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Which air cooler do YOU find is the best?

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Which air cooler do you think is the best?

Total: 3 votes (2 blank votes)

  • Coolermaster V10 Hybrid
  • 0 %
  • Noctua NH-D14
  • 100 %
  • Zalman CNPS9900MAX
  • 0 %
  • Coolermaster V8
  • 0 %
  • Thermaltake Frio
  • 0 %
  • Coolermaster V6 GT
  • 0 %
January 27, 2011 8:36:29 PM

Please select the best answer out of the provided, feel free to suggest other air coolers for me to add to the list! Thank You!

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January 27, 2011 8:51:03 PM

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D14 is the best


Does it do better than the Corsair H70? Because for that price range, I may as well grab that if its a large difference.
a c 330 K Overclocking
January 27, 2011 8:55:13 PM

It performs about the same, costs a lot less.
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January 27, 2011 8:59:32 PM

rubix_1011 said:
It performs about the same, costs a lot less.


Well with shipping the Noctua is $92:00 and the Corsair is $101:00 + $15 Mail and Rebate...
a c 330 K Overclocking
January 27, 2011 9:01:48 PM

Hmm...at that price, I'd skip both and go straight for the Rasa. If you are already paying $100, might as well drop $30 more and get a damn good intro watercooling setup.
January 27, 2011 9:03:34 PM

rubix_1011 said:
Hmm...at that price, I'd skip both and go straight for the Rasa. If you are already paying $100, might as well drop $30 more and get a damn good intro watercooling setup.


Sounds interesting, do you have a link so I can further investigate?
January 27, 2011 9:22:00 PM

Nevermind about the link I found it. Now since you got me into watercooling, I have around $700 to spend and need about $200-250 for a new case. My specs are: CPU: AMD Phenom X4 955 @ 4.0GHz Mobo: Asus M4A89TD Pro Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 @ 940/1375 PSU: Thermaltake TR-2 850W Hard Drive DVD Drive Small mid tower case... Do you have any good solutions for a kickass water cooling setup that you could shine some light on?
January 27, 2011 9:35:08 PM

Ive been looking at that case thinking "I'm never going to be able to afford this." But now that I look at it from a watercooling point of view, I can see why it's so expensive. Thanks, I'll add that to the list.
January 27, 2011 10:17:28 PM

add a prolimatech megahalems and thermalright venemous X
also add a thermalright ifx-14
January 27, 2011 10:19:07 PM

and thermalright silver arrow
a c 183 K Overclocking
January 28, 2011 2:01:58 AM

Thermalright Archon and HR-02.
a c 330 K Overclocking
January 28, 2011 12:55:17 PM

Quote:
Nevermind about the link I found it. Now since you got me into watercooling, I have around $700 to spend and need about $200-250 for a new case. My specs are: CPU: AMD Phenom X4 955 @ 4.0GHz Mobo: Asus M4A89TD Pro Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 @ 940/1375 PSU: Thermaltake TR-2 850W Hard Drive DVD Drive Small mid tower case... Do you have any good solutions for a kickass water cooling setup that you could shine some light on?


Sure, I can help ya out. What all are you trying to accomplish? What budget? What components?

Forget WCing RAM, MB, NB, SB...not really worth it...so go from there.

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooling/226970-water-cooling-essential-threads.html
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/256607-29-watercooling-read-first
a c 295 K Overclocking
January 28, 2011 4:07:08 PM

From those, NH-D14

From my list: Archon>Silver Arrow>NH-D14
a c 295 K Overclocking
January 28, 2011 4:08:37 PM

rubix_1011 said:
Quote:
Nevermind about the link I found it. Now since you got me into watercooling, I have around $700 to spend and need about $200-250 for a new case. My specs are: CPU: AMD Phenom X4 955 @ 4.0GHz Mobo: Asus M4A89TD Pro Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 @ 940/1375 PSU: Thermaltake TR-2 850W Hard Drive DVD Drive Small mid tower case... Do you have any good solutions for a kickass water cooling setup that you could shine some light on?


Sure, I can help ya out. What all are you trying to accomplish? What budget? What components?

Forget WCing RAM, MB, NB, SB...not really worth it...so go from there.

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooling/226970-water-cooling-essential-threads.html
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/256607-29-watercooling-read-first


Agree with not WC RAM, not agree with not WC NB and SB.
a c 330 K Overclocking
January 28, 2011 4:13:00 PM

NB would be the only one at this point I'd say you could have justification for WCing. SB...not as much. Also, most of the blocks are fairly restrictive compared to CPU/GPU blocks.

Ultimately, it's the buyer's choice.

Just because they make a waterblock for it, doesn't necessarily mean it benefits from being watercooled.
a c 330 K Overclocking
January 28, 2011 5:53:27 PM

Either the EK or Heatkiller.
a c 295 K Overclocking
January 28, 2011 5:54:16 PM



My preference:

EK Supreme HF (I own one)>Koolance 360>Heatkiller.

P.D. Sidewindercomputers or Performance-PCS has the same components more cheap that Frozen CPU.
January 28, 2011 5:59:24 PM

I've got about a $700 budget, I will probably end up buying a Corsair 800D case so thats about $270 so go from there... I'll continue looking into those sites saint19.
a c 330 K Overclocking
January 28, 2011 6:04:57 PM

FrozenCPU has a ton of stuff, but you're right...typically at higher cost. I'll compare prices and components there, and resort back to them if I can't find what I want elsewhere for cheaper.
a c 295 K Overclocking
January 28, 2011 6:14:30 PM

I bought the Swiftech MCP655-D pump for $74.95 on sidewindercomputers, Akasa mounting kit for SSD for $10.95 and the 3xSilver KillCoils for $5.99 for a $103.87 total plus shipping.

On Frozen CPU the same components cost: Pump $104.95, Akasa mounting kit $11.95 and 3xSilver KillCoils $6.99, total $ 137.87 plus shipping.

OP: Don't forget the Silver KillCoils on your loop and use distiller water or di-ionized water.
a c 330 K Overclocking
January 28, 2011 6:18:41 PM

^Yeah, I agree.

They do have a crap load of selection, though. I just am not a fan of the higher prices, but sometimes it's one of the only place to find specific blocks, and they have one of the largest selections of per-card, GPU full cover blocks by various brands.

Pumps can be found cheaper elsewhere, as well as some rads.
January 28, 2011 7:08:27 PM

It's going to take some time for me to look through both sites and compare pricing, selection, and shipping costs. Not to mention how much more difficult it is to look through Performance-pcs.com' catalogs as their sorted by brand and not just laid out in front of me... anyways I look forward to ordering and seeing how disasterous I can turn this into...
a c 295 K Overclocking
January 28, 2011 7:29:54 PM

If you can afford some of the custom pump with 1/2" fittings from sidewindercomputers, are a very good option.
a c 330 K Overclocking
January 29, 2011 2:10:57 AM

Juice-

Just make sure you do some planning and know what you want to do before you start ordering. Understanding the basic and intermediate concepts really makes a difference over just diving in head-first. There is a TON of useful information floating around, some is linked my sig and elsewhere. You've at least begun to help yourself...learning on your own now helps you understand what to ask for help with, later.
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