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What would be a good case for my build? push-pull h100i going for

MichaeL925280

66 months ago

My build will be utilized for gaming at 2560p, audio/video production & editing likelihood , a 50% chance of overclocking, sufring the web etc.

I would like the build to be as quiet as possible while having good temps in all areas of the case. I live in Bronx, NY USA & currently we are in the season of spring with summer like temperatures for awhile between 65F- 85F for the last month or so & soon it will be legitimately summer so the hot temps are otw plus my room builds dust quickly so a case with fan filters & side panel are a must.

I originally decided on the Cooler Master Storm Stryker( Fell in love as soon as i saw it online) but i want to have a look at it in person to see if it's too big & get a better idea of how it will look also I would really like to have a push-pull config for the H100i but with the Stryker you would have to mod the case to be able to do that config & with my cooling setup i am going for a positive pressure(more intake than exhaust) setup.

Cases i have selected as other options are the Cooler Master HAF X, Corsair 760T black version, Azza Genesis 9000 black version (Hopefully the one's i listed can do push-pull without any issues) Please suggest any cases i should give a look at or where i can improve on my build. Thanks for the assistance.

Here is my Z97 focused build:PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $339.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $89.99 @ Amazon
Thermal Compound Antec Formula 7 Nano Diamond 4g Thermal Paste $11.30 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $199.98 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $88.97 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card (2-Way SLI) $699.99 @ Micro Center
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card (2-Way SLI) $699.99 @ Micro Center
Case Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case $124.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer $57.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit) $104.29 @ NCIX US
Sound Card Asus Xonar Essence STX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card $186.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair Raptor K50 Wired Gaming Keyboard $79.99 @ Micro Center
Mouse Corsair Raptor M45 Wired Optical Mouse $59.99 @ Amazon
Headphones Corsair Raptor HS40 7.1 Channel Headset $53.99 @ Micro Center
Speakers Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500 232W 2.1ch Speakers $229.99 @ Newegg
Other Corsair HXi 1000w Power Supply $229.00
Other Asus Maximus VII Formula Mobo
Other Asus ROG Swift PG278Q 27in 2560p 144refresh rate G-sync Monitor $799.99
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $4057.41
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-12 16:09 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Push pull on a clc only drops temps a few degrees celsius load AT MOST, while adding a good bit more noise. Better off getting a single set of quiet fans like noiseblocker eloops or apparently the new Aerocool DS 120mm fans.

Besides that you can save a good deal of money on this build and still get the same or better performance.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree i just got through with doing h100i push pull search and alot of people say push pull is not worth the additional fan for a 1-4 degrees less in temp & maybe more of a noise impact. Now i think i will go with a pull more than push for the H100i. Thanks alot

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

What would be good pull fans for the H100i? I was originally going to use SP 120 PWM high performance fans if i was doing push. So could i use those or look for some other fans for pull?

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