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I have a Xion Predator 970. Will that fit a H80.
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Guys.. this thread is in the liquid cooling section. Just saying biggrin.gif

tongue.gif They're just speaking practically, with a $100 budget, if you have the space a high-end air cooler is usually the better buy IMO. Water cooling doesn't really excel until you get into custom loop territory, something that you are very unlikely to get for $100.
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Well if you want liquid cooling then if you have the room get a h100 or a h80.

Agreed... esp H100 with the 120 x 240 rad.
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I have a Xion Predator 970. Will that fit a H80.

Xion Predator should fit any of the closed-loop AIO water-coolers.

The H100 will give the best results. The Corsair H80 or Antec Kuhler 920 will give equal results. The Corsair H60/70 and Antec 620 will give equal results.

There are benefits and detriments to using these kind of liquid cooling solutions, as there are benefits and detriments to equivalent air-cooling solutions.

If it were me, I would get an h80 or Kulher 920 for the best price and be done with it. The differences are at most a couple of degrees between these and the top air coolers.

If you need a lot more cooling than about 5 degrees better than what a push/pull Hyper 212+ can achieve, then you need to shoot for an XSPC Rasa water cooling kit or similar.

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Xion Predator should fit any of the closed-loop AIO water-coolers.
The H100 will give the best results. The Corsair H80 or Antec Kuhler 920 will give equal results. The Corsair H60/70 and Antec 620 will give equal results.
There are benefits and detriments to using these kind of liquid cooling solutions, as there are benefits and detriments to equivalent air-cooling solutions.
If it were me, I would get an h80 or Kulher 920 for the best price and be done with it. The differences are at most a couple of degrees between these and the top air coolers.
If you need a lot more cooling than about 5 degrees better than what a push/pull Hyper 212+ can achieve, then you need to shoot for an XSPC Rasa water cooling kit or similar.
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My bad, it's gone.

I agree with him though, depending on your budget you need to shoot for different CPU coolers. You seem to want the best price to performance so I recommend a hyper 212+. It will cool that 2500k really well to decent OC's. Forget the stock cooler.
    
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If you need a lot more cooling than about 5 degrees better than what a push/pull Hyper 212+ can achieve, then you need to shoot for an XSPC Rasa water cooling kit or similar.
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Seconding this, your Hyper 212+ with a pair of quality fans is going to be reasonably close to what you can get with the top-end air cooler or self-contained water cooling units. If the 212+ was drastically short of performance for you, I'd try and put together a custom loop, as they perform noticeably better than any of the self-contained units. If you were just going for the best bang for the buck, the 212+ was it, if you're trying for great performance I'd try and get a little more money together.

Also, someone already wrecked your rep, but that was indeed awesome timing... tongue.gif
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How did they wreck my rep?
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Not yours, willibj's. It was 77 to match his 777 posts, but someone rep'd him and 78 is just another number, nothing neat about it... tongue.gif
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