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  1. CPU: Intel Xeon X3440 @ 3.8Ghz Mobo: Gigabyte GA-H55M-USB3 RAM: 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws [email protected] GPU: Zotac GTX 470 HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB Hitachi Desktar 1TB Chasis: Silverstone FT03-S Cooling: Coolit Vantage Cooler PSU: Seasonic X-750 Monitor: Samsung 2343BWX Sound Card: Asus Xonar DG Headset: Sennheiser PC350's Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Mice: CM Storm Spawn Logitech G9x Country: Canada
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    X58 Pro - E, Problems

    First thing to try is to set all your BIOS settings manually. If you have no clue how to do this, try the fail safe defaults. Resetting the CMOS might not get you the best stable settings. Next, check your VRM temperatures. Which sensor reading varies from board to board and not all boards have them. (but yours should IIRC) Refer to your motherboard manual. If you still have no clue, just get into WIndows and run a CPU stress test like prime95 for a good 20 minutes at least. Pop open your case and touch the heatsink that says DrMos on the top, if it's burning hot I'd bet you're about to get a classic MSI mosfet failure. As for the memory issue, try increasing your memory voltage.
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    Phanteks PH-TC14PE Review

    Does anybody know more about the origins of this company? They sort of popped up out of nowhere like Prolimatech. (former Thermalright designers) They claim to have been in the cooling industry for 20 years but I can't find any information backing that up.
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    XFX Contest

    I'd put the PSU in my GPU folding rig.
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    Corsair Giveaway

    The newly launched Corsair K90 mechanical keyboard. FIrst mass market mechanical gaming keyboard with a brushed aluminum finish and key switches that are actually good for gaming.
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    Which one to believe?

    Probably 1 of 2 reasons: 1. The TJMax is set wrong on the Asus program. 2. Most likely the Asus program is giving you CPU temp and not CPU CORE temp. I personally never thought highly of the quality on Asus products, used to work RMA for a computer distributer and Asus was all I saw. That being said, Asus has a significantly larger market share which could be the reason for the larger number of RMAs. But, I do buy a lot of Asus products just because of the good customer support.
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    Best Cheap CPU Cooler?

    What cooler to get would depend on what cpu/socket(s) you plan on using it on and whether or not you plan on overclocking. My personal budget cooler recommendations at NCIX: No overclocking, non 1366/AM3 socket- OCZ Vendetta (can be PMed at NCIX for $18-$10MIR) OCZ Gladiator (PM to $26-$5MIR) Small overclocks, any socket- CM Hyper 212 (PM to $22) Decent overclocks, any socket- Scythe Mugen 2 (PM to $35) Pretty good overclocks, any socket- Scythe Yasya (PM to $44)
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    data recovery from a busted HDD

    You should try this before the freezer thing as you COULD (though unlikely) make your situation worse with the freezer 1. Put the hdd in the ide enclosure, without powering up the drive. 2. Boot into any generic Linux hdd recovery distro. 3. Make sure the drive is upside down. (clicking from my experience is a read head issue, gravity can sometimes help) 4. Power up and mount the hdd in Linux. 5. Try to recover data ASAP. The freezer should be an absolute no cost last resort, it might get your moving parts to "snap" back into place due to the "freezing and defrosting," but keep in mind the hdd platter is not sealed off from condensation, which could damage your data beyond repair.
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    I need a wider case?

    I honestly don't think you need a new case, unless you want one that is. HSF companies typically design their tower heatsinks to fit into ALL standard mid tower atx cases. Do note that this does not include the possible interference of a side case fan positioned over the mobo. Which means they should be no taller than 160mm-162mm. The Noctua D14 is 160mm tall, the Zalman 9700 is 142mm tall, and you say you have 2cm (20mm) of space. Seems like you should be fine to me, unless you wanted to buy a new case anyhow.
  10. If you can wait, get the Fractal from NCIX. It's a great budget case with plenty of features and decent build quality. Only problems are they cheaped out on the paint job and side panels. (side panels don't matter much though, considering how much bitumen they use) http://www.ncix.com/vendors.php/4259/Fractal-Design/ Thermaltake V3 isn't bad either, but it only comes with 1/5 fans. http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/223641/VL80001W2Z/THERMALTAKE/
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    Prolimatech Armageddon

    It's actually based on what the manufacturer said the product was for, a more silent cooler with good performance via larger 140mm fans with lower rpm and a thinner heatsink.
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    P5QL-E + Q6600

    I have the same CPU but different board and I'm pretty sure the multiplier is locked at 9x unless you have speedstep turned on.
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    Budget Build

    Because of the lack of lanes on the chipsets. Your video cards will be severely bottlenecked if you try to xfire/sli.
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    Modular PSU

    I'm using a Seasonic X750 atm, and it's possibly the best psu I've used to date. Only problem is it gets warm startup issues when I have it top mounted in a low pressure case. Moved it to a bottom mounted psu case and problems disappeared, changed to a high pressure Silverstone and problems disappeared as well. The voltage control and power efficiency for my particular unit were above the rated specs, I was REALLY happy. +/-3% was more like +/-1%, 80 plus gold was like 92% efficiency. Forgot to add, it's FULLY modular.