Originally Posted by doyll
If you are not overclocking to the max you will have way more cooling than you need. My i7 email@example.comGHz under Silver Arrow SB-E Extreme is 48c@1100rpm. My i7 980 under TC14PE stock or with w/2x TY-143 fans is 46c@1000rpm. Both in 22c room.
I Am going to be trying to OC the ever-loving crap out of CPU. Hoping between 4.6-5GHz, maybe, we'd have to see, and i'd like to try and keep it below the rated temp of... what was it, 67.4C for the 3570K? Anyway. Room temperature is generally between 21-27C.
While I respect those who choose noise over cooling, that's not My personal concern. Cooling's my priority, noise is a secondary concern, as long as it's not a freakin' Delta i'm fine with a good bit of noise; as I mentioned, I have 4 30DBa fans in my current rig; I hardly notice them, and not at all with my Sennheisers on.
Even so, according to specs the Phanteks is Supposed to be pretty darn silent at stock(~20DBa), and if/when I upgrade them to TY-143's, well, @1600rpm's the noise shouldn't be any higher and the temps are 4C lower. Upping to the TY-143's max rpm only drops the temp another C or so for 20DBa more, supposedly.
As for AsusFreak's questions. Most of the Cases i've been looking at have more then 40mm of headroom over these coolers. I've kept GPU constraints in mind. RAM will always be low profile. Even on high end RAM the use of heatspreaders is questionable, and as RAM speed doesn't really have any appreciable effect on gaming is all about the quantity/stability, I don't intend to mess with them at all, it's just wasted watts and extra heat in the case for no gain.
As far as TIM is concerned... for the most part the stuff that comes with the coolers these days is pretty decent, but if I can drop 2-3 C's for an extra $12 or so, why the heck not. That's nearly as large of a temp decrease as getting better fans and for 1/3 the price at that.Edited by Garzhad - 5/19/13 at 7:52am