Originally Posted by MadHocus
Keesgelder you are my hero today:) I have been banging my head on a few things like GPU and PSU but I think ill go with your advice on psu, and then wait to budget for a solid GPU. My sabertooth has arrived and I'm itching to get all the parts in now. Honestly thank you for your time:)
Glad to help out! I know how though these kinds of decisions can be
. I think you made the right decision, have fun with your build! And if there's anything else, feel free to ask!
Originally Posted by holty
Awesome! Appreciate the input sir.
Sure thing! Good luck with the build!
Originally Posted by ppunter
thanks for the info. Will the noctua NH L12 provide sufficient cooling ?
It should, but don't expect it to be extremely chilly
. For example, in this
review temps go up to 80 degrees with a 2600K @ 4.5GHz. The 3770K might even run quite a bit hotter than the 2600K, which you can see in for example this
article (especially at higher clocks). Anyway, at 4.2 you should be perfectly fine.
I was a little worried about the width of the L12 in combination with the Sabertooth Z77 but according to the Noctua website they are fully compatible, just so you know
I see you'd like to replace the fans on the cooler. Personally I really dislike the brown as well. However, they are high quality fans and replacing them might decrease performance a bit if the ones you're buying are lower quality (high chance they will be lower quality). White fans are not the most common so I'm not really sure about real quality and appropriate ones. Did find these already for you though: 120mm
(the L12 has one 120mm and one 92mm fan). They might be decent, but I'm not sure how the compare to the Noctua ones. Anyway, if you do want to replace the fans, you can rest assure that it should be an easy procedure. Edited by keesgelder - 10/12/12 at 3:28pm