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Looking for CPU cooler (AIR ONLY) suggestions ASRock Z87E-ITX, 4770k, BitFenix Colossus mini-ITX

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Hello everyone,

I'm looking to cool this build I'm working on. This is intended to be my primary gaming rig, and my overnight video encoder. The parts (minus the GPU and mSATA) are awaiting pickup at my local price-matcher, NCIX.

Rigbuilder link

I was waiting until I got the components home before I determined the right cooler for this build, however, the GPU has been on back-order for over a month now, and my patience is wearing thin.

I've spent a number of hours researching cooling options (closed loops, custom loops, high-end air, stock) and I've decided that I'm most comfortable with an air-cooled heatsink, additionally, the ones that blast air onto the MB are big bonuses.

Here are the ones I'm considering:

Prolimatech Genesis link to newegg - no fans included
Noctua NH-C14 link to newegg - 2 fans included


My priorities are:

A - performance
B - build quality
C - noise
D - cost


If anyone has suggestions about the specifics of this build with either of these heatsinks, or an alternative air cooler, please let me know.
Edited by jartimus - 3/9/14 at 11:03am
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Western Digital WD30EFRX SeaSonic SS-300TGW Fractal Design Node 304 
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http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=productview&products_id=35&lng=en

i used both the c14 and cp12 cooler. i think the cp12 is a much better cooler than the 14. easier mounting,and seemed to do a better job cooling to.
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i5 4690k msi z97i-ack MSI r9 290 2x8 corsair 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
m4 128  wd 1tb black noctua u9s win7 64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
benq 2420z corsair  coolermaster v650 rosewell neutron 
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