Advice for CPU Cooling and Case
I'm upgrading to a 2600k + asus p8z68-z pro system and trying to figure out the best solution in terms of case and cooling. I'm budget sensitive and I won't be going for max OC. Maybe a moderate OC after the system has been stable for a month or so. So a DIY setup just isn't for me..
That being said, what would you suggest for a cooling option and case?
Currently, I'm looking at the Corsair Carbide 400r case with a Hydro H100 or H80 cooling system using Noctua NF-P12 on the rad to keep the noise down. That h100 is a noisy beast.
But I'm open to new ideas and suggestions in case I'm overlooking a better setup of either an air or a water cooling systems.
i should put 'get a haf 912 and hd6950' in me siggie, the first part applying to many a post and what not :)
why not go high end air cooling?
well i hate sounding like a broken record but
cooler master HAF 912 (HAF - high air flow)
NCIX.com - Buy Coolermaster Haf 912 Black Mid Tower ATX Case 4X5.25 1X3.5 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB Sound - COOLERMASTER - RC-912-KKN1 - in Canada
its 10.00 more on newegg.ca for some reason
it had been cheaper about a week ago...
and i just have a 212+ on my cpu. i barely break 45 Cecilius on my cpu
haf 912 an hyper 212+...those will keep cost and temp low
Price match NCIX to this Coolermaster Haf 912 Black Mid Tower ATX Case 4X5.25 1X3.5 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB Sound - DirectCanada
edit: forgot to add this link Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120MM - DirectCanada
If you buy both off Direct Canada you get free shipping on orders over $50.
i put two 200 mm fan in my haf 912. it can take one in the front and one on the top.
quieter than the 120's
and i put the extra 120 i had , onto the cpu cooler, so its a push pull design now :)
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