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H70 vs H80

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June 17, 2012 9:42:54 AM

I have an AMD 8 core processor. Looking to get one of these. The H80 looked like the H70, just with added fans and fan control. I have extra fans and an lcd fan control. Any suggestions? Money is tight.

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June 17, 2012 10:40:37 AM

you already answered your own question

its the same radiator so use your extra fans and fan controller

i use a fan controller on my h80 anyway as the built in speed button only does low/medium/high

the fan controller gives you precise control

and the h80 default fans are too loud anyway so i ended up changing those
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June 17, 2012 9:22:03 PM

awesome, thank you. i wasnt sure if the radiator was better or not. i read reviews how the 80 was a more improved version of the h70, but its nice to hear from someone that has one. glad i can go the cheaper route and get the same results!
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June 17, 2012 9:38:44 PM

Besides of the built in fan control, the H80 offers a thicker radiator. Which means it can dissipate more heat/keep the CPU cooler and/or allows for a possibly higher overclock. That's the main difference anyway.
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June 18, 2012 4:58:19 AM

is it really worth the $30+ difference though?
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June 18, 2012 7:23:19 AM

IMO, yes.
H80 will give you better temps, will be quieter compared to H70, has Fan speed control i.e. low, medium, high. has a 5yr warranty.
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June 18, 2012 3:47:27 PM

H70 has 5 years, too. Just sayin' ;) 

If you don't want to overclock or not much, H70 would be the better value, especially since you don't pay for fans you are going to replace anyway (H70 Core comes without fans).
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