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    Need Cooling Advice for Rebuild

    I am going to be rebuilding my system with a i7-2700K and a Maximus mobo. But I am up in the air about a cooling solution. I am thinking about 2 options. The links to them on Newegg is below.

    Option 1) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835181017
    Option 2) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835709004
    Option 3) Any others that are strongly recommended.

    Any thoughts on which I should go with or maybe any other recommendations. I am looking at using the system for overclocking, gaming, and even a little audio/video editing. I am not wanting to pay anymore that $110 or so for the cooling solution.

    Any advice or help would be appreciative.

    Edit:

    Cooling solutions as mentioned in the forum.

    1. Corsair H100
    2. PhanteksPH-TC14PE
    3. Noctua NH-D14
    Last edited by dragonclawz69; 03-07-2012 at 07:58 PM. Reason: Changed cooling options
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    I have the H100 does a fantastic job. Allows for a pretty good overclock too. It depends on how you mount this thing to get the most out of it. But it's still a very good CPU cooler.

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    Agree with Inner.......

    H 100 does a great job.....

    motorcycles> water cooled ( well most of them)
    Cars> Water cooled (well most of them)
    Nuclear powerplants> aircooled??

    This is the advatntages as i see it>

    You get the warm air, out from the case..
    Attack the heat peaks very fast
    Minimum stress on the mainboard..
    Easy to mount
    Maintenance free (change paste every 6 month maybe)
    Looking good
    Keeps cpu cool, even under normal OC conditions
    Silent (depending on fans)
    Somewhat cheap
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    I know there is going to be a discussion regarding this now...

    Ok the impeller wears out, but honestly. Are you going to have the same cooler in 10 years from now?

    My vote goes to> Corsair Hydro series.. i miss a upgraded version of the H 100

    Unless you dont want to build a entire watercooling system..
    Last edited by Rockford; 03-07-2012 at 03:50 PM.

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    this

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835608018

    with fan like this beat the H100


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    I would be okay with building a water cooling system from scratch but don't want to spend a fortune doing it as I am sadly on short budget. I think that if I am going to build a water cooling solution from scratch, then I may be able to go upto a $150 price tag. Any suggestions on parts?

    So far the H100 is taking the cake. Any others want to chime in?
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    Thermaltake Toughpower XT Platinum 1275W PSU
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    Quote Originally Posted by Area 66 View Post
    this

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835608018

    with fan like this beat the H100

    MM, and a tank beats that...

    H 100 does a great job up to atleast 5,1 ghz (3930K) push/pull... And that cpu produce a lot of heat..

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    Area 66, I was leaning more towards the Phanteks cooler which I know is almost identical to the Noctua version. However I have seen a few benchmark tests and reviews that show the Phantek outperforms the Noctua a little bit.

    But either way it seems that the general concensus is the H100, which is probably what I will get at this point
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    GeIL Enhanced Corsa 16GB (4x4GB) Model GEC316GB1600C9QC
    Thermaltake Toughpower XT Platinum 1275W PSU
    Thermaltake ArmorPlus VH6000BWS Full Tower Case
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    in my opinion Noctua is hype, overprized, and is more of a (identity-booster among the young ones)..

    Save your wallet instead..


    Go for air if you feel that you like it..

    Lotta vendors out there trying to get your cash, use your head, and do research..... its fun (dont become the pray)

    I cant help you with air-cooling.. But there are some of us in here that can..
    Last edited by Rockford; 03-07-2012 at 04:33 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grottslampan View Post
    MM, and a tank beats that...

    H 100 does a great job up to atleast 5,1 ghz (3930K) push/pull... And that cpu produce a lot of heat..

    I run my i7-3960X at 6.0 ghz with my D14 and my temps are under 60'C lol, ( please don't believe this )


    show me some OCCT screen so I can see the temps. and please add me some CPU-Z validation , I don't believe you have great temps with a H 100 on a 2011 CPU at 5,1 ....sorry I know enough to not beleive everything peoples throw on the web. to see is too believe , usally it' the concensus on every forums , you talk about your OC , you show it.
    Last edited by Area 66; 03-07-2012 at 05:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Area 66 View Post
    show me some OCCT screen so I can see the temps. and please add me some CPU-Z validation , I don't believe you have great temps with a H 100 on a 2011 CPU at 5,1 ....sorry I know enough to not beleive everything peoples throw on the web. to see is to beleive
    Idle 30c.. max 85c at 5,1 ghz.. / H 100
    idle 30c .....max 70-80c 5,3 ghz > i5 2500k / H 60

    I dont force you in to believe it, but that is my temps..

    If you only use the stock solutions that comes with the Corsairs, you probably wont get these temps.. But who is saying that Corsair have optimized the gear, isnt it our job , and in our interest.. and part of the fun
    Last edited by Rockford; 03-07-2012 at 05:45 PM.

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