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Originally Posted by spilltray;13638448 
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.

im not gonna lie, but that sounds awesome. 42c at load? not bad.
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post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by spilltray;13638448 
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.

Really? Because I wouldn't consider a pump a quiet device at all. But i haven't heard the Corsair Hydro series at all. My htpc/gaming computer only have 500rpm fans in it/passive heatsinks so i'm pretty sensitive to noise myself.

Plus asus directCU cards aren't quiet imo
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Really? Because I wouldn't consider a pump a quiet device at all. But i haven't heard the Corsair Hydro series at all. My htpc/gaming computer only have 500rpm fans in it/passive heatsinks so i'm pretty sensitive to noise myself.

Plus asus directCU cards aren't quiet imo




from reviews i hear its super quiet. plus it depends on the fans you get.
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per spcr review "The pump generated a clearly audible and annoying buzz that pushed the overall noise level above 20 dBA. We could also hear the water "gurgling" on occasion. Our reference fan did slightly better at equivalent noise levels, but again, the pump was so much louder it didn't really matter. "

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1042-page1.html
I've heard this from many users/newegg reviews/etc.

Can't imagine the H70 fairing much better.
Edited by systemlayers - 5/25/11 at 7:50pm
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post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by spilltray;13638448 
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.

You would be able to maintain that OC w/around 37C temps (load) w/Thermaltake Frio. And the H50 uses a 120mm fan, just like many air coolers. Obviously, the noise level depends on what fan is used. People say it's junk because it is overpriced for the performance. The only pro I see is that it does save space.
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post #16 of 22
I have my PC right in front of me on my desk. The pump is quiet and I have never heard any "gurgling". The stock fans were pretty loud, but I replaced all the fans in my case with Nocturas. The Direct CU card is pretty loud under load, but at normal surfing it is decently quiet. Definitely on my list of "needs to fix", but when I'm gaming with the audio up, the noise is less of an issue to me as when I'm doing some audio mixing and it is throttled down.
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post #17 of 22
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idk if ill have room for one of those big air coolers. i got some GG heatsinks on the ram :/ and they are tall.
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ram sinks are useless and some are removable. so you might be able to fit some big cooler.
    
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post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by spilltray;13638448 
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.

For ~the same price as an h70 you could get a rasa kit that would not only be silent but blow the h70 away by far.
    
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