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Old May 24, 2010, 02:31 PM
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First, ditch the Mushkin RAM. Mushkin makes great stuff, but basically, RAM is RAM. Get a good set of G.Skills, like the Tridents, at a much lower price. Those Mushkins have tight timings, but unless you're benchmarking, you're not going to even notice it over a Cas7 or Cas8 set. Hell, I can't tell a difference when I run my RAM at Cas10.
Can you recommend me a set from NCIX? I just thought the lower timings would be worth it.
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Secondly, that cooler NEEDS to be switched out. It's dated and better can be had for cheaper. The Cooler Master Hyper 212+ can be had for $22 pricematched, and you can get two Cooler Master R4 fans to go with it at, I believe, $4.95 a piece. Keeps my i7 overclocked to 3.8GHz with stupid high crappy voltages under 80C when folding. If you're looking for more extreme air cooling though, take a look at the Megahalems. It sits around $60 though, without fans. I'd still suggest R4's, but someone who has experience whith that cooler can suggest something else that may work better.
Also, are there any benchmarks that show the 212+ beating the Dark Knight? I really like the looks of the dark knight but if there is significant performance difference then I will go with the Hyper 212+.
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Old May 24, 2010, 02:33 PM
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I'm not basing the recommendation on just the HWC review. Here's another showing how good the Cooler Master is.

Cooler Master Hyper 212: Looking for a Winner - AnandTech :: Your Source for Hardware Analysis and News

I seem to have ninja'ed two people today

I'll let the others chime in as well. However, I stick with what I said.
You just ninja'ed me again. You should try your hand at a casino....

That review was in 2007. Hyper 212+ was released summer 2009. Oh yea, and that review clearly says Hyper 212. I rest my case that geokilla has been infected with the "zomg hyper 212+ is da best coola evaz!!! so much bang fo' buckz ya babe!!" worm. It's not your fault though, I was the first to get one before there were any reviews or even a picture on ncix for it. All based on AKG's review. I sold it a few months ago for 20 bucks. That's how bad it was. I love my TRUE 120 now, the venomous X is probably even better.
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I'm not basing the recommendation on just the HWC review. Here's another showing how good the Cooler Master is.

Cooler Master Hyper 212: Looking for a Winner - AnandTech :: Your Source for Hardware Analysis and News
Do belive that is the older version of the Hyper 212, I believe you were talking about the 212+?
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Old May 24, 2010, 02:35 PM
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Do belive that is the older version of the Hyper 212, I believe you were talking about the 212+?
omg OP fails

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omg OP fails

I'll stop posting in the FAILBUS thread
Hey! I was a little slow at typing thats all. Looking at this review here currently:

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Old May 24, 2010, 02:43 PM
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Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, as I'm going all off the top of my head, but I believe the Dark Knight is just a modified HDT-S1283. I believe that was made before i7 was even around, designed for the Core 2 series of processors. Just take a look at the HWC reviews with HDT-S1283 and compare them to the ones with Hyper 212+.
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You just ninja'ed me again. You should try your hand at a casino....

That review was in 2007. Hyper 212+ was released summer 2009. Oh yea, and that review clearly says Hyper 212. I rest my case that geokilla has been infected with the "zomg hyper 212+ is da best coola evaz!!! so much bang fo' buckz ya babe!!" worm. It's not your fault though, I was the first to get one before there were any reviews or even a picture on ncix for it. All based on AKG's review. I sold it a few months ago for 20 bucks. That's how bad it was. I love my TRUE 120 now, the venomous X is probably even better.
Underage

Woops. You didn't see that

However I still stuck with what I said. I'd go with the Hyper 212+. I know some people used to own a Hyper 212+ here. Won't point them out, so I'll let them chime in if they wish.

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Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, as I'm going all off the top of my head, but I believe the Dark Knight is just a modified HDT-S1283. I believe that was made before i7 was even around, designed for the Core 2 series of processors. Just take a look at the HWC reviews with HDT-S1283 and compare them to the ones with Hyper 212+.
You are correct. The Dark Knight is the same as the HDT-S1283. There's minor modifications to it that doesn't do much for performance. Same goes for TRUE Black.
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I stand by the hyper 212+ for my heat sink with my i7 920 C0/C1 revision running at 3.8GHz. Never ran into any overly high temperatures at full load with exception to when my room is over 25C ambient and then just load temps concern me a bit as they would peak in the 80s.

Waste of money buying the SC version of the 470 as you could probably self over clock the base version to that if not faster speeds though i dont know how well 470s overclock in general, the 260s overclocked like a bat out of hell. My stock ones would beat FTW speeds and still have decent temps
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I stand by the hyper 212+ for my heat sink with my i7 920 C0/C1 revision running at 3.8GHz. Never ran into any overly high temperatures at full load with exception to when my room is over 25C ambient and then just load temps concern me a bit as they would peak in the 80s.

Waste of money buying the SC version of the 470 as you could probably self over clock the base version to that if not faster speeds though i dont know how well 470s overclock in general, the 260s overclocked like a bat out of hell. My stock ones would beat FTW speeds and still have decent temps
Getting the SC+ for the revised heatsink that supposedly drops temps by 7C. After looking at heatsinks I have decided to go with the Meglahems.
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It sounds like everyone has you covered for the new build. I go with Mushkin out of performance, reliability, and reputation. That doesn't mean these others are no good. I will spend a bit more for something that is dependable, but a penny saved,... Enjoy the new build, and let us know the results.
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