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Windows 7: Case upgrade advice needed

17 Apr 2013   #81
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

I do not plan on OC'ing.

Went to Cooler Master site and found better spec's, pretty sure it will fit with no problem.
Cooling -> GeminII - Cooler Master


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17 Apr 2013   #82
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

That is for the GeminII M4, what you have previously linked to was the GeminII S524. The GeminII M4 will support the FX line of CPU's, but it doesn't show the FX series in the specs for the S524 model.
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17 Apr 2013   #83
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

My mistake. This is the right one and does not appear it will fit.
GeminII S524 - Cooler Master
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17 Apr 2013   #84
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Just checked with Cooler Master on-line chat and the reassured me it will work with no changes needed.
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17 Apr 2013   #85
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Ok, looks like they just haven't updated the spec sheet for that cooler. I would still go with the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo. It's $4 cheaper, and is one of the best value air coolers on the market. The main difference is how the heatsink and fan is oriented. With the Fractal Design case, you shouldn't have any clearance issues. It is totally up to you though. If you ever DID want to bump your CPU speed up in the future(since it is so easy to do on the 8350) the Hyper 212 Evo will do a much better job keeping things cool. Just some advice.
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17 Apr 2013   #86
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Thank's for the advice and the suggestion for the great cooler.

I don't think I made it too clear, I already own the Gemin II S524, it is in my current machine.
So now, other than the low end video card am I in good shape with my list ?

The only parts I do not own are the CPU and MB.

Just got the PSU delivered.
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17 Apr 2013   #87
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Oh, gotcha. Sorry, I thought that was something you were ordering. Yes, the GPU is the only thing left to upgrade, and if it does what you need it to do, you are done!
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17 Apr 2013   #88
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Well the performance of the GPU remains to be determined as I have never installed it in the machine. The thing I was wondering with it is the mem. on it is rated at DDR2, will this make much of a difference ?
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17 Apr 2013   #89
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

If you aren't gaming, it doesn't matter honestly.
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21 Apr 2013   #90
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: ASRock 990FXExrtreme4

The only part I'm not 100% sure about is the MB.
I was looking at more info. on the ASRock MB listed above and saw a lot of negative reviews on it.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157266
So I'm thinking it is not a good idea to go with this one.

What other model or brand would be comparable to this ?
Also, how can I tell if I'm getting the latest revision of a MB ?
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