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What Noctua CPU cooler should I use

I am planning on buying an i7-4770k processor and want to buy a Noctua CPU cooler. What type should i get that will have adequate cooling even if I do some light overclocking? Is dual 120mm or 140mm fans necessary? Basically I want to know what size I need and with how many heat pipes would be optimal.
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    Perfect choice for your needs.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmAVaYjuveQ


    Great for overclocking.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($54.98 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $54.98
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-20 21:03 EDT-0400)
  2. i would suggest the Noctua NH-D14 but i'm not 100% sure if it compatible with your socket type
  3. I would go with a NH-D14.
    I have one on a 4770k @4.2@1.2v
    Stress temps are 65ish,
    And realistic load temps (rendering of fsx) are 50c

    Great cooler and time quiet
  4. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Perfect choice for your needs.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmAVaYjuveQ


    Great for overclocking.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($54.98 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $54.98
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-20 21:03 EDT-0400)


    Love his videos probably shoulda looked sooner! Thanks!
  5. Your welcome!
  6. When going for the option given by SR-71 make sure it fits your case,this is one of the specs:Height (with fan)165 mm.
    The NH-U12s is a little smaller,it's 158mm high.You could add a fan on that one too.
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