Chassis: nzvt phantom 410 mid tower
CPU: Intel 3770 (not k)
Mobo: Asus Maximus V formula
Ram: 16gb Corsair vengeance 1866mhz (2x8)
GPU: MSI 660ti PE
Hard drive: 2tb barracuda + 120gb corsair neutron gtx ssd
CDROM, wifi card, etc.
I intend to upgrade in the near future, as funds allow, to things such as an additional 660ti,and I'm even thinking about perhaps a 3930k. But, I'm concerned because while all these parts are ordered and in the way, I haven't considered any cooling options. What would be the most efficient way to cool this rig? I'd prefer not to use water. I've had bad experiences in the past, but would the stock CPU, gpu coolers be enough? Without any overclocking that is. Thank you!
Well since you went with a non K. I don't think you plan to overclock..but if you intend to get a 3930"K" down the line your gonnna need a beast cooler to cool your stuff. for the i7 you have now i suggest maybe a hyper 212+ or Phanteks Ph12 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
As for your GPU. the stock heatsink will be plenty enough. If your gaming.. then know that Graphics is what you always should dump your upgrade money into.. graphics cards are what run the game.. the I7 you ordered will be plenty enough for the next 2 years most likely
Awesome thanks for the info! Ya I'm aware about the non k CPUs, but I got this one for nearly free, so I figured I'd get started with it and upgrade it soon when more pay checks come in. Thanks again, quick reply!
You can take cheaper MoBo because that CPU can not overclock. Not so much anyway as 3770k can. So if you want to upgrade later maybe better sell MoBo and CPU as combo.
And take then total new MoBo and CPU.
If you did not purchased CPU yet cheaper new is intel xeon 1230V2 it is as fast 3770 and price is same that 3570k has.
For your 3770 good MoBo is gigabyte B-75 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gab75...
no need to take expensive MoBo that is made for overclocking.