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August 7, 2010 11:37:31 AM

I have an i7 920 overclocked to 4.4ghz and i want to buy the corsair h70 water cooler.I want to ask if it's the proper water cooler for my overclocked i7 cpu (at 4.4ghz will be very hot).

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a b K Overclocking
August 7, 2010 11:56:03 AM

For that high of an overclock you'd be better off looking into real water cooling.
August 8, 2010 2:22:30 AM

strange that you overclocked to that speed and dont already have a crazy cooling system.
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a b K Overclocking
August 8, 2010 2:37:33 AM

Yeah, I have a 920 (D stepping) at 3.8G with 1.22V and a true copper heat sink and it will hit 70C at times under full load. If I bump it up more then 3.8 it starts to require insane amounts of voltage and the heat output goes through the roof. I also have 2 X 120mm Noiseblocker M12-S3-HS pulling air in a 2 blowing air out as well as the PS fan in a full tower case. I have 2 of the same fans on the heat sink in push/pull.

I am curious what your temps are currently.
a b K Overclocking
August 8, 2010 2:44:33 AM

PA120.3
Heatkiller 3.0
Lots of fans
Swimming pool pump :D 
a b K Overclocking
August 8, 2010 3:04:35 AM

^ now don't exaggerate it :p 
August 8, 2010 12:38:41 PM

why use a swimming pool pump when u can just use a swimming pool to dump your heat? just go buy those 2000gal inflatable pools and BAM! res, rad, and fans all in one. ill be impressed if u can somehow manage to install that in a room instead of outside your house.
August 8, 2010 1:31:18 PM

If you know a good water cooler that will keep the temps down tell me.
a b K Overclocking
August 8, 2010 1:53:06 PM

"Hello pool company, do you have a tanker to fill swimming pools......... great......can you make that Distilled Water please....." :lol: 


Sorry mariosarmy, we are just having a little fun. To run an i7 at 4.4 GHz (24/7) you would need to go custom water (approx. $350) to keep the temps in check.

I haven't even seen any decent reviews on the H70 yet to see how capable it is, they should start hitting this week, but even if it is an improvement over the H50 it still wouldn't be enough for 4.4 Ghz with decent temps.
August 8, 2010 2:05:51 PM

Ok, if you know a good water cooler for my cpu just tell me.
a b K Overclocking
August 8, 2010 8:59:55 PM

I agree that you will need water cooling if you are going to do 4.4G 24/7 and want a 100% load stability.

Mine at 3.8 with 1.22V and the True Copper heat sink can hit 70C under full load with both GTX 480's fully loaded too.
August 8, 2010 9:40:23 PM

If you don't want to waste $300+ and hundreds of hours on a custom water cooling system, you can try out some of CoolIT's stuff.

I've heard great things about this, especially in push & pull. I'm running the 120mm radiator version in push & pull right now, and its keeping my i7 860 @ 3.8 ghz at 35 idle and 69 max under Intelburn.
a b K Overclocking
August 9, 2010 2:08:19 AM

JohnnyChrist said:
If you don't want to waste $300+ and hundreds of hours on a custom water cooling system, you can try out some of CoolIT's stuff.

I've heard great things about this, especially in push & pull. I'm running the 120mm radiator version in push & pull right now, and its keeping my i7 860 @ 3.8 ghz at 35 idle and 69 max under Intelburn.


I'm quite fond of the H50, having used them on several I7's with great success, but to say that water cooling is a waste of both money and the amount of time that you claim is just silly
August 9, 2010 2:19:27 AM

delluser1 said:
I'm quite fond of the H50, having used them on several I7's with great success, but to say that water cooling is a waste of both money and the amount of time that you claim is just silly

Sorry, bad choice of words.

Basically what I was saying was that if you don't want to put the time and money into a good liquid cooling system, then some of the closed circuit systems can yield very nice results.
a b K Overclocking
August 9, 2010 2:38:48 AM

JohnnyChrist said:
Sorry, bad choice of words.

Basically what I was saying was that if you don't want to put the time and money into a good liquid cooling system, then some of the closed circuit systems can yield very nice results.

I agree that they can yield nice temps but with an overclock as high as the OP is doing the cooler the better, and at 4.3 things start to warm up even with an H50 modded with a dual rad.
http://i45.tinypic.com/ej5umg.jpg
August 9, 2010 5:16:44 AM

What do you think for the thermaltake 850i?.I believe it's a good choice for my cpu.
August 9, 2010 5:49:25 AM

mariosarmy said:
What do you think for the thermaltake 850i?.I believe it's a good choice for my cpu.

No. Most likely won't cool well enough. Get a Danger Den or Swiftech system if you have to go with a full kit.

