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    Default Re: Looking @ A New Build - Been Out Of It A While - Help Me Spend My Money

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    You gonna pull that top fan off, or setup a push/pull?
    It came with that 140mm fan. I'll remove it and slap the kit up there with the fans on top pulling in. Unless I learn different from you guys. I almost ordered coolant with it but have heard not to. Is there something I can get at Homedepot? Talk to me.

    The case has 2 120mm fans pulling in the front, 1 120mm pushing out the back, a 120mm fan on the door pulling in, and a place I can add a 120mm or 140mm on the bottom in front of the PSU.

    I am trying to figure out how to keep from pressurizing the case to a Mexican stand-off, heh! I seen your post on the fan controller but need to read it again. That is something I need to study. I take it I will not be plugging this thing into a sysfan or cpu header?

    I'm holding off for newegg promos as long as I can for the other stuff. Its hard. The promo on the Win7 and RAM was nice. They just had ASUS board codes. I'm-a-waitin as long as I can. CPU's still out of stock!

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    many people have their own opinion on what coolant to use in a loop. Some people just use distilled water in their loops, some people buy the speciality stuff. And don't believe any advertising about coolant that is non-conductive... that's a hoax... unless it's mineral oil (which doesn't work well in a loop as it's too thick).

    I know a guy who used pre-mixed automotive Radiator coolant, Prestone... I've used just distilled water myself... but everyone will have their own opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinster View Post
    many people have their own opinion on what coolant to use in a loop. Some people just use distilled water in their loops, some people buy the speciality stuff. And don't believe any advertising about coolant that is non-conductive... that's a hoax... unless it's mineral oil (which doesn't work well in a loop as it's too thick).

    I know a guy who used pre-mixed automotive Radiator coolant, Prestone... I've used just distilled water myself... but everyone will have their own opinion.
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    Thanks, I have been reading and am going the Distilled route also. I have ordered the Nuke drops also.
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    Could not get on the forum last night.TT needs more bandwidth, this is getting to be often!! /rant over.

    Silver kill coil? Just drop in the reservoir and forget it.
    I'm running UV fluid but yeah distilled is OK from what I'm told. I'm adding some UV fans to my rad a)because the Yate Loons are quieter, I hope b) it should look cool.

    Haven't decided on graphics card yet, eh? I don't game much and I'm going to put my 2nd 6850 back in now that I have a working HDMI switch so I can share 1 monitor with 2 pc's.
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    Getting back to the fan controller thing, Acebmxer and I had talked about looking for a controller that had the heat sinks and I thought it was a good idea and so got the Rheobus Extreme which has them. Is it absolutely necessary? I doubt it but good insurance IF you will at any point be running a higher current draw on any of the circuits (for example 2 fans on one circuit). BTW the Rheobus Extreme has bright blue LED knobs that illuminate when active and might not be for everybody. I don't particularly like it but the unit seems robust and includes wiring to monitor 2 fan headers (or I can show you how to build your own so you can run straight from PSU/fan controller and still monitor speed)
    Having said that I ran a dual fan Noctua NH-D14 off 1 fan header for a long time with no problems. What Gigabyte told me is that the UD5H board fan headers are good for 1A, although they suggest not to run more than 1 fan per header.
    I am running both of the XSPC fans off one controller circuit and monitoring off the cpu fan header. Also doing similar with my front and rear fans and just need to patch together one more set to monitor my side fan.
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    Patch cable for fan controller to monitor rpm's from fan header. The female connector with yellow and black plugs into an available fan header on mobo and allows to monitor rpm's.
    The male connector only has 3 pins and is made to be compatible with a 4 pin cpu fan, but you could substitute an open style male 3 pin.
    To connect your two radiator fans to this, first connect the fans to a Y connector then to the male connector. BUT some Y's are made correctly with the yellow rpm wire missing from ONE leg, if not you can always clip one.
    Some fan controllers will include a few of these wiring legs, I only had 2 so I made 1 using spare Y connectors.
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    Thanks!

    Fan control is on my mind big-time right now. I will be going all Yate Loon due to past experience and with the Scythe Kaze Master Pro 5.25 Fan Controller. I am not a fan of the lights and the box will not be in an area on display anyway. But I will be firing it up with what I have just to see what they look & sound like. If the Rosewill front intake case fans put out and are quiet I may clip the LED wires eh?

    Whats up with the unavailability of the 3770K @ Newegg? I went to directron and it would not allow it into the cart. Due to higher prices I have not tried Amazon or others.
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    they have 3770S models in stock, but I don't think it's unlocked though.

    Vin

    EDIT: just checked my local retailer... they have lots... http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=045423
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    you need a k series chip,all the other have a locked cpu multiplier which means no overclocking or very limited through the base clock
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