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Almost fresh rig - New upgrade

Hellfire1
Level 7
Hi Everyone,

New member over here (as I plan on getting a ROG board I figured I'd join and ask advice on here)

I currently have an aging rig, she's perfectly capable now and I like to keep on top of things. The new rig will encompass a lot of the bones of the rig with key upgrades

Current Rig

Processor: AMD Phenom II x 6 1055T (OC to 3.3Ghz)
Motherboard: Asus M4A78GTD Pro / USB 3 (AMD 890GX)
Cooling: 1x 200mm, 5x 120mm & Corsair Hydro Series H50 V2 water cooling with dual push/pull @ 4500rpm
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB PC3-12800 1600MHz (4x2GB) OC 1800
Video Card(s): ATI Radeon HD7970 Vapor X (1100/1500)
Hard Disk(s): Samsung 840 Pro SSD (OS) & 2 x 2TB WD Caviar Black (SATA III)
Optical Drive: Samsung (SH-S223L) DVD /- RW 22x
LCD/CRT Model: 2x Samsung S24B300 @ 1920*1080 + 1 Samsung LE40B550 40inch @ 1920*1080
Case: Antec 1200
Sound Card: Onboard
Power Supply: XFX Pro Series 850W Black Edition PSU
Software: Win 7 64bit


Parts I plan on upgrading to are as follows:

Processor: Intel 4790k Obviously this isn't released yet and upgrade will be around release time
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII RANGER From everything I have read this is an amazingly solid board for the price.
Cooling: Corsair H100i I need a new CPU cooler as my previous CPU is going to my Sons (first rig) so easier for me to upgrade)
Case: Corsair 750D As the Corsair H100i has some problems with the H100i fitting perfectly and I need a new case anyway I figured I would upgrade mine.

I am pleased with what I have worked out but I would love your opinions on any potential issues I may receive.

I plan to P/P the H100i and have it mounted on the top of the case. I would also love some recommendations for fans to use to mount on the extra bottom and the top of the case for the P/P (hi speed as I do not worry about noise to much)
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Hellfire wrote:
Hmmm just wondering if I could experience any issues with my RAM on this build?

I want to upgrade it eventually anyway but not just yet.

just dont mix ram kits and your will be fine.

Pahani
Level 9
The users in the M6F Owner's Club on OCN complained about fan noise from the H100i, so based on their advice I'll be going with the Swiftech H220X cooler, myself. It is not released yet, and there's no comment on ETA (I'm still hoping around 4790K release).......if you need one right away, the H220 or the Coolermaster 240L seems a superb choice.

I'm sure plenty are happy with the H100i though! Just my 2 cents.

Pahani wrote:
The users in the M6F Owner's Club on OCN complained about fan noise from the H100i, so based on their advice I'll be going with the Swiftech H220X cooler, myself. It is not released yet, and there's no comment on ETA (I'm still hoping around 4790K release).......if you need one right away, the H220 or the Coolermaster 240L seems a superb choice.

I'm sure plenty are happy with the H100i though! Just my 2 cents.

get other fans 🙂

Hellfire1
Level 7
Think I got a cooling solution sorted. Let me know what you think. I am mixing the stock H100i (SP120 fans) with a pair of SP120LEDS for a P/P system.

Cooling

CPU: 1 x H100i
Front: 2 x AF140L
Rear: [B]1 x AF140L
Bottom: []B]1 x SP120LED
Top: 2 x SP120 (Pull Fans for H100i)
2 x SP120LED (Push fans for H100i)
1 x SP120LED (Next to Rad on spare mount)

kkn
Level 14
as long as they have the same mmh2o/qfm and speed then your fine 🙂

Hellfire1
Level 7
QFM? Don't you mean CFM?

kkn
Level 14
i do, typos since i was tired ( and stil is )

Hellfire1
Level 7
Thought so bro. No problem and cheers. I need to confirm cfm for each but I think the LED fans are a little less

Footman
Level 7
Wish the Ranger was available here in the USA. I just spent the extra on the Hero. Also waiting on 4790K to build in to Switch 810... IMO good choices....

Hellfire1
Level 7
So I had an accident the other night and someone stole my credit card ;).....

It seems they have pre ordered an Intel 4790K to be delivered to my house......