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Looking for advice on a few things. First off will this case be able to handle the heat from this setup on a high load as ive heard the amd gpu's run pretty hot. Also is it worth it to get the i7 4770k over the i5 4670k, will i see a decent difference for the price? And lastly is this mobo good for this setup? Any other advice and suggestions are welcome aswell.

Case - FRACTAL DEFINE R4 BLACK PEARL QUIET MID-TOWER CASE - With 2 extra 120mm fans
Processor (CPU) - Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Processor i7-4770k (3.5GHz) 8MB Cache
Motherboard - ASUS® Z87M-PLUS: m-ATX, USB3.0, SATA 6.0, XFIRE
Memory (RAM) - 8GB KINGSTON HYPER-X GENESIS DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz, X.M.P (2 x 4GB KIT)
Graphics Card - 4GB AMD RADEON™ R9 290 - DVI, HDMI, DP - DX® 11, Eyefinity 4 Capable
Memory - 1TB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD1002FAEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm)
Power Supply - CORSAIR 650W VS SERIES™ VS-650 POWER SUPPLY
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  1. JoshtheScot said:
    Looking for advice on a few things. First off will this case be able to handle the heat from this setup on a high load as ive heard the amd gpu's run pretty hot. Also is it worth it to get the i7 4770k over the i5 4670k, will i see a decent difference for the price? And lastly is this mobo good for this setup? Any other advice and suggestions are welcome aswell.

    Case - FRACTAL DEFINE R4 BLACK PEARL QUIET MID-TOWER CASE - With 2 extra 120mm fans
    Processor (CPU) - Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Processor i7-4770k (3.5GHz) 8MB Cache
    Motherboard - ASUS® Z87M-PLUS: m-ATX, USB3.0, SATA 6.0, XFIRE
    Memory (RAM) - 8GB KINGSTON HYPER-X GENESIS DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz, X.M.P (2 x 4GB KIT)
    Graphics Card - 4GB AMD RADEON™ R9 290 - DVI, HDMI, DP - DX® 11, Eyefinity 4 Capable
    Memory - 1TB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD1002FAEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm)
    Power Supply - CORSAIR 650W VS SERIES™ VS-650 POWER SUPPLY


    i7 if you are planning to do intense video editing/rendering/photoshop. i5 if main goal is to play games.
  2. If you are gaming, you will see not advantage in the i5 over the i7. Today's games depend more on architecture speed rather than number of cores/threads. Only programs that utilize that number of threads would benefit.

    By the time that games utilize that many threads, your i7 would be most likely outdated.
  3. 4670k it is then, thanks for the replies! One question though will the fractal r4 (with 2 extra fans) be able to handle this setup while gaming or would i be better off with a different case and if so which one?
  4. If you want good heat regulation,then look for cases that are well-ventilated. The downside is that you *might* hear the fans. Cases meant for quiet operations usually have sound dampening materials.These materials don't dissipate heat very effectively
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    JoshtheScot said:
    4670k it is then, thanks for the replies! One question though will the fractal r4 (with 2 extra fans) be able to handle this setup while gaming or would i be better off with a different case and if so which one?


    You should at least have 3 fans on your case. One in the front to bring in cool air, back and top to blow out hot air. I personally got NZXT Phantom 410 Mid-tower. Looks simple and sexy, comes with 3 LED fans and has fan controller built in.
  6. Decided to go with the NZXT Phantom 410, seems like itll be better for my setup and it looks pretty sweet. Thanks for the suggestion.
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