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October 2, 2013 6:10:32 PM

I need to find a well performing water cooler for my i7-4930K for hardcore gaming/streaming and a little video editing might see some light overclocking in the future. I really want it to be as silent as possible and my price limit is around $130 for the cooler. Is this possible?

my build if you need it:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1K8JA
October 2, 2013 6:15:19 PM

You have a compatibility issue. Step down to the Core i7-3930K, since it's no better than the Ivy Bridge-E counterpart and you'll need to update the bios to support the Core i7-4930K on that particular X79 board. Secondly, if you want a silent but well performing air cooler, keep the Corsair H110 but replace the fans with Corsair Static Pressure 140mm fans (labelled SP-140).
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October 2, 2013 6:17:43 PM

dottorrent said:
You have a compatibility issue. Step down to the Core i7-3930K, since it's no better than the Ivy Bridge-E counterpart and you'll need to update the bios to support the Core i7-4930K on that particular X79 board. Secondly, if you want a silent but well performing air cooler, keep the Corsair H110 but replace the fans with Corsair Static Pressure 140mm fans (labelled SP-140).


I would still like to keep the i7-4930k, can you recommend me a mobo that will work for it? I thought that there was a way to update the BIOS with that board. Im no enthusiast but would updating the BIOS be hard? I heard with these boards you needed to boot up BIOS somehow without the CPU... then update
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October 2, 2013 6:27:35 PM

scy1scy1 said:
dottorrent said:
You have a compatibility issue. Step down to the Core i7-3930K, since it's no better than the Ivy Bridge-E counterpart and you'll need to update the bios to support the Core i7-4930K on that particular X79 board. Secondly, if you want a silent but well performing air cooler, keep the Corsair H110 but replace the fans with Corsair Static Pressure 140mm fans (labelled SP-140).


I would still like to keep the i7-4930k, can you recommend me a mobo that will work for it? I thought that there was a way to update the BIOS with that board. Im no enthusiast but would updating the BIOS be hard? I heard with these boards you needed to boot up BIOS somehow without the CPU... then update


Impossible. Without the CPU, the system wouldn't boot. This is a board that'll work with the Core i7-4930K out of the box -

Asus X79 Deluxe ATX socket 2011 motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 2, 2013 6:35:15 PM

dottorrent said:
scy1scy1 said:
dottorrent said:
You have a compatibility issue. Step down to the Core i7-3930K, since it's no better than the Ivy Bridge-E counterpart and you'll need to update the bios to support the Core i7-4930K on that particular X79 board. Secondly, if you want a silent but well performing air cooler, keep the Corsair H110 but replace the fans with Corsair Static Pressure 140mm fans (labelled SP-140).


I would still like to keep the i7-4930k, can you recommend me a mobo that will work for it? I thought that there was a way to update the BIOS with that board. Im no enthusiast but would updating the BIOS be hard? I heard with these boards you needed to boot up BIOS somehow without the CPU... then update


Impossible. Without the CPU, the system wouldn't boot. This is a board that'll work with the Core i7-4930K out of the box -

Asus X79 Deluxe ATX socket 2011 motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thanks so much!
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