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H80i, h90, or x40 for i7 4770k oc'ing?

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July 27, 2013 12:29:15 AM

Hey guys. This is kind of a repost, since I already have one thread about water coolers up, but I did some of my own research, and new info has come into light. I have narrowed down the coolers I can/want to get to the three in the title. All three are fairly similar in price, so I am just wondering which one is the best for overclocking my i7 4770k to 4.5 ghz. Thanks all.
PS running a corsair 300r as my case, but I think any of these would fit fine?

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July 27, 2013 12:31:58 AM

In3rt1a said:
Hey guys. This is kind of a repost, since I already have one thread about water coolers up, but I did some of my own research, and new info has come into light. I have narrowed down the coolers I can/want to get to the three in the title. All three are fairly similar in price, so I am just wondering which one is the best for overclocking my i7 4770k to 4.5 ghz. Thanks all.


Nzxt Kraken X40

Edit : you will need 140 Fan opening for that.
July 27, 2013 12:34:26 AM

SNA3 said:
In3rt1a said:
Hey guys. This is kind of a repost, since I already have one thread about water coolers up, but I did some of my own research, and new info has come into light. I have narrowed down the coolers I can/want to get to the three in the title. All three are fairly similar in price, so I am just wondering which one is the best for overclocking my i7 4770k to 4.5 ghz. Thanks all.


Nzxt Kraken X40

Edit : you will need 140 Fan opening for that.

I don't believe the 300r has one. Newegg is saying that it only supports 120mm radiators. Can you confirm or refute that?
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July 27, 2013 12:41:14 AM

In3rt1a said:
SNA3 said:
In3rt1a said:
Hey guys. This is kind of a repost, since I already have one thread about water coolers up, but I did some of my own research, and new info has come into light. I have narrowed down the coolers I can/want to get to the three in the title. All three are fairly similar in price, so I am just wondering which one is the best for overclocking my i7 4770k to 4.5 ghz. Thanks all.


Nzxt Kraken X40

Edit : you will need 140 Fan opening for that.

I don't believe the 300r has one. Newegg is saying that it only supports 120mm radiators. Can you confirm or refute that?


here is the spec of the 300R

http://www.corsair.com/carbide-series-300r-compact-pc-g...

well it looks Tight to me , I think the 140 fan will fit but the Radiator not ...

choose wider case ...
July 27, 2013 12:42:35 AM

SNA3 said:
In3rt1a said:
SNA3 said:
In3rt1a said:
Hey guys. This is kind of a repost, since I already have one thread about water coolers up, but I did some of my own research, and new info has come into light. I have narrowed down the coolers I can/want to get to the three in the title. All three are fairly similar in price, so I am just wondering which one is the best for overclocking my i7 4770k to 4.5 ghz. Thanks all.


Nzxt Kraken X40

Edit : you will need 140 Fan opening for that.

I don't believe the 300r has one. Newegg is saying that it only supports 120mm radiators. Can you confirm or refute that?


here is the spec of the 300R

http://www.corsair.com/carbide-series-300r-compact-pc-g...

well it looks Tight to me , I think the 140 fan will fit but the Radiator not ...

choose wider case ...


To late... Already sent in MIR on the 300r :p . I guess it is the h80i by default then?
July 27, 2013 7:31:40 AM

If you really want an AiO, out of these I would have picked the H80i anyways.
July 27, 2013 10:20:07 AM

Som3one said:
If you really want an AiO, out of these I would have picked the H80i anyways.


Do you think it will cool my 4770k efficiently? As long as I can overclock to 4.5 ghz without frying my cpu, I will be happy.
July 27, 2013 10:39:13 AM

I just now checked out the 300r video at newegg, and it has quite a few mounting points for 140mm fans. Can i fit a 140mm radiator on one of these guys?
July 27, 2013 11:41:45 AM

In3rt1a said:

Do you think it will cool my 4770k efficiently? As long as I can overclock to 4.5 ghz without frying my cpu, I will be happy.

Ok, first of all, I personally wouldn´t go for an AiO cooling solution with only a 120/140mm rad. IMO it´s just not worth the price over an highend air cooler that performs pretty much the same.
But that´s your choice. ;) 

4,5GHz with an H80i? Always depends on your chip of course. If you get a golden one, this should be doable. Same if you plan on delidding your chip.
But if you only get an average chip and do not want to delid it, 4,5GHz might be a bit too much for the H80i. I´d be expecting temps in the 90s.
Of course I could be wrong.

July 27, 2013 2:38:58 PM

Som3one said:
In3rt1a said:

Do you think it will cool my 4770k efficiently? As long as I can overclock to 4.5 ghz without frying my cpu, I will be happy.

Ok, first of all, I personally wouldn´t go for an AiO cooling solution with only a 120/140mm rad. IMO it´s just not worth the price over an highend air cooler that performs pretty much the same.
But that´s your choice. ;) 

4,5GHz with an H80i? Always depends on your chip of course. If you get a golden one, this should be doable. Same if you plan on delidding your chip.
But if you only get an average chip and do not want to delid it, 4,5GHz might be a bit too much for the H80i. I´d be expecting temps in the 90s.
Of course I could be wrong.



yes it is worth the price.. the point of closed water cooler is not only performance , it has the following advantages :

1- mother board clearance and easy to install and remove RAMS .
2-no heavy weight on the motherboard at all ... the air cooler at like a mmamoth sitting on the cpu and motherboard .. while the water cooler puts the weight on the case not on the motherboard and cpu .. try to move the pc fast and you will regret it , or ship it , or put it in the car and drive ...
3- installing is very easy , and all motherboards are compatable , no headache ..
4- can fit in any case , and any hight..
5- the huge heat pipes wont touch the GPU card
6- looks very VERY good from a window ...

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July 27, 2013 2:41:02 PM
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In3rt1a said:
I just now checked out the 300r video at newegg, and it has quite a few mounting points for 140mm fans. Can i fit a 140mm radiator on one of these guys?


lol I already showed you the link to the case and it says can take 6 FANS 140/120

the problem here is not about the Fan it is about the Radiator ... if you look carefully you will find it 140x170 and not 140x140

so you need clearance ..

the best thing is send them email or see it in a shop ..I dont have experience with that case sadly ...
July 28, 2013 1:58:55 AM

SNA3 said:

3- installing is very easy , and all motherboards are compatable , no headache ..
4- can fit in any case , and any hight..
5- the huge heat pipes wont touch the GPU card



You just can say this as a general rule.
July 28, 2013 2:00:18 AM

Thanks everyone for your time and replies. I finally decided to crack open the case and do some of my own measurements, and I should have enough room for these coolers. And I DID remember to calculate for both the radiator dimensions and the fan dimensions combined :p 
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