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December 19, 2012 5:59:54 PM

Just about to purchase a new cyberpower machine, and they really seem to be pushing liquid cooling for some reason. It's essentially the same price as the few air-cooling options they have, so i'm wondering if there's any drawback to going with liquid for the reduction in noise level.
December 19, 2012 6:55:02 PM

what are the coolers will be used in the 2 cases whether water or air cooling ?
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December 19, 2012 7:05:37 PM


here are my options ( i do plan to overclock the cpu, but not to extremes, justa safe middleground)

Cooler Master V6 GT CPU Cooler (Nickle Plated Double-V Heatpipe w/ Color Changing LED Cap) (Venom Boost Extreme OC Certified) (this is my current selection.)

Thermaltake Frio OCK CPU Cooler (Designed for Over-Clocker King)(CLP0575) (Venom Boost Extreme OC Certified) [+$16]


Liquid Cooling

Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (All Venom OC Certified) (Single Standard 120MM Fan) [-22]

Asetek 550LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Advanced
Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (All Venom OC Certified) (Single Standard 120MM Fan) [-4]

Cooler Master Seidon 120M Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator (All Venom OC Certified) (Single Standard 120MM Fan) [+3]

Corsair Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (All Venom OC Certified) (Single Standard 120MM Fan) [-8]

Thermaltake Water 2.0 Performer Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator (All Venom OC Certified) (Single Standard 120MM Fan) [+13]

Asetek 570LX Liquid Cooling system w/ 240MM Radiator and Dual Fans (Extreme Overclocking Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (All Venom OC Certified) [+21]

CoolIT ECO II-240 Extreme Performance Liquid Cooling System 240MM Radiator & Dual Fans (All Venom OC Certified) [+5]
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December 19, 2012 7:17:32 PM

I would go with the Thermaltake Frio as it matches any of those watercoolers in performance. Then you have nothing to worry about as far as liquid or air bubbles or a pump which could fail.
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December 19, 2012 7:23:11 PM

maestro0428 said:
I would go with the Thermaltake Frio as it matches any of those watercoolers in performance. Then you have nothing to worry about as far as liquid or air bubbles or a pump which could fail.


Sounds good, but what about noise levels? is it worth the tradeoff?
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December 19, 2012 7:40:46 PM

the v6 can handle overclocking till 4.5ghz np , if you are not going further than that don't pay more.
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December 19, 2012 7:47:48 PM

Best answer selected by Euchrid.
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December 19, 2012 7:48:20 PM

Sounds liek a plan, i;'ll just go with the v6 aircool heatsink. Thanks, guys!
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