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Liquid Cooling Question

In my PC, I am using a Corsair H80i, and the CPU (AMD Athlon X4 760k) runs at about 50-60 degrees idle on the desktop. I was wondering if that's a result to be expected with an "extreme performance" liquid cooler from Corsair. I was using the stock heat sink to get some similar temperatures while at idle. The following picture is showing that the CPU was at about 5% utilization at almost 50 degrees. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-9gH5SySbhFV0h5QzJsN0R6YUE/view?usp=sharing

Or in this one, the CPU is at about 50% and 70 degrees. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-9gH5SySbhFWmdldTZrcVFYRVE/view?usp=sharing

Thanks for your help.
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  1. Could try changing the thermal compound, may have too much or too litlle, but then too the H80 isn't that good a cooler, the Hyper 212 EVO air cooler an like half the price is better - as is the Cryorig H7
  2. Tradesman1 said:
    Could try changing the thermal compound, may have too much or too litlle, but then too the H80 isn't that good a cooler, the Hyper 212 EVO air cooler an like half the price is better - as is the Cryorig H7

    I've reapplied the thermal paste several times.. The results stay constant. It was also my intention to upgrade to a Skylake i7 6700K. Would these coolers suffice? if so, what about with some light overclocking?
  3. Should be OK with a Skylake, I've thrown both the H7 and a 212 on my Skylake and they kept it nice and cool so the H80 should be OK
  4. Tradesman1 said:
    Should be OK with a Skylake, I've thrown both the H7 and a 212 on my Skylake and they kept it nice and cool so the H80 should be OK

    Ok, so It's your advice to get a CM Hyper 212 Evo or a Cryorig H7 because they work better and are cheaper?
  5. Best answer
    If not happy with the H80, otherwise the H80 should be fine ;)
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