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Windows 7: New Intel build advice

28 Jan 2013   #11
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I really like mine, it is quiet, doesn't take up much room and cools like a beast. They have 140mm units now, and if you are in the market for a case, I'd recommend buying one that had a 140mm mounting option in the rear where the exhaust fan goes. Just a thought.


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29 Jan 2013   #12
edilee012

Win7 64
 
 

I will definately be upgrading my case either when I get the new components or soon after but the closed loop coolers look like the ticket.
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29 Jan 2013   #13
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

For an Ivy Bridge system, unless you are going to be pushing it to the limits, you only need a single radiator model(not the dual radiator models like the Corsair H100/H100i). If your current case can only accept a 120mm fan in the back, then you are stuck with a 120mm water cooling unit(it's not bad at all, but if you can start out with a 140mm unit, you are better off!) If you buy a case before you buy the water cooling unit, you can find one that has a 120/140mm mount in the back and you can get one of the new 140mm coolers. I suggest looking into Fractal Designs line of cases. The Fractal Design Arc Midi or Define R4 is a very good case at a good price. I have never heard of anybody buying one and NOT loving it. I also know they have 140mm fan openings in the rear of the case......which would be perfect for the NZXT Kraken X40 liquid cooler. If you are going to buy a liquid cooling unit before you get your case, I can give you some options on 120mm models too.
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