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post #11 of 15
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@djk11

Oh okay, so I don't want to be a cheater...

Water Cooling or Air?
Considering Corsair H80 or Noctua

I use my system for rendering my 3D models, if that helps with ideas...
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post #12 of 15
Well besides cheating HT on increases your logical cores from 4 to 8.

It can be a nice boost for programs that do good multithreading, your rendering may benefit from having HT on, even running at lower clocks than you can hit with HT off.

About coolers, the Noctua D14 is massive so it might block tall RAM, but its a top air cooler.

The H80 is probably the best AIO sealed loop cooler(after the H100 with its bigger rad).

Either the D14 or the H80 cool about the same. One downside to the Corsair Hydros is they have no fans at the socket, so parts on your motherboard like VRMs don't get airflow like they would from an air cooler like the D14. The Archon is another air cooler to consider for its narrower footprint(but its quite tall), also the Supermega is fairly slim and cools similar to the others.
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post #13 of 15
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@djk11

Are there any other water coolers that do a better job cooling the socket area or this is general with water cooling?

I looked at:
Thermalright Archon CPU cooler
I think that one might be too big for my case. However, I did notice that the Corsair Obsidian 800D has little pockets to put my PS wires away. I like that idea.

The Prolimatech Super Mega CPU isn't small either, unless that's the wrong model.
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Its an issue with any kind of block on the CPU compared to an air cooler. In a real water setup you can add NB, VRM blocks to the loop. For a Corsair Hydro you can add directed airflow with an extra spotcool or some other type of fan.

The Archon is the tallest heatsink I know of, it may bump into the side panel of narrower cases. The D14/Silver Arrow is quite wide and may block RAM with tall heatspreaders. The Supermega is shorter than the Archon and narrower than the D14, its kind of a middle ground footprint and cools within a few degrees of the others depending whos chart you want to look at.
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Hey guys,

I recently got the Corsair H80 Water cooler, but it didn't fit well into my Antec case. I'm thinking of getting Carbide Series 400R case. Is this a good idea? Are there better cases?

I looked at this case too:
Thermaltake Level 10 GT
http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Produc...C=1309&ID=2054

Also, if I decide to over clock my cpu should I remove one of my triple channel memory or get new memory, duel channel? Any suggestions?

Thanks,
~Vyee
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