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Best Cooling for i7 4820k

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February 24, 2014 2:44:09 AM

Building a new PC soon and i plan on overclocking my CPU, I've read reviews on h100i about noise, so I'm leaning towards air coolers. If its an air cooler, its needs to black to match my build, specs below. I don't want an ugly noctua cooler. Any suggestions related to the build would also be nice. I will be using pc for gaming, conversions and light editing. Thanks

PCPartPicker part list: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/2Z8kf
Price breakdown by merchant: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/2Z8kf/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/2Z8kf/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4820K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor ($379.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: Asus P9X79 LE ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($249.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($225.00 @ CPL Online)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($249.00 @ CPL Online)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($139.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($598.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-AC68 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($108.99 @ Mwave Australia)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($125.00 @ CPL Online)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($189.00 @ CPL Online)
Total: $2261.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-24 21:40 EST+1100)

I am also considering switching the MoBo for an Asus x79 deluxe (or other Asus board with more USB 3 ports) and the GPU to a Nvidea 780 ti (gigabyte windforce Ghz edition)

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February 24, 2014 7:40:00 AM

Hi there!

This one is pretty easy :)  First up your build looks pretty sweet (but bloody hell Aus prices are high) and if it were my build I'd go with the Deluxe mobo and the 780Ti if there is money to spare.

As for your cooler I would have recommended the Xigmatek Dark Knight found here http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm but after looking around a few Aus websites I couldn't seem to find any. So instead of that I'd go with this http://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-Overclocking-Universa... instead.

Hope that helps and good luck with the build :) 
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February 24, 2014 6:51:29 PM

You have a quad channel memory controller. Get 4X4GB sticks of 2133 to take proper advantage of your proposed build, going with two sticks of 8GB just doesn't make sense on this platform.
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February 24, 2014 7:01:38 PM

On another note, do you plan on doing SLI in the future? If you don't, then why the 2011 platform? If you do plan on SLI in the future, be aware that these midtower cases with bottom mounted PSU's leave little room for more than 2XSLI. The space between the bottom PCIE slot and your PSU is barely enough for a dual slot card in the third slot for 3XSLI. I know, my build is similar to yours. I don't think I would reasonably squeeze a third card in the bottom PCIE without a taller case to provide more physical and/or breathing room for the card.
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April 19, 2014 7:00:00 PM

The Dark Knight works well -- I'm running it with an almost identical setup to the one listed above. It's bloody HUGE, though, and a word of caution: the cheap fan that comes with it died, and I almost fried my processor. If anyone gets this, invest in TWO (for push/pull) 120mm fans -- consider the extra $25 insurance for the $350 4820K.

AdmiralDonut said:
Hi there!

This one is pretty easy :)  First up your build looks pretty sweet (but bloody hell Aus prices are high) and if it were my build I'd go with the Deluxe mobo and the 780Ti if there is money to spare.

As for your cooler I would have recommended the Xigmatek Dark Knight found here http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm but after looking around a few Aus websites I couldn't seem to find any. So instead of that I'd go with this http://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-Overclocking-Universa... instead.

Hope that helps and good luck with the build :) 


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