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05 Oct 2015   #11

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

CPU fans well I posted a couple I'm using although they say case fans some people use Corsair sp120 static pressure fans.
I took them off my Acer because they only have a 3 pin wiring and my legacy bios make them run almost full blast so pretty audible
But I do use sp120's on my new build on a Corsair GT110i cpu cooler with a radiator and they work well I believe it hovers at 26c.

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05 Oct 2015   #12

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
Don't forget to add in the cost of a good CPU cooler and case fans. The stock coolers that come with most processors aren't very good. A better cooling system will help your CPU live a longer, happier life. ...
Interestingly, my son was putting together a new system this weekend and had planned to go with the stock cooler (for the time being) to save money. He got home with all the parts and discovered that the Intel i7 he purchased did NOT come with any cooler or heat sink. He ended up going back to the store and getting the Coolermaster Hyper 212 that I recommended. It was on sale for $34.95.
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05 Oct 2015   #13

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Yep I've only seem AMD cpu's that say they come with a coolers :/
Just as well most stock ones would bite anyway
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05 Oct 2015   #14
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

The AMD stock coolers bite big time.
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07 Oct 2015   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Thank you for all of you help. It's been really solid advice, and it's given me a lot to be getting on with. I'll give you an update as to how it all comes out Thanks guys, and particularly ignatzatsonic for such prompt and helpful replies.
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07 Oct 2015   #16

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

I like ignatzatsonic's suggestions. You wouldn't hurt yourself too much and get a good system. I would always go with the newer chipset. It will be supported longer and typically has better features. The one you are looking at is a "dead" chipset, meaning there will be no new CPUs made for it. To upgrade it would require a new CPU and Motherboard. The new chipset usually means it can be upgraded with at least one more future CPUs if not more. A little extra now can save a lot later on. The hyperthreading would not help much, if at all, in gaming. It would help a lot with Photoshop, video rendering and probably 3D modeling. Most graphics intensive applications will use the extra cores and as much ram as you can give them. As far as the cooler, I have a whole box of stock CPU coolers, never used. They are worthless as far as I am concerned. The hyper 212 is probably the best cooler on the market for the price. There are better CPU Coolers, but you will pay for them. For most 'normal' tasks, the 212 will work very well. As far as your GOU card, there are several people on this thread with experience with them. It would depend on what you are using for monitor(s) and how much graphics work you are going to be doing. Graphics work and 3D will benefit from a better, faster graphics card. What type of games do you play and what do you play them on will need to be taken into consideration. How long do you plan to keep it before upgrading again? A 970 will do fine on most any of todays games playing on 1 1080P monitor. But, if you use more monitors to game and if you plan on keeping it for a few years, what games are going to be released in the next couple of years? Windows 10 is out and some manufacturers are working on games already for use with DX12 which Windows 10 has but Windows 7 does not. I know this doesn't help make your decisions for you, but it is a few things to consider.
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08 Oct 2015   #17

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

As an alternative. For my last build I used a Corsair 300R Windowed case and I'm very happy with it. I have a Hyper 212 in my personal PC but couldn't source it quickly for my last build and used a Noctua NH-U12S. The 300R comes with a 140mm intake fan and a 120mm exhaust fan giving a well ventilated case as bought. The system is very quiet.
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