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once upon a time I owned a Corsair Hydro Series cooler, I wouldnt suggest getting one. IMHO they are overpriced for the amount of performance you get from them, plus they are loud as hell. If you are looking at a $80+ cooler, stick to air, Noctua.
Really ? I have a Hydro 100 and my temps are 65-68 Celsius at 5.1 Ghz and 55 at 4.6 Ghz on full load. And this with just 2 stock fans but with prolimatech pk-1 pro paste. I would recommand the H100 or H80 ( same as H100 but with a smaller radiator ) if you plan on overclocking in the future or want water cooling but don't know anything about it or don't wanna bother changing the liquid.
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Thanks to all for the replies. I think I'll give the 212+ a try for while and see how I do around 4.5. Always room for an upgrade in the future, if needed.
Also keep in mind that you can add another fan to the 212+ to help pull a little more heat off of the heatsink.
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post #23 of 28
Found some price links : H100 and H80. Speaking of adding fans you can add 2 fans each side on the H100 or four fans on each side and on H80 you can add one fan each side or 2 fans each side.

If you want strictly only air cooling you can aim at Noctua but in tests H100 beat the Noctua and H80 made it on par with it, with stock fans. You can add Noctua fans to the Hydro series and further improve their cooling but that wouldn't be necessary as you won't Overclock anyway and even if you do you won't aim at 5ghz or more.
Edited by TerrabyteX - 10/3/11 at 6:52pm
post #24 of 28
True you could go H100/80 or Noctua, but for someone who hasn't overclocked before and isn't sure how far they need/want to go I just don't see the point in spending that much. Going from a $30 212+ to a $120 H100 is a pretty big jump in price for performance you might not need.
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post #25 of 28
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Really ? I have a Hydro 100 and my temps are 65-68 Celsius at 5.1 Ghz and 55 at 4.6 Ghz on full load. And this with just 2 stock fans but with prolimatech pk-1 pro paste. I would recommand the H100 or H80 ( same as H100 but with a smaller radiator ) if you plan on overclocking in the future or want water cooling but don't know anything about it or don't wanna bother changing the liquid.
the high end air coolers have been showen to be just as good. downside like someone said was the low profile ram, dont know if thats true in all cases. Internal air coolers are also quieter because they are deeper inside the case.
post #26 of 28
Love your System name Crunk . That's true blaze i was mearly giving options. Your 212 is uber good if he doesn't need to OC or mild OC in the range of ~4.2-4.5.
post #27 of 28
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Thanks for the tips fellas. Honestly, I don't have any real need for overclocking... really just wanna mess around with it for fun. What blazed_1 said, I see no need to go crazy with liquid cooling... at least for now... we'll see how things go if I can get it up to 4.5 comfortably. I probably will put a second 120mm fan on the 212+ (wound up getting Arctic Silver 5 for the heat sink). If I feel like taking it any further, I'll take all the other suggestions into account.
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Hi and welcome to OCN

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