our better.
Thank's for the advice on the MB.

What configuration would help keep dust out but also increase cooling capacity at the same time ?
Is this possible ?
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02 May 2013   #98
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

I received the last two parts on my list, before I start putting it all together I have a couple of questions.

What is the best way to install the CPU ?

I mean, so I don't have any problems warranty wise. It states to use the heat sink and cooler that came with it , (which look very small to me) if I do this what would be a reasonable amount of time before I install the GeminII I have ?

Should I just install the GeminII instead ?

Also, should I use the thermal paste which is already on the new heat sink or use Arctic Silver 5 ?
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02 May 2013   #99
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Use the Gemini right away and wash the per-applied paste off and use the AS-5. I think the warranty should say the CPU must have a heat sink, not the specific one included. Stock ones don't cool well at all.

Oh, and on the fans, having more intake than exhaust will bring in the most cool air.
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02 May 2013   #100
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Agreed on the stock one !
Problem is it does state to use the supplied parts. Of course I would rather use the Gemin II, as how could they tell which one was used or not ?

On the fans, if I add 1 to the front and 1 to the bottom for intake,
then add 1 to the top for exhaust;
This would be 3 intake and 2 exhaust, this ok ?
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