What cooling for this rig ?
Hi guys,

I have absolutely zero knowledge in cooling so I'll need your help choosing what cooling to get for this new rig I'm building right now:

maybe I should specify that I won't use more than 2 SSD (only one actually, but want to have space to add another one if I ever want to)
No bling bling light. I hate it. All I care for is cost saving, performance and noise (silent).

[B]CPU: [/B]i7 2600K
[B]Mobo: [/B]ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3
[B]GPU:[/B] AMD Radeon HD 7970 (will go Crossfire in a year or so)
[B]Memory: [/B]8 GB DDR3 1600 MHz (2x4GB)
[B]Hard drive:[/B] 160Gb SDD
[B]PSU:[/B] SeaSonic X-SERIES X-1050
[B]OS: [/B]Win7 64bit
[B]Monitor:[/B] Asus VG236HE
[B]Cooling: [/B] ????
[B]Case: [/B] ????
Hi guys,



I have absolutely zero knowledge in cooling so I'll need your help choosing what cooling to get for this new rig I'm building right now:



maybe I should specify that I won't use more than 2 SSD (only one actually, but want to have space to add another one if I ever want to)

No bling bling light. I hate it. All I care for is cost saving, performance and noise (silent).



CPU: i7 2600K

Mobo: ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3

GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7970 (will go Crossfire in a year or so)

Memory: 8 GB DDR3 1600 MHz (2x4GB)

Hard drive: 160Gb SDD

PSU: SeaSonic X-SERIES X-1050

OS: Win7 64bit

Monitor: Asus VG236HE

Cooling: ????

Case: ????

#1
Posted 02/05/2012 12:52 AM   
why ask about cooling a AMD system on a nvidia forum ?

try rage3d great AMD site
why ask about cooling a AMD system on a nvidia forum ?



try rage3d great AMD site

Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 Case

ASUS P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3

i7-2600k @ 4.4 GHz

Corsair H60 in Push/Pull

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 9-9-9-24

2 Zotac GTX 580s in SLI

Crucial M4 128GB SSD for OS

Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 7200 RPM HDD

PSU Corsair HX 1050W

Windows 7 64-Bit Home Premium

Monitor Dell UltraSharp U2410 (1920x1200)

#2
Posted 02/05/2012 12:58 AM   
[quote name='MontyQ' date='04 February 2012 - 07:58 PM' timestamp='1328403499' post='1365256']
why ask about cooling a AMD system on a nvidia forum ?

try rage3d great AMD site
[/quote]

Thanks for the link
[quote name='MontyQ' date='04 February 2012 - 07:58 PM' timestamp='1328403499' post='1365256']

why ask about cooling a AMD system on a nvidia forum ?



try rage3d great AMD site





Thanks for the link

#3
Posted 02/05/2012 04:13 AM   
[quote name='gtxmarcc' date='04 February 2012 - 11:13 PM' timestamp='1328415221' post='1365301']
Thanks for the link
[/quote]
no problem it's like the best site by far for AMD forums and chat, lots helpful folk there too.
[quote name='gtxmarcc' date='04 February 2012 - 11:13 PM' timestamp='1328415221' post='1365301']

Thanks for the link



no problem it's like the best site by far for AMD forums and chat, lots helpful folk there too.

Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 Case

ASUS P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3

i7-2600k @ 4.4 GHz

Corsair H60 in Push/Pull

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 9-9-9-24

2 Zotac GTX 580s in SLI

Crucial M4 128GB SSD for OS

Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 7200 RPM HDD

PSU Corsair HX 1050W

Windows 7 64-Bit Home Premium

Monitor Dell UltraSharp U2410 (1920x1200)

#4
Posted 02/05/2012 03:04 PM   
As long as he is not soliciting AMD graphics solutions, it's fine. We discuss AMD products all the time.
As long as he is not soliciting AMD graphics solutions, it's fine. We discuss AMD products all the time.
Why not ask about cooling,It is one of the most important step's on building a system,after all he is'nt asking about cooling the card's directly.

