Hey, will you be doing more upgrades to your rig within the future or is it going to stay as is?
The reason I ask is because if your going to keep it the same, then finding the best cooler would be the only task.
If you're planning on upgrading whether cpu, video card, mobo, ram, and running overclock on stuff then my opinion would be different.
If you are going to upgrade I would say the first thing is to get your mind set on a desired case that you will not want to change in 3months after you buy because it doesn't accommodate what you need (Trust me i learned from my experience thinking buying a $300 case on sale for $180 would be the best deal)
This is because if you waste money on a small cooler now that you will get rid of when you upgrade your components, it will be money thrown away, or sold for a cheaper amount than paid at the best.
If you aren't going to upgrade, just decide if you want everything in the case, or if you would accept something outside the case..
Example: a swiftech h220 mounted at the top where the vents are with the tubing going through the back of the case cooling your CPU to the max
This will make it much easier for you to decide if you want to sacrifice performance vs looks.
Just my opinion, wish you the best with your build mate!
Originally Posted by ripsaw
Your hyper 212 Evo will do as good or better job than any of the 120mm AIO water solutions. I'd just stay with what you have, unless you get a new case, in which case
I'd get the Swiftech h220. Best AIO solution out there right now, and it's expandable
what ripsaw said
when it comes to AIO coolers, swiftech is setting the bar at an unreachable level.