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I was looking into a new CPU cooler and I was wondering if I should go with an air cooler or an H80/H100. Right now my stock cooler is exceptionally loud and It is getting on my nerves. I understand that custom water cooling is better than the H100, but it is kind of expensive. I will be upgrading my case to the Corsair 500R soon as well, so the H100 will fit.
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post #2 of 8
It depends if you really want to spend the extra money get the h100, my hyper 212+ cools fine for me and is pretty quiet.
post #3 of 8
H100 with anti-vibe fan mounts and scythe slipstreams. You'll have the quietest cooler around.
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post #4 of 8
You have your 965 at 4GHz on the stock cooler..? What kind of temps are you gettting? 0.o

I know my 212+ on my 955 at 4GHz is inaudible over my GPU fan.
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post #5 of 8
h80 or h100 i s well worth it
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post #6 of 8
for a 600T, scythe orochi. you got that big 200mm fan on top, put it to work cooling the orochi
post #7 of 8
You should definitely go with an air cooler, especially since your case is a Corsair. Those things are made specifically with water cooling in mind.
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post #8 of 8
If you've got the cash for an H100, go for it. A much cheaper option I'd recommend is the Thermaltake Frio.
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