Originally Posted by Kitkat
no they will not pull ahead of air coolers. There are thinner single fan air coolers that are quieter and take up way less room that will preform better. Its one of those or water cooling. There is no real difference. Plus the thresholds for heat are higher fanned heat-sinks when OCing. After a curtain temp the they stop being "proactive" Its full on water or a good heat sink.
The only other reason i see pro wise is relocation of cooling apparatus for ram with tall fins. But if you are buying that kind of ram then your ocing... and if you are doing that you need a heat-sink or water.
If its worth anything I've had 2 of these H7 and another after that that didn't perform much better than the h70.. I would not trade my heat sink for a 2 fanned version of that. Its cool that there are alternatives but they are not close enough for the money and don't preform well for slightly rational to serious long term overclocks
Well, my all-in-one does pretty good, but it's got some low-power TECs on it
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