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November 27, 2012 3:50:56 PM

Hi, I am in the process of building a system based on the i7-3770 that will NOT be overclocked.
The case I am using has three fans, one at the rear, another in the front of the 3.5" bay, and a third on the left side above the CPU.

This is the case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Should the fan that comes with the CPU be sufficient? I am a bit concerned that the cooler won't even fit between the mb and left side case fan....hanging off the mb....

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a b B Homebuilt system
November 27, 2012 4:09:12 PM

You need a cooler. Ditch the side fan or move it to the top of the case and get a cooler master hyper 212
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November 27, 2012 4:19:19 PM

You don't need to buy an aftermarket cooler........
There is no point if your not going to OC. That's a waist of money.
The stock cooler will most likely fit. If not do as tiny said and move the side fan.

Why are you getting an unlocked Proc if your not going to OC?
And why a i7?
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 27, 2012 4:31:27 PM

Agree. Don't need a new cooler. Move the side fan to top if there's a problem.
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November 27, 2012 5:03:14 PM

unoriginal1 said:
You don't need to buy an aftermarket cooler........
There is no point if your not going to OC. That's a waist of money.
The stock cooler will most likely fit. If not do as tiny said and move the side fan.

Why are you getting an unlocked Proc if your not going to OC?
And why a i7?


Thanks for the reply....My CPU is locked...it is not the 'k' version.
The question is how loud is the stock i7 fan versus the212 EVO?
Also, does the cooler put much stress on the mb hung off it....
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 27, 2012 5:27:00 PM

To stock cooler will not stress the mobo. The large towers do but come with a backplate you have to mount to overcome this.

Try the stock before spending the money on something you may not need.
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November 27, 2012 6:06:35 PM

vwcrusher said:
Thanks for the reply....My CPU is locked...it is not the 'k' version.
The question is how loud is the stock i7 fan versus the212 EVO?
Also, does the cooler put much stress on the mb hung off it....


Ok good sorry for the assumption.
The stock fan will probably be quieter then most after market fans. I would do as Jed 70 says and try it out (since it comes with the cpu for free) before investing any money into other parts.
The stock cooler is going to put much less stress on the mobo then a aftermarket cooler would. BUT neither are going to hurt it. Even hanging off the side, Mobos are mounted in a way that they have multiple points of support so you don't damage it by adding aftermarket parts. (also as jed70 said some come with stands you mount behind them)

The only damage i could see being done is with installation if you put to much force installing it. (which would still take a pretty good effort to do)

May i ask still the choice in an i7 over an i5? Don't know the intended purpose for the machine. If it's gaming an i5 would be the best choice, if it's video editing and such then i7 is the way to go.
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November 27, 2012 7:12:19 PM

unoriginal1 said:
Ok good sorry for the assumption.
The stock fan will probably be quieter then most after market fans. I would do as Jed 70 says and try it out (since it comes with the cpu for free) before investing any money into other parts.
The stock cooler is going to put much less stress on the mobo then a aftermarket cooler would. BUT neither are going to hurt it. Even hanging off the side, Mobos are mounted in a way that they have multiple points of support so you don't damage it by adding aftermarket parts. (also as jed70 said some come with stands you mount behind them)

The only damage i could see being done is with installation if you put to much force installing it. (which would still take a pretty good effort to do)

May i ask still the choice in an i7 over an i5? Don't know the intended purpose for the machine. If it's gaming an i5 would be the best choice, if it's video editing and such then i7 is the way to go.


Thanks for the comprehensive response and good advice....I will wait on the stock cooler to see how loud it is....to answer your question regarding use - it will primarily be used for viewing, cataloging and editing still photos. Briefly, the setup is as follows: Asus P8H77-V mb, the cpu above, 2 x 8GB DRAM, 256G SSD for W7/64 and apps, 1TB HDD for storage, 550W PSU, and no Video card for now (will try out on board HDMI first). Either fortunately or unfortunately I already purchased the cooler (212 EVO), and after seeing how it mounts caused the concern and then question.
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 27, 2012 7:20:09 PM

Well, if it's a pain to return the Evo, you could always mount it since you have it. Just use the bios to turn the fan down to the minimum (my fan never spins up loud enought to be heard over the GPU).
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November 27, 2012 7:48:26 PM

Ah right on. Nice build.
Agreed with jed70 again :p . If you want to return it do so, but if i already had I'd probably just install it at this point for aesthetics if nothing else.
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December 3, 2012 11:36:44 PM

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