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Complete new build, $1800 budget.

Hi guys, any help on this brand new build would be greatly appreciated.

Approximate Purchase Date: August 1st

Budget Range: £1200 (Around $1800)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Primarily for gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: Complete new build

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any UK based company such as Overclockers UK

Location: United Kingdom

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: No preference, just whatever will give me the best performance for my money.

Overclocking: Maybe in the future

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x108

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I want to be able to play the latest and up and coming games at relatively high settings.

I've been doing some research and put this parts list together on PcPartPicker, here's the link to what I came up with

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1gB3j

Is this setup a good selection? Is there something better I could have for a certain part or can I buy a cheaper part enabling me to spend more on my gpu or cpu?

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

EDIT: I think I should add that this will be my first ever pc build. I've had some experience with pc building such as replacing the RAM, GPU and CPU on my current system but have never done a pc build from scratch before.
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  1. Id lose the liquid cooler and exchange it fir a Phanteks air cooler
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709004

    (2 x 8GB) Muskin CAS 9 DDR3-1866
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226382

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=-1&IsNodeId=1&Description=corsair%20500r%20case&bop=And&CompareItemList=-1|11-139-010^11-139-010-TS%2C11-139-009^11-139-009-TS&percm=11-139-010%3A%24%24%24%24%24%24%24%3B11-139-009%3A%24%24%24%24%24%24%24
  2. solid build actually - can't say I would really change anything as the build is looking to be geared for silence performance balance. My one suggestion - Add a fan controller. A basic one would do fine. anything 10 watt per channel 3-4 channel. Main reason why aside from ability to go silent when not needing fan performance, is maintaining negative case pressure. The case and gpu card will benefit from negative case pressure - more exhaust than intake. So fan controller will allow to turn down to balance out, plus, when not full boat gaming, can turn down for quiet.

    To maintain the sleek look of that case, maybe something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811992005 and still has plenty of power per channel for the fans you have

    Make sure to mount that rad up top, push/pull config, exhausting, rear fan exhaust, fronts intake. Be a quiet cool beauty
  3. JackNaylorPE said:
    Id lose the liquid cooler and exchange it fir a Phanteks air cooler
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709004

    (2 x 8GB) Muskin CAS 9 DDR3-1866
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226382

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=-1&IsNodeId=1&Description=corsair%20500r%20case&bop=And&CompareItemList=-1|11-139-010^11-139-010-TS%2C11-139-009^11-139-009-TS&percm=11-139-010%3A%24%24%24%24%24%24%24%3B11-139-009%3A%24%24%24%24%24%24%24




    Thanks for the advice. I just had a quick look at reviews for the Phantek cooler and it seems to have got very good reviews. It looks absolutely huge though, do you have one yourself? If so what is it like noise wise? I quite liked the idea of the Kraken due to how quietly it seems to run.
  4. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($187.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($70.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($659.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($145.46 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($171.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1778.33
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-14 15:43 EDT-0400)
    I changed most of the build. The i5 4670 you chose wasn't the unlocked version and you said you will probably do overclocking. I also put you an H110 because it's a great cooler. I changed the case for the Switch 810 because it has better airflow than the H630 and you'll be able to fit the H110 with no problem and even do a push/pull if you wish,if you do push pull go for some Noctua 140mm fans PWM versions. I also upgraded you to a GTX 780 seeing as you won't be SLI-ing,a single GTX 780 will be a little bit more future resistant than a single GTX 770 it also performs slightly better. If you do plan on SLI-ing in the future,that PSU should be more than enough. I also put you an optical drive seeing as you didn't have one.
  5. Sackboy said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($187.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($70.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($659.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($145.46 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($171.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1778.33
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-14 15:43 EDT-0400)
    I changed most of the build. The i5 4670 you chose wasn't the unlocked version and you said you will probably do overclocking. I also put you an H110 because it's a great cooler. I changed the case for the Switch 810 because it has better airflow than the H630 and you'll be able to fit the H110 with no problem and even do a push/pull if you wish,if you do push pull go for some Noctua 140mm fans PWM versions. I also upgraded you to a GTX 780 seeing as you won't be SLI-ing,a single GTX 780 will be a little bit more future resistant than a single GTX 770 it also performs slightly better. If you do plan on SLI-ing in the future,that PSU should be more than enough. I also put you an optical drive seeing as you didn't have one.


