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Fractal Define R4 , i5-2500k , Gigabyte G1 970 which model the cool 5Ghz?

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Ok I just ordered today a Define R4 with i5-2500k and Gigabyte G1 970 and wondering what model of water cooling for 4.8-5Ghz oc and does anyone know if the G1 has a waterblock available?

Mainly used for gaming and photoshop. No plans to SLI... happy with 1080p and waiting to see what happens with 4k, Skylake, DDR4 and PCIE 4.0 in the coming years.


I currently have NIB a CM 212+ and (2) Xigmatek 140mm fans, but after reading about possible CPU bottleneck with a 970 I think I will put it under water instead and try for 5Ghz. I've seen many brands on this site like swiftech, cm, corsair, etc but I need someone who knows the R4 and what works best for that case. Budget is $100-200 and must be expandable to cool everything for max oc.

On the way:
i5-2500k
Asrock z77 Extreme4
Gigabyte G1 970
XFX P1-650B-BEFX 650w psu

Borrowed from previous i3-2120 build:
2x4GB Corsair XMS3 1333Mhz > oc to 1600Mhz
Sound Blaster X-Fi Ti
Denon AH-c300 buds

Thanks in advance
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Your cpu will not bottleneck the gpu even if it does it would be minor possibly unnoticeable. And the fact that you aren't even considering sli, no need to worry.
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OK thanks. Does that mean I don't need to consider water cooling?
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