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Hi I am wondering about CPU cooling options as I am building a rig at the moment. I was thinking around the h80-h100 price range, but I want to know if if there are any better options in this range. Also, if the h80/h100 is a good option. Is there a huge difference between them? Where I am buying from the price difference is only $10 but I do not want to put in a huge radiator if it is unneeded as this would use a spot where I could put a 200mm fan. Using the enforcer case btw.
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The stock speed test doesn't provide much of a challenge for any of the Hydro Series coolers, leaving very little gap between them. Not surprisingly, all of the aftermarket coolers simply crush the stock Intel cooler; however, it’s also worth nothing that the Silver Arrow outperforms both the H60 and H80, and nips at the heels of the H100 set to Medium fan speed. Due to the relativity cool temperatures during this test, some of the speed profiles for the H80 and H100 never hit their maximum RPM. This keeps those coolers relatively quiet even when running on high or medium at stock speeds.

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Now that we're overclocked to 4.8GHz, these coolers are finally showing a temperature difference worthy of their price difference. Also note that the stock Intel cooler didn’t handle the 4.8GHz load reliably, so we don’t have results for it in this chart. The H100 is the runaway leader here, sporting a comfortable 3.3C lead over the H80. The H60 falls 5.1C shy of the H80—not terrible considering its slimmer radiator and single fan design. The cooling advantage of the H100 on the high setting does come at a penalty though; it's substantially louder as you'll see next in the noise test. The potential spoiler in the midst of these results is the Silver Arrow, once again coming very close to the H100 at a lower price. It’s not without compromises, which we’ll cover in the conclusion.


All courtesy of AnandTech thumb.gifSource

You should consider the mounting requirements of the H100, as obviously it is a larger size.

Also, what is it exactly you are cooling?

Edit: You should feel graced, copying that was more effort than I put into most replies on OCN biggrin.gif
Edited by SgtMunky - 2/26/12 at 10:45am
post #3 of 6
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Yes I have considered the mounting, I will be cooling the i7 2600k and possibly the new ivy-bridge i5/i7 processor.

Thank you for detailed post by the way, it is very appreciated. smile.gif
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Good stuff smile.gif Don't forget watercooling and air coolers thumb.gif
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So what's the progess on this? thumb.gif
post #6 of 6
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I am going with the h100, depending on the sort of ram I get, (I will be looking for some RAM that does not stick out too much) I might put in a couple of extra fans to run it in push pull configuration. But for the while I will just get the stock h100. smile.gif
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