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Custom Water Cooling Loop vs Corsair Liquid Cooling Solution

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January 2, 2013 3:12:21 PM

So im torn between getting a custom water cooling loop and an corsair liquid cooling solution. Im fully capable of building a custom on but its a lot more expensive. But on the outher hand the corsair solution is a lot easier to install. Im torn help??
January 2, 2013 3:13:55 PM

By the way its to cool my CPU!!
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a b K Overclocking
January 2, 2013 4:09:38 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Overclocking by Mousemonkey
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January 2, 2013 5:50:45 PM

i know how to and ive already picked out the wter cooling parts so i know how i just dont know which solution to pick
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a c 150 K Overclocking
January 2, 2013 5:58:49 PM

Pick whatever is best for you in terms of performance and convenience.
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a c 330 K Overclocking
January 2, 2013 6:33:54 PM

I think I'm a little lost...if you've already picked out the parts, it sounds like that is your solution instead of the closed loop cooler 'solution'.

Is this thread solved?
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January 2, 2013 6:45:10 PM

It sounds like to me that they want. Performance difference between the two solutions.
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January 2, 2013 8:55:54 PM

EXACTLY!!!!!
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January 2, 2013 8:56:37 PM

rubix_1011 said:
I think I'm a little lost...if you've already picked out the parts, it sounds like that is your solution instead of the closed loop cooler 'solution'.

Is this thread solved?


A performance difference thats what i want
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January 2, 2013 8:58:13 PM

There are too many factors to that, but all I know is the loop should perform better depending on the parts you have chosen for it......
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January 2, 2013 9:07:37 PM

amuffin said:
There are too many factors to that, but all I know is the loop should perform better depending on the parts you have chosen for it......


But is there a big difference??
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a c 330 K Overclocking
January 2, 2013 10:05:51 PM

Yes, almost always, but it depends on what you choose for the loop and how the loop is setup. You can easily hinder the cooling performance of a good loop by not planning for correct heat dissipation by using too little radiator space for the components being cooled.

Again, this is all covered in the sticky- not just in the 2 places linked above.
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January 2, 2013 10:24:41 PM

Custom loops cost $$$$, closed loops are good for what they are designed to do. I have an H100 and it performs well, certainly better than an aircooler. I still do not understand why anyone would want a huge heavy aircooler covering half their motherboard.

Water cool is amazing and fun to do, picking your rad, fittings, coolant and tubing is a project and can be a hobby. I am considering a loop for my system, a combination of a 360+240 radiator for the gpu's and cpu!
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January 2, 2013 10:32:49 PM

redeemer said:
Custom loops cost $$$$, closed loops are good for what they are designed to do. I have an H100 and it performs well, certainly better than an aircooler. I still do not understand why anyone would want a huge heavy aircooler covering half their motherboard.

Water cool is amazing and fun to do, picking your rad, fittings, coolant and tubing is a project and can be a hobby. I am considering a loop for my system, a combination of a 360+240 radiator for the gpu's and cpu!


Air cooling is better when its cheaper.
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January 2, 2013 11:02:14 PM

redeemer said:
Custom loops cost $$$$, closed loops are good for what they are designed to do. I have an H100 and it performs well, certainly better than an aircooler. I still do not understand why anyone would want a huge heavy aircooler covering half their motherboard.

Water cool is amazing and fun to do, picking your rad, fittings, coolant and tubing is a project and can be a hobby. I am considering a loop for my system, a combination of a 360+240 radiator for the gpu's and cpu!


Ok so what would you recommend??
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January 2, 2013 11:25:23 PM

I would recommend a custom loop or a rasa kit closed loops are a joke and waste of money you be better off getting NH-D14 if you cannot afford a custom loop or rasa kit.These are all better choices imo then fisher price watercooling CPU Cooler:Noctua NH-U9B SE2 92mm SSO CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler:Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme Universal CPU Cooler 120mm Magnetic Fluid Dynamic LED Fan and Fan Controller/Heatsink Rev.1 with 1156 Brackets, free TX-3 Thermal Paste Included Inside
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK 140mm UFB (Updraft Floating Balance) CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler:Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler:COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler:COOLER MASTER V6 GT RR-V6GT-22PK-R1 120mm DynaLoop CPU Cooler w/ Universal bracket & Dual Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


CPU Cooler:Thermaltake Frio Overclocking-Ready Intel Core i7 (six-core ready) & i5 Compatible Five 8mm Heatpipes Dual 120mm Fans Intel & AMD Universal CPU Cooler CLP0564
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 2, 2013 11:55:57 PM

redeemer said:
Custom loops cost $$$$, closed loops are good for what they are designed to do. I have an H100 and it performs well, certainly better than an aircooler. I still do not understand why anyone would want a huge heavy aircooler covering half their motherboard.

