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Old July 16, 2011, 10:39 PM
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Bugger, you replied as I was correcting my post.
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Old July 16, 2011, 10:55 PM
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sorry :p


speaking of haf, werent there supposed to be a 902 in the works or i misread?

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Old July 16, 2011, 11:02 PM
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>=| u guys lol ok ill try to sell something to fund the case, but let me think about it one more time. >_>
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Old July 16, 2011, 11:10 PM
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stop right there. yes,you neurons!

dont think lol. just do it.
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Old July 17, 2011, 06:05 AM
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Just buy a hper 212 which is a very good cpu cooler for the price and keep the side panel of your case open. When the computer is turned off just the slide it on thats all. And wait till you have enough for a case. It wont get that dirty. Once you have saved enough funds, buy a case and also buy a compressed air can and just clean it up before you transfer everything into the case.

You also have a i5, and they run very cool unless you clock the very high. I have an i7 2600K which I have clocked to 4.2 ghz and I don't ever hit 60 degrees on prime 95. But I have a huge case and a nice cooler with dual fans.

I highly recommend getting hyper 212 specially if you are not going to be doing super over clocking, i had hyper 212 on my old i5 750 quad, which i clocked to 4.0 ghz from 2.66 and never hit 70. and those are 42 nm. The new i5's are only 32 nm and they don't require crazy amount of power thus produce very less heat.

I would buy hyper 212 for less than 30 bucks, and keep the case open and save for a couple of months and buy myself a nice case. Even look at used cases locally or something and that's all. As long as it has a good air flow, you would be just fine. the new i5 runs very very cool! And enjoy. I just recently finished building my i7 2600K and wow what a performance difference form I7 950.

Good luck!
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Old July 17, 2011, 09:59 AM
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Your case has a 120mm fan hole in the back, it will very likely fit both a 160mm cooler or an AIO watercooling system.

Judging by your pictures, if you go with something like an H60/H50/Coolit Eco, you'll have enough room. However, you will probably block off a third of your PSU intake. Judging by the pictures, it's an OCZ Fatality unit, most people here would probably agree that it's not a quality unit and that you should be replacing that as a priority. So a watercooling setup would probably be a less ideal idea.

A Hyper 212 at $20 is probably a better choice. Usually, cases with a 120mm fan in the back have room for up to a 160mm fan as long as long as there are no side panel obstructions like a side panel fan or side panel intake for CPU. (either can usually be removed though)

(120mm fan + 45mm I/O shield - 5mm CPU socket = 160mm)

If you're still concerned about clearance issues, get a Gelid Tranquillo, it can be PMed at NCIX for $20 on occasion. You might end up having to buy another higher performance fan though.
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Old July 17, 2011, 01:32 PM
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I ended up ordering a HAF 912 guys for $50 so ill pick it up tomorrow at NCIX Mississauga. Ill skip the cooler for now as i hear the 912 is cooler and has good air flow.

As for the PSU , Iv had it for over 1 year and its running great, i know OCZ isnt all that great usually but Iv found the Fata1ity series to be quite good.

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Old July 17, 2011, 02:03 PM
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bestest decision youve maned up to !!!

you'll love it and laugh at people spending 100 bucks more on there haf x's :D

in the near future you may want to keep an eye on a special on a corsair or seasonic or antec :)
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Old July 19, 2011, 09:18 PM
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Picked up the case today......and some how idk how as I was walking to the cashier a corsair h60 accidenlty landed my hands and I left the store spending 2x as much as I want lol.

Case is really nice and huge and the H60 seems to be keeping temps in the bios(UEFI) at 42 and in windows at 30.
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Old July 19, 2011, 09:29 PM
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very nice. now,tell me that was money well spent? :)

and would it make sense to spend 50-100 more? when you can fit the lot in there

and still have breathing room? :)

i got a few builds to be done,time forgiving,all have the 912.
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