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h70? what do u guys think?
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post #2 of 22
Silver Arrow
or
Noctua DH-14
or
CM 212+
or
ThermalTake Frio

Closed loop water cooling systems are a gimmick imho.
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post #3 of 22
Silver arrow, D14, or save 20 bucks and get a RX240 kit.

H70/ prebuilt water cooling garbage is crap.
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Originally Posted by That Guy;13638214 
Silver Arrow
or
Noctua DH-14
or
CM 212+
or
ThermalTake Frio

Closed loop water cooling systems are a gimmick imho.

I agree except for the 212+. For performance/price, definitely 212+. But for "best under $100", no freakin way. You also forgot to include Spire Thermax Eclipse. Why would OP think H-70 is the best? Doesn't even crack the top 20. And, last time I checked, it costs more than $100 (if you include tax and/or S&H).
Edited by charlie310 - 5/25/11 at 7:26pm
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Noctua DH-14
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post #6 of 22
d14

h70 is fail AND it costs like 120 bucks.
    
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post #7 of 22
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I didnt say i thought the h70 was it. I was asking if it was. its 100 dollars at amazon. free shipping and no tax. [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Hydro-Performance-Cooler-CWCH70/dp/B003XOR00I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1306377201&sr=8-1"]Amazon.com: Corsair Hydro Series H70 High Performance CPU Cooler CWCH70: Electronics[/ame]



anywho thanks for the replies ill get one of the ones u guy listed.
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post #8 of 22
Silver arrow is slightly quieter than D14 and in some tests cools 2c ish cooler. Go for Silver arrow.

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Edited by systemlayers - 5/25/11 at 7:35pm
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TR Archon

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Edited by damric - 5/25/11 at 7:38pm
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Closed loop WC units do have a place though. With low RPM fans in a push/pull, I'm able to maintain 4.0ghz, just under 42C temps (load) and other than the gpu fan, my rig is virtually silent. Some people don't care about noise, but if you do, things like the Corsair Hydro series aren't junk at all.
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