    Thank you for your advice, very appreciated. In your opinion is the H110 a better cooler than the Kraken X60 that I'd originally selected? I was planning on replacing the two 140mm fans that come with the Kraken X60 with two of the Noctua fans I'd selected on partpicker due to what I've read about the stock fans being very noisy. Do you think doing this is worth it and is it possible to replace the stock fans on the H110 with two Noctua 140mm fans?
  6. x60 and H110 perform near the same. That said the x60 is a bit louder on extreme settings. But with your plan to replace the fans with the Noctua, that is a non issue, and you will in fact find the x60 in THAT case will perform better than the h100 due to rad fin design

    Edit: I do want to clarify - the gains over h100 is this case are small. using the upgraded fans on wither will improve performance. Make sure they are PWM as block controller you plug into is PWM. The rest of the case fans can be 3pin
  7. Anonymous said:
    Sackboy said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($187.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($70.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($659.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($145.46 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($171.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1778.33
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-14 15:43 EDT-0400)
    I changed most of the build. The i5 4670 you chose wasn't the unlocked version and you said you will probably do overclocking. I also put you an H110 because it's a great cooler. I changed the case for the Switch 810 because it has better airflow than the H630 and you'll be able to fit the H110 with no problem and even do a push/pull if you wish,if you do push pull go for some Noctua 140mm fans PWM versions. I also upgraded you to a GTX 780 seeing as you won't be SLI-ing,a single GTX 780 will be a little bit more future resistant than a single GTX 770 it also performs slightly better. If you do plan on SLI-ing in the future,that PSU should be more than enough. I also put you an optical drive seeing as you didn't have one.


    Thank you for your advice, very appreciated. In your opinion is the H110 a better cooler than the Kraken X60 that I'd originally selected? I was planning on replacing the two 140mm fans that come with the Kraken X60 with two of the Noctua fans I'd selected on partpicker due to what I've read about the stock fans being very noisy. Do you think doing this is worth it and is it possible to replace the stock fans on the H110 with two Noctua 140mm fans?

    Yes it's better because although the x60 performs a bit better it is also a lot louder. I put the noctua fans in the included build as custom parts. Get the Noctua 140mm NF-A14 PWM as these provide great static pressure. Yes you can replace them but I'd just get 2 noctua fans and keep the stock corsair ones as there not bad compared to the stock H100i fans. The stock H110 fans are a lot better
  8. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1gjIG
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1gjIG/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1gjIG/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($92.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (3-Way CrossFire) ($329.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (3-Way CrossFire) ($329.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (3-Way CrossFire) ($329.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Rosewill 1000W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1777.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-14 16:38 EDT-0400)

    If you're willing to SLI or crossfire, i think this is by far the most computing power you'll be able to get.
  9. Sackboy said:
    Anonymous said:
    Sackboy said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($187.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($70.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($659.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($145.46 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($171.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1778.33
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-14 15:43 EDT-0400)
    I changed most of the build. The i5 4670 you chose wasn't the unlocked version and you said you will probably do overclocking. I also put you an H110 because it's a great cooler. I changed the case for the Switch 810 because it has better airflow than the H630 and you'll be able to fit the H110 with no problem and even do a push/pull if you wish,if you do push pull go for some Noctua 140mm fans PWM versions. I also upgraded you to a GTX 780 seeing as you won't be SLI-ing,a single GTX 780 will be a little bit more future resistant than a single GTX 770 it also performs slightly better. If you do plan on SLI-ing in the future,that PSU should be more than enough. I also put you an optical drive seeing as you didn't have one.


    Thank you for your advice, very appreciated. In your opinion is the H110 a better cooler than the Kraken X60 that I'd originally selected? I was planning on replacing the two 140mm fans that come with the Kraken X60 with two of the Noctua fans I'd selected on partpicker due to what I've read about the stock fans being very noisy. Do you think doing this is worth it and is it possible to replace the stock fans on the H110 with two Noctua 140mm fans?

    Yes it's better because although the x60 performs a bit better it is also a lot louder. I put the noctua fans in the included build as custom parts. Get the Noctua 140mm NF-A14 PWM as these provide great static pressure. Yes you can replace them but I'd just get 2 noctua fans and keep the stock corsair ones as there not bad compared to the stock H100i fans. The stock H110 fans are a lot better


    Would it be beneficial to replace all of the four 140mm preinstalled fans on the Switch 810 Ultra with four Noctua 140mm NF-A14 PWM's?
  10. going to disagree on the fans.

