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Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by -1nf1n1ty-, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. -1nf1n1ty-

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    Hello,
    I've been out of the loop with parts as of late ( cpu's graphics card, just everything). I was hoping to get some info on great CPU coolers? Being more specific I dont want any air coolers anymore cause my room gets hot enough with the HAF 932. Was hoping anyone could point me into the right direction. I am hoping to pay $75-80 for a good one so I can overclock and not spend so much on new stuff. Thanks!
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    You're missing the point here. A heat sink dissipates heat into the surrounding environment. There is no heat sink that can cool well, without dumping that heat into the air. You can either underclock the CPU to make it produce less heat, or you can run water lines to a heat exchanger in another room. Either way, no cooler can violate the law of conservation of energy.


    Assuming that you're still searching for a new cooler, there are some lower end AIO water coolers that you might want to look at. The Corsair H60 or Thermaltake water2.0 performer are what fit into your price range. They will do better than some air cooling options, but they still dump heat into the surrounding environment.
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    Think I would be able to find a cheaper one on a different site other than newegg? They seem pretty good but if I have to change the fans out I may want to reconsider.
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    Really your room will still get the same amount of heat pumped in to it from any cooler it dosen't matter if its a air cooler or a water cooler heat just dosen't dissapear it is just moved from one place to another. Just with a water cooler the heat is being expelled out of the RAD ensted of the heatsink.

    But personally i would go with the Swiftech H220 just cuz of the performance and customizablity
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    You can have a look around, but I'm not sure that you will.

    You don't have to change out the fans. They are adequate, but they can get a bit loud apparently.
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    If you can swing the extra few $$$ for an H70/H80 (rad is thicker) I would go for that. I have an H70 in a HAF 932 (fits perfectly w/2 fans) that was running an i7 980X @ 4.1Ghz at full load and the temps were fantastic- your 920 should do fine with it.

    FYI- as others have said... a better cooler will keep the chip cool but won't keep the room any cooler. That H70 can throw a lot of heat out of the rear of the case!
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    I actually like this, so I think I narrowed it down to this(maybe the price although I did say 75-80 still seems like a lot) or the Corsair H60

    EDIT: H70/80 seems nice too will probably consider those
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    Take a look around, you may find a deal somewhere. I ordered mine at the start of the month and got it for around $70.
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    my H60 can barely keep my 2600k running at 3.8ghz at acceptable temps while on full load. The 920 runs hotter than a 2600k IIRC. I suggest a better/bigger AIO like the H80i. My temps as my 2600k sits right now in a room that is about 68-69' f.

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    Apparently nobody is listening to anything.

    1) I suggested the H60 well before it was found by the OP. It's petty to point this out, but it would have been found faster if anyone was paying attention.
    2) The price limit quoted was 75-80 USD. For that kind of money the options for an AIO water cooler are very limited. Suggesting just a little bit more expensive units isn't exactly answering the OPs question.
    3) Back to the basic misunderstanding of what a cooler does. The heat is rejected into the room. A billion dollar cooling system wouldn't decrease the ambient temperature of the room.


    Given that nobody seems to be listening anyways, herp de derp. That little bit of insanity brought to you by the number banana.
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    Barbaric, I am not trying to be a debby downer but my A70 with push/pull zalmans keep my 2600K under 75 deg full load at 4.5Ghz 1.32V so their maybe something wrong with that H60. Again I am not calling you out but I would look at maybe their is something wrong with it.
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    Guess I need to take my system down and check out the H60. What temperatures do you keep the room your 2600k is in. My room sometimes gets to 75' to 78'f when the door gets closed. That's when it heats up into the 80'ties. Usually it runs in the low 70'ties.
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    You think the H60 will be enough? Sounds like some of these people are not getting the right temps with it. But like you said it's in the price range so for right now it seems like a really good buy.
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    ratings on newegg mean nothing more than the people who bought it got what they expected.

    i would look at the antec 920 if you must go down the aio wc loop.

    personally i would save some cash and get the silver arrow sbe instead, get better temps and less vibrations in your case.

    as said its the cpu that creates the heat and all heatsinks are going to pump that heat into your room. want a cooler room? get a cooler cpu :thumb:
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    Ya I have already said that heat just doesn't dissapear. Dosen't matter what cooler you use all of them will pump the same amount of heat in to your room. Being it a water cooler or air cooler just people don't read my posts.
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    It doesn't matter what type of cooler you get, the temperature of your room will be affected the same.
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    This is not correct, you are still displacing the same amount of heat energy, you are just displacing it at a faster rate, it may skew the rate slightly but that's about it.

    Now onto your question...

    That being said I would still use water simply because it's so much better at keeping your cpu withing acceptable ranges, let alone quiet factor.

    Corsair H90 would probably fit nicely if you can budge your budget.
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B4OCWDE/?tag=tec06d-20

    I recently used these coolers, in a push pull they do an amazing job.
    (Push/Pull is probably the single most important thing to do to any of these high FPI radiators)
    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=186048
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    Run to your local walmart, buy some no name 5000BTU AC for the room(in your price range as well) enjoy fixing room temp and CPU temp all in one swoop!
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    Good point...That would be what I do..If your gonna spend the money why not kill 2 birds with 1 stone...Keep yourself cool as well as lower the ambient temp and voila!
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    Luckily I just bought a small AC unit for my room, nice and cool here :toast:
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    This seem's to be one of the best that has came thru TPU for a long time:toast:
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    He knows heat is dissipated in the room. Must we be repetitive? Looks like he is listening if you read the thread
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