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October 18, 2013 8:21:25 AM

Hello, What another great day to ask a question, I've just read Tom's new "CPU cooling guide" or something along those lines, and, was wondering, Should i get a aftermarket cpu cooler?

Basically, Im comming to you guys, if you've seen my $1,400 computer plan, Its getting an i7 4770, GTX 760 (or 770, Haven't decided) A corsair HX 650 PSU, 16 gb 1666mhz Kingston ram, 1TB 7200 RPM drive...)


Anyways, Im wondering if it would be worth it to get the Hyper 212 evo CPU(Unable to get, Doesnt support 1150) cooler, and with some other die, Or water cooling, or just keeping with the stock CPU cooler.


Basically, What would be a good paste for the coolers? And what do you reccomend for me to use?

Hopefully you understand what im trying to ask.

Any answers appreciated!

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October 18, 2013 8:26:47 AM

If you aren't OCing and the CPU you are buying comes with one, there is nothing wrong with using it. You buy an aftermarket cooler because you want better cooling, or less noise. If you aren't OCing then I always suggest to use the stock cooler first. It might be quiet enough for your own tastes. If its not, it's pretty easy to pull it and put something better on.
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October 18, 2013 8:34:08 AM

ddbtkd456 said:
Arctic Silver 5

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

What is your full layout of your computer plan as well? I might be able to get you a better deal depending. Along side of that 1 Terabyte you should also have a SSD.


Yeah, Dont really like writing all this stuff down. But, here it is:

CPU
Core™ i7-4770 Processor, 3.40GHz w/ 8MB Cache
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX45427

Motherboard
Z87-A w/ Dual DDR3 1600, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit Lan, CrossFireX / SLI
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX45854

RAM
HyperX Genesis 16GB DDR3-1600MHz CL9 Quad Channel DDR3 Kit (4 x 4GB)
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX36867

HDD
1TB Barracuda SATA III w/ 64MB Cache
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX36523

Optical Drive
SH-224DB 24x DVD-Writer SATA, Black, OEM
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX45962

GPU
N760 GAMING GeForce GTX 760 2GB PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX46634

PSU
Professional Series HX650 Modular Power Supply
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX26068

OS
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (64-bit) SP1 DVD - OEM
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX32996

Case
Zalman
Z9 Plus Case w/ Fan Controller
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX31654
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October 18, 2013 9:05:51 AM

This is my full recommendation, give you a better motherboard and processor along with a water cooling solution (which is alot quieter and more effective). Also you do not have to worry about thermal paste as it is already pre-applied on the water cooler itself.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4820K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme3 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($208.75 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.19 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1399.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-18 12:05 EDT-0400)

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I do hope this answer helps. Please also remember to pick the best solution that answers your question correctly, so that others may learn from your thread. Thank you for your time, and have a good day/night.
October 18, 2013 9:20:14 AM

ddbtkd456 said:
This is my full recommendation, give you a better motherboard and processor along with a water cooling solution (which is alot quieter and more effective). Also you do not have to worry about thermal paste as it is already pre-applied on the water cooler itself.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4820K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme3 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($208.75 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.19 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1399.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-18 12:05 EDT-0400)

Additional Information

I do hope this answer helps. Please also remember to pick the best solution that answers your question correctly, so that others may learn from your thread. Thank you for your time, and have a good day/night.


Is there anything wrong with this motherboard? As i do not know how to tell if its a good brand or not (Though i know alot about them) Any ways i can tell for future Motherboard picks? And, What would be wrong with this motherboard?

Also, isnt there a problem on running a risk with Watercooling as the tubes might leak?

I might just keep with the current CPU, But, Might end up changing out the motherboard

EDIT: Found the CPU on Memory express, Will go with the CPU

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX47851

EDIT2: Is the 650 w psu worth it for this build? Or should i go with the 850W?
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October 18, 2013 9:38:42 AM

550W would work with that build. Unless you are planning on SLI later.
October 18, 2013 9:58:02 AM

4745454b said:
550W would work with that build. Unless you are planning on SLI later.


Not really planning on doing SLI, Anyways, What about the status on the motherboard? Is a good one?
October 18, 2013 11:33:15 AM

Just realized, I cant really use that CPU, its beacuse its a LGA 2011, Not 1150, So, Im gonna end up sticking with the i7 4770, would still like INFO on the Motherboard,

EDIT: just realized, that, the motherboard is a little small, so, What about this?

NEW MOTHERBOARD

MAXIMUS VI GENE, Dual DDR3 1600, 7.1 Audio, CrossFireX / SLI, HDMI
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX45845

(Sorry if you thought im talking about the motherboard you linked, i meant the asus Z87-A)
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