    A14 PWM 1.51 sp@1200rpm, 2.08 @1500rpm 67.6cfm @1200, 82.4cfm @1500 19.8db @1200 24.6db@1500
    Corsair h110 stock fans 1500rpm results: 94cfm, 35db, 1.64mm/h20 sp

    These are VERY different fans. An Noctua wins hands down for performance, especially given silence. yes corsair moves more air @1500rpm, but it has to with the low SP and it is louder - a LOT
  11. Anonymous said:
    Sackboy said:
    Anonymous said:
    Sackboy said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($187.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($70.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($659.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($145.46 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($171.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1778.33
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-14 15:43 EDT-0400)
    I changed most of the build. The i5 4670 you chose wasn't the unlocked version and you said you will probably do overclocking. I also put you an H110 because it's a great cooler. I changed the case for the Switch 810 because it has better airflow than the H630 and you'll be able to fit the H110 with no problem and even do a push/pull if you wish,if you do push pull go for some Noctua 140mm fans PWM versions. I also upgraded you to a GTX 780 seeing as you won't be SLI-ing,a single GTX 780 will be a little bit more future resistant than a single GTX 770 it also performs slightly better. If you do plan on SLI-ing in the future,that PSU should be more than enough. I also put you an optical drive seeing as you didn't have one.


    Thank you for your advice, very appreciated. In your opinion is the H110 a better cooler than the Kraken X60 that I'd originally selected? I was planning on replacing the two 140mm fans that come with the Kraken X60 with two of the Noctua fans I'd selected on partpicker due to what I've read about the stock fans being very noisy. Do you think doing this is worth it and is it possible to replace the stock fans on the H110 with two Noctua 140mm fans?

    Yes it's better because although the x60 performs a bit better it is also a lot louder. I put the noctua fans in the included build as custom parts. Get the Noctua 140mm NF-A14 PWM as these provide great static pressure. Yes you can replace them but I'd just get 2 noctua fans and keep the stock corsair ones as there not bad compared to the stock H100i fans. The stock H110 fans are a lot better


    Would it be beneficial to replace all of the four 140mm preinstalled fans on the Switch 810 Ultra with four Noctua 140mm NF-A14 PWM's?

    Yes it will but I personally don't think it's worth spending $100 more on fans when you have some some already preinstalled.
  12. Sackboy said:
    Anonymous said:
    Sackboy said:
    Anonymous said:
    Sackboy said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($187.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($70.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($659.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($145.46 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($171.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1778.33
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-14 15:43 EDT-0400)
    I changed most of the build. The i5 4670 you chose wasn't the unlocked version and you said you will probably do overclocking. I also put you an H110 because it's a great cooler. I changed the case for the Switch 810 because it has better airflow than the H630 and you'll be able to fit the H110 with no problem and even do a push/pull if you wish,if you do push pull go for some Noctua 140mm fans PWM versions. I also upgraded you to a GTX 780 seeing as you won't be SLI-ing,a single GTX 780 will be a little bit more future resistant than a single GTX 770 it also performs slightly better. If you do plan on SLI-ing in the future,that PSU should be more than enough. I also put you an optical drive seeing as you didn't have one.


    Thank you for your advice, very appreciated. In your opinion is the H110 a better cooler than the Kraken X60 that I'd originally selected? I was planning on replacing the two 140mm fans that come with the Kraken X60 with two of the Noctua fans I'd selected on partpicker due to what I've read about the stock fans being very noisy. Do you think doing this is worth it and is it possible to replace the stock fans on the H110 with two Noctua 140mm fans?

    Yes it's better because although the x60 performs a bit better it is also a lot louder. I put the noctua fans in the included build as custom parts. Get the Noctua 140mm NF-A14 PWM as these provide great static pressure. Yes you can replace them but I'd just get 2 noctua fans and keep the stock corsair ones as there not bad compared to the stock H100i fans. The stock H110 fans are a lot better


    Would it be beneficial to replace all of the four 140mm preinstalled fans on the Switch 810 Ultra with four Noctua 140mm NF-A14 PWM's?

    Yes it will but I personally don't think it's worth spending $100 more on fans when you have some some already preinstalled.


