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Water or Air?

Poll Results: Water or Air?

Poll expired: Jun 11, 2011  
  • 75% (27)
    Corsair
  • 25% (9)
    Zalman
36 Total Votes  
post #1 of 28
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Hey guys, posting here because I want a non-bias opinion on cooling. I have decided on 2 different coolers for when I decide to go 4.0GHz+

It's going to be my B-Day present from my wife!

I was thinking either the Corsair H70 or the Zalman CNPS9900MAX (Blue LED).

If you really feel the need to post something about different coolers be my guest. These are just the ones I like.

Corsair - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...181013&Tpk=H70

Zalman - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118074


As far as compound goes I will be using Arctic Silver 5.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-007-_-Product
post #2 of 28
Water?
Better TIM? AS5 is what I use but there are better ones.
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post #3 of 28
I think that a Thermalright Silver Arrow would serve you better. The AS5 should do fine, however I use the MX-4...
post #4 of 28
I use this cooler on my CPU and it rocks!!!!

http://www.coolitsystems.com/index.php/en/eco.html
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post #5 of 28
Them Corsiar Water coolers are really not much better that a good heatsink as far as overclocking and keeping them temps down.
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post #6 of 28
Unless you go extreme overclocking (extremely high voltages) 24/7 then go for a high end air cooler such as the thermalright silver arrow. Those Zalmans aren't as good as they used to be in the 775 days.
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post #7 of 28
Both of the coolers you selected may look pretty, but they run loud and not very well. If you want a truly good cooler, go with the noctua nh-d14 or thermalright silver arrow. They will both provide much better results at lower noise levels than the two you selected.
     
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post #8 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Behemoth777 View Post
Both of the coolers you selected may look pretty, but they run loud and not very well. If you want a truly good cooler, go with the noctua nh-d14 or thermalright silver arrow. They will both provide much better results at lower noise levels than the two you selected.
Yup.

Another "neither" vote from me too.
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post #9 of 28
If you're going to spend that much, just get the NH-D14. That Zalman is not going to serve you too well.

And I vote air over water (at least for a closed system like the H## series). A nice heatsink such as this one will work better.
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post #10 of 28
or maybe wait a bit and get this one http://www.nzxt.com/new/products/cpu_cooler/havik_140

as iv seen so far it should be super silent and still even perform better then the ones u selected
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