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July 10, 2012 1:08:07 PM

I've just read some website and noticed that Corsair A70 even outperforms Corsair H50.

I'm planning to get a Corsair H60/H80, should I get Corsair A70 instead for p/p ?
July 10, 2012 11:42:48 PM

Get H80... Less stress for your mobo in terms of weight and much quieter.. That's the best choice.... Cheers!!
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July 11, 2012 12:00:21 AM

-coughs NH-D14 -coughs- otherwise, I'd opt to get the H80. You can exhaust all the hot air directly out of your case this way as well (my preference for all in ones).
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July 11, 2012 12:40:44 AM

paki_cuseo said:
I've just read some website and noticed that Corsair A70 even outperforms Corsair H50.

I'm planning to get a Corsair H60/H80, should I get Corsair A70 instead for p/p ?


get a real air cooler or a real water cooler. none of that fisher price bull *** which corsair calls the H series "water cooling".
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July 11, 2012 12:50:51 AM

If you want the same or slightly better performance than a good air cooler you need the $100+ H100 with 2 extra fans in push/pull.

I would only recommend the H60/70/80 for HTPC or other small case applications where airflow and temps might be a concern. The H80 or H100 for overclocking.

I have read good things about the A70. What CPU?
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July 11, 2012 1:15:47 AM

anort3 said:
If you want the same or slightly better performance than a good air cooler you need the $100+ H100 with 2 extra fans in push/pull.

I would only recommend the H60/70/80 for HTPC or other small case applications where airflow and temps might be a concern. The H80 or H100 for overclocking.

I have read good things about the A70. What CPU?


you recommend fisher price water cooling?
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July 11, 2012 1:47:30 AM

cbrunnem said:
you recommend fisher price water cooling?



Only where a good air cooler won't fit! :p 

You can't argue with the H100 being pretty damn good though. It just costs so much it's hardly ever worth it especially considering you need to buy 2 additional fans. It can beat the best air coolers by 4-5 C.
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July 11, 2012 1:53:28 AM

anort3 said:
Only where a good air cooler won't fit! :p 

You can't argue with the H100 being pretty damn good though. It just costs so much it's hardly ever worth it especially considering you need to buy 2 additional fans. It can beat the best air coolers by 4-5 C.


you could build a much better liquid cooling setup for the same cost though.
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July 11, 2012 2:06:59 AM

cbrunnem said:
you could build a much better liquid cooling setup for the same cost though.



You can get into entry level water for the same money yes. Not everyone has the skills or the time or the motivation to devote to doing a custom water setup though. I sure don't have the time or the motivation!
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July 11, 2012 2:22:13 AM

Or get a low profile cooler :p 

Scythe Shuriken :) 

Corsair H units are "meh"
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