My problem right now is not so much on deciding on an aftermarket cooler, but simply freeing up the clutter inside my tower. I've got a nonmodular PSU that's like freaking snakes on a plane inside my case. The worst part is the location of the power jack for the ATX. It reaches right over the mobo and plugs in the top corner. So if I put in a bigger fan and heatsink for the CPU I'm gonna really have to get in there and seriously rearrange my cables and even then I'm a little worried about things mushing up against each other.
I mean, all around the mobo besides that ATX cable, it's actually rather clutter free. All the extra power cables are hanging out in the bottom of the case, but still, my mid-tower case doesn't seem ideal for OCing. I really want to invest in a new fully modular PSU with maybe even a new, bigger case.
Is your cooling solution for your sandybridge real fancy? I have yet to OC my i5 and I understand I don't really need to spend more than 30 dollars to replace the stock fan. Before I do that though I'm afraid I gotta replace my PSU for a fully modular one. I got too many cables crowding shit up in my case. And the chord for the ATX power runs right across where I'd have my new CPU cooler sticking out.
Nah those things are monsters with heat. It's due to them running hotter at lower frequencies. so a 4.2Ghz ivy is like a 4.5 Sandy They run the same and have same heat output, but the ivy bridge needs less frequency to do more calculations. It's an odd thought. You'd think with their latest proc they'd allow you to go as high as ever and hit 5 on air.
I'm afraid I still don't understand this. If you get a new laptop with the ivybridge processors than you're definitely gonna have longer battery life and your lappy should generate less heat .
Antec DF-85 Full Tower Case
Corsair AX850watt PSU
G. Skill Ripjaws X 16gb DDR3 1600 RAM
Intel 3770k CPU (overclocked to 4.3GHz)
Asus Sabertooth Z77 motherboard
2x SanDisk Extreme 120gb SSd
EVGA 2gb GTX 550ti (I know, not the best)
Zalman 9900Max Heatsink
Congrats on your processor man. And dont worry too much about the vıdeo card you can just replace ıt when you start notıcıng ıts lımıtatıons.
That laptop's got really nice specs, but for that much money I'd rather just get a super slim general multimedia laptop like a Zenbook or Macbook Air. But yeah, I know some around here are looking for a gaming laptop and that one is definitely nice.
Well I don't think you should have to pay more than 150 actually for a nice 23'' led backlit. The Acer one that I bought was about 150 and I love this monitor. If that one you're looking at is actually 24'' though then that would probably justify a 185 price tag.
I've looked at that AOC you're talking about. Price seems good, but how impressed are you with it? It doesn't have any led backlit. So far as far as quality and value are concerned I'm still leaning toward teh Acer 27 led backlit.