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hi i have a fx 8150 with a stock fan but what i want to get is the Corsair H80 Hydro but ive heard i wont notice much differnce is this true
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At stock speeds, there's little reason to upgrade. If you overclock, the H80 isn't a bad cooler, but it doesn't provide noticeably better temps than the high-end air coolers that are in the same pricerange.
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It's safer and more reliable to get a high-end air cooler for a similar price. The only pre-assembled water cooling solution I endorse is the H100 since it does cool better than some of the high-end air coolers.

As bakageta said, it's only worth it if you're overclocking. A custom water cooling loop is a much better investment however, since you can expand it to cool your graphics cards in the future to unlock even more overclocking potential.
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thanks for the advice ill go for a good air cooler ill have to have a look at them , i do have a arctic pro 7 knocking about but i want something better
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Originally Posted by drunkenwarri0r View Post

thanks for the advice ill go for a good air cooler ill have to have a look at them , i do have a arctic pro 7 knocking about but i want something better

To add to both statements as I have a 8150. The stock cooler is perfectly fine for every day use and gaming as it resembles and behaves much like some of the higher end coolers. It is actually better than alot of them, and I would test yours out and compare it to reviews of the same one. Yours might be better.

For water cooling, you could easily buy an H60 or H100 and get the same effect as making a custom kit on just your processor. I would however lean more towards an EK kit with a dual 120 or a dual 140 rad for your processor. I run a Dual Rad setup with 2 120x3 Rads and one is dedicated just to the CPU. I really like it because it keeps everything very quiet.

Dont be afraid to spend some $ and dip your foot into watercooling!
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got a antec kuhler box half rice sale no idling at 20c and underload 35c thanks all
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