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September 22, 2013 9:03:08 PM

I'm planning on building this rig in a couple weeks and it will be mainly used for gaming and some small office work here and there. I'm planning on having two graphics cards in the future, and I will be using this rig with two 1920x1080p monitors however I will only game on one monitor. My main concern is the cooling system what would you recommend?

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/jccruz210/saved/2qNs

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September 22, 2013 9:25:46 PM

jccruz210 said:
I'm planning on building this rig in a couple weeks and it will be mainly used for gaming and some small office work here and there. I'm planning on having two graphics cards in the future, and I will be using this rig with two 1920x1080p monitors however I will only game on one monitor. My main concern is the cooling system what would you recommend?

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/jccruz210/saved/2qNs


The Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO is a great cooler if you don't plan on pushing your CPU with an insane overclock. What processor are you planning on getting?

Here is a link to the cooler itself... http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...
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September 22, 2013 9:27:22 PM

Hyaku said:
jccruz210 said:
I'm planning on building this rig in a couple weeks and it will be mainly used for gaming and some small office work here and there. I'm planning on having two graphics cards in the future, and I will be using this rig with two 1920x1080p monitors however I will only game on one monitor. My main concern is the cooling system what would you recommend?

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/jccruz210/saved/2qNs


The Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO is a great cooler if you don't plan on pushing your CPU with an insane overclock. What processor are you planning on getting?


i5 4670k, and yeah I won't be overclocking it that much at all. What about the Corsair H60 liquid cooler?
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September 22, 2013 9:35:54 PM

i would go with the hyper 212 however if you not gunna really over clock then drop the k version and the cooler and upgrade your graphics card to a 770 or a 7970ghz edition also nice case i have it myself and i love it really easy to build it however the rubber bits around the routing holes kept on falling out really easily and were a real pain to get back in but they dont really matter everything else about it is great excellent cooling and the fan controller is really useful as it does get loud when you put it on high.
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September 22, 2013 9:41:49 PM

In my opinion, unless you're running a custom loop for water cooling it's just not worth it. A closed loop is more stable however air cooling will perform better in most cases. The 212 EVO is worth every penny and I've gotten a 4670k to 4.3ghz stable using it.
If you care about looks then a closed loop may be nice, but the last thing I recommend would be the H60.
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September 22, 2013 9:48:13 PM

Hyaku said:
In my opinion, unless you're running a custom loop for water cooling it's just not worth it. A closed loop is more stable however air cooling will perform better in most cases. The 212 EVO is worth every penny and I've gotten a 4670k to 4.3ghz stable using it.
If you care about looks then a closed loop may be nice, but the last thing I recommend would be the H60.


What about the H80i?
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September 22, 2013 9:49:09 PM

Cameron Shaw said:
i would go with the hyper 212 however if you not gunna really over clock then drop the k version and the cooler and upgrade your graphics card to a 770 or a 7970ghz edition also nice case i have it myself and i love it really easy to build it however the rubber bits around the routing holes kept on falling out really easily and were a real pain to get back in but they dont really matter everything else about it is great excellent cooling and the fan controller is really useful as it does get loud when you put it on high.


I may just go with the 212, and the reason i chose the 760 is because i'm eventually going to have two of them and sli.
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September 22, 2013 9:51:01 PM

well then whats wrong with having two 770s in sli? unless your overclocking there isnt really a need to buy a cooler and there is definitely no need to buy a k version intel cpu.
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September 22, 2013 9:53:17 PM

Cameron Shaw said:
well then whats wrong with having two 770s in sli? unless your overclocking there isnt really a need to buy a cooler and there is definitely no need to buy a k version intel cpu.


I will be overclocking it just won't be a whole lot, and the reason for the 760 is just my budget as well.
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September 22, 2013 9:57:43 PM

you will likely get a bigger performance increase by adding a better graphics card than by over clocking your cpu a little.
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September 22, 2013 9:58:52 PM

jccruz210 said:
Cameron Shaw said:
well then whats wrong with having two 770s in sli? unless your overclocking there isnt really a need to buy a cooler and there is definitely no need to buy a k version intel cpu.


I will be overclocking it just won't be a whole lot, and the reason for the 760 is just my budget as well.


Yeah, if you don't plan on overclocking too much the 212 evo will be perfect for you, it will look great in that case too. The 760 is a great card, I plan on picking one up soon too, they perform amazing in sli. I'm sure you'll be happy with your build.
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