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May 31, 2012 7:15:29 AM

I'd wanted to know if a hydro cooler would made the difference. I am planing to spend about 100$ (~75 euros). What's the best for that money ? Thanks in advance.

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May 31, 2012 7:59:19 AM

What cooler are you using now?

If you're using the stock AMD cooler, almost anything will perform better than it. If your case allows, the H100 gets my vote. Or the NH-D14 for a beefy air cooler :D 
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June 1, 2012 8:43:29 AM

Yes. I'm using the AMD stock cooler. When I play games it gets realy hot, so I have opened the side panels but many times it goes over 50 *C ! Thank you for replying.
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June 1, 2012 8:45:32 AM

I'm planing on overclocking. Will the air cooler you recommend me will perform well for 5GHZ overclocking?
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June 1, 2012 9:08:46 AM

For 5Ghz, I would recommend custom watercooling.
The H-100 would take you to 4.6~4.8ghz. A slim chance that you'd hit 5ghz.

Note, that 1.55V is considered max limit on regular air/water cooling.
You wouldn't want to fry your chip by overvolting!
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June 3, 2012 12:29:25 PM

I saw the h100 cooler. The radiator is really big. How can I make sure that this cooler will fit in my case?
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June 3, 2012 12:29:47 PM

I saw the h100 cooler. The radiator is really big. How can I make sure that this cooler will fit in my case?
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June 3, 2012 12:30:12 PM

I saw the h100 cooler. The radiator is really big. How can I make sure that this cooler will fit in my case?
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June 3, 2012 12:32:14 PM

What case do you have?
its only a 240 rad so should fit in most midtowers easily
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June 3, 2012 12:40:05 PM

My case is an old OASIS which has the PSU up and not down as the new cases. Sorry about multiple replying.
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June 3, 2012 12:57:46 PM

Can't find an Oasis Pc anywhere, do you have a pic?
its no problem the Psu being at the top, I can work round that :) 
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June 3, 2012 1:13:34 PM

Yeah, my case has a rear 120mm exhaust. Will the h80 fit in it?
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June 3, 2012 1:20:57 PM

Moto, my pc is almost the same with that pictures I saw in the link but it has one rear 120mm exhaust.
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June 3, 2012 1:25:17 PM

The H80 should fit. My only concern would be the distance between the CPU socket & the rad.
Rad thickness - 38mm
Fan thickness - 25mm (x2)
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June 3, 2012 1:44:31 PM

As the stock cooler is slightly bigger than the h80's , the distance will be more by 2cm ,so, I think that it wont be a problem.
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June 3, 2012 1:49:46 PM

Could be one of the wing series then,
http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Products.aspx?S=1336
if you have no drives in the top optical bay, you could fit the H100s far end into there and the overspill would be in the main roof area,
I'd suggest some modding of the roof to allow airflow though,
**Edit, although checking the gallery, you may be able to fit it into the front as well, and that would be easier to mod, just remove the hdd cage if the fans don't have room, and that is a simple drill out the rivets job :) 
if you don't fancy that then yes, the 80 will fit fine
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June 3, 2012 2:24:22 PM

It's a problem to mod my case as it is a bit older than those I saw in the link. It has positions for : 4 optical drives, 2 floppy drives, 6 hdd drives. I dont think that the rad will take enough air to get cold. The case also has a silver cover in front.
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June 3, 2012 2:34:42 PM

The h80 & h100 are quite similar, pump/block etc except H100 has a 240mm Rad. The performance difference is ~3c between the two.
So, its your choice now. Many users choose H80 over H100, because of price & Case compatibility
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June 3, 2012 2:40:02 PM

+1, the easiest option is the H80, the slightly more involving is the potential H100,
or bcs would be to transplant it into a newer case of your choosing
Moto
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June 3, 2012 3:08:29 PM

One more thing : will the noctua NH-D14 hold my cpu to similar temps like h80 ? You it cost almost the same money.
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June 3, 2012 3:58:52 PM

I'm not too familiar with aircooling but I reckon that the Noctua should be comparable to the allinones, assuming your case has room for it ofc,
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June 3, 2012 3:59:36 PM

Phanteks PH-TC14PE
NH D14
Silver Arrow

These are Top tier air coolers. All three of them will cost less & perform just as good, if not better than, the H80.
But are huge. Case compatibly could be an issue
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June 3, 2012 4:08:40 PM

The H80 is a little overpriced,IMO & a quite loud on high speed.
But all in all a good cooler. Looks good, performs good.
You'd be happy with it.(If the noise doesn't bothers you :p )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQ9F5J89R3E
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June 3, 2012 10:07:20 PM

OK, I made up my mind. I go for watercooling & I'll choose the h80. A slight chance to go for a noctua. Your help was priceless. Thank you very much.
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June 3, 2012 10:08:31 PM

Best answer selected by taseas.
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June 4, 2012 8:31:38 AM

Glad you got sorted man, shout up again if theres any problems or questions with it
Moto
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