    But say I did want to replace all the fans. Is there a type of fan that would be best suited to replacing the two 140mm fans that are in the kraken x60 or H110. Would it be fans that offer the best airflow or should I be looking for something else?
  13. Buzz247 said:
    going to disagree on the fans.

    A14 PWM 1.51 sp@1200rpm, 2.08 @1500rpm 67.6cfm @1200, 82.4cfm @1500 19.8db @1200 24.6db@1500
    Corsair h110 stock fans 1500rpm results: 94cfm, 35db, 1.64mm/h20 sp

    These are VERY different fans. An Noctua wins hands down for performance, especially given silence. yes corsair moves more air @1500rpm, but it has to with the low SP and it is louder - a LOT


    Anonymous said:
    Sackboy said:
    Anonymous said:
    Sackboy said:
    Anonymous said:
    Sackboy said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($187.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($70.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($659.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($145.46 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($171.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1778.33
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-14 15:43 EDT-0400)
    I changed most of the build. The i5 4670 you chose wasn't the unlocked version and you said you will probably do overclocking. I also put you an H110 because it's a great cooler. I changed the case for the Switch 810 because it has better airflow than the H630 and you'll be able to fit the H110 with no problem and even do a push/pull if you wish,if you do push pull go for some Noctua 140mm fans PWM versions. I also upgraded you to a GTX 780 seeing as you won't be SLI-ing,a single GTX 780 will be a little bit more future resistant than a single GTX 770 it also performs slightly better. If you do plan on SLI-ing in the future,that PSU should be more than enough. I also put you an optical drive seeing as you didn't have one.


    Thank you for your advice, very appreciated. In your opinion is the H110 a better cooler than the Kraken X60 that I'd originally selected? I was planning on replacing the two 140mm fans that come with the Kraken X60 with two of the Noctua fans I'd selected on partpicker due to what I've read about the stock fans being very noisy. Do you think doing this is worth it and is it possible to replace the stock fans on the H110 with two Noctua 140mm fans?

    Yes it's better because although the x60 performs a bit better it is also a lot louder. I put the noctua fans in the included build as custom parts. Get the Noctua 140mm NF-A14 PWM as these provide great static pressure. Yes you can replace them but I'd just get 2 noctua fans and keep the stock corsair ones as there not bad compared to the stock H100i fans. The stock H110 fans are a lot better


    Would it be beneficial to replace all of the four 140mm preinstalled fans on the Switch 810 Ultra with four Noctua 140mm NF-A14 PWM's?

    Yes it will but I personally don't think it's worth spending $100 more on fans when you have some some already preinstalled.


    But say I did want to replace all the fans. Is there a type of fan that would be best suited to replacing the two 140mm fans that are in the kraken x60 or H110. Would it be fans that offer the best airflow or should I be looking for something else?

    The best ones would be the Noctua NF-14 which are these
    -http://www.amazon.com/Noctua-NF-A14-PWM-140x140x25mm-1200rpm/dp/B00CP6QLY6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1373842166&sr=8-1&keywords=noctua+a14+pwm
    I will say this again,go with the H110,it will give you the best performance without being noisy and even better performance if you do push/pull.Now,if you plan on doing push/pull don't replace the stock H110 fans they are perfectly fine and will save you the money of buying another 2 for push/pull BUT if you are willing to spend another $50 go right ahead
  14. Sackboy said:
    Buzz247 said:
    going to disagree on the fans.

    A14 PWM 1.51 sp@1200rpm, 2.08 @1500rpm 67.6cfm @1200, 82.4cfm @1500 19.8db @1200 24.6db@1500
    Corsair h110 stock fans 1500rpm results: 94cfm, 35db, 1.64mm/h20 sp

    These are VERY different fans. An Noctua wins hands down for performance, especially given silence. yes corsair moves more air @1500rpm, but it has to with the low SP and it is louder - a LOT


    Anonymous said:
    Sackboy said:
    Anonymous said:
    Sackboy said:
    Anonymous said:
    Sackboy said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($187.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($70.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($659.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($145.46 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($171.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1778.33
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-14 15:43 EDT-0400)
    I changed most of the build. The i5 4670 you chose wasn't the unlocked version and you said you will probably do overclocking. I also put you an H110 because it's a great cooler. I changed the case for the Switch 810 because it has better airflow than the H630 and you'll be able to fit the H110 with no problem and even do a push/pull if you wish,if you do push pull go for some Noctua 140mm fans PWM versions. I also upgraded you to a GTX 780 seeing as you won't be SLI-ing,a single GTX 780 will be a little bit more future resistant than a single GTX 770 it also performs slightly better. If you do plan on SLI-ing in the future,that PSU should be more than enough. I also put you an optical drive seeing as you didn't have one.


