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Hi,

I'm wondering what'll be better for cooling an i5 2500k @ ~4.4GHz (stock voltages)... the H70 or the H20-320? I like that I don't have to perform any maintenance on the H70, is this the case with the 320 too?

I kind of like the idea of watercooling but then again I don't like the idea of maintenance and I don't really know how much is involved. Perhaps I should just go the H70 in a Raven RV02B-EW and use fans for cooling the GTX 580.
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Would say you are much better off with the H70 its less hassle over all plus it's a good way to learn the basics on a w/c loop
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I'm pretty sure the H70 would be more then enough to cool the 2500k, not sure about the other one. You could also wait a few weeks for the new Corsair waterloops, the H80 and H100.
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Would say you are much better off with the H70 its less hassle over all plus it's a good way to learn the basics on a w/c loop
How do you learn the basics from an H70 ? Its pretty much an air cooler you add tim, attach the base and go.
    
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How do you learn the basics from an H70 ? Its pretty much an air cooler you add tim, attach the base and go.
Airflow and configs.
And the H series comes with Shin-Etsu TM.
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post #6 of 22
The H70 is just a plug in and play kind of WC loop, you are right no maintenance at all. But the swiftech performs so much better, and at a much higher price. Here's a pretty good review http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/c...g_kit_review/1

I would personally go with the H70 because its so much cheaper and it still performs pretty good.
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How do you learn the basics from an H70 ? Its pretty much an air cooler you add tim, attach the base and go.
Well if you read the box / instructions it tells you how it works, that the pump is built in the cpu block and that one tube carries water to the block and the other away and that the rad dispenses the heat. I would say you learn some stuff about water cooling. When I bought my H50 I knew nothing but when I was installing it I looked how everything worked and got the basics of it
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Well if you read the box / instructions it tells you how it works, that the pump is built in the cpu block and that one tube carries water to the block and the other away and that the rad dispenses the heat. I would say you learn some stuff about water cooling. When I bought my H50 I knew nothing but when I was installing it I looked how everything worked and got the basics of it
Figured that was common sense. I guess you can learn the very very very basics of watercooling from an H cooler.
    
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How do you learn the basics from an H70 ? Its pretty much an air cooler you add tim, attach the base and go.
I was thinking the same thing. Why do people always say they are getting their feet wet by getting a closed loop.
Unless you are planning on ripping the thing apart and modding it, you can't even do anything with it besides mount it.

also OP get the idea of the swiftech kit out of your head, it is overprice. if you want a real cooling loop kit, get the rasa kit.
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I like how ppl ignore the idea of AIRFLOW, and CONFIGS.
As everyone who put either a rad or an H series cooler does so on the 120mm grill in the back of their case, and always uses the same fans.
wait...the fans?
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