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Which CPU cooler and ram to buy?
10-27-2013, 07:18 AM,
#1
Which CPU cooler and ram to buy?
I have an ASUS X-79 Deluxe MBO and i7-4939K CPU. I want 4x8 ram so I can upgrade to 64 Gb later. I was going to purchase Kingston Hyper Beast ram but am worrying the tall heatsinks will hit the CPU cooler. What CPU cooler and ram should I buy? I may overclock a little in the future.

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10-27-2013, 12:46 PM, (This post was last modified: 10-27-2013, 12:47 PM by mwhals.)
#2
Which CPU cooler and ram to buy?
G. Skill Ripjaws Z is good low profile RAM. That is what is in my i7 3930k system. The Noctua coolers are good, which is also what I am using.

I also have the same motherboard you are planning to use.
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 CPU: Intel Core i7 3930K CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 GPU: EVGA GTX 650 2GB SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB HDDs: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB and Western Digital VelociRaptor 500 GB Motherboard: Asus P9X79 Pro RAM: 8x8GB (64GB) G. Skill Ripjaws Z 1600MHz Optical Drives: two Asus DRWB1ST PSU: Seasonic X650 80+ Gold Keyboard: Das Keyboard Professional S Mouse: Logitech Performance MX Tablet: Logitech T650 Monitors: NEC P241W and NEC PA241W Speakers: Bose Companion 3 Operating System: Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
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10-27-2013, 12:57 PM,
#3
RE: Which CPU cooler and ram to buy?
Have you heard if the Corsair H100i liquid cool is any good?

Which of the Noctua coolers do you prefer?

thanks for your feedback.
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10-28-2013, 10:44 AM,
#4
Which CPU cooler and ram to buy?
I use the NH-D14 and it is quiet. The H100 and similar self contained liquid coolers work fine, but they are noisier than a good air cooler if that is important to you.

If using the H100, you can use any RAM you want since heat spreaders are not a problem. G. Skill Ripjaws Z fits under my air cooler with no problem.


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Case: Fractal Design Define R4 CPU: Intel Core i7 3930K CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 GPU: EVGA GTX 650 2GB SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB HDDs: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB and Western Digital VelociRaptor 500 GB Motherboard: Asus P9X79 Pro RAM: 8x8GB (64GB) G. Skill Ripjaws Z 1600MHz Optical Drives: two Asus DRWB1ST PSU: Seasonic X650 80+ Gold Keyboard: Das Keyboard Professional S Mouse: Logitech Performance MX Tablet: Logitech T650 Monitors: NEC P241W and NEC PA241W Speakers: Bose Companion 3 Operating System: Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
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10-28-2013, 06:22 PM,
#5
RE: Which CPU cooler and ram to buy?
I have a Fractal R4 case. It has one fan in the front and one in the rear. Do I need more?
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10-28-2013, 07:08 PM,
#6
Which CPU cooler and ram to buy?
I have mine in a Fractal R4 case too. I added one fan to the front. That gives two in and one out, which makes a slightly positive pressure to help keep dust out. Two would probably be enough though. I keep my fans at the lowest voltage setting.


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Case: Fractal Design Define R4 CPU: Intel Core i7 3930K CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 GPU: EVGA GTX 650 2GB SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB HDDs: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB and Western Digital VelociRaptor 500 GB Motherboard: Asus P9X79 Pro RAM: 8x8GB (64GB) G. Skill Ripjaws Z 1600MHz Optical Drives: two Asus DRWB1ST PSU: Seasonic X650 80+ Gold Keyboard: Das Keyboard Professional S Mouse: Logitech Performance MX Tablet: Logitech T650 Monitors: NEC P241W and NEC PA241W Speakers: Bose Companion 3 Operating System: Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
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10-29-2013, 02:16 PM, (This post was last modified: 10-29-2013, 02:17 PM by Rapajez.)
#7
RE: Which CPU cooler and ram to buy?
I'd recommend the NH-D14 as well. I actually bought one a few months ago, but have been too lazy to install it yet...One advantage of Air Cooling, is the rest of the motherboard, the RAM, the different chips, get cooled by the CPU fan, while a water-cooled machine is only cooling a block on the CPU itself.

You can just add a big side fan or couple internal fans to compensate though. If you're set on water cooling, check out the NZXT Kraken X60. As it performs slightly better than the Corsair, while being much quieter. Just confirm it fits your case, as it's a weird size. Probably can confirm with a few Google searches.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcom...4%24%24%24
GPU: NVIDIA Titan X, CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz OC'd @ 4.5GHz, Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4, Mem: 2x Corsair Dominator 2133MHz 8GB, SSD: Samsung 850 EVO, Case: Corsair Carbide 500R, PSU: Corsair TX850M, CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14, Case Fans: 4x Cooler Master Excalibur 120mm PWM, Monitors: 3x ViewSonic VX2270SMH-LED in NVIDIA Surround
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10-30-2013, 07:23 PM, (This post was last modified: 10-30-2013, 07:28 PM by dkinsley.)
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RE: Which CPU cooler and ram to buy?
I have an ASUS X79-Deluxe motherboard. I see there is a NH-D14 2011 that is supposed to be specifically for the LGA 2011 socket but they keep referring to i7-39xx/38xx platform. I have an i7-4930K processor. Which NH-D14 do I purchase?
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10-30-2013, 08:06 PM,
#9
RE: Which CPU cooler and ram to buy?
Well, the i7-4930K is still a 2011 socket, so the 2011 NH-D14 should fit. You may want to confirm with the manufacturer though.
GPU: NVIDIA Titan X, CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz OC'd @ 4.5GHz, Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4, Mem: 2x Corsair Dominator 2133MHz 8GB, SSD: Samsung 850 EVO, Case: Corsair Carbide 500R, PSU: Corsair TX850M, CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14, Case Fans: 4x Cooler Master Excalibur 120mm PWM, Monitors: 3x ViewSonic VX2270SMH-LED in NVIDIA Surround
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10-31-2013, 08:28 AM,
#10
Which CPU cooler and ram to buy?
The 2011 NH-D14 is made to bolt to a 2011 socket motherboard. The CPU shouldn't change that since it has to fit on the same pins and clamp as any other socket 2011 CPU. It should fit just fine.


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Case: Fractal Design Define R4 CPU: Intel Core i7 3930K CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 GPU: EVGA GTX 650 2GB SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB HDDs: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB and Western Digital VelociRaptor 500 GB Motherboard: Asus P9X79 Pro RAM: 8x8GB (64GB) G. Skill Ripjaws Z 1600MHz Optical Drives: two Asus DRWB1ST PSU: Seasonic X650 80+ Gold Keyboard: Das Keyboard Professional S Mouse: Logitech Performance MX Tablet: Logitech T650 Monitors: NEC P241W and NEC PA241W Speakers: Bose Companion 3 Operating System: Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
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