Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Is a water cooler really worth it?

Last response: in CPUs
Share
May 10, 2013 12:57:58 AM

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?

More about : water cooler worth

Best solution

a b à CPUs
May 10, 2013 1:04:26 AM

watercoooling is for extreme OC. and it will also cost more so your better off with the CM 212X
Share
May 10, 2013 1:19:21 AM

thasan1 said:
watercoooling is for extreme OC. and it will also cost more so your better off with the CM 212X


Thanks
m
0
l
Related resources
a b à CPUs
May 10, 2013 1:19:30 AM

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.
m
0
l
May 10, 2013 1:23:19 AM

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 
m
0
l
!