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Cooling options for this? (first build)

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December 12, 2012 9:41:36 PM

I just purchased the parts for my first homebuilt computer, and now I need to build it. When I was asking around on homebuilt, they said that cooling might be an issue since my graphics card vents into the case, and I'm using the stock 3770k cooler.

Parts:
CPU: Intel Core i7 3770k
GPU: MSI NVIDIA Geforce GTX 670 Power Edition
PSU: Corsair Professional Series HX 750 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Gold (HX750)
RAM:Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10)
Mobo: AS Rock LGA1155 DDR3 SATA3 USB3.0 Quad CrossFireX and Quad SLI A GbE ATX Motherboard Z77 EXTREME4
Case: NZXT Crafted Series ATX Full Tower Steel Chassis - Phantom White
Primary Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB SSD
Secondary Storage:Seagate Barracuda 2TB

If anyone is familiar with this particular case / these parts, could you please recommend some cooling options.

I plan on overclocking, so I imagine the cooling has to be pretty beefy.

Thanks for your time and help!

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a b K Overclocking
December 12, 2012 11:27:44 PM

You should be fine! Just make sure there is enough airflow in that case. I haven't seen one of those in action but from what I see it has alright cooling. I'd prefer these:

Antec 1200 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Roswill Thor V2 (I love mine) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (Comes in white as well)

Thermaltake Level 10 GT - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Those cases are made for airflow. I love my V2 and decided on it over the other two simply because of the look/function that I wanted.

Also.. if you want a cooler.. one of these...

Coolermaster Hyper 212+ - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Noctua NH-D14 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I can't accept that price for the D14 when it really isn't "that" much better than the 212. Especially when you can get a second fan on the 212 and creep even closer to the D14's performance and at $40 or so.. it's worth half the price.

I'm not absolutely sure, but I believe the 212 will fit in that case you had chosen and know it fits in the Thor v2 with probably two inches to spare.

Hope this helps. Looks like a nice build you have selected ptudia! It definitely will be a fun first build!
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December 15, 2012 6:22:02 PM

Your case is fine, it has enough airflow, get the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus or EVO its the same
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a c 150 K Overclocking
December 15, 2012 6:25:51 PM

There really isn't a need unless you are overclocking.
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