Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › Closed Loop Suggestions
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Closed Loop Suggestions

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
Hey guys,

I wanted to liquid cool me rig. I am looking at closed loop constructions such as Corsair Hydro series or Antec Kuhler series and was looking to spend less than 90 dollars. I am more or less stuck between the Corsair H60 or H80 and the Antec Kuhler H20 620 or the 920. What is the difference between the two that can make me lean toward one or the other. I currently have in my Rig (put simplified list obviously):
Case- Antec 1200
CPU- AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
MOBO- ASUS M4A88T-V EVO/USB3

In addition, I have a dual fan memory cooler installed which limits me to water cooling because there is next to no room between my CPU and memory. I have been looking between the two of them since Day 1 of buying my rig and I am leaning more toward the Antec. Any suggestions?
Edited by nikekidd122 - 10/3/11 at 12:00pm
The Beast
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T BE ASUS 880G AMD Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition 16 GB Patriot Sector 5 DDR3 1600 MHz (4x4 GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
64 GB Sata III SSD and 10,000 RPM WD Velociraptor 24x LG DVD Drive Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 26 In and 19 In Dual Monitors 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 XFX 750 Watt Black Edition Modular Antec 1200 Full Tower Logitech G500 
  hide details  
Reply
The Beast
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T BE ASUS 880G AMD Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition 16 GB Patriot Sector 5 DDR3 1600 MHz (4x4 GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
64 GB Sata III SSD and 10,000 RPM WD Velociraptor 24x LG DVD Drive Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 26 In and 19 In Dual Monitors 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 XFX 750 Watt Black Edition Modular Antec 1200 Full Tower Logitech G500 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 21
http://www.hitechlegion.com/reviews/...review?start=6

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...rformance.html

id go with the h60 it almost kept a 2600k cooler than the antec kept the 965. and both have a pretty big difference in avg temps.

