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Air cooling vs water cooling i5-3570k

Last response: in Overclocking
November 21, 2013 10:20:22 AM

Hello there!

I am going to buy a new cooler for my i5-3570k, as I have a stock cooler right now. I just can't choose that what kind of cooler should I buy?

I'll tell my PC specs here
-CPU: I5-3570K
-RAM: 4x4GB (16GB) Kingston Beast
-CASE: Fractal Design Define R4
-GPU: GTX 660 Ti

And rest:
-HDD: Seagate 1TB 64MB
-SSD: Kingston V300 120GB
-PSU: XFX 550w

Should I try water cooling (Corsair Hydro H75 for example), or should I go with air cooling (NZXT HAVIK 140 for example)? Is water cooler more silent than air cooler? Do I get lower temps with water cooler? I don't really know know what to choose. Oh, and I if air cooling is better, I don't want to get any RAM blocking issues. I am going to overclock it to atleast 4.5Ghz. So, what kind of cooler should I get?

Thanks :) 
November 21, 2013 11:18:22 AM

Where do you live? UK/US or other?
November 21, 2013 11:38:25 AM

I live in Finland.
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November 21, 2013 11:53:21 AM

Can you post a few links to hardware stores you have over there?
November 21, 2013 12:29:31 PM

Don't worry mate, I live in the UK and I feel jealous looking at the price of hardware in the USA ;) 
How much is the max that you are willing to spend?
I'd go for water-cooling IMO, probably something from Corsair like the H60, H80i or H100i.

November 21, 2013 2:09:19 PM

Well, I think the max price should be 90€. I don't want to get overkill cooler, but just a very good one for my setup. :3

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November 21, 2013 2:44:43 PM

The Corsair H60 is a good one, and the website listed seems pretty good :D 
November 21, 2013 2:53:16 PM

Thank you for help! I appreciate that! I'll search for some benchmarks of this product :) 
November 21, 2013 3:16:26 PM

No worries, don't forget to pick as solution! :D 
November 21, 2013 4:30:37 PM

Get the H100 or forget about water cooling IMO. Otherwise you might as well just get an air cooler like the NH-D14 in my opinion.
November 22, 2013 8:43:44 AM

I prefer the H60 to air cooling. It runs my CPU cooler and quieter, and think of Corsair as a very good brand in the computer-verse
November 25, 2013 6:57:47 AM

Okay. I decided to use air cooling, as it is more quiet than water cooling :] I have searched about good air coolers, and I found this "Noctua NH-D14". I am probably going to buy this, but now I have a new question;

Does this cooler fit on my case, and does it block any ram etc? You can see my part list on first post.