Water cool is amazing and fun to do, picking your rad, fittings, coolant and tubing is a project and can be a hobby. I am considering a loop for my system, a combination of a 360+240 radiator for the gpu's and cpu!


your top of the line air coolers are on par with an h100 and do a better job at cooling the motherboard. just and fyi

also when i went from a nh-d14(considered the best air cooler available by many) to an xspc rasa 750 rx240 my load temps dropped by 10*c average.

bigcyco1 said:
I would recommend a custom loop or a rasa kit closed loops are a joke and waste of money you be better off getting NH-D14 if you cannot afford a custom loop or rasa kit.These are all better choices imo then fisher price watercooling CPU Cooler:Noctua NH-U9B SE2 92mm SSO CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler:Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme Universal CPU Cooler 120mm Magnetic Fluid Dynamic LED Fan and Fan Controller/Heatsink Rev.1 with 1156 Brackets, free TX-3 Thermal Paste Included Inside
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK 140mm UFB (Updraft Floating Balance) CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler:Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler:COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler:COOLER MASTER V6 GT RR-V6GT-22PK-R1 120mm DynaLoop CPU Cooler w/ Universal bracket & Dual Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


CPU Cooler:Thermaltake Frio Overclocking-Ready Intel Core i7 (six-core ready) & i5 Compatible Five 8mm Heatpipes Dual 120mm Fans Intel & AMD Universal CPU Cooler CLP0564
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


agree and the nh-d14 and the phanteks are the best of that list and of all air coolers.
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January 3, 2013 3:22:20 AM

cbrunnem said:
your top of the line air coolers are on par with an h100 and do a better job at cooling the motherboard. just and fyi

also when i went from a nh-d14(considered the best air cooler available by many) to an xspc rasa 750 rx240 my load temps dropped by 10*c average.



agree and the nh-d14 and the phanteks are the best of that list and of all air coolers.

What About the Corsair H100
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a b K Overclocking
January 3, 2013 3:26:59 AM

microusb said:
What About the Corsair H100
Garbage not worth the price vs performance.
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a b K Overclocking
January 3, 2013 9:34:08 AM

microusb said:
What About the Corsair H100


Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme or Kraken X60.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6530/closing-the-loop-con...

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermaltake-WATE...
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January 3, 2013 11:06:07 AM

microusb said:
What About the Corsair H100


the h100 is a tad better maybe a degree or two from the nh-d14 and i got 10*c better temps with a real water cooler!
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January 4, 2013 6:31:13 AM

cbrunnem said:
the h100 is a tad better maybe a degree or two from the nh-d14 and i got 10*c better temps with a real water cooler!


Then....we look at the noise difference! ;) 
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January 4, 2013 9:10:09 AM

I just installed the corsair h100i, it's really a good cooler on sandybridge-e it can maintain clock speeds of about 4.5 GHz in the mid 40's range idle and less than 60 c @ full load it would likely go further safely but @ 66.8 performance starts to degrade so there would be no point in keeping it in that range, only problem with being in the 4.3 and up range is it tends to get very loud. I imagine for a 4 core sandybridge you could push it even further so for really decent overclocks it handles really nicely, now if your shooting for something ridiculous like 5+ GHz than custom water cooling is really your only option.
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January 4, 2013 12:11:39 PM

amuffin said:
There are too many factors to that, but all I know is the loop should perform better depending on the parts you have chosen for it......

While I'm still back to picking whether to clean my loop with tap water or distilled water before I install it. I'm also guessing how much more CPUs I can use my AS5 tube for. Water cooling is too difficult. Actually any good cooling is too difficult.
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January 4, 2013 1:29:34 PM

Thanks for all of your replys... Ive decided to go with the Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme and see how it goes... Thanks for all of your help!!!!
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January 4, 2013 1:30:09 PM

Best answer selected by microusb.
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January 4, 2013 3:06:40 PM

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