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July 7, 2013 12:01:48 AM

So I have; asus maximus V formula, i7 3930k, and gtx 690 along with 16 gigs of ddr3 ram. The case is a NZXT Phantom PHAN-003RD Enthusiast ATX Full Tower(I know case can be better but gotta work with what I've got though do welcone suggestions). What would you guys recomend I get for power supply and cooling system to go with the components?

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a b 4 Gaming
a b ) Power supply
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July 7, 2013 12:53:52 AM

PSU, a quality 850W especially if you intend to overclock.
Cooling, depends on how much you have to sink into it. Most ideal would be a custom water-loop, but strapping an NH-D14 to the 3930k and using the stock cooling on the 690 would serve you fine.
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July 7, 2013 1:59:18 PM

manofchalk said:
PSU, a quality 850W especially if you intend to overclock.
Cooling, depends on how much you have to sink into it. Most ideal would be a custom water-loop, but strapping an NH-D14 to the 3930k and using the stock cooling on the 690 would serve you fine.


That's a great cpu cooler I hadn't seen. I was tempted to purchase a ZALMAN CNPS 9900 MAX 135mm however not sure if it be better to purchase th NH-D14
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a b ) Power supply
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July 7, 2013 9:51:50 PM

The NH-D14 is up there among the top-end heatsinks, with a few others like the Phanteks PH-TC14. As far as air-cooling goes your not going to get much better than those.
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