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corsair H80i or H75 on i5 @4GHz

as simple as i can put it, if i plan to run an i5 4690K @4gz, which of these (or their double fan cousins) would be a better solution for keeping the i5 cool? i know that a good air cooler would also serve me fine, but ATM, the place where i shop doesn't have that good of a selection of air coolers for the 1150 socket.

http://www.microcenter.com/product/404943/Hydro_Series_H80i_Extreme_Performance_Liquid_CPU_Cooler

http://www.microcenter.com/product/426128/Hydro_Series_H75_High_Performance_Liquid_CPU_Cooler
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  1. You should buy something like the H100 if you want to overclock to 4ghz.
  2. Tserot said:
    You should buy something like the H100 if you want to overclock to 4ghz.


    thats what i thought, on that note, the 105 is newer, but the 100i seems to have a thinker block, between the 2 what would you suggest?
  3. Honestly that's only a 100MHz boost over the turbo speed. You'd be fine with something like a Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO.

    I'd recommend a Noctua NH-D14 over any of those closed loops most of the time.

    Edit: Seems I didn't actually read your post, lol. I stick by what I said but if I had to go closed loop then one of the H1xx's would be fine.
  4. Actually, the H105 is thicker (38mm compared to 27mm of the H100i), but both should work just fine.
    With that in mind you could buy the cheapest one or go for the H105 if you want to overclock further.
  5. JOOK-D said:
    Honestly that's only a 100MHz boost over the turbo speed. You'd be fine with something like a Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO.

    I'd recommend a Noctua NH-D14 over any of those closed loops most of the time.

    Edit: Seems I didn't actually read your post, lol. I stick by what I said but if I had to go closed loop then one of the H1xx's would be fine.


    ive looked for an air cooler for the 1150 socket, at least at the place i get my parts, and im not impressed by what they have.
  6. I just built and oced a 4690k yesterday, I was running 73c at max load with a hyper 212 @ 4.2 ghz.

    The h100i or h105 would be suitable if you wanted like 4.5 or higher.

    No point wasting money if you plan on just 4ghz
  7. only problem is, my local dealer only has these as far as 1150 heat sinks go: http://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?Ntk=all&N=4294966927+4294915396&cat=LGA-1150-%3a-CPU%2fGPU%2c-Chipset-Heatsinks-%3a-Air-%26-Water-Cooling-%3a-Computer-Parts-%3a-Micro-Center

    i guest if i had to i could order it, but i want to have all my parts at once.

    though now that my head cleared, isn't intel supposed to release broadwell by next year? so by that time the problem could solve itself.
  8. i must be tired since i just realized this. 1150 goes into an 1155 socket rite?, it just uses 5 less pins, so if that actually were the case, if a cooler was marketed for the 1155 socket, would it then not 'fit' the 1150 socket?
  9. Best answer
    An 1150 cpu will not go into a 1155 motherboard, but a cpu cooler that is for 1155 will work for an 1150 cpu. I also reccommend going with a hyper 212 for a 4ghz overclock.
  10. ya, socket thing aside, the logic for the cooler works out. bata bing, bata boom, gents you have helped my solve on of the bigger questions of this build, you have my thanks.
  11. one last thing, do y'all have any recommendations as to what fan (or set of) would be a good replacement for the stock fan that comes with the cooler?
  12. There's really no need to replace it.
  13. JOOK-D said:
    There's really no need to replace it.


    ok, so i want to use the stock, and just add another, find an inexpensive one that can push lots of air?
  14. thehardwarehacker said:
    JOOK-D said:
    There's really no need to replace it.


    ok, so i want to use the stock, and just add another, find an inexpensive one that can push lots of air?


    There tends to be very little difference when a second fan is added to a 212 EVO. If you did want to though, corsair SP 120's would be what I'd default to.
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