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High end air cooler vs Low end water cooling kit?

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September 4, 2012 9:08:33 PM

So, I ordered a kit from FrozenCPU and they sent me the wrong thing. I sent it back and didn't request my original item. Now, I'm thinking should I go with a $100 high end air cooler or the XSPC Raystorm 750 RS240 I was planning on getting. I just want the best cooling I can get for the price. I know it's recommended to spend $200 or higher on water cooling, so that's why I am wondering.
a c 330 K Overclocking
September 4, 2012 9:44:09 PM

What did you get incorrectly the first time?

If you are spending $100, you are better off going with an XSPC kit (starting around $130 to $189 or more with pump upgrade) or just going with a good air cooler.
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September 4, 2012 10:15:49 PM

rubix_1011 said:
What did you get incorrectly the first time?

If you are spending $100, you are better off going with an XSPC kit (starting around $130 to $189 or more with pump upgrade) or just going with a good air cooler.


I was sent a Rasa CPU block with a single rad and a different pump. I don't remember the exact model number of each part/kit. I was planning on spending $150 on the kit I originally mentioned. Will that work better for me than a high end air cooler?
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a c 150 K Overclocking
September 5, 2012 6:17:50 AM

Can you return it?
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a c 330 K Overclocking
September 5, 2012 5:25:07 PM

scopey86 said:
If you're just doing the CPU and your budget is around 150, go for the H100:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13375/ex-wat-174/Cors...


Why? You could easily get an XSPC kit for $130-$140 and cool better much better in the same budget of $150.

Even for ~ $100, I wouldn't really push the H100 over the H80 as the only real benefit of one to the other is the radiator mount area.
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