It has been a week since I started looking for a nice motherboard to buy for my new system. Yesterday I found out about Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z. Although it is mATX, it seems to be better than most of the motherboards out there. Right now my only problem is the CPU cooler. I really don't know what to get. Here is my situation:
1- My case is Design Fractal R3
2- My GPU is Nvidia GTX580, and I want to use the PCI-E slot that is closer to the CPU (Faster?!)
3- All four ram slots are gonna be filled with G.SKILL Ripjaws X.
I'm not an overclocker, but I chose this motherboard 'cause it seems robust and I don't mind paying a little more. I wanted to stick with the stock cooler due to space issue, but that kind of looks bad on the system!
I don't want water cooling. I don't want headache!
It seems Hyper 212+ might fit, but I'm not sure.
It would be appreciated if people here can help me decide what cooler to get. Btw, money is not an issue at all.
i have a cooler master hyper520N( whats with the weird letters? ) anyway, it runs dual 92mm fans in a push pull set up. it seems to do about as well as the 212+( not as good, but temps only vary 1-2 deg C)
its not as big, but a little wider. do not know if this will help, but its a good cooler, just smaller.