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New build after 3 years. Help please with cooling and all???

post #1 of 6
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Alright so,
I would like some help regarding my new build. It obviously comes down to the cooling part. I need help with both.
I am not sure if this is the proper place for this, and if it isn't, I'm sorry, please post it where it belongs.

I'm currently owner of the following:
CPU: Q9550 with Hyper 212 (not oc)
M/B: ASUS P5E
RAM: Corsair 4GB (2X2) PC6400 4-4-4-12
HDD: 2X Seagate 1TB 7200rpm
GPU: EVGA GTX 260
AUDIO: X-FI x-treme audio
PSU: Corsair 600w
CASE: Thermaltake Armor Full Tower

So, i'm building a new case. I mainly use it for 3d graphics coding, some art tools and not much gaming (not much time, happy with my ps3 ).

I've come down to this so far:
CPU: i7 2600K or i5 2500K
M/B: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB Dual Channel DDR3 4x4GB 9-9-9-24
GPU: Asus GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP 1GΒ
SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 SATA III 2.5" 120GB
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB
AUDIO: Asus Xonar DS 40
PSU: Corsair Professional Series Gold AX750
CASE: More likely Corsair Obsidian 800d

- What do you think of that? Any suggestions? Have i overlooked something ir is something not worth the cost?
-i7 or i5? Is the difference in cost worth it? As i said, i will not do much gaming rather than coding.

Now for the cooling. I do not intend to do any extreme stuff, as I would prefer my system to be 100% stable for my work, but since those intel chips are begging for it, i want to push it to some level. Besides that, I want my system silent - again - noone likes coding with noise...
I would either go for a good air cooling setup or probably a watercooling solution like the hydro ones. I would like - at some point - do custom wc, just for the fan of it, but not now. Needs a fair amount of cash I would rather spend on the rest.

So, what would you suggest?
A good air cooling setup? And if yes - which? DH-14? Something else?
A hydro? Something else? (That thing looks ugly!) Should i keep the stock fans? I've read that the hydro ones are noisy.
And how much do you think the i5-i7 could easily go on each of these setups?

Btw, any other suggestion is welcome...

Thank you
post #2 of 6
Your original cooler is the 212 right? Not the 212+? A D14 would work, as would a 212+, the corsair H70 or H100 would also be good choices.
    
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post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
no not the +.
what i want to know though is the best setup in terms of money in order to achieve a good oc result without getting too much noise out of it...
post #4 of 6
Id go with a hyper 212+, theyre not expensive and perform very well. If your using an 800D, and using the 212+ horizontally, disable the fan above it. Im sitting with 32C on the core at 1.38v and its quite warm in my room.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
FX-8350 Asus Crosshair V MSI GTX460 Hawk 1gb MSI GTX460 Hawk 1gb 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Kingston HyperX 8gb (2x4gb) Crucial M4 64GB Samsung F3 1TB Western Digital 320GB 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Custom WC Windows 7 Ultimate X64 Dell E2311H Dell E2311H 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
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Asus Xonar Essence STX 
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Kingston HyperX 8gb (2x4gb) Crucial M4 64GB Samsung F3 1TB Western Digital 320GB 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Custom WC Windows 7 Ultimate X64 Dell E2311H Dell E2311H 
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post #5 of 6
H70 or H80 are good choices for CPU cooling, H100 might be overkill for your system if its not going to be OC'd.

Stock fans should do fine...
post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
i am going to do oc, what i am saying is that i will not try to push my cpu to the limits as i would like it to be stable.
h70, h80 and h100 do not have much difference in price however, what about their performance/noise? how are they compared to the 212+?
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