Can confirm, as I just put my 212 on my new build. It's a standard 120mm fan that the clip is screwed on to. Unscrew the clips, remove them, replace fan, reattach clips to new fan, reattach fan to heatsink.
All right, fair enough. What's the best bang-for-your-buck i7 right now? Preferrably hexacore, if you know of one that's not too pricey. (looking on newegg, they still seem to be up there). In the mean time I'll be perusing i7's myself
Thought I'd get some feedback/alternative suggestions. Trying to max out the power for the price range. (If anything is missing, I'm just reusing stuff from a previous build--such as disk drives)
I am both a gamer and a game developer; also going to be using it for HD media recording.
Haswell Z97 is socket 1150 I think, right?
Their best cpu I can find is the 4770k @ 3.5GHz. In the reviews I found, it barely wins the single core performance benchmark, and (for obvious reasons) falls below the hexacore in multithreading.
I don't know if I want to wait for the Q3 release (it...
Now that I've got a decent job and the money's coming in, I'm finally looking to do a hardware refresh. Here's my current build, with a budget of $2500-$3000 all in:
CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K Hexacore, Socket LGA2011 (3.4GHz)
MOBO: Asus P9X79 LE Socket LGA2011, Intel X79 chipset (quad-channel...
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