What i would ask the OP is how much do you have to spend and do you prefer water or air cooling and are you going to overclock.
Why not ask about cooling,It is one of the most important step's on building a system,after all he is'nt asking about cooling the card's directly.



What i would ask the OP is how much do you have to spend and do you prefer water or air cooling and are you going to overclock.

#6
Posted 02/05/2012 04:37 PM   
[quote name='Impatient' date='05 February 2012 - 11:37 AM' timestamp='1328459876' post='1365482']
Why not ask about cooling,It is one of the most important step's on building a system,after all he is'nt asking about cooling the card's directly.

What i would ask the OP is how much do you have to spend and do you prefer water or air cooling and are you going to overclock.
[/quote]

I will overclock both GPU,CPU, RAM
I don't want watercooling.
I don't want any colored light or any fancy looking things (well I don't care but I don't want to pay for that)
[quote name='Impatient' date='05 February 2012 - 11:37 AM' timestamp='1328459876' post='1365482']

Why not ask about cooling,It is one of the most important step's on building a system,after all he is'nt asking about cooling the card's directly.



What i would ask the OP is how much do you have to spend and do you prefer water or air cooling and are you going to overclock.





I will overclock both GPU,CPU, RAM

I don't want watercooling.

I don't want any colored light or any fancy looking things (well I don't care but I don't want to pay for that)

#7
Posted 02/05/2012 04:56 PM   
For the CPU, have you got anything against enclosed liquid cooling setups (like the Corsair Hxx Series??) - The H70 is a pretty good cooler and if you can afford it / have the space in your case (when you choose it) - the H100 is supposed to be a beast :)
For the CPU, have you got anything against enclosed liquid cooling setups (like the Corsair Hxx Series??) - The H70 is a pretty good cooler and if you can afford it / have the space in your case (when you choose it) - the H100 is supposed to be a beast :)

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#8
Posted 02/05/2012 05:25 PM   
This is the best case i have ever used for cooling if you have the budget for it and can be modded with extra fan's so easily and has almost unlimited upgrade potential.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112324
This case i have my old system in and is much lower in price and quality but is still very decent but is a mid-tower instead of full-tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112320

Bottom line with case's is to find one you like with an adequate amount of fan's or at least room to mount extra fan's.Also i have seldom found a case that had good enough quality fan's so i usualy replace them.

As far as cooling an overclocked cpu with air i have had good result's with these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835242008 with thes fan's http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185060
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018 you need to research your motherboard and the ram you select with this cooler if you choose ram with the tall heat spreader's attached.
This is the best case i have ever used for cooling if you have the budget for it and can be modded with extra fan's so easily and has almost unlimited upgrade potential.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112324

This case i have my old system in and is much lower in price and quality but is still very decent but is a mid-tower instead of full-tower

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112320



Bottom line with case's is to find one you like with an adequate amount of fan's or at least room to mount extra fan's.Also i have seldom found a case that had good enough quality fan's so i usualy replace them.



As far as cooling an overclocked cpu with air i have had good result's with these

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835242008
with thes fan's http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185060

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018
you need to research your motherboard and the ram you select with this cooler if you choose ram with the tall heat spreader's attached.

#9
Posted 02/05/2012 05:29 PM   
[quote name='Impatient' date='05 February 2012 - 12:29 PM' timestamp='1328462980' post='1365510']
This is the best case i have ever used for cooling if you have the budget for it and can be modded with extra fan's so easily and has almost unlimited upgrade potential.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112324
This case i have my old system in and is much lower in price and quality but is still very decent but is a mid-tower instead of full-tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112320

Bottom line with case's is to find one you like with an adequate amount of fan's or at least room to mount extra fan's.Also i have seldom found a case that had good enough quality fan's so i usualy replace them.

