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#1 MxAa
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Ideally, you'll want good fans on both sides of the cooler. Exactly what case and motherboard do you have? If you can only install one fan on the cooler, just make sure that's it's facing the right direction, and not battling your PSU or rear exhaust fan for air...superclocked
This is my MOBO - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157270 This is my case - http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?C=1277&ID=1404 As soon as I can find out if it will fit, I'll order it. If indeed the fan will cover a ram slot, i can just order a skinnier 120 mm fan for that side and use the other on the opposite side.
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So before even starting, I have my cpu overclocked to 4.0 ghz on stock fan (the max the stock fan can do before it's too hot on load). I get about 70 degrees max on load. I'm gonna be buying a the hyper 212 cooler for my cpu so I can get this thing up to 4.5 ghz. Now, I know that my case will fit the cooler easily BUT, I'm not sure if there is enough space on my Motherboard. I only have 2 ram slots on my mobo and 1 pci express x 16 slot (cheaper motherboard). Now, I'm pretty sure it will fit length wise (just barely not touching the graphics card) but can you put the fan on either side of the Hyper 212? Assuming that, I could install it on the opposite side of the ram and have more then enough room. My mobo is an ASRock z68 usb 3. Thanks.

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So recently I almost had a heart attack (not literally) because I thought my video card was dead. It turns out the dvi port in my lcd screen is dead. I am using the VGA port right now with a dvi convertor in the video card. What's the main difference other then analog and digital. Any visual difference? I see absolutely no difference from dvi.

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I'm looking for broader input that's all. Just seems weird that the computer can even run for hours, and then turn off and be fine when it comes on for another 48 hours before restarting again.

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So this is my PSUhttp://www.directron.com/w0117ru.html. I run a z68 mobo, 8gb ram, and a gtx 570. The power supply is about 6 years old, and I keep getting these random cut outs. The computer turns off at random times (and even once when I tapped the power supply with my finger). I've already ordered a new PSU with 1 12v rail with 62 amps. This psu that i currently have has 18 amp on 4 x 12v rails. I'm just curious as to why it isn't enough power?

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#6 MxAa
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I bought the one listed listed above (the corsair). Plus I got free 2 day shipping with the free shop runner trial and 10 bucks off with the promo =D. Thx guys.

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#7 MxAa
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[QUOTE="04dcarraher"][QUOTE="GS550L"]

I reckon it'll still work well with his system.

GS550L

The TC may have too much load on one of the lines. He should read his manual to see what rails powers pci-e power cables.

If the power supply the TC is referring to is the modular TT 750W I'm thinking of, rail distribution shouldn't be an issue. The modular cable sockets are specific; you cannot plug in a 6-pin PCI-E or 4-pin Molex cable into the 8-pin EPS socket, so there shouldn't be any problems with overloading a specific rail.

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Aaaand here's another case of someone not reading the OP fully. If you've replaced the motherboard, video card, and RAM, there's a damn good chance that the power supply is to blame. Just ignore what I said earlier.

God, I wonder how I survive sometimes....

lol I was gonna say... I figure 18 x 4 in a 6 year old PSU prob isnt good. Should I just go single rail or multi rail?
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#8 MxAa
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The computer has been shutting off then turning back on.... it does this every once in a while. My guess is the power supply safety feature for multiple rails is kicking in. The power supply is 6 years old... maybe I should just replace it? I'm assuming 1 12v rail psus are the way to go?

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#9 MxAa
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Here you go http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681713902104dcarraher
THanks, but is my power supply crap for the hardware these days? I don't really know my self because 4 12 v rails seems like it would just add the amps up to a total.
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