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February 17, 2013 7:59:07 PM

What are the top 5 liquid cpu cooling systems you guys would recommend? budget is $0-$100

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February 17, 2013 10:24:17 PM

The current two best all-in-one's (I am aware of) are just a tad bit out of your budget at $110 for the Corsair H100i and $140 for the NZXT Kraken. The predesessor to the H100i, the H100 was very popular and rather effective in push/pull configuration and can sometimes be found for under $100. What case are you wanting to mount this into?
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February 18, 2013 2:55:40 AM

For the budget your at, best off sticking with air cooling unless you can nail a cheap H100 or H100i.
120mm Closed Loop Coolers just arent worth buying, way too expensive for the performance they offer.
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February 18, 2013 3:18:10 AM

manofchalk said:
For the budget your at, best off sticking with air cooling unless you can nail a cheap H100 or H100i.
120mm Closed Loop Coolers just arent worth buying, way too expensive for the performance they offer.
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February 18, 2013 2:59:44 PM

Strongly echo these responses.

There really isn't a 'best liquid cooling solution' when it comes to closed loop coolers under $100 as none of them really performs any better than good air coolers costing less. You can easily get into an entry level CPU watercooling loop for a nominal cost increase ($140-$150 range) over the H100/i that performs better than an H100i in push/pull (which is required for the best closed loop cooler performance. The cost of your 2 extra fans for push/pull puts you around the same price as an XSPC kit...
February 19, 2013 4:28:18 PM

I own a amd 8150 8core but am gonna upgrade it to there newer chip an my case is the ThorV2
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February 19, 2013 4:45:38 PM

steven37 said:
I own a amd 8150 8core but am gonna upgrade it to there newer chip an my case is the ThorV2


All the responses in the thread still apply.
June 3, 2013 1:38:07 PM

Swiftech H220 seems to be king as of may 2013 but its a 150 bucks or more... it does have the added benefit of being all in one but upgradable at the same time which is pretty killer.. swiftech is full watercooling company so they know what there doing..
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