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What CPU Cooler/Case fans should I get?

I want to start over-clocking my CPU and I was wondering what CPU cooler is best for the i7 4770k (I have a Asus Maximus VI Hero Motherboard)

I was also thinking of replacing my current case fans.

Case: http://www.thermaltake.com.au/products-model.aspx?id=C_00001868
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    My favorite is the Noctua NH-D14. It is rather expensive and huge, mind you. Or you can go with liquid cooling, e.g. Corsair H100i.

    Personally, I have a H80i on my i7-4770k. It fits very well even with Corsair Vengeance RAM, which is very tall. The NH-D14 wouldn't fit :(
  2. A Hyper 212 Evo is good, but you can get something like a Corsair H100i in that case. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835226013 These are pricey, but some of the best fans out there. Lots of airflow, yet extremely quiet.
  3. Apparently you can use any CPU coolers up to 180mm tall in the Armor Revo (and GPU cards up to 330mm long). That means the NH-D14 would fit in the case (it's 160mm).

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-135-TT
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018
  4. aevm said:
    My favorite is the Noctua NH-D14. It is rather expensive and huge, mind you. Or you can go with liquid cooling, e.g. Corsair H100i.

    Personally, I have a H80i on my i7-4770k. It fits very well even with Corsair Vengeance RAM, which is very tall. The NH-D14 wouldn't fit :(


    I think I'm going to go with the H100i, but my motherboard's description says that it only has 3 fan connectors. (I have a front and a top fan right now)

    Long story short, can I have a front, rear and 2 fans on the H100i? (I'm not too knowledgeable on motherboards and CPU coolers yet. Like do CPU coolers have their separate fan connectors or something?)
    Also, do you recommend swapping out the stock fans on the H100i for 2 other fans?
  5. It only comes with one fan, so I would get one for push/pull. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812162026 You can get a couple of those and you'll be fine.
  6. ewok93 said:
    It only comes with one fan, so I would get one for push/pull. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812162026 You can get a couple of those and you'll be fine.


    Sorry to stretch this on >.<, but correct me if I'm wrong.
    I can get a H100i, replace the fans on it for 2 new fans and use a Silverstone CPF01 to connect those fans, and then get a rear and front fan. (I've heard good things about the Noctua fan series for the H100i, but I don't know what size I'd need.)
  7. Yes, you can. You would need push/pull. By one fan I meant my brain is dumb and it has two, but you can use two for push/pull. Noctua's fans are good, you would need 120mm. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835226013 These have a tont of airflow for their noise level. Really amazing fans. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835706022 If you don't care about noise whatsoever, get those, but they are ridiculously loud, and my friend stuck a finger in his and needed two stitches. They're not safe, but they are really powerful. You would need four, because if you put those on your radiator, the two would push the other ones on the side to go faster than they're meant to. What I'm saying is don't get them, it's too much power. One of those on a Hyper 212 Evo can cool your entire case. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835213005 Those are more reasonable.
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