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Thermaltake Frio or Corsair H70?

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November 23, 2010 9:43:43 AM

Hello everyone,

See my sig for my config, but basically i have an Antec 902, Maximus 3 Formula and 4GB Dominator GT @ 2Ghz. I currently run a Titan Fenrir in the case, however its wideness actually covers the first RAM slot and intrudes somewhat on the second slot, making the stick lean over in the slot (which worries me). I have been looking at the Thermaltake Frio, which has recieved good reviews, however i looked at the dimensions and according to what i have gleaned, the Frio is almost 6cm higher than the Fenrir which almost hits the edges of my case as it is. I would love the Frio as it is a simple air cooling solution that won't impede my RAM slots anymore. Has anyone had any experience with the Frio in an Antec 902?

My other consideration is the H70 by Corsair. I am not new to the concept of closed loop CPU coolers and from what i have seen, the H70 is an excellent cooler. Has anyone had any experience with these? By the way, i know for a fact that dimensions won't be an issue here :) .

Thanks very much for reading.
a b K Overclocking
November 23, 2010 10:22:51 AM

The fenrir's height is listed at 156mm and the frio's height is 165mm... a difference of 9mm... if you need a good cooler to clear your ram and its heatsink, you could look at Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme... Its only 150mm high but offers 43mm clearance from its base to the first fin... thats enough to accommodate most memory sticks...
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November 23, 2010 10:31:25 AM

What about the Tuniq's width with a push fan? Will that not impede on my RAM sticks from the side? The Maximus 3 Formula doesn't have a great deal of clearance from the CPU to the RAM.

And thanks for that clarification, it looks like the retailer i usually buy from got the dimensions wrong!
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a b K Overclocking
November 23, 2010 10:44:41 AM

Honestly I have never seen it with an additional fan installed... but to have an idea have a look at this pic http://www.pureoverclock.com/images/review/cooling/tuni...

120mm fan will definitely come in contact with the first ram... maybe a shorter one like a 100mm fan might work...
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November 23, 2010 10:59:05 AM

Ah ok.

Its annoying how my MB has such little CPU to RAM clearance, its really affecting what i can buy!

I may consider the Frio a little more, see if its possible to get the 20mm thin fans in the brackets.
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November 24, 2010 5:18:25 AM

If you have considered the H70 then why not go for it.! Its pricey for sure but is a gem of a performer and has a small installation footprint which won't bug you with any clearance issues..
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November 24, 2010 5:36:54 AM

I don't like the H70, it's loud, expensive, performs just as well as good air cooling and it can leak.
The Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme already has a fan installed in the middle like the Zalman coolers do.
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a c 288 K Overclocking
November 24, 2010 12:42:46 PM

CM V6GT, NH-D14 or Silver Arrow
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a c 324 K Overclocking
November 24, 2010 1:10:15 PM

For the cost of the H70, you could get a real 'entry' watercooling kit:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11743/ex-wat-159/XSPC_Rasa_750_RS240_Universal_CPU_Water_Cooling_Kit_Hot_Item.html

You could easily add to this and incorporate your GPU and an additional radiator in the future (or swap out for a bigger rad). The other Rasa kit has a 3x120 rad:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12222/ex-wat-162/XSPC_Rasa_750_RS360_Universal_CPU_Triple_Radiator_Water_Cooling_Kit_Hot_Item.html
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a b K Overclocking
November 24, 2010 1:53:27 PM

my coolermaster V6GT keeps my 4+Ghz i5 under 65*C on full load and idles at about 20* C

i highly recommend it!!!
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a c 324 K Overclocking
November 24, 2010 1:59:45 PM

It's kind of hard to say without a picture for reference. Can you post or link a pic so we can see what kind of clearance you are needing?
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November 24, 2010 4:00:25 PM

I have a TT Frio.. Running on a Corei7 930 @ 3.36GHZ . I thought it would work a little better. Idles at about 35-40 and on load is about 55-60. I do run both fans at low setting as it can get quite loud at full.
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a b K Overclocking
November 24, 2010 4:16:59 PM

mine are always at 100% on mine, my PC is just loud but it just means its high performance :D 
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November 24, 2010 4:45:42 PM

tx-jose said:
mine are always at 100% on mine, my PC is just loud but it just means its high performance :D 


Try switching to the Noctua NH-D14.. You'll enjoy silence along with high performance.. The V6GT is really loud..
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a b K Overclocking
November 25, 2010 10:45:49 AM

+1 ^... even the frio is noisy at medium speeds...
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November 26, 2010 3:37:21 AM

I just ordered a Thermalright Silver Arrow over the NH-D14 after seeing it dethrown the Noctua by a few degrees! The Silver Arrow is king and more slient then the Noctua as well.
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a c 288 K Overclocking
November 26, 2010 11:41:51 AM

Good choice, enjoy it and have fun overlock
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a b K Overclocking
November 29, 2010 3:25:32 AM

Emperus said:
Try switching to the Noctua NH-D14.. You'll enjoy silence along with high performance.. The V6GT is really loud..

i REALLY dont think it would FIT on my MINI ITX mobo :lol: 

besides Swiftech apoge XT cpu waterblock is in the mail :D 
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a c 324 K Overclocking
November 29, 2010 12:23:35 PM

Apogee XT...good choice. One of the top performing blocks ATM.
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a b K Overclocking
December 1, 2010 12:22:21 AM

all thanks to you sir :D 

been doing my research on water cooling even after i have ordered all my parts (only need the res now :D 
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a b K Overclocking
December 1, 2010 1:21:59 AM

saint19 said:
EK Supreme HF, KL 360, AC Kryos are better.

Check this: http://skinneelabs.com/ek-supreme-hf.html?page=4

My EK comes on the way :) 


I knew it was you ;)  i'm kind of :(  you chose HF over 360...just kiding
coolhand..
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a b K Overclocking
December 1, 2010 1:05:00 PM

saint19 said:
EK Supreme HF, KL 360, AC Kryos are better.

Check this: http://skinneelabs.com/ek-supreme-hf.html?page=4

My EK comes on the way :) 



half of a degree isn't that big of a deal to me...im not THAT concerned about heat :lol: 

i got a really good deal on the Apogee XT too. and it SOOOOO COOLLLL!!! lol. im just waiting for my res and coolant and ill embark on my FIRST liquid cooled PC :D 
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