H100 Or High End Air????

Currently runnin an i5 2500k at stock with the intention of taking it to at least 4.5, problem is i`ve been running an h60 for about a year now and just over past week temps have started rising from low 30`s idle to 40 idle and from 55 to 65 on full load . I live in scotland so room temps are not an issue as its cold as hell, anyways i`m gonna get rid of the h60 and either go for h100 or a high end air cooler that will fit on the z68-ud5 with 16gb vengeance, i`m not wanting to lose a ram slot either. Case is NZXT phantom air flow is not a problem so i`m not to fussed if i will get better temps on air.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Oh and full water loops are a no go just dont have the time to install etc due to work. cash aint an issue as long as i can get decent temps

Cheers Davie
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  1. id go high end air as you will get the same or better temps then a h100. the only problem might be that you have tall ram unless though are the low profile vengeance ram modules.
  2. I prefer air cooling personally, but water cooling has it's advantages in some ways.
  3. a slightly cheaper than an H100 high end air cooler would perform close to an H100 itself. have you tried re-applying thermal paste on your H60? if you have and those temps still persist, then it's likely the liquid in the H60 has degraded. going with a H100 would bring about the same result anyway in a year or so.
  4. yeah first thing i done was replaced the TIM, temps are more or less the same. its the high profile vengeance ram so there`s a couple of coolers that deffo wont fit, any opinions on decent air cooling? something that will work with the vengeance and will comfortably get me to 4.5 ghz?
  5. just another point , noise aint an issue either got 2 kids so wont hear a thing lol :D
  6. a sub $40 Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo should be able to get you to 4.5GHz no problem. It's also fairly quiet even if that's not an issue :)
  7. quiggy2512 said:
    yeah first thing i done was replaced the TIM, temps are more or less the same. its the high profile vengeance ram so there`s a couple of coolers that deffo wont fit, any opinions on decent air cooling? something that will work with the vengeance and will comfortably get me to 4.5 ghz?


    yeah get low profile memory and a good air cooler.
    ones to look into are
    phanteks ph-tc14
    thermalright silver arrow
    noctua nh-d14
  8. Real watercooling.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/277130-29-read-first-watercooling-sticky

    Get an XSPC kit, it only costs $10 more than the H100.
  9. ** full water loops are a no go just dont have the time to install etc due to work**
    Muffin, read fully :P
    Moto
  10. yeah its the up keep of the full water loop, i`ve sacked the idea of the H100 and have been eyeing up a few air coolers Thermalright Silver Arrow, and the noctua nh-d14. i rekon i could mod the D14 to accomodate the extra ram. i remember having a freezer 13 pro laying about somewhere think its somewhere in the cheap ass coolers range. anyone know of any modding guides for the D14 ? to allow for the other stick of ram
  11. LN2 anyone?
    You could try mounting the d14 so that it faces up instead of sideways, but I don't know how wide the fins are so you might lose 2 DIMM slots doing that.
    The H80 from corsair is pretty good and priced similarly to the d14 and that would cause less prolems with fitting.
  12. Hehe, if Jock doesn't want the upkeep of water he really wouldn't want LN2 lol
    thats more a suicide run cooling solution than an everyday one, imagine having a huge compressor to re-liquify it once it had passed through a block?
    doable? probably,
    practical? Hell no :P
    Moto
  13. I'm running at 4.5 with the 212 on pull and my temps rarely get above 70C. I am going to experiment with push pull just for the hell of it but I'm in no hurry. I just love the fact that I don't have to water cool and deal with all that stuff. I don't know about clearance on your board, sorry.

    Cheers
  14. voodooking said:
    I'm running at 4.5 with the 212 on pull and my temps rarely get above 70C. I am going to experiment with push pull just for the hell of it but I'm in no hurry. I just love the fact that I don't have to water cool and deal with all that stuff. I don't know about clearance on your board, sorry.

    Cheers


    212, 212+, or 212 Evo?
  15. let me know how your temps go with the push pull setup, i`m interested to see if it makes much diff. i run push pull on the h60 atm and it made about 5-6 degrees diff. Anyone saw any benchies for the corsair A50 or A70??
  16. Motopsychojdn said:
    ** full water loops are a no go just dont have the time to install etc due to work**
    Muffin, read fully :P
    Moto

    :na:
  17. blazorthon said:
    212, 212+, or 212 Evo?



