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agree, but just a note- it's my understanding that
corsair will replace any damaged components if it does leak. it is very rare so they can afford to do so. product failures are usually due to the pump or other issue, not leaks. saying that these coolers will leak on your stuff is the equivalent of saying a 2kg heatsink will break your motherboard

Actually leaks are not that rare at all on the CLCs. Go to Corsair's H50 forum and take a read... You'll also find many sad H2O fans in most hardware forums after their PC got hosed. No one knows the exact failure rate but there really is no logical reason for most people to even consider a CLC.

As I always tell people: Buy what makes you Happy.

It's silly to buy a CLC - unless you are forced to. If you want to play with water-cooling as a hobby - great. Open loop systems can be much better than CLCs. But to falsely believe that the CLC hardware currently available is a wise choice or better than high end HSFs is incorrect. With the CLCs being more expensive and nosier than HSFs it's unwise to even consider them. Even if you ignore all the above you still have the liability of a water-leak, which is totally unnecessary when the CLCs provide no practical benefit or value for most consumers compared to a high end HSF - which never leaks. wink.gif
Edited by AMD4ME - 2/25/12 at 7:38pm
post #42 of 53
D-14, Silver Arrow, Phantec's, Assisn, K2.....blah blah blah blah blah blah blah!

They are all reputable coolers, why you guys are arguing over it is just silly. All of them are within a few c of each other, all offer quiet/silent operation and come with decent enough to use TIM. If I where to buy another high end cooler I do one of two things: If budget was key, find the cheapest one on sale. If money didn't matter I would pick based on PWM fans and color.

As a general rule, the HXX/HXXX coolers are great but at the cost of noise. H100 can compete with the top air coolers but at 39-40DBA.... unless space was an issue, I would avoid them personally.
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^^^ Every thing correct except HXX/HXXX coolers being "great". Good job. You scored 90 on this exam. wink.gif

That won't stop the bickering however. It usually goes on until the Mod get's tired and locks the thread. Then someone starts another thread almost the same... redface.gif
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^^^ Evertything correct except HXX/HXXX coolers being "great". Good job. You scored 90 on this exam. wink.gif
That won't stop the bickering however. it usually goes on until the Mod get's tired and locks the thread. then someone starts another thread almost the same...

The difference is literally like 2C when compared to whatever cooler. I don't see the big deal.
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^^^ Every thing correct except HXX/HXXX coolers being "great". Good job. You scored 90 on this exam. wink.gif
That won't stop the bickering however. It usually goes on until the Mod get's tired and locks the thread. Then someone starts another thread almost the same... redface.gif

Umm, they are great. They are compact and have the ability to cool well, even when overclocked.

EDIT: I personally hate them, but that dose not change the fact that they work.

EDITx2: You haven't been here long enough to pass out exam's...
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Least expensive of the top heatsinks: Silver Arrow

Best performing heatsink (by a little): Phanteks (second is Silver Arrow, by a little)

Quietest running of the top heatsinks: Silver Arrow.

 

Depending on where you buy them, the Voltage controlled NH-D14 can be only $5-10 more expensive than a Silver Arrow, which is PWM. The Phanteks is more expensive than the D14.

 

The Phanteks is significantly noisier than the other two heatsinks.

 

So far, of all the reviews I've seen I'd go with the SA.

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Least expensive of the top heatsinks: Silver Arrow
Best performing heatsink (by a little): Phanteks (second is Silver Arrow, by a little)
Quietest running of the top heatsinks: Silver Arrow.

Depending on where you buy them, the Voltage controlled NH-D14 can be only $5-10 more expensive than a Silver Arrow, which is PWM. The Phanteks is more expensive than the D14.

The Phanteks is significantly noisier than the other two heatsinks.

So far, of all the reviews I've seen I'd go with the SA.

Unfortunately we do not know how any of the top HSFs will perform in the OP's case with his hardware without actual testing... which could be much different than the above statement that the Phanteks is Quote: "the best performing". We also do not know how the Silver Arrow, D14, or any other HSF will perform without accurate testing in the OP's PC case. It's all speculation on what is the "best" HSF for the OP's application - as noted many posts ago. rolleyes.gif
post #48 of 53
One of the closed loop coolers.

But honestly, IBT is completely unrealistic. You'll never see those temps in real-life apps and IBT is IMO useless.
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One of the closed loop coolers.
But honestly, IBT is completely unrealistic. You'll never see those temps in real-life apps and IBT is IMO useless.

I run apps that make my CPU get hotter than what IBT can do.. I really just throw more and more load onto the CPU even after it's already at 100%. it really depends on application, but 99% of the time you are correct ! wink.gif
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save up 30$ more dollars and get XSPC RASA KIT
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