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October 8, 2012 1:44:10 AM

So I'm about to build a custom PC, I was going to go with a Noctua Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... but it's out of stock.

Would this Zalman cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... be compatible with this build?

Build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jEQC

I'm a noob and this is my first build. I'm just wondering if all the parts I picked are going to fit inside that case. I was also interested in this case if it makes a difference: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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October 8, 2012 5:20:23 AM

The corsair is fine.
You want a cooler master Hyper 212 EVO at that price. It'll fit.
Why a micro board? get the ATX Extreme 4. And low profile Gskill Ares.
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October 8, 2012 5:43:06 AM

1. HSF is both an aestheic and performance part to consider. recommendations depend on how much of what do you want.

2. Build checks out for compatablity

3. If you are interested in the NZXT phantom, NZXT will release info on their new generation 2 NZXT phantoms in a week from today http://www.nzxt.com/evolve/

so if you want to be part of the newer nzxt v2 owners, hold off for a bit. the noctua cooler i would think will go back on stock as well.
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October 8, 2012 6:49:51 AM

Have owned both the noctua & coolermaster hsf's - they're both great, but the noctua is alot quieter. wether it's worth an extra $35 is up to you. i found it alittle tough to justify the extra cost when buying it, but once it was installed any guilt i had at spending the extra cash quickly dissapeared. i run mine atop a 2500k @ 4.6 and even when gaming, it is not audible above case fans (coolermaster blademaster fans i nicked from hyper 212) running @ 600 rpm. keeps cpu below a happy 65c even when going full tilt with prime95.
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October 8, 2012 7:25:16 PM

allanitomwesh said:
The corsair is fine.
You want a cooler master Hyper 212 EVO at that price. It'll fit.
Why a micro board? get the ATX Extreme 4. And low profile Gskill Ares.

I didn't even notice I put a micro on there, I meant to have the regular board and I think i'll go with the hyper 212 Evo.

dudewitbow said:
1. HSF is both an aestheic and performance part to consider. recommendations depend on how much of what do you want.

2. Build checks out for compatablity

3. If you are interested in the NZXT phantom, NZXT will release info on their new generation 2 NZXT phantoms in a week from today http://www.nzxt.com/evolve/

so if you want to be part of the newer nzxt v2 owners, hold off for a bit. the noctua cooler i would think will go back on stock as well.

It would be awesome to have a new Phantom but I'd have to wait another week and I don't even have anything to play on now :( 

jpoos said:
Have owned both the noctua & coolermaster hsf's - they're both great, but the noctua is alot quieter. wether it's worth an extra $35 is up to you. i found it alittle tough to justify the extra cost when buying it, but once it was installed any guilt i had at spending the extra cash quickly dissapeared. i run mine atop a 2500k @ 4.6 and even when gaming, it is not audible above case fans (coolermaster blademaster fans i nicked from hyper 212) running @ 600 rpm. keeps cpu below a happy 65c even when going full tilt with prime95.

If I end up waiting a week I could try and see if the noctua is in stock.
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October 9, 2012 5:17:35 AM

Don't forget, low profile ram gives wider choice of coolers. And for the price of a Noctua I'd go all out and get a H100 water system,personally.
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