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first PC, Case / Cooling question 1 week 4 days ago #16353

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Hey all,

Currently ordering parts for my first build ( current parts below)

So im debating on which case to get, currently thinking of the s340 elite. but unsure of the best cooling solution / if i truly need liquid cooling. Waiting on my 8600k to arrive so i have some time. I would attempting some overclocking so i was thinking liquid cooling would be better. possibley EVGA clc 240. Question is , if i do go with s340 elite, would the CLC be a good option ? or can i get the job done with something as easy as air cooling like a hyper 212 evo.

Thanks all! and apologize - i am a bit of a noob still haha
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Components ( So far ):
GTX 1080 asus strix
core i5 8600k
asus strix z370 gaming - E
G.skill ripjaws V 16gb ram
PSU ( Pending, appreciate reccs)
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first PC, Case / Cooling question 1 week 4 days ago #16357

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For the i5 8600k, a good air cooler would be fine.

www.nzxt.com/products/s340-elite-black says "CPU Cooler: 161mm "

eg CM Hyper 212 - www.pccasegear.com/products/37766/cooler...cpu-cooler-red-cover
see www.kitguru.net/components/cooling/domin...yper-212-led-review/ for review
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first PC, Case / Cooling question 1 week 4 days ago #16358

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A Cooler Master Hyper 212 or Cryorig H7 will be enough for starters, unless you want more cooling performance for highest overclocks or low fan speeds (=less noise).

There are a lot of comparison charts out there. If it's not on the chart, you can take the i7-7700k as a reference, since it's relatively close.

Just make sure that the socket (intel LGA 1151) is supported and it fits in your case.

For the PSU: I wouldn't go 600W or above unless you plan to put in a second GPU later. Most 80+ Gold PSUs (or better) will be fine.
(My Go-To brands here are Super Flower and Seasonic, but there are decent units from EVGA, Corsair, etc. available aswell).

As for the case:
I would go with one that can fit a 240 AiO either way. If you don't use an AiO, you can still put just a fan there and improve your cooling.
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first PC, Case / Cooling question 1 week 3 days ago #16361

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Thanks guys!

Ive decided to go with Cryorig H7 as suggested. It should fit the case well, and is cheaper than liquid cooling. I also ordered a few extra case fans, as birdhunter suggested. Just to help cool the case as well. Appreciate the advice !

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first PC, Case / Cooling question 1 week 2 days ago #16368

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You've already got a cooler but since you asked for PSU recommendations as well you can get some decent deals on EVGA power supplies right now, they're a reputable brand and good brands to look for as well are corsair (not the low end ones though), cooler master, fractal, and bequiet.

Lowest end I'd go (on sale for $40 though)
www.amazon.com/EVGA-BRONZE-Warranty-Test...600-KR/dp/B00EON40CS
Next step up:
www.amazon.com/EVGA-BRONZE-Warranty-Test...R/dp/B01MTJTO2O?th=1

If you plan on getting another GPU go 750+, at that point I also recommend getting a gold rating psu just to save your power bill.
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first PC, Case / Cooling question 1 week 2 days ago #16370

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Thanks Maurice for your tips

I actually had just finalized and ordered everything last night. For PSU i went with 650 gold EVGA. It may have been overkill, but i didnt feel comfortable getting 550 when the recc is 520 W for my GPU alone. This may have been a rookie move. feedback always welcome. 600W bronze could have been a smarter call too, price wise.

so final build will be:
GTX 1080 asus strix
core i5 8600k
CryoRig H7
asus strix z370 gaming - E
G.skill ripjaws V 16gb ram 3000mhz
Samsung Evo 960 500GB m.2
WD 1 TB HDD
EVGA Supernova 650 G3
NZXT 350 elite (White)

Thanks all for the help. Looking forward to building this thing, has been a lot of time and research put in. This will be my first PC, have been using my 2011 macbook pro since i can remember, and a 2008 asus laptop before that haha. So needless to say this will be a decent upgrade.

Appreciate all the support!
thanks for any feedback too
Best,
Thrash
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first PC, Case / Cooling question 1 week 1 day ago #16375

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The PSU most GPU manufacturers recommend includes the rest of the system + a lot of reserve, because they assume the worst (crappy oem/off-brand psu's) and therefore calculate high to not be on the safe side and not getting sued.

I usually use sides like
outervision.com/power-supply-calculator
to calculate the power needed and then maybe add another 50-100W, depending on the build (to have some headroom for fans, LEDs, Servos, Overclocks, etc.).

More for Workstations and Media-PCs (because they typically run 24/7) and less for casual office or gaming machines.
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