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post #2421 of 7108
Im moments away from purchasing a MAXIMUS IV GENE Z systsem and just found this thread, I think you would all be the best people to run this past instead of me just taking a guess.

Im looking for a small quiet gaming system, i do not plan to OC.
My biggest consern is the CPU temperatures, how does the stock cooler go at cooling a stock clocked chip in a small case with high end parts? Do i really need a after marker cooler if im not going to OC? This is the biggest question plaguing my mind. If i did get a aftermarket cooler id be looking at something small.

Is anyone out there running the stock CPU cooler in a gaming case?
Below is my intended setup.


Parts confirmed in my mind:
MBoard: Asus MAXIMUS IV GENE Z
Case: Lian Li Black PC-A04
PSU: 850W Corsair AX-850
RAM: 16GB G.Skill RipjawsX PC-12800
CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K
SSD: 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 2.5inch SSD, SATAIII

Still thinking:
CPU HSF: Use stock cooler OR Scythe Samurai ZZ 3 OR ???
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX580 DirectCU II OR MSI GeForce GTX570 Twin-Frozr III
post #2422 of 7108
@ Gogetter:

This is the budget cooler that you buy. For $30 you really can't go wrong with this as many people go to 4.5Ghz and beyond with it. I wouldn't use a stock cooler for anything but a nerdy paperweight.
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post #2423 of 7108
Well ladies and gents, I finally got all my parts and am in the process of putting it together!
Most of my parts from Newegg today:


Parts sprawled on my bed:


Proof that I am now one of you :3


And what I was able to do tonight after getting home from work, then gym, then dinner, and sc2 session lol: Stock fans out, Noctua fans in, optical drives in, card reader in, and psu in!


The finalized specs after my orig post:
Case: LIAN LI PC-A05FNB Black
Mobo: Maximus IV Gene-Z
CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K
Vid Card: 2x MSI N560GTX-Ti Hawk GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB
SSD: Crucial M4 128GB SATA III MLC - Cuz C300 was sold out and the M4 had good reviews, thanks KINGS FAN
Secondary HD: 2x Western Digital Caviar Black 2 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache (I somehow got 1 for free from amazon lol) + 2TB WD Green drive from current build
RAM: Corsair 16 GB Vengeance (Standard) 1600mhz PC3-12800
PSU: Corsair Professional Series Gold High-Performance 1200-Watt
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12P SE2
Lite-ON B-ray and DVDrw drives
Plus, replacing the stock 120mm case fans with Noctua fans and adding in a Noctua 140mm fan.
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post #2424 of 7108
Nice. Have fun with the build.
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post #2425 of 7108
Thread Starter 
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HEY !!! no fair YOU GOT A SupremeFX X-Fi 2 STICKER ???
   
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post #2426 of 7108
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gogetter View Post
Im moments away from purchasing a MAXIMUS IV GENE Z systsem and just found this thread, I think you would all be the best people to run this past instead of me just taking a guess.

Im looking for a small quiet gaming system, i do not plan to OC.
My biggest consern is the CPU temperatures, how does the stock cooler go at cooling a stock clocked chip in a small case with high end parts? Do i really need a after marker cooler if im not going to OC? This is the biggest question plaguing my mind. If i did get a aftermarket cooler id be looking at something small.

Is anyone out there running the stock CPU cooler in a gaming case?
Below is my intended setup.


Parts confirmed in my mind:
MBoard: Asus MAXIMUS IV GENE Z
Case: Lian Li Black PC-A04
PSU: 850W Corsair AX-850
RAM: 16GB G.Skill RipjawsX PC-12800
CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K
SSD: 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 2.5inch SSD, SATAIII

Still thinking:
CPU HSF: Use stock cooler OR Scythe Samurai ZZ 3 OR ???
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX580 DirectCU II OR MSI GeForce GTX570 Twin-Frozr III
Stock coolers are designed to provide sufficient cooling for the processor they are shipped with and, certainly in this case, little more.

Yes, it is enough on its own. No, you don't need an aftermarket one. Like Ovlazek, though, I'd rather pay a bit more and know that I'm getting something that isn't crap. It's always comforting to know that you have something that will exceed your needs, even if it's only by a little bit. Just don't go and buy a $100 cooler, as that's OBVIOUSLY excessive.
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post #2427 of 7108
Quote:
Originally Posted by LA_Kings_Fan View Post
HEY !!! no fair YOU GOT A SupremeFX X-Fi 2 STICKER ???
I was just going to comment on that.

Clearly, he knows somebody at ASUS.
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post #2428 of 7108
Thanks for the quick advice Ovlazek & RussellG.
It looks like im better of with a budget cooler by the looks.

I was looking at the Scythe Samurai ZZ as its small (under 500g) and quiet.
Ive read some good things about it and I dont have much room in the case for tower coolers.

The heatsink will have to overhang one of the boards black heatsinks



This is the only two directions it can be placed so that it doesnt hit the ram or the video card.




As you can see there is room for the heatsink to overhang components.
If possible i was after a few dimensions from people with the board.
I was wanting to know how high the black heatsinks on the board are to see if this cooler could actualy fit on the board overhanging one.

Would be a great help if somone could supply that information as I am unable to find it anywhere.
post #2429 of 7108
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Originally Posted by Gogetter View Post
I dont have much room in the case for tower coolers.
The user nagle3092 might be able to give you better perpective as he also had the A04N (not with the Gene Z), from his post, The Mighty Mini Build Log, you can fit a tower like the Noctua NH-U9B SE 2, also in his new build, he is usng a NH-C14 in case you like that style (again not with the gene z, not sure if both fans would clear with the mobo heatsins).
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post #2430 of 7108
Gogetter:
I would not recommend that Scythe cooler (depending on your CPU). It does not offer any good cooling performance.
There are a lot better topdown blowers, if you want this type... anyways, if the only reason for going such a cooler is the size and weight, go for a small water kit. Like Corsair H series, or Antec H2O.
Ive had the Rasetsu from Scythe (btw, thats also compatible with the gene-z!) for a short time, and thats HUGE, with a 120mm topdown blower, and even that came nowhere near ANY good performing coolers (not to mention top coolers like the small water kits, or noctuas and others 120-140mm tower like star destroyers).
The Samurai ZZ with the 92mm fan will be even louder, and hotter.
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