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Old 2nd August 2008, 14:27   #1
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Hey,

I'm putting together a list of parts for a new system for a friend.

A list of guidelines I'm using while putting together this list :
* he wants the Q9450 (or better)
* using DDR 2 memory
* easy to build
* not taking any risks (not voiding the warranty,no modification of parts,no water cooling)
* no risk of damaging the CPU while moving the system so the CPU cooler shouldn't be too heavy
* the CPU cooler should blow the air directly out of the case
* no overclocking
* not too much noise
* fast enough to play ut3 and half life 2 at 1680x1050 at nice quality settings.
* no SLI/crossfire (extra noise, extra heat, extra power,increased risk of driver problems)

Here's the list of parts :

1 Antec Performance One P182 (black)
2 Asus P5Q-E
3 Corsair HX620
4 Intel Core 2 Duo Q9550
5 Lite-On LH-20A1S (black)
6 Logitech MX518 Optical Mouse (USB)
7 Saphire AMD/ATI HD4870
8 Samsung Syncmaster 226BW
9 Western Digital Caviar RE2 WD7500AYYS
10 OCZ Vendetta 2 (was Zalman CNPS9500 AT)
11 Corsair TWIN2X4096-6400C4DHX

I have the following questions :
* Should we expect any problems physically putting the system together ? Is there enough room for all parts to fit nicely ?
* Is the zalman CNPS 9500 compatible with this motherboard ?
* does the zalman CNPS 9500 provide adequate cooling ?
* can you recommend a different cpu cooler which is about the same weight but cools better ?

Thank you very much in advance!

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Old 2nd August 2008, 17:38   #2
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Zalman is noisy; go for a bolt-through tower cooler available to you. Where are you shopping?

all other components seem swell, P182 is a quiet case, all fans can be speed-controlled at the back, low level is really silent; dust filters in the front.
VGA is good choice, at 1680x1050 he'll be able to play all current games at high detail, even Crysis.
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Zalman is noisy; go for a bolt-through tower cooler available to you. Where are you shopping?
I'm searching for a cpu cooler which blows air directly out through the case fan. The cpu cooler should be light because I don't want my friend to damage his cpu and/or motherboard while moving his computer (for example to a lan party). So I'm not interested in coolers which are heavier than the CNPS 9500.

The CNPS performs better than the boxed cooler right ? Or is it that bad ?

I live in the netherlands. I think most common coolers are available. Do you have any suggestions ?

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all other components seem swell, P182 is a quiet case, all fans can be speed-controlled at the back, low level is really silent; dust filters in the front.
VGA is good choice, at 1680x1050 he'll be able to play all current games at high detail, even Crysis.
Great. Thanks.
 
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post a link to shops you have access to (or your favorite shop) and I'll sort through their list
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I'm helping another friend who wants a nice system with a different budget (500-800 euro without peripherals) with a parts list. He wants to be able to play current games reasonably well. Here's the current list :

1 Antec Performance One P182 Black
2 Asus P5Q-E
3 Corsair HX620
4 Intel Core 2 Duo E8500
5 Lite-On LH-20A1S black
6 Saphire AMD/ATI HD4850
7 Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS, 500GB
8 OCZ Vendetta 2 (was Zalman CNPS9500 AT)
9 Corsair TWIN2X4096-6400C4DHX

I have the same questions for this system. With the following additional question :

Why is the TWIN2X4096-6400C4DHX not mentioned on the QVL of the P5Q while it is mentioned on the QVL for the P5Q-E and P5Q Deluxe ? Should I investigate other memory or recommend the P5Q-E over the P5Q? (I know the P5Q has a different PCB design than the P5Q-E and P5Q Deluxe but I assume they are very similar regarding BIOS and chipsets)

Thank you in advance!

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Old 3rd August 2008, 13:26   #6
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post a link to shops you have access to (or your favorite shop) and I'll sort through their list
According to tweakers pricewatch all components of both systems can be bought at www.azerty.nl

Here's the list of cpu coolers they have available :
http://www.azerty.nl/producten/zoek/...r-koelers.html
in list view :
http://tinyurl.com/5evbuv

I'm not interested in cpu coolers which are heavier than the CNPS 9500. I would prefer a cpu cooler which has a good review on a reputable site such as :
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article30-page1.html

Thank you very much in advance!
 
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you can send Corsair support a quick note here , they"ll know the answer for sure!
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you can send Corsair support a quick note here , they"ll know the answer for sure!
Here's the thread :
http://www.asktheramguy.com/v3/showthread.php?t=71641

I'm going to recommend the P5Q-E to my friend.

Did you make any progress regarding the CPU coolers or should I just go for the CNPS 9500 AT ?

Thank you very much.
 
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I didn't see your post from yesterday as you did right at the same time, oops!

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I would prefer a cpu cooler which has a good review on a reputable site such as :
OY! I tested more CPU coolers !
http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=articles#1

now coolers which are better than CNPS9500 price/performance/noise:

- Cooler Master Hyper TX 2
- Scythe Katana 2
- OCZ Vendetta CPU Cooler (2)
- Scythe Mine

those are all much cheaper, are all small and compact and offer good performance/noise for their size. Hook them up to the mainboard CPU fan header and let the smartFAN BIOS control fan speed to keep CPU cool & quiet
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I didn't see your post from yesterday as you did right at the same time, oops!
no problem

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OY! I tested more CPU coolers !
http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=articles#1
Sorry I didn't know Thank you very much for all your help.

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now coolers which are better than CNPS9500 price/performance/noise:

- Cooler Master Hyper TX 2
- Scythe Katana 2
- OCZ Vendetta CPU Cooler (2)
- Scythe Mine

those are all much cheaper, are all small and compact and offer good performance/noise for their size. Hook them up to the mainboard CPU fan header and let the smartFAN BIOS control fan speed to keep CPU cool & quiet
In which order (regarding cooling performance and noise) would you rank the fans including the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro ? Do they all fit on the motherboard (P5Q-E) as far as you know ?

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