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Which cooler would you recommend

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I am building a new system this coming December, this link has the parts I intend on buying.  I currently own 1 650ti boost, and plan on SLI with this build.

 

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1FSt6

 

Im trying to decide between two coolers.  I have yet to decide whether I will overclock or not.  I hope the gear in that list will provide me with the option.

 

The first is the 212 Evo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

 

The second is Noctua NH-U14S: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608041

 

Ive read some pretty good reviews on the Noctua when used in rigs with substantial overclocks.  I've also read that the 212 is a decent cooler.  I have the ability to spend a few extra bucks on a good cooler.  

 

 

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Both are decent coolers with the Noctua being the better one, but it all depends on how much you want to OC. If your only looking for a mild to medium oc the evo will be fine at half the price.  After looking at your build I would go with an ssd drive for os and mabey a cheaper 7200 hd for storage and leave out the raptor, you won't be sorry you did. :rolleyes:

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I have installed countless 212 Evo's and have never had a bad experience even with heavy overclocking.  I would go with that.  

 

On a side note, any reason you went for the Velociraptor HD?  for another ~30 dollars you could get:

 

120 gig SSD for your OS plus a few games

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820721107

 

and get a 500 gig 7200 RPM drive for data

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236345

 

I assume since you mention going SLI that this rig will be primarily used for gaming.  The SSD/7200rpm drive combo would be a much better setup.  

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The raptors are quite obsolete, but very fast spinning hard drives are still in use by many large server farms and the like, because they are still less prone to failure than SSDs and they offer decent read/write speeds. Also they have a larger capacity at a lower cost usually.

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