68 months ago
So I'm finishing up my build:
|CPU||AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor||Purchased For $119.99|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler||$29.99 @ NCIX US|
|Motherboard||Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard||Purchased For $111.79|
|Memory||Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory||Purchased For $72.65|
|Storage||Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive||Purchased For $49.99|
|Storage||Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive||$59.99 @ Newegg|
|Video Card||Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card (2-Way CrossFire)||Purchased For $102.40|
|Video Card||Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card (2-Way CrossFire)||Purchased For $100.00|
|Case||Inwin GT1 White ATX Mid Tower Case||Purchased For $69.98|
|Power Supply||OCZ ZT 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply||Purchased For $89.99|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.||$806.77|
|Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-03 17:30 EDT-0400|
And all I have left to get is my CPU cooler and an HDD.
I'm currently planning on grabbing a Hyper 212 EVO(as it shows) but I'm considering maybe an H100i(as that sems to be the equivalent of water cooling as a Hyper 212 is to Air - as in best bang for your buck). Was just wondering, if I went the route of an H100i, what kind of increase in cooling/performance/overclocking I could achieve compared to a Hyper 212, and if it's really worth the extra ~$50.00?
My second question would be, if I stick with the Hyper 212, I think I wanna grab another case fan, maybe 2. I know nothing of case fans, outside of Noctua being a strong brand, but I'd need some 120mm fans, and am on a budget, would only really like to spend an extra ~$20-30 for case fans if I can, and also not sure if I should put them on the case(was thinking maybe 2 more fans) or 1 on the case and 1 on the other side of the Hyper 212, to get a push/pull type of effect(even though the exhaust fan of the case will be basically opposite the heatsink).
So I come to you with my questions/suggestions :)
TL;DR: Hyper 212 EVO + 2 120mm case fans(either both on the case or 1 on case 1 other side of heatsink) or H100i and no case fans.