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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.
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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! thumb.gif
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.
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Cougar brand fans are good performing fans that come in black and orange.
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I've updated the list again. I have changed the KFA2 770 to a Zotac 770 that matches my colour scheme, I've also changed the G.SKILL 16GB RAM to a Patriot ViperX 16GB cause i think it looks better biggrin.gif . I know I orignally said I don't need a PSU but I changed my mind cause I'm going to sell my current PC.
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I've updated the list again. I have changed the KFA2 770 to a Zotac 770 that matches my colour scheme, I've also changed the G.SKILL 16GB RAM to a Patriot ViperX 16GB cause i think it looks better biggrin.gif . I know I orignally said I don't need a PSU but I changed my mind cause I'm going to sell my current PC.

If you later end up with two GTX 770s, then you'd want to look at a good quality-made 650W PSU unless you overclock the 770s. You'll also want the PSU to have at least 4 x 6+2-pin connectors, or 2 x 8-pin and 2 x 6-pin connectors.

If you stay with just one GTX 770, then a good quality-made 450W PSU is enough unless you overclock the card.

I'm taking fairly heavy CPU overclocking into account because I'm assuming a CPU power draw of about 175 when overclocked heavily and under full load.

I don't know where you can order from in Slovakia, but here's a recommended list of PSUs that might help for now:

http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies
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Would this one be good? http://www.tichepc.sk/Zdroj-be-quiet-Pure-Power-BQT-L8-CM-630W-80-plus-BRONZE-activePFC-4xPCI-E.html?arg1=001020 I think minimum should be 600w in case I end up with SLI at some point?
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http://www.tichepc.sk/Zdroje/c001020.html?arg1=NTE0Nw==&pg=2 which one of those would be fine? I think minimum should be 600w in case I end up with SLI at some point?

Yeah, if you later end up with two GTX 770s, then you'd want to look at a good quality-made 650W PSU unless you overclock the 770s. You'll also want the PSU to have at least 4 x 6+2-pin connectors, or 2 x 8-pin and 2 x 6-pin connectors.

Can you afford 117,12 € shipped? I mean, they have the 650W SeaSonic G Series which is very nice:

http://www.tichepc.sk/Seasonic-SSR-650RM-650W-80-Plus-Gold.html
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Any more suggestions? Also, anyone knows of some good quality LEDs for case modding? Never modded my case so this is new for me. I already have a blu-ray drive, is there anything I left out?
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Any more suggestions? Also, anyone knows of some good quality LEDs for case modding? Never modded my case so this is new for me. I already have a blu-ray drive, is there anything I left out?
If you mean LEDs for case lighting, then maybe you can use these. I dont know whether these are the best ones available though, I saw a case earlier with a white version of one of these and I really liked it.

If you're not going to watercool your hardware, get some fans for your case. The fans that come with the case may not suffice, at least for me it didnt.
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