edit: i used the h60 on my cpu before i turned to full water cooling, and i can tell you you will see very good temps and wont be disapointed
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 2500K 4.7ghz 1.36v MSI Z68A-GD80 (G3) MSI GTX 680 TFIII 4GB SLI 1248mhz core 6.5ghz mem 16GB Patriot Viper X Div 2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2xM4 64 GB Raid 0 4x5900rpm Baracuda Raid 0 Pioneer BDR Windows 7 Home Premium Triple Asus 27" monitors 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Tt Challenger Ultimate Corsair AX-1200 NZXT Switch 810 Mionix Naos 5000 
Mouse Pad
Mionix Propus 380 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 2500K 4.7ghz 1.36v MSI Z68A-GD80 (G3) MSI GTX 680 TFIII 4GB SLI 1248mhz core 6.5ghz mem 16GB Patriot Viper X Div 2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2xM4 64 GB Raid 0 4x5900rpm Baracuda Raid 0 Pioneer BDR Windows 7 Home Premium Triple Asus 27" monitors 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Tt Challenger Ultimate Corsair AX-1200 NZXT Switch 810 Mionix Naos 5000 
Mouse Pad
Mionix Propus 380 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 21
Thread Starter 
I wanted to go full water cooling but I am very hesitant plus I move my computer a lot between my dorm and my house so I felt this would probably be the best bet plus most cost effective. I am really stuck between the corsair and antec. I found the Antec 920 for 80 bucks online and that's a real good price. But who knows if that price will stay there or not. I am getting mad because my stock cooler keeps my stock clocked CPU in BF3 at like 54 Celsius with the stock fan at like 90%. How different is a two fan configuration from a single fan? I would have a dual fan because i would mount it on the exhaust fan on my case and I can push air through the radiator. Not really sure mounting wise thats my last concern.
The Beast
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T BE ASUS 880G AMD Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition 16 GB Patriot Sector 5 DDR3 1600 MHz (4x4 GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
64 GB Sata III SSD and 10,000 RPM WD Velociraptor 24x LG DVD Drive Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 26 In and 19 In Dual Monitors 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 XFX 750 Watt Black Edition Modular Antec 1200 Full Tower Logitech G500 
  hide details  
Reply
The Beast
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T BE ASUS 880G AMD Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition 16 GB Patriot Sector 5 DDR3 1600 MHz (4x4 GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
64 GB Sata III SSD and 10,000 RPM WD Velociraptor 24x LG DVD Drive Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 26 In and 19 In Dual Monitors 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 XFX 750 Watt Black Edition Modular Antec 1200 Full Tower Logitech G500 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 21
Thread Starter 
although I enjoy keeping my CPU OC'd at over 3.7 on stock like a boss but it upsets me when the temperatures in speed fan show a fire ball. LOL!
The Beast
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T BE ASUS 880G AMD Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition 16 GB Patriot Sector 5 DDR3 1600 MHz (4x4 GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
64 GB Sata III SSD and 10,000 RPM WD Velociraptor 24x LG DVD Drive Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 26 In and 19 In Dual Monitors 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 XFX 750 Watt Black Edition Modular Antec 1200 Full Tower Logitech G500 
  hide details  
Reply
The Beast
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T BE ASUS 880G AMD Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition 16 GB Patriot Sector 5 DDR3 1600 MHz (4x4 GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
64 GB Sata III SSD and 10,000 RPM WD Velociraptor 24x LG DVD Drive Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 26 In and 19 In Dual Monitors 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 XFX 750 Watt Black Edition Modular Antec 1200 Full Tower Logitech G500 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 21
I'm pretty happy with my H80. My setup is temp limited to 5GHz with it. I usually run 4.8GHz/1.36v with good temps.
The SandBox
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-2600k (5.3GHz Max) ASUS Maximus IV GENE-Z GTX 980 Ti SC+ BP 16GB G.SKILL Sniper 1600MHz 1.25v 4x4GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 Pro 256 Corsair H80 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Asus PA279Q 
PowerCase
SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold Silverstone FT03B 
  hide details  
Reply
The SandBox
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-2600k (5.3GHz Max) ASUS Maximus IV GENE-Z GTX 980 Ti SC+ BP 16GB G.SKILL Sniper 1600MHz 1.25v 4x4GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 Pro 256 Corsair H80 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Asus PA279Q 
PowerCase
SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold Silverstone FT03B 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 21
agreed with above post. go with an h50/60/70/80/100. personally if ya have the case that allows it and the cash id go with the h100 its around $110 right now. if ya want to go far the h50 i have one ill sell ya