I don't think you understand the amount of heat involved with running your chip at 175% its stock clock. You're going to need a lot of cooling, and all this cooling will end up being in the high $200s and $300 range.
August 9, 2010 6:24:59 AM

is it possible for you to tell us what you intend on using this 4.4ghz cpu for?
August 9, 2010 10:08:33 AM

Swiftech H20-220 will be enough for my cpu?
a b K Overclocking
August 9, 2010 2:26:30 PM

mariosarmy said:
I have an i7 920 overclocked to 4.4ghz


What speed and temp are you really at? I don't think you can run a 920 long enough at 4.4GHz with an air cooler to be sure that it works without killing it. You might set it to 4.4 and run it long enough to get a splash screen, but the temps go up very fast.
a b K Overclocking
August 9, 2010 2:41:25 PM

mariosarmy said:
Swiftech H20-220 will be enough for my cpu?

Not running at 4.4 GHz.

Do a little research and pick out the best components you can afford. That's the only way you are going to reach your goal.
August 9, 2010 7:51:27 PM

again...what are you using this 4.4ghz for? if its for show then just clock it to that and get a screen shot and you're done. if it is for anything else please specify
August 10, 2010 1:36:13 PM

I have bought it overclocked that's why i looking for a good water cooler.Cool it eco 240mm is good?
August 10, 2010 1:40:32 PM

JohnnyChrist said:
If you don't want to waste $300+ and hundreds of hours on a custom water cooling system, you can try out some of CoolIT's stuff.

I've heard great things about this, especially in push & pull. I'm running the 120mm radiator version in push & pull right now, and its keeping my i7 860 @ 3.8 ghz at 35 idle and 69 max under Intelburn.



CoolIT ECO-240 Systems ECO ALC 240MM is good because i have seen many water coolers and now i don't know which one is the best for my cpu.Also i have in mind the cooler master aquagate(it's expensive).I have contact with the seller that i have bought the cpu and he told me that he used thermaltake frio to overclock it to 4.4ghz.PLEASE HELP ME WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE.
August 10, 2010 1:59:36 PM

Drakoes said:
Wait for the Corsair H70 if you want a hassle-free, and easy liquid cooling solution :)  It's out in some EU countries already, not too sure about the US though.

spec page: http://www.corsair.com/products/h70/default.aspx

http://img.hexus.net/v2/cooling/Corsair/H70/graphs/graph-03.jpg

http://img.hexus.net/v2/cooling/Corsair/H70/graphs/graph-04.jpg

Also, check this out: http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1012/pg6/corsair-...


I agree with you that is very good cooler but the radiator is 120 mm , the cool it radiator is 240mm so it will cool my cpu better.Check it
August 10, 2010 2:04:52 PM

The H90 will have a bigger radiator, so all is not lost just yet!
a b K Overclocking
August 10, 2010 2:08:16 PM

mariosarmy said:
I agree with you that is very good cooler but the radiator is 120 mm , the cool it radiator is 240mm so it will cool my cpu better.Check it

The Coolit rad is is also half the thickness of the H70 rad, it's advantage ( no pun intended ) is that you would be able to install 4 fans in a push/pull configuration, provided you have the room in your case.
August 10, 2010 5:14:58 PM

i would highly recommend this

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8411/ex-wat-140/Swift...

ive OCed my cpu(amd be) from 3.2 to 4.0ghz from 1.3v to 1.55v with a load temp of max 48 running prime for 30 mins. i custom made my own reservoir to hold half a gal of coolant to take temp spikes better and have my 240mm rad in push pulll.
a b K Overclocking
August 10, 2010 7:07:32 PM

I'll give him less than a week after installing before he posts a new thread "My i7 920 @ 4.4GHz (w/whatever one he decides on, Coolit,H70,Swiftech) load temps in the mid-high 80's, is that OK?"

August 10, 2010 9:47:16 PM

instead of spending alot of money on a cooling system why dont you just down clock it? do you really NEED 4.4ghz? is it really worth the extra few fps or the few seconds lower load time? down clock it to stock speeds and bench it against the 4.4ghz with what you usually use your computer for and see if u can see a difference. if not then just keep it at stock...it'll make your life alot ezer
August 17, 2010 3:08:27 PM

I am running 4.4ghz on my 661 with air cooling, the max temp I have ever reached is 64c at 100% load. It is rock solid every time...
a c 325 K Overclocking
August 17, 2010 5:42:02 PM

It's his money to spend how he sees fit. However, making informed purchasing decisions is something that is often overlooked. Few people do any research on what they are about to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on. They just want to ask 'what should I get?' and assume they will get info from people they've never met...
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