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Looking for a good CPU cooler, PSU, Monitor and GPU for new rig

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December 29, 2013 6:11:49 AM

Hello everybody,
I really want to thank you guys for your suggestions in the past and it really helped me a lot in choosing right components for my new rig.

I already purchased the following parts:
i7 4770k
GB Z87 UD3H
Corsair Vengeance 8 GB x2 kit
CM 690 III (with pre-installed 1 front 200m , 1 rear 140 mm )
Samsung 840 Pro Series 2.5 inch 128GB
2 Tb WD Green


I am looking for 24 inch IPS monitor, PSU, CPU Cooler and GPU. Budget = 1000$
Website- newegg

My main purpose is for work for vmware, gns3 and gaming.

For monitor, I have Dell U2412M in mind but as usual, your suggestions are really appreciated.


For CPU cooler, as I am not going to overclock 4770k to more than 4.5 GHZ. I think I am good with a premium air cooler. And as I have Corsair Vengeance RAM with heat shredders, I need a good air cooler without having issues with my RAM/slots.

PSU& GPU - I usually game a lot so I am thinking to get a GTX 760 Ti as a single setup for now and maybe SLI later. For PSU, I am thinking about either Corsair TX 850, HX850 or RM850. I am not sure whether 750 watt is enough for me in future(SLI and added components) and I may need to upgrade my PSU after 2-3 years.

Sorry guys, If I missed something. Please let me know and I will post the information for you.

Thanks and warm regards


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a b C Monitor
December 29, 2013 6:21:43 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($515.91 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS24AH-P 24.0" Monitor ($247.58 @ Newegg)
Total: $1013.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-29 09:23 EST-0500)
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a b C Monitor
December 29, 2013 6:22:57 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($73.99 @ Mwave)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($383.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Other: QNIX QX2710 Evolution II 27" LED Monitor ($339.99)
Total: $877.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-29 09:22 EST-0500)

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December 29, 2013 7:10:06 AM

Thanks for posting your suggestions so quickly.

For CPU cooler - I am satified with your suggestions. And I already know that I will not face any problems with H100i. But does the Noctua and Phanteks fans allow me to use all 4 ram slots with Corsair Vengeance. And I have a CM 690 III with side window so do I have any problems with the cooler height.

For Monitor& GPU, I think 27 inch is a bit overkill for me as I have to also buy more powerful card than GTX 760. What I have heard from my friends and here that with GTX 760 Ti , I can play pretty much everything till now with ultra settings and get nearly 40-50 fps in most games. And I will play on either 1080p or 1200p. Do, I need to get another more powerful card than gtx 760 Ti 2gb.

For monitor I saw some reviews about Dell 2412M and really loved it. I will look for some more information on your suggestions and let you know.

Can you guys help me out with a good air flow setup and no. of fans needed and position as well.

Thanks and Regards

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February 22, 2014 11:00:49 AM

Look if you can find Thermalright macho rev a bv cpu cooler.
This cooler wil lallow to use high memory for all slots.

Other good option is corsair H100 ir other closed loop water coolers.
My suggestion is build custom water loop. Then you can get better radiator + better pump + better cpu + video card water block.

Something like thsi is good start.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/21235/ex-wat-270/XSPC...

If your case can fit 360 rad then like this.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/21236/ex-wat-271/XSPC...

Or 420.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/20927/ex-wat-267/XSPC...

Custom loop gives better performance + less noise.
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