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Alright, I'd like to throw together a Haswell build and finally upgrade from my trusty i7 920 (Planetside is killing my CPU even at 4.1 GHz).

For this rig, I really want to keep everything cool and compact; the chassis must be all aluminum. Furthermore, I'm tired of waiting around for the ITX Asus motherboard and most of the current ITX cases do not particularly interest me.

Here is what I've got so far:

Jonsbo V4
4770k + Asus mATX ROG
Noctua NH-C14 (top fan removed, bottom fan pushing air through fins)
SS-560KM (acting as top fan for heatsink)
3x Noctua NF-R8 80mm all as rear intake
GTX 780 w/ reference blower

I will also be throwing in a samsung 840 ssd and a 2.5" hdd.

Will I be able to keep this system cool and quiet with a reasonable overclock on the CPU? Are there any better alternatives out there or anything truly worth waiting for?

Even though I am in a cramped case, would it be better to go with a non-reference cooler on the 780?

Is there a more optimal fan configuration?

Would it be hilarious to attempt to run a cpu only loop utilizing one thick 2x80mm rad and an apogee II?
post #2 of 7
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plz
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Edited by Allanitomwesh - 6/21/13 at 11:53am
post #4 of 7
Perhaps TJ08-E would be better for you.
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I already answered you at [H], but what I didn't say was that I don't think much of that case. TJ08-E or PS07 better suited for that hardware smile.gif
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Thanks.

I just wish they had an all-aluminum alternative to the TJ08.

I have a water cooling build planned out for the TJ08, but some of the issues with the thin steel / paint quality make me hesitant to pull the trigger.
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FT03 then? It'll cost more but it's high quality.
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