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Corsair H80 for 965 BE

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September 15, 2011 11:05:54 AM

Hello people, I have a Phenom ii x4 965 BE and a cooler master n520 which apparently does not work that good at all, probably cuz I reside at a place close to equator. I am planning to switch to Corsair H80 Hydro series so that I can get a decent overclock without charring my cpu. I just want to make sure how good is the H80, would it be good enough for my 965 be?? Thanks

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September 15, 2011 11:25:10 AM

Its as good as the best air coolers but not as good as proper water cooling. Its as good as you can get except the H100 or proper water cooling though you good get as good with a cheaper aircooling solution. It should be fine for a 965BE.
September 15, 2011 11:31:39 AM

ok, so I'd be able to push up to 4.0 ghz without any temp problems?
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September 15, 2011 11:58:02 AM

i think a hyper 212+ with some good push pull configuration will easily go to 4.2ghz
but remove the stock fan and replace it with other two coolermaster sickflow and you will be fine
September 15, 2011 12:27:09 PM

the cooler master n520 that I have already has two 1800 rpm fans, would changing them with sickleflow 2000 rpm make any considerable difference?
September 15, 2011 1:28:34 PM

lucifer_9mm said:
the cooler master n520 that I have already has two 1800 rpm fans, would changing them with sickleflow 2000 rpm make any considerable difference?


Are you sure it is properly connected and that there is enough thermal paste.

Adding fans with more airflow will help with your situation. Better airflow = better cooling.
September 15, 2011 2:29:36 PM

Hyper 212+ is not effective for 4 GHz, i do have the Hyper 212+ with the 1055T and i hit 70-75 with full load while i get 30C at IDLE mode.
you're best option would be the V6GT as long as your Case fit, it's marvelous for overclocking you'll get around 60 @ max while at full load
September 15, 2011 2:30:56 PM

Also what is your PC case as a cooler is only as good as the case its in (good supply of cool air).
September 15, 2011 2:37:45 PM

the chassis is a mid tower cooler master elite, now what I wanna know is what would be more fruitful...changing the fans of my n520 to 2000 rpm fans or buying a corsair H80?
September 15, 2011 2:40:46 PM

you have a cooler master elite ? in this case i suggest you buy the Corsair H80, but the question is would your case fit 120MM Radiators ?
September 15, 2011 2:47:27 PM

For your case you will definitely be better served by the H80.
September 15, 2011 2:50:35 PM

cooler master elite is pretty much a basic chassis, now how do I know the H80 would fit inside? : (
September 15, 2011 2:51:45 PM

tell us the model of the case
September 15, 2011 3:01:46 PM

Its an Elite 310. One more thing I'd like to say again is that I live in a hot n dry place, the temp outside normally remains 30~35c.
September 15, 2011 3:26:38 PM

PC case cooling depends on so many factors one of them is the Room temp, generally the ambient temp... you can google it
some guys out there installed H50, H60 in Cooler Master Elite 310... so i guess there would be no problem installing the H80
September 15, 2011 3:39:43 PM

Yes H80 will fit into your case, but i would defo recommend that you buy a better case such as one of the HAF series.
September 15, 2011 3:44:18 PM

yes i suggest that too, paying 120$ for V6GT + HAF 912 advanced seems better than spending 100$ on H80....
September 15, 2011 3:58:39 PM

Alright, I might just buy a new case along with the H80. Just one more thing though, how good the H80 would be for a 965 be in comparison to v6gt if I aim to achieve a decent overclock, I tried to google but found nothing in relation to the H80 and 965 be. Any ideas? Thanks :) 
September 15, 2011 4:03:33 PM

it doesn't really matter whether it's tested on an AMD or Intel setup, here's a link shows the H80 being on I7 920 overclocked to 4.2 GHz
http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/corsair_hydro_h...
with fans high it's 56... with fans low it's 65...which is very reasonable degrees and sounds so fine
September 15, 2011 4:09:53 PM

That was excellent, thanks for your time dude you really helped me out a lot :) 
September 18, 2011 5:25:52 AM

you can go for a HAF 912($50) and for cooling and if you are not satisfied with hyper212+ and n520 than you can go for thermaltake dual frio($57) it is almost better than v6 IMO
September 18, 2011 11:48:34 PM

I have the smaller Corsair H50 on my i5 750, its OC'd to 4GHz and in Prime95 it gets up to 87c. At idle and normal use it runs between 27c and 36c. The H80 will probably cool anything. Hope this helps you out.
September 19, 2011 8:48:31 AM

Hyper 212+ is not effective for 4 GHz, i do have the Hyper 212+ with the 1055T and i hit 70-75 with full load while i get 30C at IDLE mode.
you're best option would be the V6GT as long as your Case fit, it's marvelous for overclocking you'll get around 60 @ max while at full load







http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling/928639-i5-2500k-te...
go to the site and use your eyes to see 2500k(hell better than x6 and more powerful) @ 4.0 ghz stable and running prime for 24 hour without any problem
loooooooooolllllllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :p  :kaola: 
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