    It was either the plus or the evo. I don't remember. I really don't want to look for the recipt. It was the 30 some-odd dollar one. Why?
  18. voodooking said:
    It was either the plus or the evo. I don't remember. I really don't want to look for the recipt. It was the 30 some-odd dollar one. Why?


    The regular 212 doesn't have as much cooling performance as the Plus and Evo have.
  19. blazorthon said:
    The regular 212 doesn't have as much cooling performance as the Plus and Evo have.


    which isnt saying much because neither have good cooling performance.
  20. Well if you went air i would recommend you change your ram which would cost a whole lot of money i wouldn't recommend the H-100 as my brother has it and it sounds like a swamp cooler hehehe maybe this would be good my neighbor has it he has a i5-2500k overclocked @ 4.8ghz 1.36v and it preforms better than my brothers H-100 and is not as loud http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106190
  21. ah people that keep recommending fisher price water cooling...
  22. cbrunnem said:
    ah people that keep recommending fisher price water cooling...
    excuse me what does fisher price half to do with watercooling don't sound very intelligent to me :??:
  23. @Regina, Fisherprice is a uk company that makes kids toys such as 'my first vacuum cleaner' my first laptop' and other stuff,
    I refer to low quality, often bad performing units like thermaltake, Larkcooler and the like as 'my first watercooling' products that people swiftly move on from, sometimes back to air, but often onto 'real' water loops, hence the tag, Fisherprice watercooling

    on a side note, your loop looks kinda shiny, log and post in members gallery when done?
    @Op though, don't buy any 'liquid cooler set up' from Thermaltake,Larkcooler or xiang shu in china, Corsairs H series are proven despite a large negative crowd, myself included, I just don't like F.P. water, but if I have to support one, its the H100,
    Moto
  24. I'd only change the Bix to be honest, and at least she doesn't have premix fluid in there :)
    *Edit, rad has changed on that thread :)

    Moto
  25. amuffin said:
    We're gonna have to fix this up :pfff:
    o.k. i made a thread http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/278334-29-need#
  26. Motopsychojdn said:
    @Regina, Fisherprice is a uk company that makes kids toys such as 'my first vacuum cleaner' my first laptop' and other stuff,
    I refer to low quality, often bad performing units like thermaltake, Larkcooler and the like as 'my first watercooling' products that people swiftly move on from, sometimes back to air, but often onto 'real' water loops, hence the tag, Fisherprice watercooling

    on a side note, your loop looks kinda shiny, log and post in members gallery when done?
    @Op though, don't buy any 'liquid cooler set up' from Thermaltake,Larkcooler or xiang shu in china, Corsairs H series are proven despite a large negative crowd, myself included, I just don't like F.P. water, but if I have to support one, its the H100,
    Moto
    oh o.k. i understand now and sure i will post pics if i do this it won't be for a month or two :lol:
  27. Motopsychojdn said:
    I'd only change the Bix to be honest, and at least he doesn't have premix fluid in there :)
    *Edit, rad has changed on that thread :)
    Moto
    I am a girl for the record :lol:
  28. No probs, the best loops are borne of serious time spent planning before any parts are delivered, even Muffin there took forever, constantly adjusting this that or changing a part, take your time do it right and be happy with what you build,
    then show us teh pixx :P
    apologies to Quiggy for jacking his thread though
    Moto
  29. 5 months to be exact :p
  30. Motopsychojdn said:
    No probs, the best loops are borne of serious time spent planning before any parts are delivered, even Muffin there took forever, constantly adjusting this that or changing a part, take your time do it right and be happy with what you build,
    then show us teh pixx :P
    apologies to Quiggy for jacking his thread though
    Moto
    o.k. will do and yes i apologize for jacking your thread :(
  31. HEHE dont worry about it :P. i`ve decided on buying the H100 and the D-14 if i can mod the D-14 then its the fisher price cooler for me :D, Or possibly something from the little tikes range My First CLC :pfff:

    Cheers Guys For All The Replies
  32. No probs big man, anything we can help with just shout up :)
    Moto
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