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I am trying to run Folding@Home on my sig rig at the moment, but I hate the fan noise and temps I get when running at 100% CPU usage.

I'm looking for a better way to cool and keep the noise down and water cooling seems like a good solution.

I've looked into the H60/80 but I've heard "meh" things about both. What are your guys' experience with these two?

And the reason I've been looking into those two specific water coolers is because of ease of transportability. I move my computer from my house and to my apartment and vice-versa at the beginning and end of each term at school.
Which means, those really big water coolers with the radiators on the top are out of the question.
post #2 of 29
I was gonna say just get a loop (XSPC Rasa RS240), but you don't want a rad. I'd say go with the Noctua NH-D14 or the Corsair H80. Both are awesome coolers. If the fans on the H80 are too loud, replace them with GT AP-15's and call it a day!
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post #3 of 29
I use the H50 and after replacing the stock fan with a quieter one it's dramatically reduced the noise in my pc. It does a great job of cooling my cpu at 4GHz so i wouldn't see it having a problem cooling yours.
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post #4 of 29
- +1 for D14 and H80, they are some of the best coolers around here.

- Otherwise the best price/performance value is surely the upcoming NZXT Havik, great thing !

- Finally if you don't plan to overclock much I suggest you the Cooler Master Hyper 212+
Edited by adridu59 - 7/24/11 at 2:21pm
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post #5 of 29
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I'm trying to avoid air coolers because of the weight they put on the mobo, I don't want any cracked mobo while in transportation! =X
post #6 of 29
I don't think a motherboard has ever cracked from a properly installed air cooler. Coolermaster USA states that a 240 radiator can fit inside the top of the case as well, so no need for anything external.
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post #7 of 29
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Okay, sure, but still water cooling is supposed to be better, right?
post #8 of 29
Thermalright silver arrow, you want any cooler temps you need a custom water loop. $$$
    
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post #9 of 29
Sure water cooling is much more effective, but between the Hyper 212+ for $25, the Silver Arrow for $80, and a water loop for $120+, the 212+ is most effective for the money.
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post #10 of 29
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How are the noise levels on that 212+. I looked into the 212+ a lot before thinking about water cooling.

At the moment, the three I'm stuck between are the 212+, H60, or H80.
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