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H60 To Liquid Cooler? For a i7-960

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Hey Guys!

So ive been over clocked to 4Ghz on my i7-960 using a H-60 for the last 8 months. Running on Real Temp and Prime 95 it doesnt get over mid 80's.. This is after I just recently cleaned all the fans and applied new Tim.. Sadly I was hoping for lower temps to OC even more. These were my results when I first built the tower and started overclocking.

Think if I switch to a better cooler I would get better results? Is it worth the price of a new cooler for alittle more out of the processor? What could I expect to see if I switch to liquid? Would I even notice the difference?

Thanks!
post #2 of 5
Technically you ARE using liquid cooling.

Now, if you're talking about a custom loop, well it depends how much you spend on it. I can tell you that if you plopped my loop into your rig, your temps would drop substantially.

That said my loop contains a 2x120 and a 2x120 high density rad with 8 panaflo (38mm thick, or double the average thickness) high speed fans, each with it's own shroud. In other words, expensive, bulky, and loud as heck.

Only you can decide if it's worth it or not.
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Yea I realized that the H-60 is technically is liquid cooling however, most people would say its compatible to an average after market air cooler.

When I said liquid cooling I meant a loop. I understand it can be expensive, but I thought loops were silent..? Dont know much about them, but I would like to stay away from loud as heck.

I understand I am the only one that can say its worth it, but I mean would it drop 20 degrees and allow me to overclock to over 5ghz? I mean what could I expect to get out of my 960. Dont want to spend the dough if it wont bring down the temp.. And since I my first OC, I have no idea what to expect.

Anyone running a 960 or similar on a loop? What temps you seeing? What you overclocking at?
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Yea I realized that the H-60 is technically is liquid cooling however, most people would say its compatible to an average after market air cooler.

When I said liquid cooling I meant a loop. I understand it can be expensive, but I thought loops were silent..? Dont know much about them, but I would like to stay away from loud as heck.

I understand I am the only one that can say its worth it, but I mean would it drop 20 degrees and allow me to overclock to over 5ghz? I mean what could I expect to get out of my 960. Dont want to spend the dough if it wont bring down the temp.. And since I my first OC, I have no idea what to expect.

Anyone running a 960 or similar on a loop? What temps you seeing? What you overclocking at?

You may be able to hit 4.4GHz or 4.5Ghz with a 360 rad if your chip permits. With my old i7 930 1.45v @ 4.4GHz I got high 70s at load (Intel burn test) with a RS360 rad. Though it wasn't silent, I had loud 1500rpm fans lol. For silence you need good low rpm fans, and a thick radiator like a RX 360. With that the temps may even be better.
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Thanks for the advice guys
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