on a side note, you can enter your specs into a panel instead of typing it in your sig liek that. go into your control panel and look for edit system
Chimera
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 2500k 4.8Ghz ASUS P8Z68-v PRO GEN3 Evga gtx 580 3gb Evga gtx 580 3gb 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
8Gb Veangence ocz agility 3 watercooled Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
d3 - 23" acer led monitors Logitech G15 1050W modular custom built from scratch case 
MouseAudioAudio
CM Inferno afterglow wireless 7.1 headphones w/ mic x-fi titanium soundcard 
  hide details  
Reply
Chimera
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 2500k 4.8Ghz ASUS P8Z68-v PRO GEN3 Evga gtx 580 3gb Evga gtx 580 3gb 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
8Gb Veangence ocz agility 3 watercooled Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
d3 - 23" acer led monitors Logitech G15 1050W modular custom built from scratch case 
MouseAudioAudio
CM Inferno afterglow wireless 7.1 headphones w/ mic x-fi titanium soundcard 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 21
you can find the h60 on newegg for about 73 bucks. if you want to see/learn about wc check out the essential threads, its expensive, but you cant get that kind of performance without a price.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 2500K 4.7ghz 1.36v MSI Z68A-GD80 (G3) MSI GTX 680 TFIII 4GB SLI 1248mhz core 6.5ghz mem 16GB Patriot Viper X Div 2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2xM4 64 GB Raid 0 4x5900rpm Baracuda Raid 0 Pioneer BDR Windows 7 Home Premium Triple Asus 27" monitors 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Tt Challenger Ultimate Corsair AX-1200 NZXT Switch 810 Mionix Naos 5000 
Mouse Pad
Mionix Propus 380 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 2500K 4.7ghz 1.36v MSI Z68A-GD80 (G3) MSI GTX 680 TFIII 4GB SLI 1248mhz core 6.5ghz mem 16GB Patriot Viper X Div 2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2xM4 64 GB Raid 0 4x5900rpm Baracuda Raid 0 Pioneer BDR Windows 7 Home Premium Triple Asus 27" monitors 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Tt Challenger Ultimate Corsair AX-1200 NZXT Switch 810 Mionix Naos 5000 
Mouse Pad
Mionix Propus 380 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by sintricate View Post
I'm pretty happy with my H80. My setup is temp limited to 5GHz with it. I usually run 4.8GHz/1.36v with good temps.
wow, 4.8 @ 1.36, thats .02(technically .019) less than me... pretty nice chip you got there
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 2500K 4.7ghz 1.36v MSI Z68A-GD80 (G3) MSI GTX 680 TFIII 4GB SLI 1248mhz core 6.5ghz mem 16GB Patriot Viper X Div 2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2xM4 64 GB Raid 0 4x5900rpm Baracuda Raid 0 Pioneer BDR Windows 7 Home Premium Triple Asus 27" monitors 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Tt Challenger Ultimate Corsair AX-1200 NZXT Switch 810 Mionix Naos 5000 
Mouse Pad
Mionix Propus 380 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 2500K 4.7ghz 1.36v MSI Z68A-GD80 (G3) MSI GTX 680 TFIII 4GB SLI 1248mhz core 6.5ghz mem 16GB Patriot Viper X Div 2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2xM4 64 GB Raid 0 4x5900rpm Baracuda Raid 0 Pioneer BDR Windows 7 Home Premium Triple Asus 27" monitors 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Tt Challenger Ultimate Corsair AX-1200 NZXT Switch 810 Mionix Naos 5000 
Mouse Pad
Mionix Propus 380 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 21
entry water kits like tjhe rasa kit are only $130
Chimera
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 2500k 4.8Ghz ASUS P8Z68-v PRO GEN3 Evga gtx 580 3gb Evga gtx 580 3gb 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
8Gb Veangence ocz agility 3 watercooled Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
d3 - 23" acer led monitors Logitech G15 1050W modular custom built from scratch case 
MouseAudioAudio
CM Inferno afterglow wireless 7.1 headphones w/ mic x-fi titanium soundcard 
  hide details  
Reply
Chimera
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 2500k 4.8Ghz ASUS P8Z68-v PRO GEN3 Evga gtx 580 3gb Evga gtx 580 3gb 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
8Gb Veangence ocz agility 3 watercooled Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
d3 - 23" acer led monitors Logitech G15 1050W modular custom built from scratch case 
MouseAudioAudio
CM Inferno afterglow wireless 7.1 headphones w/ mic x-fi titanium soundcard 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tipless View Post
entry water kits like tjhe rasa kit are only $130
h60 and antec coolers are cheaper and perform better. xspc rasa is a pretty restrictive water block.

edit: you get what you pay for, and if your going to water cool you shouldnt skimp on the blocks or the pump.
Edited by microfister - 10/3/11 at 12:56pm
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 2500K 4.7ghz 1.36v MSI Z68A-GD80 (G3) MSI GTX 680 TFIII 4GB SLI 1248mhz core 6.5ghz mem 16GB Patriot Viper X Div 2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2xM4 64 GB Raid 0 4x5900rpm Baracuda Raid 0 Pioneer BDR Windows 7 Home Premium Triple Asus 27" monitors 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Tt Challenger Ultimate Corsair AX-1200 NZXT Switch 810 Mionix Naos 5000 
Mouse Pad
Mionix Propus 380 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 2500K 4.7ghz 1.36v MSI Z68A-GD80 (G3) MSI GTX 680 TFIII 4GB SLI 1248mhz core 6.5ghz mem 16GB Patriot Viper X Div 2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2xM4 64 GB Raid 0 4x5900rpm Baracuda Raid 0 Pioneer BDR Windows 7 Home Premium Triple Asus 27" monitors 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Tt Challenger Ultimate Corsair AX-1200 NZXT Switch 810 Mionix Naos 5000 
Mouse Pad
Mionix Propus 380 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Water Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › Closed Loop Suggestions