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Originally Posted by Acefire;14429143 
The reason watercooling works better than air is because with watercooling you can increase the surface area for heat dissipation by using a large single radiator, or, multiple densily packed radiators. We can't have as much surface area with air as we can with water because there is a physical limitation to how large an air cpu heatsink can be. However, with watercooling we are able to make the surface area for heat dissipation as large as we like.

That being said, the Corsair all-in-one series is taking away the only part of watercooling that is worth it. They are actaully limiting the heat dissipation size to a sub-standard level.

Furthermore, What if you wanted to throw another radiator in there to increase performance? That's going to be a pain finding the right fittings and hose, not to mention, that there is no t-line or reservoir. Especially since you bought this specifically for the fact that is was a closed loop setup.

In reality, these corsair things take all the purpose out of watercooling. These are not large enough radiators to be better than any standard air heatsink. Its just math.

Well put.
Now if I wanted to make a nice Little build for something that I didn't want to mess with very often. Like say A HTPC, this may be a good alternative.

I will say Wcooling does take some maintenance, but that's part of the fun of it. Aren't we here because we like to tinker with our machines?
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Originally Posted by pvp309rcp;14429011 
@ CorsairGeorge

Would there be a significant different between the H100 and H80 with my fans?
What nut/bolt size do you recommend to mount 2x/4x 38mm fans (Push/Pull)?

Here's more detail of the fans I'm using...
9sg1212g101.png


Wow. Honestly, I don't know how 6,000 RPM fans would perform on either unit. My guess would be the H100 would be your best bet due to the increased surface area.

The screw threads are 6/32 and by default are 1.25" long, but you'd need longer ones for 38mm thick fans.
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Yes we cannot leave that out Cayennemist. The only situation in which I would recommend one of these would be due to space constraints. A situation where you cannot fit a large air heatsink like in a lanbox, or something very similar.
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Originally Posted by cayennemist;14427732 
Closed loops make me PUKE!

Sorry I sound like a snob, but if you want to go water don't limit your self with a closed loop.

I can see how cost makes it hard for some people, but in the long run its cheaper to upgrade one component VS an entire closed loop setup.

XSPC is making some Really nice starter kits, and then you can upgrade them later or tailor them to any specific needs you may have.

As for sound get a RX series rasa RAD and some low RPM fans WIN!

Not everyone has the time to dedicate to water cooling maintenance. Plus not everyone feels comfortable surrounding their expensive hardware with no-warranty custom loops or even kits like the rasa that don't have much (if at all) coverage, filled with WATER.

As I understand, corsair has a no leak guarantee.

The custom loop people with no lives need to take their elitism and get out of the thread. You're corrupting it.
Edited by Paladin Goo - 8/1/11 at 5:37pm
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Originally Posted by pvp309rcp;14429011 
@ CorsairGeorge

I'm already at the threshold of my Thermalright Venemous-X where the heat transfer is just not fast enough with my high powered fans (260CFM Push/Pull) since my ambient averages around 28C where I'm reaching up to 85C-90C with Prime/Linx/Folding. I can't get any large heatsink replacement aka SA or D14 since they don't fit my motherboard. I'm hoping for a new replacement so I was wondering if the H100/H80 might be the new decision unless someone tells me otherwise of a better cooler.

A few questions if you can answer them for me.

Would there be a significant different between the H100 and H80 with my fans?
What nut/bolt size do you recommend to mount 2x/4x 38mm fans (Push/Pull)?

Here's more detail of the fans I'm using...
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You are going all out aren't you? biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Raven Dizzle;14429911 
The custom loop people with no lives need to take their elitism and get out of the thread. You're corrupting it.


....Really "with no lives"<--- How does this comment help OCN or any of its readers?

I don't want to discourage anyone from getting one of these, but to open there minds to custom loop kits.

Its just as "Elitist" to sit there and down talk Conventional Watercooling.
There is no reason why Custom kits shouldn't be mentioned here.
They are Very effective and not nearly as risky as people make them out to seem.
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Closed solutions are complete garbage. They can't be expanded at all unlike the RASA kits, where you can add GPU blocks, new pumps etc etc etc. But I will admit though, the beauty of closed solutions come from the fact that they require no maintenance. But in the end, the performance is garbage.

I guess I'm a bit of an elitist when it comes to hardware.

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Originally Posted by Raven Dizzle;14429911 
Not everyone has the time to dedicate to water cooling maintenance. Plus not everyone feels comfortable surrounding their expensive hardware with no-warranty custom loops or even kits like the rasa that don't have much (if at all) coverage, filled with WATER.

As I understand, corsair has a no leak guarantee.

The custom loop people with no lives need to take their elitism and get out of the thread. You're corrupting it.

Yea I guess having a full time job with a girlfriend on the side counts as having "no life." But what do I know? I mean idiots who fell for Corsair's marketing and considers their H50 to be some sort of apex in water cooling must know a lot more about cooling than the rest of us.
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Originally Posted by Clairvoyant129;14431276 
Closed solutions are complete garbage. They can't be expanded at all unlike the RASA kits, where you can add GPU blocks, new pumps etc etc etc. But I will admit though, the beauty of closed solutions come from the fact that they require no maintenance. But in the end, the performance is garbage.

I guess I'm a bit of an elitist when it comes to hardware.




Yea I guess having a full time job with a girlfriend on the side counts as having "no life." But what do I know? I mean idiots who fell for Corsair's marketing and considers their H50 to be some sort of apex in water cooling must know a lot more about cooling than the rest of us.
Closed solutions are garbage? kookoo.gif

The H80 will keep an i5 2500k with a high 24/7 OC well below any recommended max temps thrown around by Intel (72C) or people on here (70-80+). Don't really see how that's garbage confused.gif
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Closed solutions are garbage? kookoo.gif

The H80 will keep an i5 2500k with a high 24/7 OC well below any recommended max temps thrown around by Intel (72C) or people on here (70-80+). Don't really see how that's garbage confused.gif

And with the H80, you get the added convenience of ZERO maintenance, and ZERO risk. GG.
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And with the H80, you get the added convenience of ZERO maintenance, and ZERO risk. GG.

I wouldn't say it's Zero. That's a bit of an exaggeration.

Do a quick search on google and you'll see reports of leaks from H-series owners. I remember reading about one noticeable case a while back where one guy had a leak from his H50 and it destroyed both of the graphics cards in his SLI setup.


To be fair, it's not a common occurrence, but it does happen due to fittings being loses/hoses hardening, etc.

In contrast, while heatpipe coolers contain water in the heatpipes, those heatpipes are fully soldered shut and there is really no chance of leakage.
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