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Air cooler vs CLC in mATX case?

Shadow555

54 months ago

So I have been reading a lot about coolers lately and with my new computer decided I wanted an mATX case and computer.

Do you guys have any suggestions for good ones that don't break the bank?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $279.99
CPU Cooler Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme S 99.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $88.17 @ NCIX US
Motherboard MSI Z97M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $74.99
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $80.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $169.99
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked ACX 2.0+ Video Card $669.99 @ Amazon
Case Corsair Air 240 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA GS 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $91.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1556.09
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1536.09
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-08-14 13:29 EDT-0400

Here is the build with the current cooler I have selected, any suggestions are much needed help.

Comments

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I have not ordered parts yet, but I am planning on an Air 240 build, and this is the cooler i was planning on using

https://pcpartpicker.com/part/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhd9l

I saw it in some guys build and he claimed it worked well enough, but I personally have no first hand experience. I'm not sure for air cooling where you are going to find much better for so small a space.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks to be pretty nice cooler.

Looks like the bigger brother of the 212 now that I look at it closer lol.

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