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[Build Complete] - Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX - Please Recommend Me A Cooler

rpaape

54 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor Purchased For $279.99
Motherboard Asus Z97I-PLUS Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard Purchased For $134.99
Memory Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Purchased For $89.99
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $159.99
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB 100 Million Edition Video Card Purchased For $329.99
Case Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX Mini ITX Tower Case Purchased For $52.98
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $59.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1107.92
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-08-17 10:03 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-cpu-cooler-h100i

These are always good :) any decent 240 AIO will suit you fine !

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

what about 280mm radiators? I just got the case. trying to figure out what can fit up top. site says up to 280mm but seems tight.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah it can have two 140mm fans next to each other.

like this http://themodzoo.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/phanteks_evolv_itx_case_review_80.jpg

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

where are the two 140mm fans?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

it's a bit tight with 280 rads up top. I recommend sticking to 240 rads.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

The h100i isn't good, its very loud and has mediocre performance and did I mention its very loud.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend a Cool master Nepton 240M, you won't lose your hearing with it or a Swifttech H220X if you can find one.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

OR if water cooling is too much out of your comfort zone why dont you stick with the Phanteks brand (a great company by the way) and grab their flagship air cooler, PH-TC14PE? (if it'll fit) It actually beats out many of the crappy AIO water coolers on the market in both temps and noise.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

will it be really heavy and bend my motherboard? or make it hard to travel with?

I know air coolers come with back plates.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I won't like it is about as big an air cooler as you can get for a CPU. It is heavy. But I've not heard anything about motherboards being ripped in half or bent or anything like that. I would say just use common sense when moving your PC around. Bumping it hard or dropping it would probably not be too great for the PC whether it had a large air cooler in it or not. Yeah the issues would probably be compounded by the larger air cooler but as long as you treat your pc nicely it will treat you nicely back. :)

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