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May 9, 2014 7:13:14 PM

Don't really have a budget but I was wondering what the best CPU cooler is. I'm a first time builder so I don't know if liquid would be good for me but if you think it's easy enough I'll give it a shot. I will overclock for the i7 4770k.

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May 9, 2014 7:20:02 PM

Be best if you first decide if you want to go air cooling or (closed loop) liquid. I've used both for different reasons.

I would go liquid if:
-you have a side window and aesthetics is important to you. For me, I really like the look of the liquid cooling solutions over the big air coolers.
-you are doing a mini-ITX build and want to overclock.

I would go air if
-you don't have a side window and/or if aesthetics don't matter to you.

There are some decent looking air coolers out there, and a lot of what I am saying is just based on personal preference.

If you want to go air, look at Noctua's lineup (nh-d14 for example). Arguably the best on the market.

If you don't have a budget, and you really want to take the plunge, open loop liquid cooling is a whole different ballgame, and would take a lot of homework before you'd want to dig in. Here is the watercooling sticky to give you an idea
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May 9, 2014 7:22:15 PM

jimthenagual said:
Be best if you first decide if you want to go air cooling or (closed loop) liquid. I've used both for different reasons.

I would go liquid if:
-you have a side window and aesthetics is important to you. For me, I really like the look of the liquid cooling solutions over the big air coolers.
-you are doing a mini-ITX build and want to overclock.

I would go air if
-you don't have a side window and/or if aesthetics don't matter to you.

There are some decent looking air coolers out there, and a lot of what I am saying is just based on personal preference.

If you want to go air, look at Noctua's lineup (nh-d14 for example). Arguably the best on the market.

I think I'd be willing to get a windowed for the cool look of liquid cooling but do you think it's simple enough for a first time builder?

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May 9, 2014 7:22:21 PM

What case will you be using?
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May 9, 2014 7:23:00 PM

Besides D14 ^^ I think the D15 is out now. There's the Silver Arrow, Phanteks, megalahelms, and my favorite the TPC-812
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May 9, 2014 7:23:39 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
What case will you be using?

I'm liking the NZXT phantom 410 red
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May 9, 2014 7:24:16 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($94.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Micro Center)
Total: $224.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-09 22:24 EDT-0400)

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May 9, 2014 7:25:05 PM

ThePugSniper said:

I think I'd be willing to get a windowed for the cool look of liquid cooling but do you think it's simple enough for a first time builder?


The closed loop liquid cooling packages are pretty basic to set up. The H100i is one that I have used in the past. It will depend on what case you have as this will determine what cooler would fit.
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May 9, 2014 7:26:06 PM

Thanks everyone I think I'm gonna try the h100i :) 
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May 9, 2014 7:26:52 PM

I have the Deepcool Gamer ASSASSIN COOLER on my HERO.

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May 9, 2014 7:27:13 PM

ThePugSniper said:

I'm liking the NZXT phantom 410 red


The H100i would also fit in this case, but I'm a big fan of corsair as well. The one linked above is a great case.
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May 9, 2014 7:50:13 PM

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May 9, 2014 7:52:53 PM

Very nice build .
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May 9, 2014 7:54:28 PM

Thanks once I watch some more videos I'll be able to buy and start :) 
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May 9, 2014 7:56:03 PM

Sounds great post pics , when build is completed.
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May 9, 2014 7:57:15 PM

Will do.
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