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Which CPU cooling system should I use?

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January 27, 2013 2:57:05 AM

Which cooling system is better:
Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
Corsair Hydro Series Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler H100i

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a c 850 à CPUs
January 27, 2013 2:58:58 AM

Between those I would go with the H100i.
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a c 133 à CPUs
January 27, 2013 3:07:33 AM

the h100i coolers better, but the dh14 is one of the best air cooler u can get.

if u arent afraid of venturing in closed watercooling systems the hydro 100i is the way to go :D 

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January 27, 2013 3:14:21 AM

in my oipinion, if you are going for the h100i, i would pay a bit more and buy the swiftech h220. Stronger pump, copper rad, better fans, better cpu block and you can open the loop to extend/modify it/refill it.
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a c 133 à CPUs
January 27, 2013 3:15:38 AM

well dont people go with the i100 since its a closed system and u dont need extra parts for it?, also isnt it more complicated in getting a real full fledged water cooling system.

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January 27, 2013 3:18:25 AM

iceclock said:
well dont people go with the i100 since its a closed system and u dont need extra parts for it?, also isnt it more complicated in getting a real full fledged water cooling system.



the swiftech h220 isnt a full flfedged one. its an AIO with the intent that you can change it if you want.

http://www.swiftech.com/h220.aspx

basically swiftechs goal is to bridge AIO and full setups, as if you bought this and wanted to go full setup later, the pump in the rad can work in tandem with a seperate pump, can change hoses/extend them, change the fluid. Theres even benches out that will show that its a better unit
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January 27, 2013 3:22:13 AM

But a couple of people said that the h100i destroyed their CPU or had bent fins
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a c 133 à CPUs
January 27, 2013 3:23:40 AM

well anyone that doesnt install a cpu cooler right aircooler or water cooler, can destroy a cpu, its not the coolers fault its the user installing it wrong :p 

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a c 185 à CPUs
January 27, 2013 3:28:19 AM

The NH-D14 is not as loud as the H100i. You have to see how loud the H100i has to be in order to outperform the NH-D14.
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a b à CPUs
January 27, 2013 3:28:21 AM

all parts of the computer is sensitive to damage, some more than others. anything made of thin meta like the radiator or the heatsink on air coolers is sensitive to damage, and performance suffers when it happens.
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a c 133 à CPUs
January 27, 2013 3:29:26 AM

i talt watercoolers were supposed to be more silent than air coolers lol.

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January 27, 2013 3:41:21 AM

iceclock said:
i talt watercoolers were supposed to be more silent than air coolers lol.



not exactly, water coolers liek air coolers need fans, and fans generate noise as well but watercooling also has a pump which can make noise. the main thing seperating water cooling and air cooling is watercooling looks for fans with high static pressure to low noise and air coolers usually like air flow to noise ratio. What makes watercooling slightly different is that the heat is dissapated away from the cpu while air coolers is on the cpu. You can have a noisy watercooling unit if you tried.


edit: if you own an oem case, neither of the stated coolers will probably fit. oem cases lack fan holes at key locations, and lacks size to fit big AIOs. the most you can fit are lower end ones or lower profile ones generally.
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a c 133 à CPUs
January 27, 2013 3:44:58 AM

interesting.

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a c 133 à CPUs
January 27, 2013 1:34:26 PM

def not.

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February 3, 2013 1:00:47 AM

Best answer selected by WaterKisame.
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