So I was wondering if Ill go with air or liquid cooling.
For air cooling, budget wise gusto ko si evo 212 as this was a preferred budget cooler as per google.
For performance wise, I was thinking of getting the Noctua NH-D15. But for the price, I might as well go for liquid cooling.
Kung mag liquid cool lang rin naman, Zalman Reserator 3 Max Dual ang choice ko.
I would suggest you go with aircooling. The design of the Zalman Reserator 3 Max looks "unusual" for an AIO watercooler since it is not using a regular radiator. Plus the fan looks to be proprietary and if it breaks you won't be able to replace it. If you really prefer an AIO watercooler, I suggest you go with a more popular model like Corsair H80i GT or take a look at the Fractal Kelvin T12.
Personally I would go for a good CPU aircooler like Noctua NH-U12S which is reliable, quiet, and maintenance free. The Noctua NH-D15 is also a good choice if you plan to upgrade to a Core i7 in the future. But check and make sure it will not cause incompatibilities with your motherboard since you are using Micro-ATX. The front fan of the Noctua NH-D15 can overlap with the first two memory slots and the fins can overlap with the nearest PCI-E slot. A better model would be the Noctua NH-D15S
which has an offset design.
Are the sockets will be compatible for future CPU upgrades?
I plan to get an i7 next year.
The Noctua CPU coolers are compatible with Intel sockets for Ivy Bridge, Haswell, and Skylake processors. So if you upgrade to a Core i7 Skylake processor next year you will still be able to reuse the Noctua CPU cooler. If you are not overclocking the Core i7, a Noctua NH-U12S should be more than adequate. But if you plan to do a moderate overclock on a Core i7 then I recommend you get the more powerful Noctua NH-D15S.
Any more recommendations?
In addition to the Noctua coolers and Cooler Master Hyper 212X, also take a look at ID Cooling SE-204K
and the Deep Cool Gamerstorm Lucifer / Assassin
Been looking around about fans and it seems na limited lang choices dito sa pinas.
Not many choices for 200mm fans for your Tecware Carbon case but these are available:
- Bitfenix Spectre Pro 200mm
- Cooler Master Megaflow 200mm
- NZXT FN-200RB / FS-200RB / FZ-200 200mm
For 120mm or 140mm fans there are many models available from Noctua, Scythe, Corsair, and many more.