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#1 Aug 17 2012 at 7:17 PM Rating: Decent
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Hey everyone I have been timely researching with cooler to get for my build. I plan to overlock it a little but not a whole lot and heard a corsair h60 may not be enough. I am not opposed to air cool but I am worried about weight on my motherboard. What do you guys think I am trying to stay under 80 dollars.
#2 Aug 17 2012 at 8:42 PM Rating: Decent
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That processor overclocks fine on air. The standard fan that comes with the CPU will be fine unless you're pushing for really high overclocks. Save your money Smiley: nod

On second thought, you'd have to actually measure what you get on air first to get a baseline. It's completely possible that your CPU will overclock with low enough voltage on a stock fan that it wouldn't matter what cooling you had.

Edited, Aug 17th 2012 10:47pm by FilthMcNasty
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#3 Aug 17 2012 at 11:03 PM Rating: Good
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If you are only slightly oc'ing your cpu ... i wouldn't worry about it.

But if you are looking for a definite answer ... go Here.



Edited, Aug 18th 2012 1:09am by Teneleven
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#5 Aug 18 2012 at 12:45 AM Rating: Decent
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There is no definite answer. He has to see how far he can push his processor on air before he can even get an idea of what he needs for cooling. Some people can crack 5 juggahertz on air because their CPU doesn't need high voltage and others need liquid just to maintain a moderate overclock because their CPU needs 1.5 whatchamawattz of voltage.

I guarantee if you go to an overclocking forum and ask this question you'll get the same answer.
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Its personal preference and all, but yes we need to educate WoW players that this is OUR game, these are Characters and not Toons. Time to beat that into them one at a time.
#6 Aug 18 2012 at 7:44 AM Rating: Decent
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Personally id go with a CM Hyper 212+ or its EVO counterpart(same cooler just a different base) In push/pull config with 2 gentle typhoons.Should keep your chip nice and cool.Good luck man.

Noctua NH-D14
In my opinion one of the best air coolers on the market for under 100 bucks.

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Another great choice it's still on the top of the charts for the price for performance.Under 40 bucks its basically a steal.If you browse around you can get one for around 20-25 bucks.Which should keep your 3770k cool depending on the voltage u push to it.
#7 Aug 18 2012 at 11:08 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm going for this in a couple months. Only weighs little over 500g as well if you're looking for light.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835288001

Hardware secrets called it the best air cooler they ever tested.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/EVGA-Superclock-CPU-Cooler-Review/1336
#8 Aug 18 2012 at 1:31 PM Rating: Good
Also, make sure your case is a decent size. Often read people picking up these behemoth coolers that don't fit inside and are stuck leaving the sides of the case off. I have the h50 and things pretty **** small with good cooling overall.
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#9 Aug 18 2012 at 9:12 PM Rating: Decent
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boogyman42701 wrote:
I'm going for this in a couple months. Only weighs little over 500g as well if you're looking for light.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835288001

Hardware secrets called it the best air cooler they ever tested.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/EVGA-Superclock-CPU-Cooler-Review/1336


All that is, is another EVGA rebrand of a Swiftech product which was the Polaris.While Still not a bad Heatsink for the price you can get better.Not to mention 50Db/A for a fan is pretty loud considering it gets up to 2500Rpm @ 84 CFM.While most coolers reviewed to are using 1000-2000 RPM fans.Just figured id toss this out there.Here is up against the 212+ Ofc everyone and their mother knows how much bettter the 212 performs when put in push/pull config with fans such as scythe GTs.Anywho good luck.

Comparison between Superclock(polaris) vs 212+
#10 Aug 19 2012 at 1:57 PM Rating: Decent
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Thanks for all the great advice. From what I gathered ffxiv does not utilize hyper threading. Would it be more cost effective to go the 3570k route and put the 100 bucks toward a gtx 680sc or gtx 670 sc 4gb?
#11 Aug 19 2012 at 2:45 PM Rating: Decent
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No one has played the new graphics engine so no one will be able to tell you what kind of result you'd get from a better GPU. That said, you wouldn't be able to gauge what kind of performance increase you get for the money.
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#12 Aug 19 2012 at 2:51 PM Rating: Decent
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It was more of a generalized question not pertaining to 2.0. If needed we could use 1.0 as a starting point.
#13 Aug 19 2012 at 5:14 PM Rating: Decent
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levauron wrote:
It was more of a generalized question not pertaining to 2.0. If needed we could use 1.0 as a starting point.


Right, but it wouldn't make sense to make an investment knowing that something in the market would soon change would it? Just sayin, if you want to be sure that you can run at high settings you could get something that plays the game currently at those settings. Just keep in mind that when 2.0 hits you'll likely have more GPU than you need.
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Rinsui wrote:
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HaibaneRenmei wrote:
30 bucks is almost free

cocodojo wrote:
Its personal preference and all, but yes we need to educate WoW players that this is OUR game, these are Characters and not Toons. Time to beat that into them one at a time.
#14 Aug 20 2012 at 9:24 AM Rating: Excellent
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levauron wrote:
Thanks for all the great advice. From what I gathered ffxiv does not utilize hyper threading. Would it be more cost effective to go the 3570k route and put the 100 bucks toward a gtx 680sc or gtx 670 sc 4gb?


From what I've seen, the differences between the ivy bridge i5 and i7 range from no difference at all to a few frames higher when at similar clock speeds. A few references after a quick google search.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/core-i7-3770k-i5-3570k_6.html#sect0
http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i7-3770k-and-3750-review-with-z77/24
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2012/05/01/intel-core-i5-3570k-cpu-review/6

If we're buying new, the i5 is roughly 2/3 the price of an i7 on amazon and newegg. If you're buying used or find a good sale or a nice deal from somewhere else, that price may differ. I can't speak for FFXIV 2.0, but for gaming in general, for the price and performance the i5 is far more appealing to me, and would without question be my choice if I were to get an ivy bridge CPU right now. Whether you find the extra $100 to be a worthy investment to you is your call.

Oh, and as for the cpu cooler, I was going to recommend the Hyper 212 plus cooler, as I got one a week ago for $20 with free shipping on newegg which I felt was just too good to pass up, but it seems the price has jumped to $30. The Evo, after rebate, is the same price now rather than the $15 difference it was when I got it, so that'd likely be the better option if you were to go for something from Cooler Master.

Edited, Aug 20th 2012 11:35am by Susanoh
#15 Aug 27 2012 at 8:28 AM Rating: Default
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On the original thread I have an i7 3770k as well, I would never use the stock fan to over clock. Will it work ok and keep your temps down ? long as you dont go too high yes. How good will it work in the long run? Considering its 340$ chip right now I would put a decent cooler in it, to protect the investment personally Im using a Thearmaltake water 2.0 very easy install, and my temps on the current FF system at max settings - everything maxed out don't reach above 55, running at 4.4, now I'm not aggressively pushing the thing, but than again I am already annoyed this game is the only thing other than a stress test that even gets above 50c.

As for your other question if I could I'd def take the money back and spend the extra 100$ on the GPU and go for an i5-xxxk series. Over clocking the CPU so far has given me very little increase in performance, as in almost non existent. Over clocking my gtx 570 on the other hand has given me pretty big bump, so I'm going to draw the conclusion that while the i7 is def a better product just bang for your buck FPS you'd get more out of your 100$ in a card than you would in the processor but, that's just my 2c.
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