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Windows 7: Building a new computer, lets get some input!

30 Aug 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by briantheman890 View Post
I was told I should look at getting a full case, just for the airflow. A few people told me a mid sized one may be a bit clustered and not recieve enough air to keep it cool.
Some people assume that much bigger cases universally means better airflow. I agree that a poorly wired case can impede airflow.

Personally, i think many are obsessed with airflow and cooling to the point where they will go to any length to lower temps regardless of whether it's of any real benefit. If a CPU is safe to 72C, and you are running at 58C....adding 4 case fans and a new CPU cooler to just get to 52C just doesn't seem worth it. If you are going to overclock it, or overclock it more and you need the 6C, then it makes sense. But a lot of us, who don't push this hard, often don't need it...but we read and value the opinions of the obsessed who make it seem utterly necessary.

Unless you plan to overclock big time, the Hyper 212+ cooler is more than enough. Going the corsair H50/60/70/100 route is likely unneeded.

I'm an enthusiasts and work on servers for a living, but I tend to go the KISS route (Keep it Simple Stupid).

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30 Aug 2011   #12

windows 7 premium 64-bit

Ya i agree, some thing ive been told just seem like over kill. I know wa bit about computers but i enjoy coming to this site because most people seem to be very educated.
I think i may keep my case, Its fairly decent and will save me 100$. So with that im going to get the i7.

My new plan is get the -
intel Core™ i7-2600K Processor
Asus P8P67 Deluxe Rev 3.0 Motherboard
Patriot G2 Series, Division 2 Edition DDR3 8GB PC3-12800 Enhanced Latency Kit

Now the only other thing i need to look at is getting a new video card.
Im not lookin to spend 400$ on a card, preferably 150-250. I know it probably wont be the best card out, but im sure there is something decent for the price.

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30 Aug 2011   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I don't overclock, but for the cost of the Hyper 212+, it was worth it to run the processor cooler. It isn't the easiest to install, but it doesn't take long and works very well...and it's quiet.
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