*looks at box, then sig* HAF 912. It will fit, if not I am not opposed to removing the left panel permanently.
I really want to get the 2600k as it is one of the best, I would do 3770k but it is out of stock and has been practically since release. But yea. What worries me is that I have a upper low end board and thus it probably will not OC well.
And I am trying to figure out what I really want to get with it. I am not sure I need a new GPU just yet, as I am not going to see much better performance than what I get now because of my resolution. And I need new games as I have beat the ones I have time and time again other than MOH:Airborne and Arma II.
I really need something to help with cable management outside the case as they are just horrid.
was going to put a pic here but photobucket is not working right now.
no, no, no. I could not think of the name. I had to look it up. Sorry.
I think it matters a little more than just being there with a compatible chipset. I think 87dtna was saying somewhere on here that his extreme4m was not stable overclocking or something like that. But we shall see. I foresee googling a lot of the BIOS options. I know I never found the RAM voltages. I tried to lower them to 8-8-8-24 and 8-9-8-24 and neither would boot, and I could not find it to up the volts to see if it helped. And I bet that the CPU is going to be hard to find also.
okay, so I shut it down and booted into the BIOS and looked around. I have not a clue what most of them are, but I found the RAM voltage, Don't know why I did not see it before. I set the voltage down to 1.5 volts on it, and seems to be stable. Not gamed on it yet though. Does anyone know if there is a benchmark or something similar that targets RAM that I could use to test if it is stable at 1.5 (reduced from 1.65)? timings are still 9-9-9-24, but I will play with that later.
Which puts me (using the loop as a place holder for budget) at $555. After that, I will go to a 1080p monitor, maybe 1440p and 680SLI. Going one 680 at a time though as I will need a better supply to run both.
Well I do not know for sure if I want 1440p. It looks like you need a pretty big monitor to get 1440p. 1080p seems to not go very small either. What I need is a 22" 1440p or 17" 1080p, and I don't think I can get them that small. So I will loose detail from what I am used to.
well, I am spending money on it, so I want to match the DPI of my M90 cause the picture quality is amazing. But to get 130 DPI it would have to be a 17" 1080p (about 1% off to the low end) or 22" 1440p (was slightly over at 133 DPI iirc). I definately can not go very big at any point as I only have 20.5" laterally to fit it in. the 19" I have now is about 3.25" smaller than the space.
And for the cooler I figured if I go to the loop setup then I could easily upgrade to a full loop on the GPUs, chipset, CPU, mosfets, HDDs, and RAM later on, a little at a time. But again, If I go for the H100, then I can get a monitor and 680 august, a 680 September and a full water cooler in October probably. :/ I don't know, either way will run fine.
Ah yeah OK I see your issue with space and the monitors. Your current 19" is 720p isn't it?
I also see why you'd want a full loop, but I'd go for the H100 and then grab a monitor and a 680 in a couple of month's time. You may use for the 680 and find that you don't even really need to water-cool it.
It is 720p (well 1366*768 don't see why that is 720p but it is). And really the picture is lacking. Everything is so big.
Really I do not need to water cool at all. I want to water cool it. Plus I can probably OC the heck out of it then. Like 1200 core and 5000 MHZ CPU and 2000MHz or the like on the RAM. Don't really see how I would benefit from it, but I would still do it.
That's what worries me. I put a lot of stuff ahead of me and probably get too in over my head. I have done it bunches before. Reference: Truck don't start. Check battery. check starter. Rebuild engine. still don't start. Looks at the one parts left, solenoid, replaces it, starts right up. :I
I will look around, but I will probably never need anything above a 212+, but I will get a H series anyway most likely.
Well I am not sure I can get out of stock volts on this board anyway. I tried overclocking earlier and even just 102*24 (2448 MHz) would not boot, even at 1.50 volts. :I But it will run 1.05 volts at 100*24.
I may be worrying about nothing, but I assume that if I can't do it now, it won't work later either.
I will see where it goes, but even at stock speeds a water loop like the H100 would drop the temps closer to room temp, yes?
I don't know if it is the board or the CPU, but there are people on here that have a sandy bridge at 108 and stable, so thinking it is the board. I will get the CPU first and see how it does, but I may have to get a P67 board from Gigabyte or EVGA.