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June 5, 2012 2:56:26 AM

Hi I have a Phenom II 965 overclocked to 4Ghz(VCore 1.4) on air cooling with the Cooler Master Hyper N520 after 2 hours of prime 95 i get a max of 57c (keep in mind that my fans are not at max RPM they vary depending on CPU Temperature so when it hits 57 after a min or so it goes back down to 55 anyways,
My question is will the corsair H100 cool better than the Cooler Master Hyper N520
Thanks in advance

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a c 150 K Overclocking
June 5, 2012 6:00:43 AM

Yes, but if you are going to spend that much for a closed loop, might as well go custom water cooling.
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a c 331 K Overclocking
June 5, 2012 10:55:24 PM

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My question is will the corsair H100 cool better than the Cooler Master Hyper N520


No, not really and only if you run the fans at max speeds would it cool better...but only by 1-2C at most. For the cost, most of those closed loop coolers aren't any better at cooling than good air coolers.

For about $10 more of the cost of an H100, you can start to get into actual entry-level watercooling loops.
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a b K Overclocking
June 5, 2012 11:01:53 PM

amuffin said:
Yes, but if you are going to spend that much for a closed loop, might as well go custom water cooling.


Good custom water cooling starts at about 400 bucks once you buy the block, pump, rad, reservoir, tubing, barbs, clamps, coolant, etc... Anything less is probably dangerous

The H100 can be had for as little as $90 and is built to withstand some punishment
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a c 150 K Overclocking
June 5, 2012 11:15:54 PM

Pinhedd said:
Good custom water cooling starts at about 400 bucks once you buy the block, pump, rad, reservoir, tubing, barbs, clamps, coolant, etc... Anything less is probably dangerous

The H100 can be had for as little as $90 and is built to withstand some punishment

H100 retails for $100-109, XSPC Rasa 750 RS240 Watercooling kit is $130. I think I'll pay an extra $20 for a custom loop that performs on average 10-15C better.
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June 5, 2012 11:25:48 PM

I decided that the h100 isnt for me but now in debate betwween thermaltake 2.0 pro vs the antec h20 920 closed loop which is best?
Also i don't want a custom cooling because im still pretty skeptical about it
So ANtec H20 920 or the Thermaltake pro 2.0?
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a c 150 K Overclocking
June 5, 2012 11:47:48 PM

it won't be a big upgrade from what your current heatsink..
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a c 106 K Overclocking
June 6, 2012 12:09:13 AM

What has not been said is that the Phenom II chips top out around 4Ghz no matter what cooling you have. With a full blown custom water loop you might get 4.4Ghz out of one. Not worth the money for speed you will not even notice without running a synthetic benchmark unless you just enjoy modding as a hobby. As long as your temps are below 62C you are fine with what you have.
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a b K Overclocking
June 6, 2012 12:18:58 AM

amuffin said:
H100 retails for $100-109, XSPC Rasa 750 RS240 Watercooling kit is $130. I think I'll pay an extra $20 for a custom loop that performs on average 10-15C better.
+1 ;) 
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June 6, 2012 12:19:14 AM

Water cooling isnt as hard as it sounds if you buy quality conpressions and barbs a good pump and leak test ..Its easy give it a try dont be a wuss!!
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a b K Overclocking
June 6, 2012 12:22:08 AM

If you want better cooling just get NH-D14 the H-100 is not real water cooling so don't waste your money
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June 6, 2012 12:28:50 AM

I would gibe it a try if i could replace all my parts no problem but i can't so maye when im older lol, the NH-D14 seems a bit big and might cause problems with my compenets to big for me, so im deciding to get a GTX 570 my cPU wont bottleneck it right?
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a c 106 K Overclocking
June 6, 2012 12:33:20 AM

No a Phenom II at 4Ghz will not bottleneck a GTX 570.
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a b K Overclocking
June 6, 2012 12:36:01 AM

Just try a custom loop i was scared at first but there really no reason to be i found out it's not as hard as it looks
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June 6, 2012 12:36:03 AM

Best answer selected by Giby.
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June 6, 2012 12:38:02 AM

bigcyco1 said:
Just try a custom loop i was scared at first but there really no reason to be i found out it's not as hard as it looks






I will just when i get the balls though
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a b K Overclocking
June 6, 2012 12:40:55 AM

Giby said:
I will just when i get the balls though
:lol:  o.k. i understand ;) 
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a c 331 K Overclocking
June 6, 2012 5:13:27 AM

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