    Thank you for your advice, very appreciated. In your opinion is the H110 a better cooler than the Kraken X60 that I'd originally selected? I was planning on replacing the two 140mm fans that come with the Kraken X60 with two of the Noctua fans I'd selected on partpicker due to what I've read about the stock fans being very noisy. Do you think doing this is worth it and is it possible to replace the stock fans on the H110 with two Noctua 140mm fans?

    Yes it's better because although the x60 performs a bit better it is also a lot louder. I put the noctua fans in the included build as custom parts. Get the Noctua 140mm NF-A14 PWM as these provide great static pressure. Yes you can replace them but I'd just get 2 noctua fans and keep the stock corsair ones as there not bad compared to the stock H100i fans. The stock H110 fans are a lot better


    Would it be beneficial to replace all of the four 140mm preinstalled fans on the Switch 810 Ultra with four Noctua 140mm NF-A14 PWM's?

    Yes it will but I personally don't think it's worth spending $100 more on fans when you have some some already preinstalled.


    But say I did want to replace all the fans. Is there a type of fan that would be best suited to replacing the two 140mm fans that are in the kraken x60 or H110. Would it be fans that offer the best airflow or should I be looking for something else?

    The best ones would be the Noctua NF-14 which are these
    -http://www.amazon.com/Noctua-NF-A14-PWM-140x140x25mm-1200rpm/dp/B00CP6QLY6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1373842166&sr=8-1&keywords=noctua+a14+pwm
    I will say this again,go with the H110,it will give you the best performance without being noisy and even better performance if you do push/pull.Now,if you plan on doing push/pull don't replace the stock H110 fans they are perfectly fine and will save you the money of buying another 2 for push/pull BUT if you are willing to spend another $50 go right ahead


    Thanks for the advice, very appreciated. I have one final question and it clearly highlights my lack of knowledge on the subject. My plan for my cooling was:

    Front of case: 3 x 120 mm fans
    Rear of case: 1 x 140 mm fan.
    Bottom of case: 1 x 140 mm fan
    H110: Keep the two stock fans as you suggested.

    In total this comes to 7 fans but the motherboard I have selected states that it has 5 x 4-pin PWM fan headers. Does this mean I am limited to having 5 fans or is there a way to connect the remaining two fans? I take it there should be some 3 pin fan connectors on the mobo too right? Also is it important to make sure the two fans in the H110 are connected via 4 - pin PWM as they will be cooling the cpu? Also should each of the two fans in the H110 have there own 4 pin connection or is it okay to use a splitter and connect both the fans via one 4 pin connector? I feel these might be a slightly stupid questions but thought I better ask before I purchase the Noctua fans.

    Thanks for your help.
  15. Anonymous said:
    Sackboy said:
    Buzz247 said:
    going to disagree on the fans.

    A14 PWM 1.51 sp@1200rpm, 2.08 @1500rpm 67.6cfm @1200, 82.4cfm @1500 19.8db @1200 24.6db@1500
    Corsair h110 stock fans 1500rpm results: 94cfm, 35db, 1.64mm/h20 sp

    These are VERY different fans. An Noctua wins hands down for performance, especially given silence. yes corsair moves more air @1500rpm, but it has to with the low SP and it is louder - a LOT


    Anonymous said:
    Sackboy said:
    Anonymous said:
    Sackboy said:
    Anonymous said:
    Sackboy said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($187.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($70.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($659.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($145.46 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($171.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1778.33
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-14 15:43 EDT-0400)
    I changed most of the build. The i5 4670 you chose wasn't the unlocked version and you said you will probably do overclocking. I also put you an H110 because it's a great cooler. I changed the case for the Switch 810 because it has better airflow than the H630 and you'll be able to fit the H110 with no problem and even do a push/pull if you wish,if you do push pull go for some Noctua 140mm fans PWM versions. I also upgraded you to a GTX 780 seeing as you won't be SLI-ing,a single GTX 780 will be a little bit more future resistant than a single GTX 770 it also performs slightly better. If you do plan on SLI-ing in the future,that PSU should be more than enough. I also put you an optical drive seeing as you didn't have one.


