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Windows 7: Case upgrade advice needed

02 May 2013   #101
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Sounds pretty good computiac. Check out this write up on Toms Hardware


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02 May 2013   #102
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yeah the fan arrangement sounds good.
Crazy I just checked the AMD site and it indeed states their own heatsink must be used. I don't think there is any way they could tell if you don't though. It is extremely rare for a CPU to fail in normal use though. I have two AMDs in other machines which I did some serious overclocking experiments with and they both still work fine. I have Cooler Master coolers on both of them.
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02 May 2013   #103
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
Sounds pretty good computiac. Check out this write up on Toms Hardware
Thank's for the link, excellent read.

This is link for part 2: How To: Properly Plan And Pick Parts For An Air-Cooled PC, Part 2 : A Foundation For Case Cooling: Fans
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02 May 2013   #104
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Yeah the fan arrangement sounds good.
Crazy I just checked the AMD site and it indeed states their own heatsink must be used. I don't think there is any way they could tell if you don't though. It is extremely rare for a CPU to fail in normal use though. I have two AMDs in other machines which I did some serious overclocking experiments with and they both still work fine. I have Cooler Master coolers on both of them.
Thank's for your input.

I can't see how the heat sink and fan which come with it can actually keep it cool enough at all. Maybe I'm spoiled by the 120mm fan on the Gemin II !

Will start the assembly tonight, them switch over to my laptop before I shut this one down for the last time tomorrow , just in-case I get into trouble !
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02 May 2013   #105
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You're welcome, let us know how it goes.

I never could see the logic in having a 60/80MM fan on a CPU heatsink either. I have 2 120MM fans on my Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO.
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02 May 2013   #106
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Only one small problem popped up, with the size of the PSU, the idea of a intake fan on the bottom of the case will not work.
So maybe putting another intake fan in the side panel would be the answer, then put a filter on it ?

Now for the top exhaust fan, would it work better in the rear position which is next to the rear exhaust fan or in the front position away from it ?

I'm asking these questions now as it is easier to work on the fans before much else gets in the way.
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02 May 2013   #107
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

As long as you have at least one more intake than exhaust, assuming the same size, it should work out. for the top one I'd go the front position to help take away more heat from the CPU.

You're right getting the fans mounted first is a good idea so you're not working around the board after it's in.

Oh, yeah, I mount the bottom PSU so the fan is down, if the case has some little pads so it can exhaust OK.
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02 May 2013   #108
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Thank's,
The fans are all 140mm, is the side intake a go also ?

The PSU is in with the fan facing down, also had a silicone gasket to mount against the rear of the case, which I used.

Any last minute tidbits before I go full bore on this in the morning ?

I did call Corsair about the mem. and was assured it would fit. Got the same news when I called Cooler Master for the CPU cooler, no problem fitting with the MB or mem. location.
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02 May 2013   #109
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Take lots of pictures and take your time and enjoy the process. Placing the components goes quick but the wiring will take much longer. Also be careful as this is habit forming and the only know cure is the next build !
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02 May 2013   #110
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Take lots of pictures and take your time and enjoy the process. Placing the components goes quick but the wiring will take much longer. Also be careful as this is habit forming and the only know cure is the next build !
You are 100% right !

At first I only wanted a larger case because it was so ruff trying to put in the new CPU cooler with no room in the old case.

Then buying the new case, it would be easier to install a new PSU before wiring everything again,
Now I have more boxes of parts here than I think I need

But I will go slow and triple check everything before final steps.
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