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Hi, so I got terrible airflow in my case of unknown identity. I'm currently using the stock cooler with my i5-2500k on my P8Z68-V PRO.

After some heavy gaming on stock speed my CPU gets up to 80 degrees, which is bad I'm sure.

I've been drooling at the noctua nh-d14, but will it actually help if my airflow is bad?

Thx
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post #3 of 46
If you're flow is crap then get a h80, then you can use the cleanest air possable from outside the case.
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post #4 of 46
It will help...but you'll still be limited by the lack of airflow through the case.
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Quote:
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If you're flow is crap then get a h80, then you can use the cleanest air possable from outside the case.

OP is a person with stock cooler, nameless case and no airflow. Water coolers are for people, a bit more experienced in cooling, just so they don't drip watter in the PSU and die in a fire smile.gif
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post #6 of 46
lol i think the stock cooler is more the problem then the airflow.
Stock coolers are pretty bad no matter how good or bad your airflow is.
So yes temps will be better with a better cooler. But what case do you have?
    
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post #7 of 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by ronnin426850;15346644 
OP is a person with stock cooler, nameless case and no airflow. Water coolers are for people, a bit more experienced in cooling, just so they don't drip watter in the PSU and die in a fire smile.gif

A h80 is not watercooling. - it is easier to install than a d14 and has no maintenance.
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I've been running P95 for about 2 hours now with a 2600k paired with an H80 and my temps are 57C. I've only had my setup for a few days and my overclocks aren't final, but I'm running 4.5@ 1.35v. Moral of the story, I love my H80.
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post #9 of 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewmchugh;15346662 
A h80 is not watercooling. - it is easier to install than a d14 and has no maintenance.

Depending on the case, Hydro units could exacerbate airflow problems. If all the OP has is a front intake and a rear exhaust, then Hydro would be a bad idea.
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post #10 of 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewmchugh;15346662 
A h80 is not watercooling. - it is easier to install than a d14 and has no maintenance.

Actually, the H80 is watercooling. Just sayin.

I would agree though, H80 would be a better idea if it can be mounted in a way that doesn't destroy what airflow there is.
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