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My new system has the same I7-930 processor and it seems to have more than enough cooling on it already.
You maybe spending money on something you dont need.
Once I am actually running CS5...I will update on how its all working but currently.... its as cool as
Admittedly I dont use that AVCHD stuff but one of the reasons I have done this entire upgrade path is so I can keep PPRO , AEFX and maybe Photoshop open simultaneously and flick from one to the other as required. This should load a machine fairly well I suspect.
I am just about to install some system (temperature) monitoring applications.
Thanks for the link... that is about overclocking and cooling, but I'm sure the percentage difference over Intel's cooler on a stock cpu would be similar
I'm looking at the n520 and the 212 to see about size & mounting process, since both are inside my tiny budget (now that I'm building a new computer and buying CS5, I need to save a few $$ to buy a Vixia camera)
Since it has been reported in another message that CS5 will probably ship April 30, I am now fine tuning my purchase list
My Cooler Master case is 8.6" wide http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196 which of course is not the NET room inside the case for motherboard and optional fans connected to the side panel... and space left for cooling
The other coolers I've looked at are all about 6.2" high, so might cause a fitting problem
The Cooler Master N520 is 5.6" high, so that is the one I am going to buy... it even has good ratings and, with 2 fans, does a good job of cooling
Thanks for all the ideas... now to get CS5 in my hands so I can buy motherboard and cpu and ram (I'm buying those last, 'cause I have seen a few mentions of problems needing an RMA return & replacement of motherboard or ram or even the cpu, so will have those parts "fresh" when I'm ready to build)
Or... I may just go ahead and buy everything except CS5 right NOW so I can build and install Win2k (or WinXP) to use my DV500 and Win7 in a dual boot configuration, and let the computer run for a couple weeks to then be able to just install CS5 as soon as it arrives
Decisions, decisions!!! (oh well... it's only money!)
John, since it is a Coolermaster case and a Coolermaster cooler why don't you contact them and get an answer direct from the source.
Well Duh! (sound of smacking self in forehead!!)
I wound up ordering the Cooler Master N520... and wife just called that UPS brought my Newegg box this morning, so I start assembly after work today
I should have it all together in a couple days and everything EXCEPT CS5 installed by the end of the weekend... and the Education store I use said they will have CS5 available to sell in "about" 2 weeks
Canon Vixia arrives Monday, so I will get batteries charged and start filming, to have some files to use when CS5 arrives
Next will be to pre-order a couple books (Premiere & Dreamweaver) at Amazon to learn the "finer points" of those programs
Once I'm sure everything is working OK, I'm going to box up my old computer and analog 8mm and playback deck and put everything on Craigs list for someone who wants to do Standard Def home video (that will be with the Adobe license transfer form)
I'm a fan of the Coolit ECO A.L.C. or the Corsair H50...
You get significantly better cooling over the stock coolers without the noise of the highend.
Liquid cooling usually scares me but this is self-contained and keeps noise to a minimum.
I have similar setup: i7-930 and Cooler Master case (mine is CM 690series).
I used originally the Intel's stock heatsink. It is ok for work with .avi files
but you will run into high temps (80C) when you start working with AVCHD content.
The CPU comes under heavy load during encoding of avchd files in progs like Cineform, for example.
All 8 cours run at 100% in such applications and the temps go up. Although Intel say that the CPU
can sustain up to 120C it is not recommended to run it for prolong intervals of time above 75C as this will shorten its life.
In short, after reading tons of CPU coolers' reviews I ended up installing XIGMATEK S1283V http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233029(which is on your list).
This is a German engineered cooler produced in Taiwan. I'm very satisfied: well manufactured, solid,
silent (compared to Intel stock cooler) and easy to install. My idle temps remained the same (around 40C) but
my temps under max load dropped to 68-70C.
I used Arctic Silver 5 paste.
Hope this helps.
((F - 32)/9) x5 is not so hard.
A bit off topic...
Do you think it is a worthwhile upgrade from i7 930 to i7 980x.
The upgrade would add 2 more cores / 4 threads.
Anyone (Bill?) have any feedback on this possible upgrade path?
Yes...I know I can overclock instead but not looking just for speed with existing cores. More cores is the goal.
Well for CS4 I would say no as I think I have seen the the total percentage of CPU utilization go down from four cores as opposed to six cores. I have not found an easy way to measure the average utilization over the full course of a benchmark. Until I get a full copy of CS5 up and running which seems to be much better multithreading I really can not say. You have to check on your specific motherboard to find out if they have a BIOS that supports the newer chip. But there is a high probability that since you are running a i7-930 that they would also support the i7-980X, although in my case they do support the 980X but not a 930???