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Looking to Upgrade my Case and CPU Cooler/Fans to Silent Ones

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April 17, 2014 11:15:56 PM

My current build:
i5 4670k @ 4.5ghz
MSI Mpower Max
H100 CPU Cooler
Thermaltake MK-1 Chaster
16GB G.Skill Ripjaws X
2x GTX 670s (blower style) @1.1ghz
Asus PCI AC68
AX 750 PSU
Samsung bluray drive.
2x 3TB Segate Nas
OCZ Vertex 3 60GB SSD
Yamakasi 1440p DS270 Monitor
1x blue megafow fan + case fans
and a tube of Prolimatech Pk-2 Thermal Paste

I am looking for a new case + fans + a CPU Cooler capable of running an i5 4670k @ 4.5ghz 1.25 volts (I have been running this overclock since June 2013 with no issues) at around 75C or less that is silent. I am currently very interested in the Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 or a similar cooler, I can't find any information on if this sits too low for my ram though. I am not against water but I would prefer air this time. I am not going for an extreme overclock just 4.5ghz. For cases I am interested in small/cubed ones with good airflow/enough room for my drivers with some extra room.

I would prefer these cases or ones similar to it:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

April 18, 2014 12:39:07 AM

Look mate. You will need watercooling to ensure a safe overclock and to prevent shortening of the useful life of your processor. Either that or you will need a tornado going through your case. Especially if you are going to push your OC even further.
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April 18, 2014 12:40:27 AM

Case wise however, i'd go with the second option.
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April 18, 2014 12:49:48 AM

for the cpu cooler you can go either the Noctua NH-D14 or the Noctua U14s. Both are the best air coolers you'll find. The D14 beats mostly all the closed loop coolers on the market at the moment.

They are both also dead silent. For silent case fans, noctua wins once again. Corsair does a decent one as well.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?gclid=CJLt4L...
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April 18, 2014 1:08:39 AM

have you considered just changing the fans on the corsair cooler? And perhaps some kind of noise suppression over the pump?
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April 18, 2014 10:46:24 AM

PCJoe said:
Look mate. You will need watercooling to ensure a safe overclock and to prevent shortening of the useful life of your processor. Either that or you will need a tornado going through your case. Especially if you are going to push your OC even further.


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April 18, 2014 10:47:22 AM

Outlander_04 said:
have you considered just changing the fans on the corsair cooler? And perhaps some kind of noise suppression over the pump?


Its a defective H100 with a grinding pump and I can't get a new one. I don't want another H100 anyway.

The reason I know its defective is it idles at 40c stock, 45 OC but on load it only gets into the mid 60s on stock and 75c max on OC.
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April 18, 2014 10:49:21 AM

purse said:
for the cpu cooler you can go either the Noctua NH-D14 or the Noctua U14s. Both are the best air coolers you'll find. The D14 beats mostly all the closed loop coolers on the market at the moment.

They are both also dead silent. For silent case fans, noctua wins once again. Corsair does a decent one as well.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?gclid=CJLt4L...


The Be Quiet Dark Pro 3 is better than the D14.

http://www.kitguru.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/stock...

http://www.kitguru.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/overc...

http://www.kitguru.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/acous...

Note their OC was at 1.325V, I have a good i5 and it does 4.4ghz at 1.225 volts and 4.5ghz at 1.25.


The only water cooler I am interested in is swiftech h220.
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