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Rosewill Blackhawk: Salvaging vs. switching


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#1 Matt714

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 06:22 PM

Hi, 
 
According to many sources, making my noisy and clumsy Rosewill Blackhawk (anything over the power saving profile of my motherboard makes it sound like a real UH-60) more cooling efficient (and therefore overclocking friendly in the future) would be very expensive compared to merely investing in a new case. Maybe they are wrong? I like the case to some extent, it has numerous convenient USB ports.
 
I was recommended the Phanteks Enthoo, which apparently has already L337 (haven't written that in ages) cooling out of the box. Since towers have long lifespans, is the Primo  worth it vs. the Pro version? Are there better choices out there? 
 
I'l probably also replace my current heatsink with a NH-D15.
 
I don't think anything else warrants upgrading. Maybe the PSU?
 
Computer specs: 
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
Intel i7 4930
2x G.Skill 8GB DDR3
2x Gigabyte G1 GTX 980 4GB 
Rosewill PSU 750W Xtreme Series RX750-S-B
Rosewill Blackhawk case (five stock fans, space for ten) + heatsink: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO


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Posted 26 October 2014 - 01:06 PM

I built a computer for a friend using the Rosewill Blackhawk and I liked it a lot.  It has a lot of cooling built in already, and in terms of liquid cooling, is fairly compatible, with space for multiple radiators.

My personal recommendation is the corsair 900d but it is very expensive and very very large, but can fit many radiators and other cooling solutions.

I recommend getting a better CPU cooler first and looking at what kinds of temps that gets you before you change cases, for the most cost efficient temp boost.






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