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First DAW Build using i7 core 4790 4.0ghz - which cooler?

tintala

45 months ago

I would really appreciate some educated suggestions on what cooler would be best for my build, a DAW with a z97A MB and i7 core 4790 K cpu 4.0 ghz. I wont be OC I don't think, but it has the potential.. not sure if I need to on a music production system? Anyways would love and appreciate your knowledge here guys! budget would be around 100-150$. or lower if possible.

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Stock should be fine until you OC.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey tint buddy.. very cool Ganesha Avatar there!!

Popular CPU coolers optimum in their price range, are.. The CRYORIG H5/H7 $40-50 (supports about Mid-level OC), the Noctua NH-U14S for about $70 and CRYORIG R1 Universal/Ultimate for about $90.. For extreme OC, which I don't think you'll need the NZXT X61 @ $114 is the popular choice..

See their side-by-side performance comparison..

http://us.hardware.info/comparisontable/products/281614-260886-183459-206389-247662

If you don't mind bad looks, the NH-U14S is the champion choice.. But if looks are important too, I'd suggest the CRYORIG R1 Universal..

:-))

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you for the detailed response I really appreciate it.. I am leaning towards the NH U14S. this comparison has clarified a bunch... _/_

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

:-))

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