As far as cooling an overclocked cpu with air i have had good result's with these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835242008 with thes fan's http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185060
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018 you need to research your motherboard and the ram you select with this cooler if you choose ram with the tall heat spreader's attached.
[/quote]

Thanks
300$ case is way out of budget for me, thanks.
My ram will be very low profiles: Samsung MV-3V4G3D 2x4Go
Should I go for liquid cooling of fan ? I absolutely have no idea how liquid cooling works.. do I need a liquid cooling unit for each componant of my rig ? (Gpu-Cpu etc..) ?
[quote name='Impatient' date='05 February 2012 - 12:29 PM' timestamp='1328462980' post='1365510']

This is the best case i have ever used for cooling if you have the budget for it and can be modded with extra fan's so easily and has almost unlimited upgrade potential.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112324

This case i have my old system in and is much lower in price and quality but is still very decent but is a mid-tower instead of full-tower

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112320



Bottom line with case's is to find one you like with an adequate amount of fan's or at least room to mount extra fan's.Also i have seldom found a case that had good enough quality fan's so i usualy replace them.



As far as cooling an overclocked cpu with air i have had good result's with these

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835242008
with thes fan's http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185060

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018
you need to research your motherboard and the ram you select with this cooler if you choose ram with the tall heat spreader's attached.





Thanks

300$ case is way out of budget for me, thanks.

My ram will be very low profiles: Samsung MV-3V4G3D 2x4Go

Should I go for liquid cooling of fan ? I absolutely have no idea how liquid cooling works.. do I need a liquid cooling unit for each componant of my rig ? (Gpu-Cpu etc..) ?

#10
Posted 02/06/2012 03:24 AM   
If you're on a tight budget and / or aren't going to beast your machine - I'd say forget about liquid cooling.

Do you have a budget in mind?

Your best option is probably a good case that can have a load of fans - they'll keep everything at a nice temp (even with a bit of an OC). The CPU coolers for those CPUs tend to be alright - but you may wish to upgrade to a better one (if the budget allows) :)
If you're on a tight budget and / or aren't going to beast your machine - I'd say forget about liquid cooling.



Do you have a budget in mind?



Your best option is probably a good case that can have a load of fans - they'll keep everything at a nice temp (even with a bit of an OC). The CPU coolers for those CPUs tend to be alright - but you may wish to upgrade to a better one (if the budget allows) :)

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#11
Posted 02/06/2012 04:29 AM   
The Silverstone Raven RV03 is the best air cooling case for your money. It keeps my Quad SLI 590s under 85C in Texas.
The Silverstone Raven RV03 is the best air cooling case for your money. It keeps my Quad SLI 590s under 85C in Texas.

Done.

#12
Posted 02/06/2012 07:27 AM   
The specs in my sig keep my cpu at max load gaming all night tops 54 degress and gpus hit top gpu 63 bottom gpu 56 and thats after 3-4 hour sessions with fans only set to 50-60%
The specs in my sig keep my cpu at max load gaming all night tops 54 degress and gpus hit top gpu 63 bottom gpu 56 and thats after 3-4 hour sessions with fans only set to 50-60%

Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 Case

ASUS P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3

i7-2600k @ 4.4 GHz

Corsair H60 in Push/Pull

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 9-9-9-24

2 Zotac GTX 580s in SLI

Crucial M4 128GB SSD for OS

Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 7200 RPM HDD

PSU Corsair HX 1050W

Windows 7 64-Bit Home Premium

Monitor Dell UltraSharp U2410 (1920x1200)

#13
Posted 02/06/2012 01:15 PM   
[quote name='xXDeltaXx' date='05 February 2012 - 11:29 PM' timestamp='1328502597' post='1365734']
If you're on a tight budget and / or aren't going to beast your machine - I'd say forget about liquid cooling.

Do you have a budget in mind?

Your best option is probably a good case that can have a load of fans - they'll keep everything at a nice temp (even with a bit of an OC). The CPU coolers for those CPUs tend to be alright - but you may wish to upgrade to a better one (if the budget allows) :)
[/quote]

Actually, I will beast that machine yes. I'll have RAM, GPUs, CPU all overclocked. (not to mention that I will eventually Xfire my 7970)

Does liquid cooling offer any added value over simple fan cooling ?

I'm not really on a budget, I just won't pay for any unworthy features. So yes, I'm actually looking for a best bang solution, which is all about this rig's made of. (except for the GPU, which is still overpriced).

