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Need help choosing an AIO Liquid Cooler

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April 15, 2014 2:24:29 PM

I am currently using an h100i all in one liquid cooling unit direct die mounted on a 3770k and am not very happy with it. Even before de-lidding my 3770k, it never seemed to put enough pressure on my cpu. i swapped out the stock stand offs that came with it for some mother board stand offs and screws. i use arctic silver 5, which is my preferred paste, and yes, i know how to apply it properly. the temps are nice and low, about 67 celcuis at max load on prime 95 and intelburn test, but after about a month, it seems to go back to not having enough pressure on the cpu, max around 80 celcius then. I then have to take it off, bend the metal mounts back a bit. Looking for a new cooling unit, any suggestions? Now that i got a second 780ti, i would like to overclock higher
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April 15, 2014 2:27:33 PM

What motherboard? I know some Asus boards I think have issues with some of the AIO coolers because of the board thickness and most AIO will suffer from that.

Really if you want to go all in, get a real water cooling unit. AIO's are nice but not much above any good fan coolers. An XPC starter system for a real water cooler is only about $150.
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April 15, 2014 2:33:18 PM

its a sabertooth z77
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April 15, 2014 3:09:16 PM

getochkn said:
What motherboard? I know some Asus boards I think have issues with some of the AIO coolers because of the board thickness and most AIO will suffer from that.

Really if you want to go all in, get a real water cooling unit. AIO's are nice but not much above any good fan coolers. An XPC starter system for a real water cooler is only about $150.


they scare me. i have over $3000 in hardware in that case

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