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eve
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reply to Benenstein

Re: Building a computer...in need of help!

Basically it will. I don't think extra fans are necessary. Getting something like a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo, which comes with a fan, will be more than enough cooling capability to overclock your i7 to 4.4-4.6 with no difficulty. Just my suggestion!

Benenstein

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Not a bad idea! Thanks! I imagine i will be doing all kinds of things to my computer once i actually get it up and running. Im building it this weekend (hopefully) so i will probably post a LOT of questions. Ive already been researching this, watching videos, etc.

Benenstein

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Lincoln, IL
reply to eve
And is there anything else you would suggest that i buy? Just making sure before i purchase this fan


Ghastlyone
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reply to Benenstein
If you're going to install an aftermarket cooler, then do it now when you first build it. Because installing one after the fact requires completely removing the motherboard from the case, being an 1155 socket.

Benenstein

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Lincoln, IL
Thanks man, will do


Ghastlyone
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said by Benenstein:

And is there anything else you would suggest that i buy? Just making sure before i purchase this fan

Only thing I would suggest installing is some kind of fan controller. Most cases come with 4pin molex plugs for the fans which do not fit the motherboard. I'm not sure what type fans come with the case you ordered. But it's up to you how you configure your new rig. I just prefer fan controllers so then I can control everything right on the front of the PC.

Benenstein

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My case comes with a fan controller on the front of it i do believe, thanks though, im trying to think of all of the little things that i may have forgotten


Ghastlyone
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Yep, I just noticed that. That's actually pretty cool.

You should be good on everything in your list there. Just make sure to post up some pics of the build after.

Benenstein

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Lincoln, IL
Yup, i plan on taking pictures as well


eve
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reply to Ghastlyone
Not entirely true. Some cases nowadays (even relatively cheap ones) have a cutout panel that gives you access to the back of the motherboard where you'd install the brackets. Having said that, I would suggest getting them all at the same time. Not that you'd even turn your computer on without a heatsink/cooler.

The case he purchased does have that cutout, by the way. And from experience, I would suggest screwing your MoBo in and using that to help with the installation of the standoffs and mounting bracket. Or maybe I just failed at that step when I installed mine!