I was getting the impression that I shouldn't go liquid cooling because of the overprice of it, but from what I can see now, liquid cpu cooling like the Corsaire H60
is far from expensive (69$) ...



[quote name='MontyQ' date='06 February 2012 - 08:15 AM' timestamp='1328534135' post='1365858']
The specs in my sig keep my cpu at max load gaming all night tops 54 degress and gpus hit top gpu 63 bottom gpu 56 and thats after 3-4 hour sessions with fans only set to 50-60%
[/quote]

Is a single cpu cooling unit all it takes ? don't you have any fan ? is there any other componant than the cpu that need to be cooled with liquid cooling?
As you can see... I know very few
[quote name='xXDeltaXx' date='05 February 2012 - 11:29 PM' timestamp='1328502597' post='1365734']

If you're on a tight budget and / or aren't going to beast your machine - I'd say forget about liquid cooling.



Do you have a budget in mind?



Your best option is probably a good case that can have a load of fans - they'll keep everything at a nice temp (even with a bit of an OC). The CPU coolers for those CPUs tend to be alright - but you may wish to upgrade to a better one (if the budget allows) :)





Actually, I will beast that machine yes. I'll have RAM, GPUs, CPU all overclocked. (not to mention that I will eventually Xfire my 7970)



Does liquid cooling offer any added value over simple fan cooling ?



I'm not really on a budget, I just won't pay for any unworthy features. So yes, I'm actually looking for a best bang solution, which is all about this rig's made of. (except for the GPU, which is still overpriced).



I was getting the impression that I shouldn't go liquid cooling because of the overprice of it, but from what I can see now, liquid cpu cooling like the Corsaire H60

is far from expensive (69$) ...







[quote name='MontyQ' date='06 February 2012 - 08:15 AM' timestamp='1328534135' post='1365858']

The specs in my sig keep my cpu at max load gaming all night tops 54 degress and gpus hit top gpu 63 bottom gpu 56 and thats after 3-4 hour sessions with fans only set to 50-60%





Is a single cpu cooling unit all it takes ? don't you have any fan ? is there any other componant than the cpu that need to be cooled with liquid cooling?

As you can see... I know very few

#14
Posted 02/06/2012 07:50 PM   
[quote name='gtxmarcc' date='06 February 2012 - 02:50 PM' timestamp='1328557800' post='1366056']
Actually, I will beast that machine yes. I'll have RAM, GPUs, CPU all overclocked. (not to mention that I will eventually Xfire my 7970)

Does liquid cooling offer any added value over simple fan cooling ?

I'm not really on a budget, I just won't pay for any unworthy features. So yes, I'm actually looking for a best bang solution, which is all about this rig's made of. (except for the GPU, which is still overpriced).

I was getting the impression that I shouldn't go liquid cooling because of the overprice of it, but from what I can see now, liquid cpu cooling like the Corsaire H60
is far from expensive (69$) ...





Is a single cpu cooling unit all it takes ? don't you have any fan ? is there any other componant than the cpu that need to be cooled with liquid cooling?
As you can see... I know very few
[/quote]

Sounds like you need to do more research. The H60 isn't liquid cooling; it's an enclosed liquid loop. Apples and Oranges.
[quote name='gtxmarcc' date='06 February 2012 - 02:50 PM' timestamp='1328557800' post='1366056']

Actually, I will beast that machine yes. I'll have RAM, GPUs, CPU all overclocked. (not to mention that I will eventually Xfire my 7970)



Does liquid cooling offer any added value over simple fan cooling ?



I'm not really on a budget, I just won't pay for any unworthy features. So yes, I'm actually looking for a best bang solution, which is all about this rig's made of. (except for the GPU, which is still overpriced).



I was getting the impression that I shouldn't go liquid cooling because of the overprice of it, but from what I can see now, liquid cpu cooling like the Corsaire H60

is far from expensive (69$) ...











Is a single cpu cooling unit all it takes ? don't you have any fan ? is there any other componant than the cpu that need to be cooled with liquid cooling?

As you can see... I know very few





Sounds like you need to do more research. The H60 isn't liquid cooling; it's an enclosed liquid loop. Apples and Oranges.
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