Originally Posted by rahat1180
Sorry guys if this sounds retarted. But are you guys saying to avoid the Corsair H80 . I wa going to get a H60 in my 600T . I have a i7 2600 and wont do too much oc ing . I thought the H80 was a huge upgrade over H60. Please advice if i should get a h60 or h80 . And thanks a lot to erik who gave feedback on his h80.
May I ask why you chose the hydro series route instead of a tradition heat sink?
I ask because lately I've been going through a lot of CPU coolers (CM v8, VenomousX, Noctua NH-D14, NH-C14, and now the H80) I chose to go with the H80 because I was tired of not being able to enjoy looking at my Sabertooth board and instead being forced to look at big ugly coolers and fans.
But I can honestly say I think I like the NH-C14 the best (though it is fugly as hell) because it does a great job at keeping your motherboard cool along with cpu (its only 2-3c warmer than D14 or H80, yet better than the others I've tried). I still love my new H80 tho so it's a toss up.
Now back to your question since you're asking. Which of those 2 should you get? Well I haven't tried any other hydro series but my H80. I can tell you it cools just as well as a NH-D14 or about (off hand guess I can't remember what my exact temps were with the D14 but if I remember correctly they were about the same as the temps I'm seeing with the H80). And I've seen tests where the D-14 out performs the h60, and in some cases by quite a bit. So going from that information alone, the H80 is indeed better. Is it worth the extra 50 or so bucks? Well Idk about that, but like eternal7trance said-It's your money.
If you go with the H80 it will be indeed overkill but say down the line you end up getting an ivy bridge 2011 socket and plan on overclocking it, you're all good and ready!Edited by EM2J - 7/9/11 at 8:23am