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Old August 31, 2011, 05:17 AM
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so, for my build, I'm going to be using a SG07 with a 2600K cpu. I was just wondering if my memory is a good choice(i honestly just picked one of the more expensive sets) and if my cooler would work with my case(i picked the block cause it looked cool...)

memory: Mushkin Enhanced Redline 1600Mhz CL-8 8GB @ $108.99
cpu block: Prolimatech Samuel 17 @ $42.20

I'll be doing mainly programming and some very moderate gaming on the machine(when i can afford a gpu lol).

I'm thinking of going fanless on the cpu block and just having the giant case fan do the work of moving air. thoughts?

I was also kinda wondering how much overclocking I could get away with in such a small case. As well, I would like to upgrade to a 27" 1440p display at some point and I would need some power budget reserved for the gpu. Meaning that I should consider not overclocking the cpu at all and just getting the 2600.
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Old August 31, 2011, 06:30 AM
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I'd probably go with a Corsair H60 if you can get catch one on sale (easier now since it's been out for a while), as it will drastically outperform the Samuel 17 for ~$15 more (). As for the RAM, that set might be a little overkill for your purposes, you will be just fine with a less expensive set, something with CL-9 timings, since you're not going for that killer overclock.

As for overclocking, you should easily be able to hit ~4.4 -4.6GHz with that chip and an H60, if you were to stick with the Samuel 17, you're probably looking at 4.1 - 4.2GHz, depending on the chip of course.

Don't worry about the power, your video card will use predominantly the 12V rail, so you should have no issues there.
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Old August 31, 2011, 07:54 AM
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ya memory doesn't matter that much
review after review shows that...

so ya 9-9-9-24 timings will be fine and about half the price
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Old August 31, 2011, 08:09 AM
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and an h60 won't work in that case

no place to mount the rad and fan...
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Old August 31, 2011, 08:16 AM
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just be careful with the case

Sugo SG07 Building A PC | bit-tech.net

they had a problem with a flat cpu cooler and adding a video card

they say how long the cpu cooler can be
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Old August 31, 2011, 08:25 AM
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i'm also concerned about that cooler

doesn't seem to perform that well. even with a fan on it...at high speed

Prolimatech Samuel 17 - Test: Temp Results

this is low speed results

Prolimatech Samuel 17 Small Form Factor CPU Cooler Review

now i know you're using a lower Thermal design cpu, so i dunno...
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Old August 31, 2011, 09:35 AM
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No way I would spend $100 on memory, there is no point. Plus that kit is out of stock anyway.

I would go with this: Newegg.ca - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

Or if you want to spend a bit more this: Newegg.ca - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9R
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Old August 31, 2011, 09:40 AM
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if you want fanless,you'll need the hr-02, the original one. :)

and as for ram, as long as its 1.5v and not too high of a profile,you'll be fine.
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