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May 12, 2012 5:18:11 AM

I am looking for some recommendations for a quiet CPU heat sink for the Ivy Bridge system I am building. I am planning on using the Asus Sabertooth Z77 LGA 1155 motherboard with an Intel Core i7-3770K. The ram I have picked out has heat diffusers but I have no problem switching to low profile ram if needed. I do not plan to do any overclocking right away but having the ability to do light overclocking could be a nice option for the future. I mainly plan to use the system for gaming, HD video and for school/work. Having a quiet CPU cooler is the big feature I am looking for. I do however have a preference for a heat sink with a fan opposed to passive cooling.

I found the "Be Quiet! Dark Rock 2" http://www.bequiet.com/en/cpucooler/308 I liked this but it is only sold in Europe and I need something I can get in the States.

I could also use suggestions for quiet case fans, a quiet modular power supply and a nice mid to full sized ATX case to put all this in.

From the power supply calculators i found online I figure I need a PS in the ball park of 700watts.

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Preferred website: newegg.com or amazon.com but I am open to any link to a reputable website

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May 12, 2012 5:47:09 AM

Personally, I would go with these:

CPU cooler (Overclocks well and has PWM fan)
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo @ $34.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case (This case is designed to be quiet and cool both)
Antec P280 Black ATX Mid Tower $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU (Fully Modular and the fan only runs as fast as it needs to)
Seasonic X750 Gold 750W $149.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 12, 2012 11:56:28 AM

wozzie said:
I am looking for some recommendations for a quiet CPU heat sink for the Ivy Bridge system I am building. I am planning on using the Asus Sabertooth Z77 LGA 1155 motherboard with an Intel Core i7-3770K. The ram I have picked out has heat diffusers but I have no problem switching to low profile ram if needed. I do not plan to do any overclocking right away but having the ability to do light overclocking could be a nice option for the future. I mainly plan to use the system for gaming, HD video and for school/work. Having a quiet CPU cooler is the big feature I am looking for. I do however have a preference for a heat sink with a fan opposed to passive cooling.

I found the "Be Quiet! Dark Rock 2" http://www.bequiet.com/en/cpucooler/308 I liked this but it is only sold in Europe and I need something I can get in the States.

I could also use suggestions for quiet case fans, a quiet modular power supply and a nice mid to full sized ATX case to put all this in.

From the power supply calculators i found online I figure I need a PS in the ball park of 700watts.

Edit:
Preferred website: newegg.com or amazon.com but I am open to any link to a reputable website



I have this one
http://www.bequiet.com/en/cpucooler/309
Its the dogs bollocks, i have no idea why they dont sell in the states as they are amazing quiet coolers.

Anyway my reccs for your lovely new system would be to go the corsair way with the following combination if your budget will stretch to it..

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


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


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