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If you wana cleaner look less bulky look, pretty much the only and best option you have right now is the H80.
    
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My H100 is pretty much overkill for this chip XD I don't even hit 70C folding.
My Megahalems dont even go over 63c after 40 hours of none stop folding at 1.408v



Id buy the megahalem if i were you op
post #13 of 16
for the 2500k with 100ish to spend? H100. Overkill for victory! Mine is dead silent even on full load, so don't worry about noise. Also, buy some good TIM when you get one.
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for the 2500k with 100ish to spend? H100. Overkill for victory! Mine is dead silent even on full load, so don't worry about noise. Also, buy some good TIM when you get one.
What are your temps like?
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Honestly, OP. I would save and get a proper watercooling kit. The Corsair closed loop units are a one shot deal. If that's your thing, then great, but you're wasting money which could be better spent getting a competitive air cooler (Silver Arrow), or waiting until you can get a W/C kit which you can expand and upgrade.
 
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Honestly, OP. I would save and get a proper watercooling kit. The Corsair closed loop units are a one shot deal. If that's your thing, then great, but you're wasting money which could be better spent getting a competitive air cooler (Silver Arrow), or waiting until you can get a W/C kit which you can expand and upgrade.
+1. Not that the H100 is bad but you'd be better off saving for at least a Rasa Kit or saving some dough and getting a Silver Arrow or D14.

Especially since once you start water cooling it becomes a bad habbit and you'll definitely want to expand your loop and the Rasa kit makes that possible.
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