Best starting air cooler! Upgrade to water cooling afterwards

Hi, I was wondering what the best air cooler would be for me? I want an air cooler for now, then upgrade it and start overclocking since this is my 1st pc build.

Here's how my build might be looking so far:
CPU - i7 8700k
CPU Cooler - Noctua NH D15s
MotherBoard - Maximus Formula X
GPU - Asus 1080ti Strix OC
Storage - M.2 960 evo 500gb, 2TB seagate Barracuda @7200rpm
RAM - ? (posted in Memory forums to see which one best fits my needs)
PSU - 850w EVGA G2
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    Hi, I was wondering what the best air cooler would be for me? I want an air cooler for now, then upgrade it and start overclocking since this is my 1st pc build.

    Here's how my build might be looking so far:
    CPU - i7 8700k
    CPU Cooler - Noctua NH D15s
    MotherBoard - Maximus Formula X
    GPU - Asus 1080ti Strix OC
    Storage - M.2 960 evo 500gb, 2TB seagate Barracuda @7200rpm
    RAM - ? (posted in Memory forums to see which one best fits my needs)
    PSU - 850w EVGA G2
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  2. Any cheap air cooler that fits your CPU is likely fine to run at stock speeds. Just find the correct socket that is compatible.

    If you're looking to get into watercooling, what are your goals? How much are you willing to spend? Are we talking AIO boxed cooler or full watercooling loop?
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