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I'm planning to walk into Microcenter later this week and pick up a 4670k and this Asrock Z87E-itx motherboard. http://www.microcenter.com/product/414947/Z87E-ITX_Socket_LGA_1150_mini_ITX_Intel_Motherboard

I currently have an SG05 on the way from amazon. My only question is about the cpu cooler, since I was hoping to overclock and I'm going to be putting in a video card. I've looked at some AIO water solutions, such as the H60, but it seems I would have to give up my disk drive and 3.5in HDD, are there any ways around this? Ideally I'm looking for a cooler where I can get a decent OC on the 4670k, about 4.0ghz would be great. Ideally I'd like to keep the 3.5in HDD too and keep the option for a disc drive too, but if one or both of those have to go I could manage. Or If I'm just looking for a mild OC, would I be better off just grabbing the i5-3570 and running stock cooling or a slim solution like the NH-L9i instead? I'm also nervous about any RAM clearance issues I may run into, which also makes the AIO solutions somewhat appealing.
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SG05 has 82mm CPU height clearance, so..
- http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/low-profile-heat-sink-mini-itx,3639.html
- http://www.frostytech.com/top5_lowprofile_heatsinks.cfm

Based on my experience building in SG08:

CPU socket placement on mobos can be a problem. Depending on the combination of the mobo & cooler, the cooler might block the PCI slot (your video card), or RAM slot, or doesn't fit into your case, etc. This thread explains more:
- http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?p=1040538344

Check whether there are components on the back side of the motherboard. These components might interfere with your cooler's support bracket so you might need make room by modifying the bracket (such as trimming the foams) or using additional non conductive washers. If you use washers make sure that the support bracket doesn't touch the base of your case.

I personally ended up using Asus H87i and Noctua NH-L12 in my SG08 ( will post build log soon biggrin.gif )

Hope this helps. Cheers.
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First of all, 4.0 is only a 0.2 overclock which is probably not worth paying extra for the k processor, ocable motherboard and an aftermarket cooler. (~$10 + ~$30 + ~$50 depending on the prices of things). So if you are going to spend ~$90 more, you should probably really overclock.

In terms of air cooler, these should fit the case (but you need to check with your motherboard to see if they block the gpu/ram slots): NT06-PRO, Thermalright AXP14, Noctua NH-L12 (bot. fan only), Prolimatech Samuel 17 (might not be good enough for oc) and Big Shuriken.

In terms of water cooling + optical drive/3.5 HHD, see post/mod from RASQ in here http://www.overclock.net/t/1446758/silverstone-sugo-sg05-06-owners-club/80, and if you dont care too much about the optical drive, there are many ways of putting harddrives in the case with limited mods.
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