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May 20, 2013 7:10:09 PM

Hello like the title says i have an AMD FX 8350 OC'd to 4.5 and im running the 212 EVO and my idle temps are between 108f and 111f and around 136f while gaming. Now im looking for a decent closed loop liquid cooling system and the CORSAIR H60 is on sale on newegg for $60. Would this be a worthwhile upgrade? Would prefer to keep the cost down atm. Thanks in advance!
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May 20, 2013 9:54:48 PM

Not really an upgrade, more of a sidegrade - to keep costs down, keep running the Hyper 212
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May 20, 2013 11:36:14 PM

Actually ended up buying the H100. Got it on sale for $78 so im hoping i'll see a difference in temps with this cooler.
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May 21, 2013 3:26:34 AM

KingYodel said:
Actually ended up buying the H100. Got it on sale for $78 so im hoping i'll see a difference in temps with this cooler.


Get a pair of noctua nff12s http://www.amazon.co.uk/Noctua-NF-F12PWM-Case-Fan-120/d...
or sp120s http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CO-9050006-WW-Series-Ed...
To properly optimise your H100
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May 21, 2013 4:38:14 AM

KingYodel said:
Actually ended up buying the H100. Got it on sale for $78 so im hoping i'll see a difference in temps with this cooler.


In most situations, the difference between the two is typically a few degrees (C). You would've been better served with the widely recommend Noctua NH-D14 air cooler if you were determined to upgrade. Closed-loop liquid coolers are really more gimmicky than anything.
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May 21, 2013 5:52:52 AM

DSzymborski said:
KingYodel said:
Actually ended up buying the H100. Got it on sale for $78 so im hoping i'll see a difference in temps with this cooler.


In most situations, the difference between the two is typically a few degrees (C). You would've been better served with the widely recommend Noctua NH-D14 air cooler if you were determined to upgrade. Closed-loop liquid coolers are really more gimmicky than anything.


the noc is a good cooler but under load the H100 will blow it out of the water no pun intended

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8HsjgtMzEg

and we all trust linus and NCIX
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May 21, 2013 6:43:17 AM

catshannon said:
DSzymborski said:
KingYodel said:
Actually ended up buying the H100. Got it on sale for $78 so im hoping i'll see a difference in temps with this cooler.


In most situations, the difference between the two is typically a few degrees (C). You would've been better served with the widely recommend Noctua NH-D14 air cooler if you were determined to upgrade. Closed-loop liquid coolers are really more gimmicky than anything.


the noc is a good cooler but under load the H100 will blow it out of the water no pun intended

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8HsjgtMzEg

and we all trust linus and NCIX


Meh. Soderstrom on Tom's got 4 degrees for an H100 over the Noctua with a 3960x at full load. Less at Vortez. Guru3D had the H100 beating the NH-D14 by 1 degree at load and actually warmer by 5 degrees at idle.

H100 is one of the best of the basic closed loop kits, but even a closed loop comes with its share of attendant headaches. Some literally -- the H100 stock fans aren't exactly whisper silent.
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May 21, 2013 6:53:40 AM

DSzymborski said:
catshannon said:
DSzymborski said:
KingYodel said:
Actually ended up buying the H100. Got it on sale for $78 so im hoping i'll see a difference in temps with this cooler.


In most situations, the difference between the two is typically a few degrees (C). You would've been better served with the widely recommend Noctua NH-D14 air cooler if you were determined to upgrade. Closed-loop liquid coolers are really more gimmicky than anything.


the noc is a good cooler but under load the H100 will blow it out of the water no pun intended

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8HsjgtMzEg

and we all trust linus and NCIX


Meh. Soderstrom on Tom's got 4 degrees for an H100 over the Noctua with a 3960x at full load. Less at Vortez. Guru3D had the H100 beating the NH-D14 by 1 degree at load and actually warmer by 5 degrees at idle.

H100 is one of the best of the basic closed loop kits, but even a closed loop comes with its share of attendant headaches. Some literally -- the H100 stock fans aren't exactly whisper silent.


This is why you have to put the NFF12s on the h100 properly optimised static pressure fans will make all the difference and it wont lose to a air cooler

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May 21, 2013 7:11:34 AM

catshannon said:
DSzymborski said:
catshannon said:
DSzymborski said:
KingYodel said:
Actually ended up buying the H100. Got it on sale for $78 so im hoping i'll see a difference in temps with this cooler.


In most situations, the difference between the two is typically a few degrees (C). You would've been better served with the widely recommend Noctua NH-D14 air cooler if you were determined to upgrade. Closed-loop liquid coolers are really more gimmicky than anything.


the noc is a good cooler but under load the H100 will blow it out of the water no pun intended

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8HsjgtMzEg

and we all trust linus and NCIX


Meh. Soderstrom on Tom's got 4 degrees for an H100 over the Noctua with a 3960x at full load. Less at Vortez. Guru3D had the H100 beating the NH-D14 by 1 degree at load and actually warmer by 5 degrees at idle.

H100 is one of the best of the basic closed loop kits, but even a closed loop comes with its share of attendant headaches. Some literally -- the H100 stock fans aren't exactly whisper silent.


This is why you have to put the NFF12s on the h100 properly optimised static pressure fans will make all the difference and it wont lose to a air cooler



True, but those pretty awesome fans make all their applications better and more quiet! I'd wager most of the people we advise are going to use the stock fans. I can envision plenty of scenarios in which the closed loop cooler is preferable, but I'd wager in most of them, the person already knows what they can and can't do.
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May 21, 2013 7:14:30 AM

DSzymborski said:
catshannon said:
DSzymborski said:
catshannon said:
DSzymborski said:
KingYodel said:
Actually ended up buying the H100. Got it on sale for $78 so im hoping i'll see a difference in temps with this cooler.


In most situations, the difference between the two is typically a few degrees (C). You would've been better served with the widely recommend Noctua NH-D14 air cooler if you were determined to upgrade. Closed-loop liquid coolers are really more gimmicky than anything.


the noc is a good cooler but under load the H100 will blow it out of the water no pun intended

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8HsjgtMzEg

and we all trust linus and NCIX


Meh. Soderstrom on Tom's got 4 degrees for an H100 over the Noctua with a 3960x at full load. Less at Vortez. Guru3D had the H100 beating the NH-D14 by 1 degree at load and actually warmer by 5 degrees at idle.

H100 is one of the best of the basic closed loop kits, but even a closed loop comes with its share of attendant headaches. Some literally -- the H100 stock fans aren't exactly whisper silent.


This is why you have to put the NFF12s on the h100 properly optimised static pressure fans will make all the difference and it wont lose to a air cooler



True, but those pretty awesome fans make all their applications better and more quiet! I'd wager most of the people we advise are going to use the stock fans. I can envision plenty of scenarios in which the closed loop cooler is preferable, but I'd wager in most of them, the person already knows what they can and can't do.


even using sp 120s will win but i see your point if you invest in water you need to do some resaerch

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May 21, 2013 9:13:57 AM

Thanks for the input, i ended up getting the Corsair CO-9050006-WW fans since the rest of my case is color coded red and black. Just figured this would be a good place to start with a water cooler and the price was pretty good.
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May 22, 2013 4:32:59 PM

KingYodel said:
Thanks for the input, i ended up getting the Corsair CO-9050006-WW fans since the rest of my case is color coded red and black. Just figured this would be a good place to start with a water cooler and the price was pretty good.


cool sp120s are great for static pressure and are imo more quiet than the nff12s and dont look like a fan designed in Tatooine ;) 
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