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Would getting a kraken x61 over a standard air cooler be worth it for this build?

Ryan1928

44 months ago

This build is mainly a gaming build but I'm also planning on doing some 3D editing and most likely stuff with Photoshop and similar programs in the future. The gpu slot is empty because I'm planning on getting a gtx 1080 when they come out, I apreciate any input on this that you can give as this will be my first time building a pc myself, thanks.

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, forgot to put in the link, here it is http://pcpartpicker.com/list/LGfTwV

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

.... What build?

Regardless, outside of maybe one with an overclocked AMD FX-9xxx CPU, a good HSF is perfectly fine for the overwhelming majority of systems. Normally one would get such a cooler over a HSF for appearances.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, sry I forgot to post the link, it's in the comments below now

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

The Phantom 530 is a very spacious case case and fitting an X61 could be easily done (I use that case as well).

The AIO coolers are good at the 240mm+ for keeping an overclocked CPU cool (I use an H100i GTX to cool my 6600K) and it looks really good as well as not having the issue of RAM clearance for larger air coolers.

Note that some air coolers can still beat 280mm rad AIO though like some Noctuas (so ugly but so good...)

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

How about this: http://media.bestofmicro.com/W/C/585660/gallery/Antec-Elegant-Triple-1_w_600.jpg

It was just announced at Computex by Antec, its caled the Elegant Elite Triple and comes in lots of different colours if heatsink, red, gold etc

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