Solved

Is a water cooler really worth it?

I'm planning to buy Cooler Master Hyper 212X army (400 more RPM than 212evo)
Because i wanna OC to 4.5 GHz or probably less, but i heard watercoolers such as h100 and h80 are much better, is it really worth that price? And I heard about the Noctua dh14 but its massive AF and the color isn't good. So should i keep with the 212x army or get h100/h80?
4 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about water cooler worth
  1. Best answer
    watercoooling is for extreme OC. and it will also cost more so your better off with the CM 212X
  2. thasan1 said:
    watercoooling is for extreme OC. and it will also cost more so your better off with the CM 212X


    Thanks
  3. unless you're buying an h100/h80 for the aesthetics (along with decent performance) I'd recommend a phantek one instead. They perform nearly as good as Noctua but without the ugly brown and beige. Those closed loop water coolers aren't usually recommended since price to performance/noise they aren't as good as a decent air cooler. Also they don't last as long and can develop problems that don't exist with air coolers.

    You may be able to get a 4.5GHz oc with the 212 though. It'll run a bit hot but depending on how well your cpu (i5-3570k?) OCs, it may work fine.
  4. slicedtoad said:
    unless you're buying an h100/h80 for the aesthetics (along with decent performance) I'd recommend a phantek one instead. They perform nearly as good as Noctua but without the ugly brown and beige. Those closed loop water coolers aren't usually recommended since price to performance/noise they aren't as good as a decent air cooler. Also they don't last as long and can develop problems that don't exist with air coolers.

    You may be able to get a 4.5GHz oc with the 212 though. It'll run a bit hot but depending on how well your cpu (i5-3570k?) OCs, it may work fine.


    I'll take a look on the phanteks :p
Ask a new question

Read More

Cooling CPUs