    Thank you for your advice, very appreciated. In your opinion is the H110 a better cooler than the Kraken X60 that I'd originally selected? I was planning on replacing the two 140mm fans that come with the Kraken X60 with two of the Noctua fans I'd selected on partpicker due to what I've read about the stock fans being very noisy. Do you think doing this is worth it and is it possible to replace the stock fans on the H110 with two Noctua 140mm fans?

    Yes it's better because although the x60 performs a bit better it is also a lot louder. I put the noctua fans in the included build as custom parts. Get the Noctua 140mm NF-A14 PWM as these provide great static pressure. Yes you can replace them but I'd just get 2 noctua fans and keep the stock corsair ones as there not bad compared to the stock H100i fans. The stock H110 fans are a lot better


    Would it be beneficial to replace all of the four 140mm preinstalled fans on the Switch 810 Ultra with four Noctua 140mm NF-A14 PWM's?

    Yes it will but I personally don't think it's worth spending $100 more on fans when you have some some already preinstalled.


    But say I did want to replace all the fans. Is there a type of fan that would be best suited to replacing the two 140mm fans that are in the kraken x60 or H110. Would it be fans that offer the best airflow or should I be looking for something else?

    The best ones would be the Noctua NF-14 which are these
    -http://www.amazon.com/Noctua-NF-A14-PWM-140x140x25mm-1200rpm/dp/B00CP6QLY6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1373842166&sr=8-1&keywords=noctua+a14+pwm
    I will say this again,go with the H110,it will give you the best performance without being noisy and even better performance if you do push/pull.Now,if you plan on doing push/pull don't replace the stock H110 fans they are perfectly fine and will save you the money of buying another 2 for push/pull BUT if you are willing to spend another $50 go right ahead


    Thanks for the advice, very appreciated. I have one final question and it clearly highlights my lack of knowledge on the subject. My plan for my cooling was:

    Front of case: 3 x 120 mm fans
    Rear of case: 1 x 140 mm fan.
    Bottom of case: 1 x 140 mm fan
    H110: Keep the two stock fans as you suggested.

    In total this comes to 7 fans but the motherboard I have selected states that it has 5 x 4-pin PWM fan headers. Does this mean I am limited to having 5 fans or is there a way to connect the remaining two fans? I take it there should be some 3 pin fan connectors on the mobo too right? Also is it important to make sure the two fans in the H110 are connected via 4 - pin PWM as they will be cooling the cpu? Also should each of the two fans in the H110 have there own 4 pin connection or is it okay to use a splitter and connect both the fans via one 4 pin connector? I feel these might be a slightly stupid questions but thought I better ask before I purchase the Noctua fans.

    Thanks for your help.


    Ok well the case comes with a 7 fan connector that is located behind the side panel. This connector powers up to 7 fans via molex to psu. What I would do is connect all the case fans to the fan controller then if you buy the noctua fans you can connect them to the remaining slots,I would suggest to use the low noise adapter that comes with the noctua fans when connecting them as they are pwm and since its just a fan connector and not a fan controller they would run at maximum speed without the low noise adapter,and yes its included with the fans. Now for the H110 fans you can just plug those in to your motherboards 3 pin connector with no problem.
  16. Sackboy said:
    Anonymous said:
    Sackboy said:
    Buzz247 said:
    going to disagree on the fans.

    A14 PWM 1.51 sp@1200rpm, 2.08 @1500rpm 67.6cfm @1200, 82.4cfm @1500 19.8db @1200 24.6db@1500
    Corsair h110 stock fans 1500rpm results: 94cfm, 35db, 1.64mm/h20 sp

    These are VERY different fans. An Noctua wins hands down for performance, especially given silence. yes corsair moves more air @1500rpm, but it has to with the low SP and it is louder - a LOT


    Anonymous said:
    Sackboy said:
    Anonymous said:
    Sackboy said:
    Anonymous said:
    Sackboy said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($187.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($70.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($659.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($145.46 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($171.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1778.33
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-14 15:43 EDT-0400)
    I changed most of the build. The i5 4670 you chose wasn't the unlocked version and you said you will probably do overclocking. I also put you an H110 because it's a great cooler. I changed the case for the Switch 810 because it has better airflow than the H630 and you'll be able to fit the H110 with no problem and even do a push/pull if you wish,if you do push pull go for some Noctua 140mm fans PWM versions. I also upgraded you to a GTX 780 seeing as you won't be SLI-ing,a single GTX 780 will be a little bit more future resistant than a single GTX 770 it also performs slightly better. If you do plan on SLI-ing in the future,that PSU should be more than enough. I also put you an optical drive seeing as you didn't have one.


