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Corsair H60, Offering some thoughts.

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Hey y'all.

Just figured I'd offer up my experiences with this particular closed loop system.

I picked this up at a local retail giant (feel free to guess). I grew tired of the noise of a conventional air cooling system. Boy was I impressed!

I read many reviews that suggested that motherboard removal was necessary to install this system. Incorrect on AM3. It includes a creative adapter that if properly used, works perfectly. Out of the box, My idle temps dropped from 45°c, to 34°c, using the pre-applied thermal compound. Full load temps dropped from 78°c to 51°c. Not bad for the supplied fan!

I learned a hard lesson very quickly though, by removing my air cooler, the airflow over my north and south bridge disappeared, which caused several problems.

Long story short, I'd recommend the H60, but don't forget the chipset!
   
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All Corsair coolers come with Shin Etsu applied, it's really good thermal paste.

I've got a H70 and have had 0 problems with cooling on any part of my board.
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I figured it was good paste, it seems effective. My pc-a05n is compact, but unfortunately its not good for airflow, so it hurt airflow over the mobo by removing my air cooler. Probably a rare problem, but I overlooked the possibility. I suspect your case has more than 2 fans lol.
   
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Samsung Syncmaster 245bw Corsair CX750M Silverstone KL07 
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I7 7700K MSI Z270I Carbon GTX 1050ti Gskill Tridentx 3000mhz RGB 
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Fractal Design Define Nano S 
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Samsung 256gb SSD Garden Variety DVD-RW Prolimatech Armageddon Windows 7 Pro X64 
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