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Corsair Hydro Series™ or Noctua NH-C14/NH-D14

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Chappy, Dec 23, 2011.

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Best Cooling Solution

  1. Corsair H100

    9 vote(s)
    75.0%
  2. Corsair H80

    2 vote(s)
    16.7%
  3. Noctua NH-D14

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Noctua NH-C14

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Keep my old OCZ cooler

    1 vote(s)
    8.3%
  1. Chappy

    Chappy New Member

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    Ok, I have decided to change my CPU cooler because I think its not sufficient enough to cool my not so old LGA775 Q9550 specially in summer seasons as I live in a tropical country in Asia and we have 4 seasons Spring, Summer, Autumn and El Niño Summer at around 30°C-36°C ambient temperatures. Currently overclocked it to 3.40Ghz at 1.23750v and the temps were around 67°C-69°C. And is lower when I decrease the voltage to 1.21875v. (Avoiding 70°C higher)

    I'm not sure if NH-C14/NH-D14 will fit my MOBO since I have 4 Corsair Dominator RAM's but I'm pretty sure it'll fit in my case. (Gigabyte 3D Aurora 570) Corsair H100 is a sure perfect fit although I don't know if liquid cooling is the best at high ambient temps in hot countries.

    Here's some pics:
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    I think NH-C14/NH-D14 will hit my RAM.
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    The H100 is by far the best IMO. The good thing about this cooling solution is it does not take up too much space, you end up getting better air circulation in your case. Big heatsink and fans are of the past IMO.
     
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    Have you got the space for the double radiator? It's 240mm long, you could fit it outside the case anyway.
    If you can go for the H100, go for it, no ram clearance issues and such.

    I completely agree, perhaps we will see new and more performing revision of what we have today until we close the gap with small custom loops
     
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    and whats wrong with a Antec 620 or 920?? the 920 performs head to head with the H80. you are fine with either, so just get which ever is cheaper
     
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    I Love when freedom posts. Boobies!;)
     
  6. Chappy

    Chappy New Member

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    Can't argue with that... :)

    Will do...
    Noticed there's already a pre-applied thermal paste in H100 copper base, Should I remove/replace it?
    I've read a few reviews that ambient temps might affect the coolant, albeit a little bit still makes a difference in warm ambient temps.
     
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    No don't replace it, the pre applied TIM should be Shin Etsu, pretty good stuff.
    I could be mistaken though, don't take this for granted.
     
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    H100 cools my CPU and its summer here in aus and temp get up around 33-37c here in summer.
     
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