    Thank you for your advice, very appreciated. In your opinion is the H110 a better cooler than the Kraken X60 that I'd originally selected? I was planning on replacing the two 140mm fans that come with the Kraken X60 with two of the Noctua fans I'd selected on partpicker due to what I've read about the stock fans being very noisy. Do you think doing this is worth it and is it possible to replace the stock fans on the H110 with two Noctua 140mm fans?

    Yes it's better because although the x60 performs a bit better it is also a lot louder. I put the noctua fans in the included build as custom parts. Get the Noctua 140mm NF-A14 PWM as these provide great static pressure. Yes you can replace them but I'd just get 2 noctua fans and keep the stock corsair ones as there not bad compared to the stock H100i fans. The stock H110 fans are a lot better


    Would it be beneficial to replace all of the four 140mm preinstalled fans on the Switch 810 Ultra with four Noctua 140mm NF-A14 PWM's?

    Yes it will but I personally don't think it's worth spending $100 more on fans when you have some some already preinstalled.


    But say I did want to replace all the fans. Is there a type of fan that would be best suited to replacing the two 140mm fans that are in the kraken x60 or H110. Would it be fans that offer the best airflow or should I be looking for something else?

    The best ones would be the Noctua NF-14 which are these
    -http://www.amazon.com/Noctua-NF-A14-PWM-140x140x25mm-1200rpm/dp/B00CP6QLY6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1373842166&sr=8-1&keywords=noctua+a14+pwm
    I will say this again,go with the H110,it will give you the best performance without being noisy and even better performance if you do push/pull.Now,if you plan on doing push/pull don't replace the stock H110 fans they are perfectly fine and will save you the money of buying another 2 for push/pull BUT if you are willing to spend another $50 go right ahead


    Thanks for the advice, very appreciated. I have one final question and it clearly highlights my lack of knowledge on the subject. My plan for my cooling was:

    Front of case: 3 x 120 mm fans
    Rear of case: 1 x 140 mm fan.
    Bottom of case: 1 x 140 mm fan
    H110: Keep the two stock fans as you suggested.

    In total this comes to 7 fans but the motherboard I have selected states that it has 5 x 4-pin PWM fan headers. Does this mean I am limited to having 5 fans or is there a way to connect the remaining two fans? I take it there should be some 3 pin fan connectors on the mobo too right? Also is it important to make sure the two fans in the H110 are connected via 4 - pin PWM as they will be cooling the cpu? Also should each of the two fans in the H110 have there own 4 pin connection or is it okay to use a splitter and connect both the fans via one 4 pin connector? I feel these might be a slightly stupid questions but thought I better ask before I purchase the Noctua fans.

    Thanks for your help.


    Ok well the case comes with a 7 fan connector that is located behind the side panel. This connector powers up to 7 fans via molex to psu. What I would do is connect all the case fans to the fan controller then if you buy the noctua fans you can connect them to the remaining slots,I would suggest to use the low noise adapter that comes with the noctua fans when connecting them as they are pwm and since its just a fan connector and not a fan controller they would run at maximum speed without the low noise adapter,and yes its included with the fans. Now for the H110 fans you can just plug those in to your motherboards 3 pin connector with no problem.



    Ok sounds good, thanks for all of your advice!
  17. Anonymous said:
    Sackboy said:
    Anonymous said:
    Sackboy said:
    Buzz247 said:
    going to disagree on the fans.

