Originally Posted by ph10m
He'll be playing a few games, nothing extreme but yea, I guess the 2500k will cut it. The budget isn't really tight, $2200-ish.
I know the h70 will be good for what he needs it for, but won't the tubes be just as far out as a normal tower-cooler will?
The rest of the budget will be used for R0 corsair force 60gb.
yea, the 2500k will be plenty and will allow you to put money into the SSD and GPU, which will make a larger difference than HT.
as far as the tubes being i the way, they will only stick out as far as the radiator does so you can mount it in the case, and the tubes are bendable and can be moved.
the noctua is also a great cooler, but you will have to deal with its size and weight on the the board.