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July 22, 2013 9:07:51 PM

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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July 22, 2013 9:11:45 PM

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.
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July 22, 2013 9:14:03 PM

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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.

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July 22, 2013 9:19:29 PM

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
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July 22, 2013 10:16:44 PM

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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July 22, 2013 10:17:45 PM

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




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July 22, 2013 10:33:25 PM

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.
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July 22, 2013 10:33:40 PM

Sn1992 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



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you probably mean kraken
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July 22, 2013 10:36:56 PM

Sorry i crrected the post its a new and a much better cooler
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July 22, 2013 10:50:16 PM

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-kr...


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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July 22, 2013 10:51:23 PM

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July 22, 2013 11:00:41 PM

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?
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July 22, 2013 11:10:46 PM

With ease temps wud be between 50- 55 on load to my calculation





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July 22, 2013 11:11:45 PM

Yes that is specs are not exact
Check the links i provided you with
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July 22, 2013 11:13:56 PM

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.
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July 22, 2013 11:16:16 PM

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
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July 22, 2013 11:21:45 PM

Thanks for your help and suggestions everyone, I really appreciate your time :) 
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July 22, 2013 11:26:13 PM

Glad they helped ub
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July 23, 2013 7:31:00 PM

Sn1992 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.
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July 23, 2013 8:13:26 PM

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Sn1992 said:
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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?
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July 23, 2013 8:30:28 PM

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cbrunnem said:
Sn1992 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?


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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