    A14 PWM 1.51 sp@1200rpm, 2.08 @1500rpm 67.6cfm @1200, 82.4cfm @1500 19.8db @1200 24.6db@1500
    Corsair h110 stock fans 1500rpm results: 94cfm, 35db, 1.64mm/h20 sp

    These are VERY different fans. An Noctua wins hands down for performance, especially given silence. yes corsair moves more air @1500rpm, but it has to with the low SP and it is louder - a LOT


    Anonymous said:
    Sackboy said:
    Anonymous said:
    Sackboy said:
    Anonymous said:
    Sackboy said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($187.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($70.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($659.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($145.46 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($171.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1778.33
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-14 15:43 EDT-0400)
    I changed most of the build. The i5 4670 you chose wasn't the unlocked version and you said you will probably do overclocking. I also put you an H110 because it's a great cooler. I changed the case for the Switch 810 because it has better airflow than the H630 and you'll be able to fit the H110 with no problem and even do a push/pull if you wish,if you do push pull go for some Noctua 140mm fans PWM versions. I also upgraded you to a GTX 780 seeing as you won't be SLI-ing,a single GTX 780 will be a little bit more future resistant than a single GTX 770 it also performs slightly better. If you do plan on SLI-ing in the future,that PSU should be more than enough. I also put you an optical drive seeing as you didn't have one.


    Thank you for your advice, very appreciated. In your opinion is the H110 a better cooler than the Kraken X60 that I'd originally selected? I was planning on replacing the two 140mm fans that come with the Kraken X60 with two of the Noctua fans I'd selected on partpicker due to what I've read about the stock fans being very noisy. Do you think doing this is worth it and is it possible to replace the stock fans on the H110 with two Noctua 140mm fans?

    Yes it's better because although the x60 performs a bit better it is also a lot louder. I put the noctua fans in the included build as custom parts. Get the Noctua 140mm NF-A14 PWM as these provide great static pressure. Yes you can replace them but I'd just get 2 noctua fans and keep the stock corsair ones as there not bad compared to the stock H100i fans. The stock H110 fans are a lot better


    Would it be beneficial to replace all of the four 140mm preinstalled fans on the Switch 810 Ultra with four Noctua 140mm NF-A14 PWM's?

    Yes it will but I personally don't think it's worth spending $100 more on fans when you have some some already preinstalled.


    But say I did want to replace all the fans. Is there a type of fan that would be best suited to replacing the two 140mm fans that are in the kraken x60 or H110. Would it be fans that offer the best airflow or should I be looking for something else?

    The best ones would be the Noctua NF-14 which are these
    -http://www.amazon.com/Noctua-NF-A14-PWM-140x140x25mm-1200rpm/dp/B00CP6QLY6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1373842166&sr=8-1&keywords=noctua+a14+pwm
    I will say this again,go with the H110,it will give you the best performance without being noisy and even better performance if you do push/pull.Now,if you plan on doing push/pull don't replace the stock H110 fans they are perfectly fine and will save you the money of buying another 2 for push/pull BUT if you are willing to spend another $50 go right ahead


    Thanks for the advice, very appreciated. I have one final question and it clearly highlights my lack of knowledge on the subject. My plan for my cooling was:

    Front of case: 3 x 120 mm fans
    Rear of case: 1 x 140 mm fan.
    Bottom of case: 1 x 140 mm fan
    H110: Keep the two stock fans as you suggested.

    In total this comes to 7 fans but the motherboard I have selected states that it has 5 x 4-pin PWM fan headers. Does this mean I am limited to having 5 fans or is there a way to connect the remaining two fans? I take it there should be some 3 pin fan connectors on the mobo too right? Also is it important to make sure the two fans in the H110 are connected via 4 - pin PWM as they will be cooling the cpu? Also should each of the two fans in the H110 have there own 4 pin connection or is it okay to use a splitter and connect both the fans via one 4 pin connector? I feel these might be a slightly stupid questions but thought I better ask before I purchase the Noctua fans.

    Thanks for your help.


    Ok well the case comes with a 7 fan connector that is located behind the side panel. This connector powers up to 7 fans via molex to psu. What I would do is connect all the case fans to the fan controller then if you buy the noctua fans you can connect them to the remaining slots,I would suggest to use the low noise adapter that comes with the noctua fans when connecting them as they are pwm and since its just a fan connector and not a fan controller they would run at maximum speed without the low noise adapter,and yes its included with the fans. Now for the H110 fans you can just plug those in to your motherboards 3 pin connector with no problem.



    Ok sounds good, thanks for all of your advice!


    Yea no problem,if you need more or help when you're going to build just pm me.
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