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Please recommend a cooling and PSU solution to this build.

Build:

**CPU** | [Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i74790k) | $339.98 @ SuperBiiz
**CPU Cooler** | [Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhd15) | $97.99 @ Amazon
**Motherboard** | [MSI Z97-Gaming 9 AC ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z97gaming9ac) | $284.99 @ SuperBiiz
**Memory** | [Mushkin Redline 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/mushkin-memory-994121) | $339.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Plextor M6e 256GB PCI-E Solid State Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/plextor-internal-hard-drive-pxag256m6e) | $259.99 @ Micro Center
**Storage** | [Western Digital BLACK SERIES 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd4003fzex) | $215.99 @ Mwave
**Case** | [NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-case-cah440wm1) | $99.99 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [Corsair RM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply]

**Video Card** |

(Please help me choose a video card)

GTX 780 Ti Chipset - OC + Best Cooling

Questions:

Each of these options need to be considered for OC of both CPU and GPU.

1. CASE

There are mixed opinions on the H440 case. The only reason to change the case will be lack of headroom due to the Noctua OR OC will generate too much heat.

2. Cooling

First build. NOT interested in a water cooled solution due to potential leaks. Should I bother switching out the stock fans of the case will their Noctua alternatives?

3. PSU

Need it as quiet and efficient as possible.


Thanks in advance.
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  1. What are you using it for?
  2. Number Crunching, Electronic Design Automation, 3D model (physics) rendering and lastly gaming.
  3. XFX bronze 650w. If you want something better than that, you could look at the EVGA supernova g2 750w.
  4. i7Baby said:


    I am going for performance/$ for the GPU. So should I consider the 780 chipset series over the 780 Ti ? Again I want both of these to be OC if required.
  5. Calnin said:
    XFX bronze 650w. If you want something better than that, you could look at the EVGA supernova g2 750w.


    Could you point to some tests or performance of these PSU vs my choice? Although the efficiency is attractive on the corsair, does it really matter? also I want the psu to be as quiet as possible as i will be in a quiet lab.
  6. Best answer
    The NZXT H440 is a very popular case and definitely looks good. The D15 is compatible with it and I don't think you need to worry about airflow. I don't know how the FN V2 case fans sound and I haven't seen any technical reviews but they get very good customer reviews. I'd recommend trying them out, then replace them if they don't cool well enough or they're too noisy. (Personally, I'd replace them with Noctuas, but I'm biased.)

    For the PSU, for $10 more, the EVGA SuperNOVA G2 750W 80 Plus Gold will give you 200W more, is higher quality and also runs very quiet: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g20750xr

    and this for the GPU: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-03gp42884kr

    Edit: For a quieter GPU, this: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx780tidc2oc3gd5
  7. NinjaofSEA said:
    i7Baby said:


    I am going for performance/$ for the GPU. So should I consider the 780 chipset series over the 780 Ti ? Again I want both of these to be OC if required.


    You were definite about wanting a GTX780Ti.

    Else try an Asus GTX780
  8. NinjaofSEA said:
    i7Baby said:


    I am going for performance/$ for the GPU. So should I consider the 780 chipset series over the 780 Ti ? Again I want both of these to be OC if required.


    Yes, 780 is good, if you can wait until Nov 880 would be better
  9. PSU wise, efficiency is just efficiency. As for the performance and quality, the xfx unit is a seasonic unit, and the evga supernova g2 is a superflower unit. I'd imagine they're pretty quiet.
  10. Alpha3031 said:
    NinjaofSEA said:
    i7Baby said:


    I am going for performance/$ for the GPU. So should I consider the 780 chipset series over the 780 Ti ? Again I want both of these to be OC if required.


    Yes, 780 is good, if you can wait until Nov 880 would be better


    I saw it being mentioned on various forums. Dont you think they will completely overhaul the socket esp with the arrival of LGA 2011-3 Broadwell, DDR4 and the 880?
  11. LGA2011 is not the usual gaming socket. It's usually AM3+ or LGA1150
  12. i7Baby said:
    LGA2011 is not the usual gaming socket. It's usually AM3+ or LGA1150


    Not that anyone gets AM3+ when they have budget for i7 though :) BTW, he plans to do number crunching etc
  13. 8core fx8350 then
  14. i7Baby said:
    8core fx8350 then


    Do not tell me you suggest that over the i7 4790k.
  15. Depends on budget
  16. i7Baby said:
    Depends on budget


    I want the better performing CPU. If price was not an issue would would recommend the Intel i7-4790k or the AMD 8xxx or 9xxx series?
  17. If budget isn't an issue, the i7 4790k is better, and out performs the fx8350 in most aspects.
  18. Or an i7 4960 on lga2011 mobo?
  19. Thanks guys for all your suggestions. Please take a look at my final build. I have been tinkering around with this assembly for about 3 months now. I really appreciate all the feedback.

    Link: http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2284075/memory-psu-suggestions-build.html
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