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Windows 7: Is this PC a good build?

10 Apr 2015   #31
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

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Ignatz, the AMD stock coolers have always been problematic. Many people complained about them. I think it's better to get it right from the beginning. Those AMDs are real space heaters.
OK, I'll take your word for it.

But if I was going to replace the stock cooler, I'd choose another for a reason, not at random.

Laith: you can always buy a good low profile cooler that would fit into any case, so you wouldn't have to worry about its height. Search the cooler section at New Egg using the search term low profile. There are several good ones out there from Scythe or Noctua. They'd almost certainly be much quieter than the stock AMD cooler as well.

Have you searched for the maximum cooler height acceptable for your newest case choice? Thermaltake I guess?

There is a minor benefit to using dual channel RAM. It's up to you to decide if it's worthwhile or more expensive.

This is true and i have no idea why a game reviewer would tell such a lie as Dual Channel is a lot more efficient than 1 Stick of 8GB

Anyways it is from my experience AMD needs Superior cooling no matter what you do with it


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10 Apr 2015   #32
ignatzatsonic

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Laith:

Your most recent case choice is Thermaltake VL80001W2Z.

This appears to be it:

Thermaltake - U.S.A. - V3 Black Edition - VL80001W2Z

It has a mesh front side, a 1300 rpm exhaust fan, and many vents. I'd expect it to be noisier than average.

Thermaltake does not publish a maximum cooler height figure for this case, but they do say it is 7.5 inches wide. I'd assume that is an outside dimension. That is relatively narrow for an ATX case, so I would be very cautious about cooler height.

Or use a low profile cooler.

Or find another case.

Here's 3 coolers compatible with your motherboard and processor:

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler (Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2) - PCPartPicker

5 inches tall (127 mm), short for a traditional tower style cooler. This should fit in most ATX cases. Pretty cheap.

Noctua NH-L9a 57.5 CFM CPU Cooler (NH-L9a) - PCPartPicker

low profile, 92 mm tall, 92 mm PWM fan, quiet. Fairly expensive; blows down onto motherboard.

Scythe BIG Shuriken 2 Rev. B 45.5 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (SCBSK-2100) - PCPartPicker

low profile; only 58 mm tall (2.3 inches); blows down onto motherboard; 120 mm slim PWM fan. Should be cheaper than the Noctua.

Other coolers will certainly work, but I'd be wary unless you know the maximum cooler height acceptable for any given case.
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11 Apr 2015   #33
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

I know its more has more benefit to use D-C but if i want to upgrade my RAM in the future i have several other slots avaliabe + 8GB RAM. When i took the one stick i also thought it would be more better if i took two sticks instead of one but then i came up the the upgrade thing.
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11 Apr 2015   #34
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

If you're going to upgrade RAM in future you'll want to replace the whole lot anyway so it doesn't matter. Always use RAM in kits, never mix and match even if it's the same brand and the same model.
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11 Apr 2015   #35
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

I cant find any cases that don't have that compatibly issue. Can someone give me an case option? That case must not have onboard USB 3.0 panels.
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11 Apr 2015   #36
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

Okay then.
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11 Apr 2015   #37
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Laith View Post
I know its more has more benefit to use D-C but if i want to upgrade my RAM in the future i have several other slots avaliabe + 8GB RAM. When i took the one stick i also thought it would be more better if i took two sticks instead of one but then i came up the the upgrade thing.
If you think you might someday need 16, you could use four sticks of 4 GB. I assume your board has 4 slots.

There's only a small chance you would ever need more than 16, at least for the foreseeable future. Between now and the time you'd need more than 16, you would be giving up the advantage of dual channel if you just buy one stick now. By the time you'd actually need 32, you're likely to have moved on to a new RAM specification anyway. DDR5 or whatever.

But it's not likely you would know whether you had one stick of 8 gb or 2 sticks of 4 gb in day to day operation. It's not a big deal if it saves you significant money.
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11 Apr 2015   #38
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

Updated. To much high-speed RAM for cheap and its dual-channel now.
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11 Apr 2015   #39
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Laith View Post
I cant find any cases that don't have that compatibly issue. Can someone give me an case option? That case must not have onboard USB 3.0 panels.
What do you require in a case?

Flashing lights? Glitz?

Side panel window?

Functionality and solid construction?

Certain ports on the front side?

Bottom mounted PSU?

Lower than average noise level?

Some minimum internal width that will accommodate some particular cooler?

A maximum height?

A certain absolute maximum price?

There's hundreds of cases out there and dozens of good ones. You've provided few guidelines.
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11 Apr 2015   #40
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

I don't care. But the case must not have onboard USB 3.0 if it has it's not compatible with the mb. If possible lights.
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