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February 4, 2013 10:04:05 AM

I currently have a hyper evo 212+ I want to go to 5ghz And i need A better cooling solution Im currently thinking of the

http://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-Frio-Universal-Cooler...

or the noctua

http://www.amazon.com/Noctua-Heatpipe-Bearing-Cooler-NH...

Now i like the look of the frio 100x more But which is better? Also which coolers would be better than the ones i mentioned
February 4, 2013 10:09:22 AM

I was under the impression that the noctua was the best air cooler, i could be wrong however.

And i'm pretty sure the h100i from corsair is even better than that, however that is a clc.

I don't think you would successfully get to 5GHz though.
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February 4, 2013 10:13:02 AM

Ive manged To get 5.1ghz on 1.45v. I can get 5ghz on around 1.43v. The problem is my temps sky rocket with this hyper evo> haha. I think I got lucky in the silcon draw this time. The noctua is just so ugly. However if it gives the perfomance ill get it.
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February 4, 2013 10:13:10 AM

I can't find it now, but LinusTechTips on youtube did a review between the h100i, the noctua nh-d14 and one more cooler, using all the same noctua fans (can't remember which ones though.

I'm pretty sure the h100i won using a push pull with 4 120mm or 140mm fans
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February 4, 2013 10:28:50 AM

been loads of people having problems with the h100i

from the leds playing up to noises from the pump etc
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February 4, 2013 10:33:01 AM

Is there a cooler as good as the noctua that does not look like ass? Haha
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February 4, 2013 10:49:22 AM

problem is all those top end air coolers are huge lumps

theres also the Phanteks PH-TC14PE

at least you can get it in different colours to match your setup
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February 4, 2013 10:53:49 AM

I might get that one. I see there's a white version and my case is white. Ill see some reviews cheers for that
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February 4, 2013 10:59:08 AM

no problem

it gets great reviews

though like all the big air coolers you need to be carefull if you have high profile ram

theres also the corsair h80

got my 2600k at 5ghz with one in push/pull
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February 4, 2013 11:16:25 AM

Actually, just go and grab yourself the H80i or wait for the H90 which is supposed to be much better at cooling. I have H80i and it is good. There's no pump noise apart from start up which you get from all water cooling kits. Keeps my CPU at 44-47 under 100% load and never breach that. So if you don't like the D14 which is the best air cooler that trades blows with the top closed loop water coolers then just grab the H80i/ Zalman LQ320/ NZXT Cracken 60/ H100i/ or just wait for the H90/H100.

And don't worry about losing your top 240mm fan. You still have rear exhaust fan if you choose to go with H100i and all the 240mm coolers. Or just leave it there and get the 120mm coolers i.e., H80i etc.
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February 4, 2013 11:23:47 AM

depends if you are in a hurry

have been looking at the new swiftech watercooler

it can be used like a h100i etc as a closed loop cooler

but has the capability of being upgraded like a custom loop

much better pump than corsair etc

out near the end of this month

http://www.overclock.net/t/1345816/various-swiftech-h22...
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February 4, 2013 11:29:14 AM

Yea my back 120m should be fine. Also i dont know if my case is the best for that? I mean my case is a full tower however i dont know if its desinged for water cooling. I think i get the rs 360 for around $160.

If i got the h80i would i be able to keep my top 240m?
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February 4, 2013 11:34:44 AM

mcnumpty23 said:
depends if you are in a hurry

have been looking at the new swiftech watercooler

it can be used like a h100i etc as a closed loop cooler

but has the capability of being upgraded like a custom loop

much better pump than corsair etc

out near the end of this month

http://www.overclock.net/t/1345816/various-swiftech-h22...


That kit looks nice. I want to see more reviews especially from Toms and then I might have to sell my H80i and that has to have 5 degrees improvement or nothing.
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February 4, 2013 11:36:29 AM

i have the storm trooper

which is your case just in black

yes the h80 fits on the rear without affecting the top fan

and yes that swiftech unit fits in that case

they demoed it in that case
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February 4, 2013 11:38:29 AM

hero1 said:
That kit looks nice. I want to see more reviews especially from Toms and then I might have to sell my H80i and that has to have 5 degrees improvement or nothing.


not many impartial reviews yet

but heres their ces promotion to show what it can do

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS5MVIA0OQ4
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February 4, 2013 11:40:48 AM

mcnumpty23 said:
not many impartial reviews yet

but heres their ces promotion to show what it can do

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS5MVIA0OQ4


I checked them out already. It looks promising. If I was this guy who's inquiring about CPU coolers then I'll grab the H80i. I got mine on sell for $80 and this costs $100. I believe amazon should have good price on this and if not try tigerdirect which is where I got mine.
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February 4, 2013 11:46:13 AM

Hmm well how does the h80i perform? Ill need my cpu to be around 1.43.-14.6v for 5ghz Will it be able to keep it under 61c since thats the rated safe temp fro any FX cpu
Also if i get the h100i and get rid of the top 240m. It shouldlnt hurt my gpu temps should it?.

I got the 2 front 120ms sucking in air. and a back 120m
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February 4, 2013 11:49:02 AM

i have an h80

and other than replacing the stock fans have had no issues with it

the swiftech unit will be dearer as its a far better pump--better cpu block --better fans--and copper radiator

not aluminium

plus the option of gpu cooling or more rads later if you want to

for what it is compared to other pre-sealed units i think its a very good price
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February 4, 2013 11:55:42 AM

The only Watercooling option thats easy for me to get my hands on (in Australia) without ebay and other stuff is the

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

XSPC RAYSTORM 750RS360

Now the h100i and that are about $20 dollars difference the h100i being cheaper

Hm.. i never considerd watercooling my gpu. I couldnt do it right away since its expensive and i got around $200 to spend on cooling (less the better) but yea
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February 4, 2013 12:00:33 PM

XSPC RAYSTORM 750RS360 is a good kit

but the pumps probably not up to adding gpu cooling to it

and fitting a 360 rad in your case would be tricky
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February 4, 2013 12:21:12 PM

there is a watercooling section here if you are interested they would be able to give more advice on

custom loops--there are a lot of options

thats why i am looking at the new swiftech unit

you start off with something thats simple to install

but has a pump thats capable of adding further stuff later and the reservoir is part of the rad
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February 4, 2013 12:50:05 PM

I read first few post, the noctua preforms about the same as h100i, but if you think it's ugly you could buy some corsair fans and replace with the brown ones and you will see a performance boost as well.
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February 4, 2013 2:57:24 PM

mansfield said:
I read first few post, the noctua preforms about the same as h100i, but if you think it's ugly you could buy some corsair fans and replace with the brown ones and you will see a performance boost as well.


I think the fans on them are quality. Plus the air that comes out of the back is really directional compared to ordinary fans that shoot the air out in all directions. The CFM on the Noctua fans is pretty dam high. I can only think of one fan off the top of my head that is better than the Noctua ones and that is one Scythe manufacture.
Corsair ones are pretty standard fans.
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February 5, 2013 12:39:35 AM

This test shows most of the coolers i was considering

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermaltake-Frio...

The frio OCK (Nice looking cooler) Beat the nh-d14 By 3c But its much louder the nh-d14 is 49DBA and the Frio OCK is 60DBA

I Think ill get the Thermaltake frio OCK. its cheaper than the nh-d14 performs better
(from that test) But is much louder and spins faster. However i just cant stand the nh-d14

And the OCK is cheaper here.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Anyone know anything about thermaltake coolers? Or the FRIO OCK?
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