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OK, so I ordered the following items last night based on comments from this thread the other day and personal research I have been doing for several months:

Intel Core i5-3570k
AsRock Extreme6 Z77 ATX Motherboard
8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Vengeance LP 1600MHz DDR3
Corsair Carbide Series Black 400R Mid Tower Computer Case

Any feedback?

I already have an SSD, 3TB worth of HDD, DVD drive, and a PSU, although the PSU is only a 430W (Corsair CX430) but has been powering all these components fine along with a 650 Ti on an older mobo and CPU that probably use more power than the new stuff will anyway. The PSU will be fine for now I think, but I'll get a bigger one within the next week or so. The next things I will buy later in the week will probably be:

Corsair CX600M 600W Modular Power Supply
Corsair H60 CPU Watercooler

Any thoughts?

Atleast you didn't buy AMD tongue.gif

You will find it hard time overclocking with cheap cooling, especially on a 3570K and if you don't plan on delidding it, a 2500K would have been a much easier and safer option for some overclocking.

And don't waste money on H60, it is awful.
Pretty much any Air Cooler is better than the H60, including my Thermalright TrueSpirit which cost me 25€.
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Funny enough, I actually accidentally ordered two 3570k's and the first one was sent to my parents house because that was the default address in my Amazon account. I cancelled that order, reordered with my correct address, then realized that the cancellation email Amzon sent me actually said they were NOT able to cancel the first order LOL. Of course at that point it would not let me cancel either order since I chose one day shipping. So I guess I'll just return the first one once I get a chance to retrieve it from their house which is several hours from mine.
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Atleast you didn't buy AMD tongue.gif

You will find it hard time overclocking with cheap cooling, especially on a 3570K and if you don't plan on delidding it, a 2500K would have been a much easier and safer option for some overclocking.

And don't waste money on H60, it is awful.
Pretty much any Air Cooler is better than the H60, including my Thermalright TrueSpirit which cost me 25€.

The H60 I linked to is actually a newer version that has just recently been released for 2013 so maybe it is better than the previous iteration? Anyway, what is another cost effective watercooling solution you could suggest?
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The H60 I linked to is actually a newer version that has just recently been released for 2013 so maybe it is better than the previous iteration? Anyway, what is another cost effective watercooling solution you could suggest?

Well if you really insist on getting a closed loop (Which I don't really like) then I guess you should atleast get a H80, propably H100i but even then a really good air cooler would save you money AND be more effective.
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Well if you really insist on getting a closed loop (Which I don't really like) then I guess you should atleast get a H80, propably H100i but even then a really good air cooler would save you money AND be more effective.

I just wanted a simple watercooling solution since I have never ventured into watercooling before now. I will definitely consider going with air although I really like the clean look water cooling offers versus the giant heaping pile of copper on your CPU with an air cooler.
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I just wanted a simple watercooling solution since I have never ventured into watercooling before now. I will definitely consider going with air although I really like the clean look water cooling offers versus the giant heaping pile of copper on your CPU with an air cooler.

I think the giant heaping pile of copper is MANLY! =D

But seriously, I think Silver Arrow it is called that is one of the best air coolers out there, should be cheaper than H80 or H100 and perform ATLEAST at equal level with H100 if not better.

EDIT: A little list I found of better air coolers than H80 atleast:
Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E ~65€
Thermalright Archon SB-E ~65€
Noctua NH-D14 ~70€
Prolimatech Super Mega ~80€
Phanteks PH-TC14PE CPU Cooler ~80€

Those are local price so I'm not sure what they would cost there, propably less.
Edited by Stige - 1/14/13 at 9:33pm
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i seriously doubt air cooling can touch a new h100i. very few air coolers can compete with an h100 and the new i-series is supposed to be a major improvement on previous models. price on the other hand, the h100i is expensive. but it is only slightly more expensive than competing air coolers.

and its a giant heaping pile of aluminum. there have only been a few copper coolers.
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So I got my stuff in today. Of course the CPU was the last thing to arrive so I'm basically waiting with a fully built computer minus the CPU until UPS finally showed up at like 630pm. The agony! After popping that baby in, it booted on the first try. This was also my first ever experince using UEFI and I was really impressed with AsRock's. I should be in bed now to get up for work in like 5 hours but it's so hard with this great new toy right next to the bed! Next thing to do is buy an air/water cooler so I can really start having some fun. Also on a side note, the Corsair 400R is a MASSIVE case. I have always had Mid Tower ATX cases, which is what they claim the 400R to be, but this thing is huge. There's so much room inside but its great, I love it. Anyway, thanks everyone for your input over the past few days. I'll likely start a new thread in a day or two about were to go from here. RTR
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