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Old 06-30-2010, 03:51 PM   #31 (permalink)
 
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Seems so by theses results: Google
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Ok so I've finally decided to go ahead with the following components for my build.

Graphics Card: ASUS RADEON EAH5870 1GB
CPU: Intel Core i7 920 / 2.66 GH
CPU cooling: Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme Rev.C
Motherboard: ASUS Rampage II Extreme X58
Monitor: Samsung 23" 1920x1080
Power Supply: Corsair TX750W (750 watt)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 6 GB DDR3
Case: HAF 932 - Full tower
HDD: WD5001AALS - Hard drive - 500 GB
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit.
CD/DVD Drive: The one in my old PC!

Total cost: ~1750 euro.

Looking good right?

Also, I've got a question about cooling. I'm OC'ing my CPU and I have a TRUE120 to cool it. But let's say I wanted to OC my RAM and GPU, do I need additional cooling components or will the fans and airflow of the HAF932 suffice?

Edit: Just remembered that the 5870 has an in-built fan so OC'ing shouldn't be a problem right?
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All gpus have fans, well the upper end ones.... Overclocking isn't usuaslly a problem unless you really push it hard.

RAMS a bit trickier, but even a Macgyver'd case fan blowing on the ram is pretty decent.

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Ah that's good to know. Thanks. Can't wait to put it all together!
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You have a TRUE already but have you lapped it? The TRUE needs to be lapped for reliable, high performance cooling. Without lapping the TRUE is better than the stock cooler but not by much.

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Ah yes I've seen your lapping guide before. And saw some vids in that how to overclock properly thread you posted.

Question on this GFX card. Is it a good quality 5870? Reason I asked is because it's over 50euro cheaper than most other 5870s:

Dabs4Work IE - XFX R5870 HD 1GB HDMI DX 11 AVP (HD-587X-ZNFV)
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XFX is a good company so the card should be fine.

Sometimes a company will make a small design change (a different fan as an example) and the old design is reduced in price to eliminate the stock.
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Ok thanks mate
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