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    Re: Advice on Building a gaming pc

    thanks Pob255

    nice pic btw and looks like the same psu im gunna be getting

    all i need to no now is about the processer and il be parting with my money lol

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    Re: Advice on Building a gaming pc

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkclone View Post
    lol just about to order the stuff and then the processer is out of stock how lucky am i so

    after a look i came up with on scan (LN 36731) i no its more expensive but will it be ok for the m board????
    I wouldn't get the Core i7 2600k for a gaming build when it costs so much more than a Core i5 2500k.

    Here is an OEM version of the Core i5 2500k for around £167:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel...-cache-95w-oem

    You will need to buy a cooler though.


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    Re: Advice on Building a gaming pc

    The Phantom is a great case, just beware though of trying to route the 8 pin power cable threw the top back hole. It is a very tight fit with my Corsair AX750 and gave up routing it through this after a lot of pain.

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    Re: Advice on Building a gaming pc

    lol now im thinking how i built my first one lol

    so another question how do u no which cooler will fit the mb

    i have really got alot of catching up to do lol

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    Re: Advice on Building a gaming pc

    Quote Originally Posted by planet436 View Post
    The Phantom is a great case, just beware though of trying to route the 8 pin power cable threw the top back hole. It is a very tight fit with my Corsair AX750 and gave up routing it through this after a lot of pain.

    thanks for the tip planet

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    Re: Advice on Building a gaming pc

    lol ok hopefully i read it right

    came up with this

    LN28632 (scan)
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    Re: Advice on Building a gaming pc

    right decided to go for the first one u posted cat

    was unsure about liquid cooling but have to take the step

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    Re: Advice on Building a gaming pc

    This would be the cheapest cooler I would go for:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/akasa...6-1366-am2-am3

    The following cooler is meant to be quite decent too:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/therm...am3-cpu-cooler

    OTH,you may have noticed how big and heavy some of these air coolers are so the H50 in theory should be a bit easier to mount.

    Another thing!

    AFAIK,socket 1156 and 1155 share the same mounting holes for the coolers. It might be worth checking with Scan to be sure though.


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    Re: Advice on Building a gaming pc

    The picture which Pob255 posted of the NZXT Phantom shows an H50 or a similar unit mounted to the CPU.


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    Re: Advice on Building a gaming pc

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    The picture which Pob255 posted of the NZXT Phantom shows an H50 or a similar unit mounted to the CPU.

    yup looks like it just to update all ordered so should get everythig tomorrow

    so thanks alot cat for the time u have taken to reply ill update as things go ahead

    and also thanks to the ohters that had posted.

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    Re: Advice on Building a gaming pc

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkclone View Post
    yup looks like it just to update all ordered so should get everythig tomorrow

    so thanks alot cat for the time u have taken to reply ill update as things go ahead

    and also thanks to the ohters that had posted.
    Once everything is up and running it would be nice if you can post some pictures of the build too.


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    Re: Advice on Building a gaming pc

    Cat - having read all that. I think you're a damn saint. (and one with an encyclopaedic memory for PC components)
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: Advice on Building a gaming pc

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Once everything is up and running it would be nice if you can post some pictures of the build too.
    sure ill get the camera ready

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    Re: Advice on Building a gaming pc

    That cooler is a 240rad not a 120 rad (ie it takes 2x 120mm fans on it) So it's not an h50
    It's more to show off that it can mount a 240 rad in the top if you remove the top fan.

    The H50 should fit nicely on the rear fan slot, however as far as I remember you cannot then fit a 200mm fan on the side panel as it gets in the way.

    Don't get the ACF7p cooler if you want to overclock, for a low cost cooler the coolermaster hyper 212+ is a much better http://www.scan.co.uk/products/coole...m2-am2plus-am3

    I'd agree with cat's choices as good coolers I'd also add the Sycthe Mugen2 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/scyth...m2plus-and-940 (although you need to get additional clips to fit it on socket 1156/1155 or the Scythe Yasya http://www.scan.co.uk/products/scyth...iet-cpu-cooler
    Also the Akasa Venom http://www.scan.co.uk/products/akasa...56-lga1366-am3
    Most of Scan's £35-40 coolers would be good.
    The Corsair H50 and H70 are also worth a look.

    EDIT: tip for routing the 4/8pin EPS cable, mount the psu before the motherboard and feed that cable through before putting the motherboard in, removing the top fan can also help, put it back before putting in the motherboard.
    If you're using a large air cooler fit that on the motherboard while it's out side the case, if you've gone for a self contained water cooler like the h50 then fit that after you've put the motherboard in, fit a rad first then the waterblock/pump unit.

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    Re: Advice on Building a gaming pc

    pob in the end i went for

    Corsair CWCH50-1 Cooling Hydro Series H50 High-performance CPU Cooler

    so as all the bits arrived today im gunna start building tomorrow if all goes well

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    Re: Advice on Building a gaming pc

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    That cooler is a 240rad not a 120 rad (ie it takes 2x 120mm fans on it) So it's not an h50
    It's more to show off that it can mount a 240 rad in the top if you remove the top fan.

    The H50 should fit nicely on the rear fan slot, however as far as I remember you cannot then fit a 200mm fan on the side panel as it gets in the way.
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigab...gb-s-sata-raid

    the back plate does not line up with the holes on the back of the m board so im going to have another look but i
    dont think i have got it wrong.
    Last edited by Darkclone; 22-01-2011 at 03:25 PM. Reason: dident make sense lol

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