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Old December 13, 2011, 09:45 AM
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Ok i have been looking at what parts i'm going to get for a build i'm doing around feb.(i know it's a little early,but what i find out now,will help later if more stuff comes out)
What i need help with is, i am planing on getting this mobo Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5 AMD990FX ATX AM3+ DDR3 5PCI-E16 1PCI-E1 1PCI SLI SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard - Gigabyte - GA-990FXA-UD5
and this cpu cooler Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120MM - COOLERMASTER - RR-212E-20PK-R1 (will be adding a second fan so i can do push/pull)
And i will be getting this ram G.SKILL F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR Sniper SE 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1866 CL9-10-9-28 1.5V Memory Kit - G.Skill - F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR
And i was wanting to get a ram cooler for the ram,cause one i want to try some overclocking,also i want MAX airflow in my case,cause i'm thinking the cooler i keep everything the longer the system will last(i will be wanting this pc to last around 3-4 years before i plan on doing another build)
But what i need to know is with that cpu cooler,will i be able to use a ram cooler,or will the cpu cooler be to close to the ram?

Thank you so much for all the help.
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Old December 13, 2011, 10:29 AM
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RAM cooler should still work, don't get the EVO it costs way more then the hyper 212+ and is only 1-2C cooler then the original heatsink. Building AMD right now is not the best option, even the i3 beats AMD right now in games.
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even the i3 beats AMD right now in games.
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Hands on experience, nothing on paper, but was gaming on an X4 and a GTX 260, then later on a G620 sandy duel core, and a GTS450 and the Pentium was smoother in game, also booted in under 20 seconds and flipped through things when multitasking a ton faster.So an i3 can only be faster then the measly g620 in my girlfriends desktop.
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I'm not going to argue about this in this thread. Back on topic.

As long as you don't use a ridiculously large cooler (such as a V10) then you should be okay. That being said, the RAM you're using already has some quick stock speeds, and comes with heatsinks installed. You should be able to get away with providing good airflow in the case (and the cooler fan in a "push" configuration will help pull air over the ram sinks).
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RAM cooler should still work, don't get the EVO it costs way more then the hyper 212+ and is only 1-2C cooler then the original heatsink. Building AMD right now is not the best option, even the i3 beats AMD right now in games.
Well i have a few reasons to go with an AMD,i can try to post as many as i can think of if you really want me 2,i will consider just getting the 212+ and not the evo,Are you sure a ram cooler will fit? Cause i don't want to buy it,and it end up not fitting.
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Hands on experience, nothing on paper, but was gaming on an X4 and a GTX 260, then later on a G620 sandy duel core, and a GTS450 and the Pentium was smoother in game, also booted in under 20 seconds and flipped through things when multitasking a ton faster.So an i3 can only be faster then the measly g620 in my girlfriends desktop.
You can't base that switching computers like that dude. You'd have to compare on fresh installs with no other junk.

i3 doesn't compete with phenom x4's. Sorry. You want quad core for gaming and future gaming now.
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Actually the i3 beats the x4 955 in many areas (as surprising as it is). Here are a couple sites showing it:

Anandtech CPU comparison:

AnandTech - Bench - CPU

Tomshardware gaming cpu under $200 review:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...075t,2859.html

Summary chart from the above article



Just some info for you to consider. Personally (with a few exceptions) I would not build AMD right now (and I am AMD fan and run an AMD rig).
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Actually the i3 beats the x4 955 in many areas (as surprising as it is). What some reviews showing it..here ya go:

Anandtech CPU comparison:

AnandTech - Bench - CPU

Tomshardware gaming cpu under $200 review:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...075t,2859.html

Summary chart from the above article



Just some info for you to consider. Personally (with a few exceptions) I would not build AMD right now (and I am AMD fan and run an AMD rig).
Well as i said i have plenty of reasons to go with an AMD rig,and like i said i can list them if you want.
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Well as i said i have plenty of reasons to go with an AMD rig,and like i said i can list them if you want.
No worries. I just wanted to put a review of tested systems for the amd vs i3 argument to let it come to an end (to each their own for a decision).

For the ram clearance I honestly have no idea. Sorry if I missed it elsewhere in the thread, but what are your plans for graphics/CPU? If you aren't going with a very high end dual GPU setup maybe consider saving a few bucks and getting a 990x or 970 based board. Can't remember what site it was on, but I read a review on ASUS 990FX vs 990X vs 970 and both 990 were able to reach the same OC (if I recall correctly) and the 970 was a bit lower (but a lot cheaper board). For the cooler you won't be going wrong with either hyper 212. The EVO is supposed to cool a few degrees better, but I would base it more on the price when you are purchasing.

EDIT: found the review if you are interested

Asus M5A99X EVO and Asus M5A97 EVO: two Simpler Mainboards for AMD Bulldozer - X-bit labs
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