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Hello

I have this cooler as part of bundle with my motherboard. Will this cooler do with 9600K most likely some low overclock but not anything spectacular as I intend to pair with 1070Ti
The version is the old one but the box says its compatible with s1151.
Would you recommend I keep it or ditch it and get myself some air cooler ?
Does the AIO impact temperatures much on the CPU VRM since there is no airflow over them with the AIO ?
Can you trust it as air cooler ? I have never been a fan of water cooling.

I don't have so much to do with hardware anymore so I appreciate advice.
 
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It will work just fine for that cpu even with a decent oc. The vrms dont get super toasty with a 9600k so the lack of airflow around them wont be an issue.

Just make sure ur sucking cold air in from the outside through it and it will perform about as well as a very good air cooler.
 
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It will do the job on any moderate OC. There would little reason to spend money on another cooler unless you chasing every last possible GHz.
 
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Thanks for reply. I was just thinking of selling the AIO and buying some mid range air cooler. I wanted to know more about how reliable this is as I'm not a big fan of water cooling.
 

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Well when it was introduced, reviews at that time were mainly using the 4770K in their test setups and that was a fairly toasty CPU, especially when overclocked, I honestly don't know how it compares with 8th and 9th gen in terms of toastyness :oops: but I am fairly sure it will do you fine with a half decent overclock too...…………...

https://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/5...-h75-liquid-aio-cpu-cooler-review/index7.html
 
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I cooled a 8600K with a stock Intel 1150 cooler , that H75 will do just fine ,beyond just fine
 
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Hello

I have this cooler as part of bundle with my motherboard. Will this cooler do with 9600K most likely some low overclock but not anything spectacular as I intend to pair with 1070Ti
The version is the old one but the box says its compatible with s1151.
Would you recommend I keep it or ditch it and get myself some air cooler ?
Does the AIO impact temperatures much on the CPU VRM since there is no airflow over them with the AIO ?
Can you trust it as air cooler ? I have never been a fan of water cooling.


I don't have so much to do with hardware anymore so I appreciate advice.
First question : I have never heard of air coolers effecting cpu vrm temps, unless the motherboard has a tall extended heatsink then no.

Second question: Their is always the risk of AIO leaking after extended use. Reading your statement it seems you have excluded AIOs from the start but felt compelled with the offer at hand. i would recommend going for a decent air cooler just for the peace of mind and in general a good air cooler can perform as good as some AIOs out their. i would recommend the noctua u12s.

I cooled a 8600K with a stock Intel 1150 cooler , that H75 will do just fine ,beyond just fine
Stock air cooler from years back i suppose. Nowadays intel stock cooler is so bad it thermal throttle non k coffee lake cpus
 
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First question : I have never heard of air coolers effecting cpu vrm temps, unless the motherboard has a tall extended heatsink then no.

Second question: Their is always the risk of AIO leaking after extended use. Reading your statement it seems you have excluded AIOs from the start but felt compelled with the offer at hand. i would recommend going for a decent air cooler just for the peace of mind and in general a good air cooler can perform as good as some AIOs out their. i would recommend the noctua u12s.



Stock air cooler from years back i suppose. Nowadays intel stock cooler is so bad it thermal throttle non k coffee lake cpus
Many air coolers, regardless of heatsink height, can affect VRM temps due to it's own airflow. This is quite a common thing.

Anyway, to the OP, I'd stick with it and not worry about leaking. Sure there is A chance versus no chance with air, but the chances are quite low. Keep decent case airflow and you will be fine with the vrms. A was said earlier, it helps its a 9600k. :)
 
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First question : I have never heard of air coolers effecting cpu vrm temps, unless the motherboard has a tall extended heatsink then no.

Second question: Their is always the risk of AIO leaking after extended use. Reading your statement it seems you have excluded AIOs from the start but felt compelled with the offer at hand. i would recommend going for a decent air cooler just for the peace of mind and in general a good air cooler can perform as good as some AIOs out their. i would recommend the noctua u12s.



Stock air cooler from years back i suppose. Nowadays intel stock cooler is so bad it thermal throttle non k coffee lake cpus
8600K runs cool. 9600K should be the same.
 
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So I finally got my stuff together. (9600k, z390, GTX1060 GB - I hope this will run BFV on FHD)

I bought Fractal R6 and I will stay with the H75 AIO.
My idea is to put the AIO at front of case instead of one 140mm fan configured as you advice to intake from outside. It feels kinds strechy on the hoses when I fiddled around with unplaced hardware but I think it will make it - worse case is I will have to get some sort of adapter for fan intake to add some distance from front of case to grant the hose some more freedom. The extra fan I'm left with from front I would put next to PSU to blow directly up towards GPU. All this is because I would like to keep the top metal cover for noise and looks and it seems more logical from airflow point of view.

Do you guys have any advice on this configuration ?

