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I am planing of building this pc and would like to have your inputs...im purely going to air cooling because of budget....I want to also know if a non reference cooler would be sufficient??
thanks for the advice and help guys much appreciated!!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($369.99 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Z170I PRO GAMING Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($151.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($91.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.56 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card ($659.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($129.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: BenQ XL2411Z 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($269.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $1809.40
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-29 23:53 EDT-0400
post #2 of 6
I would not recommend air cooling in this case tbh. The front is just way to restrictive to get adequate air to the CPU/GPU. If you still want to then definitely get the ref cooler GPU.

Off topic somewhat but look into getting an SSD btw.
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IMHO the power supply can be reduced to a true rated 550W preferably same brand of your choice and must be modular, the saving you can put on the cooling system.

I would also prefer a close loop liquid cpu cooler, radiator for that i7 since the case can sustain one.

Instead of a hard disk use a m.2 ssd around 128 or 256 Gb if budget can cope since the motherboard supports one for faster data transmission.

Momentarily reduced the ram for 1 x 8 Gb stick instead of two, the saving you can put on the m.2 ssd.
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Originally Posted by xnuw View Post

IMHO the power supply can be reduced to a true rated 550W preferably same brand of your choice and must be modular, the saving you can put on the cooling system.

I would also prefer a close loop liquid cpu cooler, radiator for that i7 since the case can sustain one.

Instead of a hard disk use a m.2 ssd around 128 or 256 Gb if budget can cope since the motherboard supports one for faster data transmission.

Momentarily reduced the ram for 1 x 8 Gb stick instead of two, the saving you can put on the m.2 ssd.

That would put his system in single channel mode and would cause big slowdowns. not recommended. besides, M.2. SSD's are not that expensive if you get ones that just use the SATA lane. it's the PCI-E M.2.'s that bring the price up.
     
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That would put his system in single channel mode and would cause big slowdowns. not recommended.
Proof?
Anti-proof: http://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/1349-ram-how-dual-channel-works-vs-single-channel/Page-3
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Just like memory speed, th amount of channels effectively merely improves bandwidth. This is only use full is certain very specific situations that have great demand for bandwidth (mostly synthetic). I would go for an AIO cooler as well. In specific configurations you can put a 240mm on the top. A 120mm will definitely fit on top or on the back. But yes, the stock cooler would do the trick, even with some mild overclocking, just put your headset on^^. But the ssd like suggested above with definitely boost you experience the most in everyday working with the machine.
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