Originally Posted by hawaiims
Hi guys, I just recently ordered some parts for my node 304 build and I wanted some suggestions for the PSU as well as a potential air cooler for my non-OC 3470 on a Gigabyte H77N-Wifi.
1) I have heard that the gigabyte H77N/Z77N has problems with many bigger air coolers unlike the asus boards and I was wondering what you guys would recommend. I can stick with stock, but is the stock intel cooler loud? If it is, I would like an air cooler (don't want to spend 60+$ on a AIO water cooler) , but I don't want a low profile air cooler with stock like performance or loud fans. I know you can fit a big cooler such as a hyper212 in the case, but due to the gigabyte mobos apparently being restrictive on some air coolers, im not sure. Could anyone with gigabyte ITX boards care to enlighten me on good relatively cheap coolers for the gigabyte boards?
2) I still haven't decided on what psu to get. The card I will order will likely be a 7950 and clearance is 140mm for psus, so I assume most modular psus won't fit without problems. If there are modular psus sold on amazon (other sites give me exorbitant shipping in Hawaii, and return policies on amazon are generally best) that will work with a big 10" gpu, please tell me, because if possible, I would like to keep cables without clutter. Would a pcpower & cooling semi-modular fit with a 7950?
Otherwise, here is a list I compiled of all the good non-modular power supplies I would want to get (only the ones sold on amazon). The integra r2 is not in this list because it doesn't have Japanese caps and it's OEM is not Seasonic. Anybody have a psu in the image they can recommend? I was thinking the xfx or the hale82n because they both have 5 year warranties. Noise is also rather important in this build, so I would like a relatively quiet psu.
Thanks for all the help, this is my first post on ocnet!
Edit: The Kingston HyperX memory I got is 30mm in height if that's any help for cpu coolers..