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Silently cooling an i7 4770

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August 19, 2013 4:10:24 PM

I am currently in the process of building a new machine, first one in 8 years. The parts I already chose are:

- Intel DZ87KLT-75K Mobo
- Intel Core i7 4770
- Asus GTX-770
- Fractal Design Define R4 case
- Seasonic PSU

I don't intend on overclocking (hence the non-k CPU), however I was thinking of changing the stock cooler with something silenter.

After looking at various reviews, my first choice would be a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo. Is that smart? Main reason being that it doesn't too big or too much overkill either, also I am not quite comfortable with water cooling. Other options are be quite Dark Rock or Noctua NH-D14, but they are much bigger as well as more expensive. Or is it all just useless because the Geforce fan will be 10x louder?

What do you think? Thanks!

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August 20, 2013 8:57:48 AM

maybe Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo? and if you allow your gpu to clock itself up extremely high then yes the gpu fan would be louder tho mine 760 is clocking itself at 1.2 ghz and i can barely hear it.
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August 20, 2013 6:27:36 PM

The R4 is wide enough to fit almost any cooler. The max is 170mm I beleive. The Noctua NH-d14 is 160 mm high.
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