Thanks
 
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1. You won't find many CLC type AIOs that can compete with a $45 air cooler.

https://tpucdn.com/reviews/Scythe/Fuma/images/temp_oc_aida64.png

2. Two major issues with CLCs

a) Weak Pumps @ 0.11 gpm (H100i) pale compared to Custom Loops
b) Most have Aluminum rads which violate the 1st law of water cooling ... never mix metals. The laws of chemistry are inviolate; you can use corrosion inhibitors but they have a useful life of 18-24 months. Other methods of preventing corrosion include coatings or non water based coolants which have a detrimental effect on cooling. usually before there is any visual evidence of corrosion, what happens is that the electrons leaving the aluminum form components with minerals or oxygen and crud builds up in the fins of the blocks. You can see a harsh example in link below.
https://martinsliquidlab.wordpress.com/2012/01/24/corrosion-explored/

3. 2nd rule of water cooling is "rad fans always blow in". If you read Corsair installation mannuals, they stae that "for best prformance, install fans as intakes into the PC"
 
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So I finally got my stuff together. (9600k, z390, GTX1060 GB - I hope this will run BFV on FHD)

I bought Fractal R6 and I will stay with the H75 AIO.
My idea is to put the AIO at front of case instead of one 140mm fan configured as you advice to intake from outside. It feels kinds strechy on the hoses when I fiddled around with unplaced hardware but I think it will make it - worse case is I will have to get some sort of adapter for fan intake to add some distance from front of case to grant the hose some more freedom. The extra fan I'm left with from front I would put next to PSU to blow directly up towards GPU. All this is because I would like to keep the top metal cover for noise and looks and it seems more logical from airflow point of view.

Do you guys have any advice on this configuration ?

Thanks
You can mount the radiator at the front of the case (that's what I always do), just make sure you have a good fan ,either pushing, or pulling the air in over the radiator. And be sure you have one or two good exhaust fans at the rear ,and at the top rear.


Stock air cooler from years back i suppose. Nowadays intel stock cooler is so bad it thermal throttle non k coffee lake cpus
The stock cooler i used was from 1150, theyre unchanged. There's two different types however, one is fully aluminum, and then there's one that has a copper core which comes with higher end of CPUs. but its moot, as i was just making a point, id never suggest a person cool a CPU of 4 cores or more with a Stock intel Cooler for any extended period of time, i just did it, cuz i needed to wait until i could switch my AIO in, which Crushed my 8600k @ 5.3Ghz, nevermind at stock. that h75 will do well. a great test of CPU cooling, is to run the free prologue version of Hitman2 on steam, if you set your cooler to handle those temps, it will be fine for pretty much any realworld application.
 
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Sure If I'd buy a cooler I would most likely go air. I got this Corsair free with my motherboard. Nobody seems to be interested in buying it for 3 weeks now so I decided I will give it a try.
I don't think corrosion is a problem where. Normally cars drove those configurations copper/aluminium for years before they start to give trouble so at home envirement this shouldnt appear at least for the warranty period of 5 years. There is good feedback on this cooler over internet. Ofc its subpar with dark rock pro 4 and other good coolers .
 

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a) Weak Pumps @ 0.11 gpm (H100i) pale compared to Custom Loops
They don't have to be as powerful because they aren't moving nearly as much fluid as a custom loop.

b) Most have Aluminum rads which violate the 1st law of water cooling ... never mix metals. The laws of chemistry are inviolate; you can use corrosion inhibitors but they have a useful life of 18-24 months. Other methods of preventing corrosion include coatings or non water based coolants which have a detrimental effect on cooling. usually before there is any visual evidence of corrosion, what happens is that the electrons leaving the aluminum form components with minerals or oxygen and crud builds up in the fins of the blocks. You can see a harsh example in link below.
https://martinsliquidlab.wordpress.com/2012/01/24/corrosion-explored/
All the good CLCs use a very effective corrosion inhibitor that prevents any noticeable corrosion for years. Mixed metals in CLCs are not a big issue. I mean, your car is almost certainly using mixed metals in it's cooling system, how often do you hear about corrosion issues in cars that run proper coolant? Never.
 
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To add to this...
3. 2nd rule of water cooling is "rad fans always blow in". If you read Corsair installation mannuals, they stae that "for best prformance, install fans as intakes into the PC"
That is true. HOWEVER, if you have your rad up top blowing warmed air in the case, you will raise the temps of the VRM and things inside the case as well. Unless you are a competitive overclocker and chasing after each degree C, I would worry more about airFLOW than I would forcing warmer air through the top of the case down onto the components.
 
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AIO warranties:
Corsair: 5 years
NZXT: 6 years
EVGA: 5 years

@John Naylor , you need to stop with the FUD. You're making it sound like all of these AIO's will fail after 2 years at the most, but that's simply not true. Do you really think these companies would warranty a product for 2-3 times longer than they think they'll last? You're also leaving out the important part of your "1st law of water cooling" which is "without proper corrosion prevention steps". It is virtually impossible to have a cooling system WITHOUT some mixed metals. I have an H50 that still works just fine and it's from 2009/2010. Jayz2cents recently cut open a ~4 year old AIO (H100) and it was spotless.
2nd rule of water cooling is "rad fans always blow in". If you read Corsair installation mannuals, they stae that "for best prformance, install fans as intakes into the PC
And how many people end up installing them on the back of their case, pulling in unfiltered air that clogs their rad all the time? Does that, in turn, lead to leaks because people end up pulling the rad out over and over to clean it?
I have never heard of air coolers effecting cpu vrm temps
Years ago, IIRC, Gigabyte had 2 thermal images on their website, one with a tower cooler and the other with a top down cooler. The area around the CPU was much hotter with the tower cooler. With that being said, today's motherboards are specifically made with AIO's in mind. I still like to use coolers like the Kabunto 3.
My idea is to put the AIO at front of case instead of one 140mm fan configured as you advice to intake from outside
IMHO, the best place to put the rad is on the back, with the fan mounted between the rad and the case, blowing out. This does a couple of things. It directly exhausts the heat from the CPU instead of adding it to the case and you will not clog the rad as quickly. You also have access to the rad to clean it. You have a lower power system, and you don't live in a hot climate, so you don't need the last n'th of cooling. Putting the rad in the front will help to keep your system quieter though.
 
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Using AiO's as exhausts is just fine. Like anything other cooling setup airflow is important. Here's a build I used for a while, I didn't have any issues with it at all.

 
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