Originally Posted by AncientW
Thanks a lot, so I'll get the 770 then and in maybe 1+ year I might get a 2nd one, don't know yet. Tho 1 more problem is the cooling. Is there a good enough Heatsink that would cool the Haswell CPU? I think I'll overclock it to 4GHz...max 4.5 but I doubt air cooling would be enough for more than 4GHz, can you suggest some very good quality/brand heatsinks? I know Noctua is good cause I have one right now in my current rig but it's like 3+ years old so I doubt it's compatible with a 1150 socket.
Good decision going for the 770! And a year later, you can get a Maxwell GPU instead of another 770!
A thought that came to mind : you can look into non-reference, factory-overclocked 770s with custom coolers. The Lightning Edition from MSI is already out, if you have a sweet tooth for that kind of things.
I havent kept up with Haswell's performance, but I'll help with whatever I can. What I remember reading somewhere on OCN is that Haswell suffers from heat issues just as much as Ivy Bridge does, if not more. That being said, maybe you can get away with air cooling if you have good ambient temperatures (~22c). But if you are okay with getting liquid cooling, then I suggest that you get a Corsair H100i. It will outperform almost all air cooling setups currently available.
About the Noctua : If it works with socket 1155, it should work with socket 1150 as well as far as I know. Google your particular model of cooler and see if its compatible with Haswell or not.
Speaking for my experience with cooling, overclocking, temps etc., a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO with two Corsair SP120s in push-pull is the highest end cooling setup I've ever had. I saw an user here get a fairly high OC of 4.6GHz on his 3770K with the same setup, so I thought that I could pull it off as well. But my ambient temps (30c+) are now getting in the way and I cannot overclock my CPU at all. This is why I'm recommending you to get the H100i instead of any air cooling setup. That cooler fails only on rare occasions, and Corsair was kind enough to pay for all the damaged hardware (due to either leaks or pump bursts) in one or two cases. It even runs quieter than many other coolers.
As for air cooling, there isnt a better setup than push-pull, to my knowledge. You'll have look into what heatsink/fan combo will give you your desired overclocks. I'm using a 212 EVO with 2 SP120s in push-pull, but I dont think that this is the best combo there is. There are much better heatsinks out there for sure.