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post #11 of 22
Keep your Load temp under 75°C. Corsair H50 can easily keep your CPU under that mark and its cheap. No maintenance required. except dust off that rad every month. the H70 is a bit small if you don't like how far it sticks out. Check your temps running OCCT Linpack. no mroe than like 10 minutes
    
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You could always opt for higher CFM fans if you don't mind the noise.... or just get some strong fans and a fan controller to crank it up when you are stressing the system.
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post #13 of 22
I don't have any pics but I have the same case. The 3 things that really dropped my temps were:
-Using a cm hyper 212+ cooler with push/pull front to back
-Zip tie fastened a 2nd front 120mm fan underneath the DVD drive (Intake)
-Adding the second Exhaust fan port on top
-Added air filter to the side vents with no fans.
post #14 of 22
Just add more fans in push/pull on your Xigmatek Gaia if you want to keep your current air cooling. I would suggest gentle typhoon 1800rpm. But liquid cooling with corsair H70 would still yield lower temps.
    
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Those all-in-one water cooelrs are kind of iffy imo.

In comparison, how would the Prolimatech Megahelms stand up against the Corsair H80?

I'd love to get something like the Silver Arrow,but to be honest... I don't think it would fit. But also I have to say that, because I do have ram with large heatspreaders (Corsair Vengeance) Larger air coolers may not fit.
Edited by EliteGamer83 - 8/16/11 at 12:49pm
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Originally Posted by EliteGamer83 View Post
Those all-in-one water cooelrs are kind of iffy imo.

In comparison, how would the Prolimatech Megahelms stand up against the Corsair H80?

I'd love to get something like the Silver Arrow,but to be honest... I don't think it would fit. But also I have to say that, because I do have ram with large heatspreaders (Corsair Vengeance) Larger air coolers may not fit.

How are they iffy? They require no maintenance, are very reliable and are widely used. I have had my H50 for about a year now and it is fantastic. Two good fans in push/pull with awesome load temps.

The Megahelms with will hang with the H-series coolers. If you want to stay fully on air you might as well upgrade to a good heatsink with good fans, and Megahelms is definitely a good choice.
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post #17 of 22
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I know this probably sounds like a dumb question, but will my room stay about the same temp it is now (when my PC is on) if I went with a water cooler?

It might be a bit biased if you answer... but between the Megahelms and the H50, being at nearly the same price, which is a better choice?
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post #18 of 22
have you tried yet to reapply your thermal paste? Since you're saying that it's a HDT cpu cooler you should use a bit more than the traditional pea sized drop method.
post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by EliteGamer83 View Post
I know this probably sounds like a dumb question, but will my room stay about the same temp it is now (when my PC is on) if I went with a water cooler?

It might be a bit biased if you answer... but between the Megahelms and the H50, being at nearly the same price, which is a better choice?
Well, theoretically, it's still dispensing the same amount of heat in your room. You are just using a radiator/water to transfer the heat instead of heat tubes and heatsink fins. I don't think you would notice any difference in that department.

I don't think there is a better choice to be honest, it is pretty much a personal opinion. I went the H50 route because it is compact and clean looking. They should preform fairly similarly.
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post #20 of 22
I havent seen what your ambient temps are. During the summer my ambient room temp can hit over 85F so any pc would suffer from that. Also, try changing that top exhaust fan to an intake OR use it as push/pull on your heatsink.
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