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H Guys,

On this site:

http://www.cclonline.com/category/40...g/CPU-Coolers/

What is the best price/performnce cooler there?

I currently have a H50 but it does a really bad job of cooling my CPU even at stock temps.

What would you all suggest?
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Get the h100, its a good price and it beats the noctua d14 which is only a 10er cheaper. Other then that a rasa kit but that means getting wet.
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NH-D14, or Silver Arrow.

No chance of leaks or pump dying in <5 years of use.
    
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Yeh thats one of the basic ones, with the skinny rad, it will be more effective than a h100 and the RX kit would be better still but they are pricy.
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err..that is one of THE HOTTEST CPUS EVER umm..h100..orr..hehe..
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...-56k-fail.html

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post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
Yeh thats one of the basic ones, with the skinny rad, it will be more effective than a h100 and the RX kit would be better still but they are pricy.
The Rasa 240 is only like 20 bucks more than the H100, and distilled water is less than a dollar for a gallon.
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Originally Posted by answ3r View Post
The Rasa 240 is only like 20 bucks more than the H100, and distilled water is less than a dollar for a gallon.
h100 £85.28

RS240 £129.97

20 bucks?
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post #9 of 19
I have had good luck with my h50. I'm running i7 920 @ 4.01 as well. 10 mins of prime95 and I dont think i was above 61c iirc.
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post #10 of 19
I would step back and investigate a little about your current situation:-
Given your i7 920 is a D0 (which is an improved stepping over the C0 stepping), I would think it should be cooled fairly decently by a H50, even at 4.01GHz.

Could it be that your H50 is defective? Improper mounting? Poor airflow in case? Bad ventilation outside case? High ambient temperature?

So,
a. what is the ambient temp?
b. what is the load temp of your CPU?
c. would you show a pic of your case interior?
(I suspect your H50 is not receiving enough fresh air but is receiving the hot air exhausted from your GTX580 Anarchy as well as the front entering air warmed by that 5 HDDs)

But of course, there may not anything wrong at all and it may be just that you just have a (too) high expectation from a H50. If so, I imagine no air cooler (eg NH-D14 or Silver Arrow) can bring an improvement over a H50 substantial enough to satisfy your standard.

To make a good distinction from a H50, H100 is probably the minimum. If budget allows more, Rasa 750 RS240 is the next choice.
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