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Old 06-08-2008, 03:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Would I really see a noticable improvment from overclocking ??

I'm building my Rig for AoC.

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Would there be any point in building my rig with HUGE fans and BIG CPU coolers for overclocking?

would I even really see much difference in game play performance ???

if not I'm just going to buy a simple case with a couple 120mm fans. I wanted to stay midtower...

But If overclocking will show DECENT video performance gains in the game, I am thinking of getting the Diablo case Newegg.com - ABS Aplus ABS-CS-EL Diablo Black 0.8mm SECC ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

whata u guys think ??
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Well you don't have to overclock, but I'd consider you very foolish if you didn't overclock that rig, you could have the Fans and stuff all there to keep it cool, but I recommend you do
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not a fan of the case but it'll keep components nice and cool
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well I do plan on overclocking a small amount... but heavy OCing requires GOOD cooling and heatsinks... will having those HUGE fans really be worth it on the case ? if not I'm prolly gone spend as little as possible...
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The side fan will draw in external air directly over your GFX and CPU. External air will be cooler than your components, so it will help you to cool them.

If you are going to OC, grab some aftermarket cooling for both your GFX and CPU so you can take better advantage of the extra air intake.
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ok so at least I am assuming I will need a couple 120mm fans...

right now I'm leaning at Newegg.com - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Can u recomend a good heatsink for under $30??

does it matter what size CPU cooler I use ??? 90mm 120 mm or whatnot ?
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Its nm and it doesn't effect your choice, only decent Air Cooler for sub $30 is the Af7 and usually it fluctuates in price

EDIT: Antec Nine Hundred Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - NINE HUNDRED - Buy.com

Get that instead, and if you use Google Checkout its $10 cheaper
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the one I posted was $90 after MIR...

I'll check out the AF7. who makes it ?
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^^arctic cooling. You can get a rifle for $31 and it's a lot better then an af7 so you should go with that.
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the one I posted was $90 after MIR...

I'll check out the AF7. who makes it ?
eh Personally MIR's suck...
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