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    Re: My air cooling setup

    Quote Originally Posted by Robscure View Post
    I plan on following strict guidelines for overclocking and not burning my cpu up with extreme levels of OC.
    And water cooling is used for? If you don't NEED a true, you couldn't possibly need water cooling lol

    It's starting to annoy now isn't it.. I'll wear you down, you'll see

    Speaking of waiting for i7 to drop. You wouldn't need to spend £250 on core 2 parts. A mere £165 will get you an E5200 (~£55), 4GB PC6400 RAM (~£37) and a biostar P45 (~£73)

    You could go even cheaper on the mobo, probably £25 - £30, and go for 2GB of RAM and save another £15 if you were sure you wanted to take a dive on i7 sooner rather than later.

    It's not a bad way to go and I'm willing to be that it's just being used for gaming you won't need to upgrade for a long time yet.

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    Re: My air cooling setup

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    And water cooling is used for? If you don't NEED a true, you couldn't possibly need water cooling lol

    It's starting to annoy now isn't it.. I'll wear you down, you'll see

    Speaking of waiting for i7 to drop. You wouldn't need to spend £250 on core 2 parts. A mere £165 will get you an E5200 (~£55), 4GB PC6400 RAM (~£37) and a biostar P45 (~£73)

    You could go even cheaper on the mobo, probably £25 - £30, and go for 2GB of RAM and save another £15 if you were sure you wanted to take a dive on i7 sooner rather than later.

    It's not a bad way to go and I'm willing to be that it's just being used for gaming you won't need to upgrade for a long time yet.
    lol

    I'm not worried about saving £200 on something like this...

    This is a long term investment, and I'm sure it will last me years.

    I'm not going to overclock insanely at the moment because it's already overkill for what I'm planning to do. But when I need to, then I will... and then it will be insane again.

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    Re: My air cooling setup

    OK you seem very resolved

    What are your final specs for the rig if I may ask?

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    Re: My air cooling setup

    You may want to swap the kama fan bay for one of these
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Silve...wap-black-RoHS
    My reasoning is that as it's also made by silverstone it shouldn't have any variation in colour and should match the case, although I'm not sure the TJ07B needs any extra fans, it's got some good air flow as it is.

    on the cpu cooler, if you're planning to water cool in the near future then you may just want to stick with the stock intel cooler for now, no point on shelling out on an expensive cooler if you play to get rid of it in a month or two.

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    Re: My air cooling setup

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    You may want to swap the kama fan bay for one of these
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Silve...wap-black-RoHS
    My reasoning is that as it's also made by silverstone it shouldn't have any variation in colour and should match the case, although I'm not sure the TJ07B needs any extra fans, it's got some good air flow as it is.

    on the cpu cooler, if you're planning to water cool in the near future then you may just want to stick with the stock intel cooler for now, no point on shelling out on an expensive cooler if you play to get rid of it in a month or two.
    Thanks, I'll check out the silverstone bay...

    As for the cooler... I'm not planning on getting water for a year, so that's why.

    ... and Mike... I'm hesitant to post my specs just incase I change my mind again I don't want to look so indecisive... but...

    Here they are anyways.

    i7 920
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    6gb Corsair Dominator (1600)
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    Re: My air cooling setup

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post

    LOL


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    Re: My air cooling setup

    Which P6T ?
    There's about 6 different models already?
    Asus is starting to get as bad as nvidia.

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    Re: My air cooling setup

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    Which P6T ?
    There's about 6 different models already?
    Asus is starting to get as bad as nvidia.
    Asus P6T Deluxe

    BFG GTX 260 OCX Maxcore

    6GB Corsair Dominator DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600)


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