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What if i have a cooler that is on par with H80/H100. Why should i sell it and get H80 only because I have to? What if I don't have a suitable place for the radiator, what then ? These kind of restrictions are gonna be alot of trouble for any air cooling. If im gonna have water cooling at all im not gonna get H80/H100. I will get the best water cooling parts possible or none at all.
then you probably shouldn't be spending the better part of a grand just to get the CPU and motherboard

also, going all out on WC parts will only double the cost of starting up such a system when a solution like mine (H100 + Arc Midi case) is just over $200. No need to spend the better part of 2 grand when you can stop at 1.
Edited by bojinglebells - 10/9/11 at 2:03pm
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Do you really want to be hanging some 2 pound air cooler off your expensive X79 mobo anyway?

People that can afford to rock an X79 machine can also afford to get the proper cooling for it and replace whatever bulky air coolers they were using.

You can't be willing to spend $600-$1000 on a CPU and $250+ on a motherboard and then cry poor to us that you can't use your Noctua anymore.

More and more people are going water these days anyway what with things like Rasa kits and closed loop kits.
Its like buying a brand new Mercedes or BMW and complaining about the cost of your oil changes/maintenance/insurance.

Also, I like how all the people with 2500/2600Ks go into all the X79 threads now and say "not worth it for the price." Of course its not worth it to you, SB is in a completely difference price range than SB-E. If it was worth it to you you would have a 980/990X.
    
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I bet the NH-D14 would fit (at least on single-socket boards). There's about a half-cm of room left over the heatsinks on my Ripjaws...it's awesome.
post #74 of 98
Is this seriously coming as a shock to some of you?

Why do you think Noctua is getting set to release a NH-type cooler with cutouts for high RAM on BOTH sides of the socket.

This is not an issue that cooler makers can't overcome, and definitely should not have come as a surprise to anyone that has been following SB-E rumors and pictures that have been floating around for the last few months.
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post #75 of 98
Some flawed logic in this thread...
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no more push pins?
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no more push pins?
Nope. As far as what I've seen the socket itself holds threaded mounting holes.

Finally getting away from the fail plastic push pin design.
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Nope. As far as what I've seen the socket itself holds threaded mounting holes.

Finally getting away from the fail plastic push pin design.


And nothing of value was lost!
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Watercooling FTW
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And nothing of value was lost!
Amen brother!

I used the stock cooler on my old i7 950 for a few weeks and was wondering why I was idling in the 50s.

Turned out a push pin was not seated properly. Screw type coolers should be much harder to fudge up, given you don't gouge the motherboard with a screwdriver.

But let's be honest, who would use a stock cooler on one of these chips, if they even come with one.
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