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#31 Lodar

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 09:09 AM

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If the intel stock CPU coolers are sometimes faulty, whats the cheapest 3rd party cpu cooler that will adequately cool an i5 2500K that isn't overclocked?

If its faulty, you should send it back. That being said, I can not look in your wallet so I dont know what you find cheap. But the Hyper 212 Plus should cost around 25$ and is reviewed as one of the best price/performance coolers. Or you go with the more expensive, but also more silent Mugen 2 Rev B. There are more options, but these both get great reviews. (I can say that I love my Mugen 2, its cool and silent :) ).

On a side note: This is not really the topic to ask these questions in.

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 09:22 AM

Lodar said:

If its faulty, you should send it back. That being said, I can not look in your wallet so I dont know what you find cheap. But the Hyper 212 Plus should cost around 25$ and is reviewed as one of the best price/performance coolers. Or you go with the more expensive, but also more silent Mugen 2 Rev B. There are more options, but these both get great reviews. (I can say that I love my Mugen 2, its cool and silent :) ).

On a side note: This is not really the topic to ask these questions in.

25 bucks sounds about right to what i was looking at.  and i thought it was kind of a weird spot too, but there have been a bunch of posts above mine about it so i thought it'd be a good spot to jump in and ask.

ty for hte answer :)

BTW i watched the guys' vid, pretty good.

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 04:56 PM

That video didn't work for me for some reason, But here is another video I think could help people trying to build their own computers.



Part 1 is about the parts of the computer.
Part 2 is about actually putting the computer together.
Part 3 is about installing the OS for the computer.

#34 Agent Lucien

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 04:49 PM

Twisted Metal said:

That video didn't work for me for some reason, But here is another video I think could help people trying to build their own computers.



Part 1 is about the parts of the computer.
Part 2 is about actually putting the computer together.
Part 3 is about installing the OS for the computer.

Thanks for that link, I checked it out and it was very informative.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 01:55 AM

It's my first time building and am also installing a 212 EVO on an i5-2500k.

I'm terrified :(

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 02:04 AM

Putting the parts together was easy, just take your time, the video here omn this forum was very helpful, for me the hardest part was installing the O.S., , and it was my first build ever, been 3 weeks running great.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 02:05 AM

I'm nervous for that part too hahah

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 02:12 AM

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I'm nervous for that part too hahah

You shouldn't :p, the most nerve wracking part is first power on before post. If it posts, then everything should be fine, but if it doesn't, troubleshooting awaits you. Installing windows is pretty much idiot proof so any normal person can easily do it, just make sure to read the instructions on screen instead and you'll be fine. Afterwards, if you have a half decent motherboard, pop in the driver disc and install the drivers, make sure to check for unwanted trial software that may be on the disc and deselect those from the to be installed disc. Let the setup run, reboot when it asks and voilĂ . Next stop is the video driver which you can download directly from AMD or nVidia's website depending on your video card.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 02:17 AM

I think I'm most nervous for the thermal compound application!

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 02:27 AM

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I think I'm most nervous for the thermal compound application!

Don't be, the cooler will have some pre-applied anyway! :D

Plus it's not hard really even when you do have to do it :) Just put a line on the cooler, use a card to spread it across the surface and job done. If the CPU is a bit hot, just try again with less or more, indeally you're aiming for the minimum amount that covers the entire surface.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 02:38 AM

Everyone seems to do it differently! Some people put just a blob on the cpu and let it spread under the weight of the fan, some people use lines, some people say to use different methods for different cpu's?!

I'm using the cooler master hyper 212 EVO and installing on i5-2500k and I don't know what the best method is! What do you recommend, comfy chair? :)

Edited by kalexw, 28 February 2012 - 02:49 AM.


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Posted 28 February 2012 - 02:46 AM

kalexw said:

Everyone seems to do it differently! Some people put just a blog on the cpu and let it spread under the weight of the fan, some people use fans, some people say to use different methods for different cpu's?!

I'm using the cooler master hyper 212 EVO and installing on i5-2500k and I don't know what the best method is! What do you recommend, comfy chair? :)

The reason why everyone has different methods is because they all work :D

I always go for the 'line on the cooler and use a card to spread the paste evenly over the cooling area' technique and that works well, but the other methods should yield similar results :)

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 02:50 AM

Okay :) knowing that pretty much every method works make me feel better! hahah

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 02:58 AM

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Okay :) knowing that pretty much every method works make me feel better! hahah

Aye the aim is simply to get the minimum amount you need to get an even layer, and a few methods achieve it :)

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 02:16 PM

thanks a bunch comfy :)

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 03:04 PM

With building PC's is pretty much a case of certain things can only slot in certain places so you can't really go too wrong when trying your first build.

What can be annoying is when connecting the smaller Power button and LED display wires they can be sometimes colour coordinated and the motherboard have similar colours too but be different slots.

The amount of times at the start I spent put the blue wire to the blue slot, the red to the red etc and it not working only to read what it actually says on the side on the connector and slotting it into the matching named slot even though the colours are different.

Plus nowadays with Sata you don't have to worry about setting up jumper settings on your drives so it's just plug them in with power and a sata cable and go.

Don't rush it as well, do it at the weekend or whenever you can dedicate time to it there's no time limit and if something seems like it doesn't fit right don't force it!

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 02:02 PM

When you build a computer don't you have to worry about BIOS settings and other things like that?  Those things always concerned me more than worrying about actual assembly.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 04:26 PM

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When you build a computer don't you have to worry about BIOS settings and other things like that?  Those things always concerned me more than worrying about actual assembly.

You may have to adjust a couple of settings in the BIOS.  Usually it's no more than changing the boot order, but a good motherboard manual will get you through just about anything that you need to worry about. ;)

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 05:10 PM

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You may have to adjust a couple of settings in the BIOS.  Usually it's no more than changing the boot order, but a good motherboard manual will get you through just about anything that you need to worry about. ;)

Yep and the new UEFI bios on most motherboards makes this super easy, simple and easier to navigate with a mouse. For example on a P8P67 Pro on the start page, you have a simplified boot order option where you can set which of CD, HDD or USB the computer will try to boot from first, it's a simple drag and re-order. You only need the advanced options if you have multiple HDD/DVD drives to set which one to try to boot from first.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 05:51 AM

Ok. I know this is silly since I'm the one in charge of researching our parts, handling data transfers, software installs, etc., but I just completed building the very first PC I've ever done all by myself! I've never had to install the parts. My husband has always done that part and installed Windows so I could deal with all the other software that he hates to do. (Updates, security, programs, data transfers, etc) I did this one all by myself! Nothing was any more difficult than installing a new GPU, which I've done quite a few times. The things I got stuck on, I hit up some of the other moderators on IRC, who explained it in super simple terms. (Thanks Faer!) I even got all the tiny little front panel connectors hooked up the right direction the first shot! :P
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Posted 11 June 2012 - 06:38 AM

Thanks bud




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