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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarithus View Post
    Sorry to intrude with a question that is perhaps not best suited to this exact thread, but how much would it cost to build a rig that is considered 'good' nowadays? I'm sitting with a decaying GTX 260, freaking 2 GB of ram (Would have had 4 but the other set caused a damn blue screen.) and some random AMD II x4 CPU.
    This thread is not intended as a "fast question - fast answer" thread. If you want to know what kind of computer + peripherals you can get with a given budget, ask in the "Computer Build / Upgrade Help" sub-forum. Creating a new thread is encouraged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marest View Post
    This thread is not intended as a "fast question - fast answer" thread. If you want to know what kind of computer + peripherals you can get with a given budget, ask in the "Computer Build / Upgrade Help" sub-forum. Creating a new thread is encouraged.
    I highly recommend adding this to the first page because people see all the builds and then end up asking questions about their own builds, it's inevitable :P

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    Intel Core i7-3770k @4.7Ghz 1.24v
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    Kinda a new build

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    What's with that oddly placed fan above the graphics card, next to your CPU socket? o.o

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    Marest, your setup is just... Awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    What's with that oddly placed fan above the graphics card, next to your CPU socket? o.o
    Its a antec spot cool good for little places in the case like the north bridge etc

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    I just purchased all the parts for my new build. Once i build it in the next week or two, i'll get some pictures up. Plan on lighting her up green.

    Case: NZXT Switch 810 White
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kegler View Post
    I just purchased all the parts for my new build. Once i build it in the next week or two, i'll get some pictures up. Plan on lighting her up green.

    Case: NZXT Switch 810 White
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    Should have spent some of that wasted money, from the PSU, on a better CPU heatsink!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncutshadow View Post
    Its a antec spot cool good for little places in the case like the north bridge etc
    ...which is completely useless. >.>;

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    Alright, my first ever build and I'm super happy with it. Runs like a charm and was a fantastic experience learning about it. Next month investing in an SSD, some more case fans and a gaming mouse (maybe even a chair!)

    i5 2500K @ 4.0Ghz
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    ...which is completely useless. >.>;
    Righttttttttttttttttttttt....

    Thnk you need to answering your questions with abit more knowledge added to it ty ty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncutshadow View Post
    Righttttttttttttttttttttt....

    Thnk you need to answering your questions with abit more knowledge added to it ty ty
    Actually in a high airflow case like the HAF X (trust me, I have one) it really is useless. Where you have that fan aimed it's really doing nothing beneficial. For the record, the North Bridge is actually under the CPU, and then the South Bridge is even lower, however I believe on LGA Socket 1155 boards, the North Bridge doesn't get nearly as hot as the South.

    I'll also back up Drunkenvalley as someone who does have a lot of knowledge about computers, he has built several and has a full custom liquid loop, as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reqq View Post
    Alright, my first ever build and I'm super happy with it. Runs like a charm and was a fantastic experience learning about it. Next month investing in an SSD, some more case fans and a gaming mouse (maybe even a chair!)

    i5 2500K @ 4.0Ghz
    Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler
    MSI G43 Z77 Mobo
    8Gb Mushkin RAM
    GeForce 670 GTX GPU
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    OCZ 650w PSU
    Corsair 400R Carbide Chassis
    Asus 22" HDMI Monitor

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    Looks slick! Great cable management for your first build!

    Dat box underneath your desk must be hella comfy to sit behind btw!

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    Hey man feel free to stick fans wherever you like lets not bail on the guy (Drunken started it!) because it atleast looksinteresting, I personally haven't seen anything like it. Unless you count that Thermaltake mouse that had a fan which looked a suspiciously similar to that little fan inside Uncut's case.

    But yeah, FYI the northbridge/southbridge haven't needed additional cooling since long before the socket 1336 days (and I mean way before that), it'd be the equivalent of trying to cool your PSU with additional fans pointing at it :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Actually in a high airflow case like the HAF X (trust me, I have one) it really is useless. Where you have that fan aimed it's really doing nothing beneficial. For the record, the North Bridge is actually under the CPU, and then the South Bridge is even lower, however I believe on LGA Socket 1155 boards, the North Bridge doesn't get nearly as hot as the South.

    I'll also back up Drunkenvalley as someone who does have a lot of knowledge about computers, he has built several and has a full custom liquid loop, as well.
    Depending how high you're overclocking, and the level of power you're pushing to the CPU, MOFSETs can get VERY hot. Even in an HAF X. Though not enough to cause serious problems, it's more of a paranoid parrot or OCD peace of mind.

    Also, Intel systems don't even use a southbridge. Almost all 'Northbridge' chipsets on LGA1155/1156 boards is to the right of the PCIe slots. I know in my system, it's half covered by my 560Ti.

    Although now that I think about it, technically the CPU itself is the new northbridge, since it does everything old northbridge chipsets used to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asera View Post
    Depending how high you're overclocking, and the level of power you're pushing to the CPU, MOFSETs can get VERY hot. Even in an HAF X. Though not enough to cause serious problems, it's more of a paranoid parrot or OCD peace of mind.

    Also, Intel systems don't even use a southbridge. Almost all 'Northbridge' chipsets on LGA1155/1156 boards is to the right of the PCIe slots. I know in my system, it's half covered by my 560Ti.

    Although now that I think about it, technically the CPU itself is the new northbridge, since it does everything old northbridge chipsets used to do.
    He's running a H100 push/pull at 4ghz, that fan is not necessary imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by protput View Post
    He's running a H100 push/pull at 4ghz, that fan is not necessary imo.
    Like I said, it's for OCD. I bet his MOFSETs would get pretty hot considering a water block doesn't move any air around them whatsoever.
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    Setup isn't complete yet but will be soon enough, need to get two monitors of the same size and resolution unlike the two stand in ones I'm using one of which is a tv.

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    Quote Originally Posted by protput View Post
    He's running a H100 push/pull at 4ghz, that fan is not necessary imo.
    It isn't making things any hotter that's for sure, plus it looks cool.

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