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Water cooling vs. Air cooling for my haswell chip

Hey guys. I want to start overclocking on my i7 4770k, but I am currently using the stock cooler. I've read that haswell chips have some cooling issue, and the price I'd be paying for a fan is pretty similar to that of a water cooler (for Haswell). Does anyone have any experience/knowledge with cpu coolers for lga 1150? Any product recommendations would be appreciated as well. Thanks all.
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  1. If you are going to do alot of overclock and are ok with water cooling the Corsair H100i would be one of the best coolers you can get. It will surpass almost all air coolers and is a good water cooler.
  2. Gam3r01 said:
    If you are going to do alot of overclock and are ok with water cooling the Corsair H100i would be one of the best coolers you can get. It will surpass almost all air coolers and is a good water cooler.

    +1
  3. Gam3r01 said:
    If you are going to do alot of overclock and are ok with water cooling the Corsair H100i would be one of the best coolers you can get. It will surpass almost all air coolers and is a good water cooler.


    not necessarily

    the corsair only beat the D14H only by spinning faster. its fans on the h100i are 7-17 decibels louder, where 3x decibels are about 2x louder so at 35 db, corsair is about 4x louder than the D14H


    Watercooling is heavily influenced by ambient temperatures, watercooling does NOT necessarily mean its better than heatsinks

    To OP: it depends on how well your chip overclocks and how far you are willing to push it. there will come a limit where you will be held back by your chips thermalpaste because intel used low quality TIM between the lid and chip for both haswell and ivy bridge. the only way to fix it is voiding warranty and delliding at that point
  4. Dont get the h100i
    It has corsair link issues
    It is high priced
    Get a nzxt raven it will perform better at lower price


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  5. Dont get the h100i
    It has corsair link issues
    It is high priced
    Get a nzxt kraken x60 it will perform better at lower price


    Dont forget to close the post
  6. So it sounds like the unanimous answer is that water cooling is better. Now, it is down to deciding which water cooler to pick. The corsair h100i is the best one I've seen so far. Sn1992, when I look for nzxt raven, I just see a bunch of cases. dudewitbow, when I look up D14H, I get squat. Could you guys provide links? Really don't want to get a lousy cooler, and noise level is important to me. Thanks for your continued assistance guys.
  7. Sn1992-1361850 said:
    Dont get the h100i
    It has corsair link issues
    It is high priced
    Get a nzxt raven it will perform better at lower price


    Dont forget to close the post



    you probably mean kraken
  8. Sorry i crrected the post its a new and a much better cooler
  9. The kraken x60 is a great cooler
    CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($107.99 @ Newegg)


    Even a kraken x40 outperforms a d14 so liquid cooling is much bettr and the kraken is a great cooler x60 is better than h100i its just that corsair has got name
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/water2.0-extreme-kraken-x40-hydro-h90-elc120,3434-14.html


    Best perfrmance but on acoustics its high
    If acoustis is an issue go for kraken x40
    CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X40 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($82.99 @ Newegg)
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  11. Both look great, but the specs say that the sound levels are identical. Is that a lie? BTW, I want to be able to overclock to around 4.5 ghz. Would the x40 be able to handle that?
  12. Best answer
    With ease temps wud be between 50- 55 on load to my calculation


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  13. Yes that is specs are not exact
    Check the links i provided you with
  14. I would personally recommend the Swift Tech H220 cooler. Phenomenal cooler, ULTRA QUIET, even at 100%. You can also expand it to other water blocks without voiding the warranty. Its the pricier option, but worth it in the long run.
  15. Unless you get better than an H100, just go to the Hyper 212 EVO which is basically on par with the H100 and $65 cheaper, put the money to better DRAM SSD or GPU
  16. Thanks for your help and suggestions everyone, I really appreciate your time :)
  17. Glad they helped ub
  18. Sn1992-1361850 said:
    With ease temps wud be between 50- 55 on load to my calculation


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    i want whatever you are on. there is no way that a h100i will get 55*c temps at 4.5 ghz on a 4770k. youd be lucky to get those temps on a 2600k which runs a lot cooler then that cpu.

    op this guy is blowing smoke.
  19. cbrunnem said:
    Sn1992-1361850 said:
    With ease temps wud be between 50- 55 on load to my calculation


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    i want whatever you are on. there is no way that a h100i will get 55*c temps at 4.5 ghz on a 4770k. youd be lucky to get those temps on a 2600k which runs a lot cooler then that cpu.

    op this guy is blowing smoke.


    First of all, he was talking about the nzxt coolers (i think). Secondly, if that is true, what cooler would you recommend?
  20. In3rt1a said:
    cbrunnem said:
    Sn1992-1361850 said:
    With ease temps wud be between 50- 55 on load to my calculation


    If u like any answer mark it the best answer
    We appreciate it


    i want whatever you are on. there is no way that a h100i will get 55*c temps at 4.5 ghz on a 4770k. youd be lucky to get those temps on a 2600k which runs a lot cooler then that cpu.

    op this guy is blowing smoke.


    First of all, he was talking about the nzxt coolers (i think). Secondly, if that is true, what cooler would you recommend?


    tbh those temps are unrealistic for anything but extreme cooling solutions. i always say if you want liquid cooling dont go for the fisher price units. go real liquid cooling like an xspc raystorm kit. that kit will be around 7-12 degrees cooler in my experience.
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