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cpu : i5 2500k
gpu : gtx 670

I was wondering if its better to have a cooler cpu or gpu

the reason why Im asking is that Im getting my new card in about a 1week and half and like my previous im going to mod it ( using all-in-one water cooling )
So currently I have a h100 on my cpu ( 30 idle , and 64 on prime95 ) and I have a antec kuhler 620 .

So Is it better to have cooler gpu or a cpu ( My pc is use like 80% for gaming )

I could use the h100 on my new gpu ( gtx 670 ) and my kuhler on my i5 2500k
post #2 of 5
NEITHER is very clear. It depends which is closer to it's maximum temp.

GPU is noisier.
I just got a 620 incoming and I'm putting it on my EVGA 448 FTW to get rid of DAT NOISE.
I got a hyper 212 on my 955 @ 1.44v - 4.2ghz and I'm at the heatwall of 55C so I'm totally fine with that and i'll let it sit there.

The ftw is freakishly loud @ 80C bf3 load.
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Originally Posted by amadnei View Post

cpu : i5 2500k
gpu : gtx 670
I was wondering if its better to have a cooler cpu or gpu
the reason why Im asking is that Im getting my new card in about a 1week and half and like my previous im going to mod it ( using all-in-one water cooling )
So currently I have a h100 on my cpu ( 30 idle , and 64 on prime95 ) and I have a antec kuhler 620 .
So Is it better to have cooler gpu or a cpu ( My pc is use like 80% for gaming )
I could use the h100 on my new gpu ( gtx 670 ) and my kuhler on my i5 2500k

Uhm both should be cool o.O

What are your stock temps without watercooling?

Ideally, keep your CPU under 70 and GPU under 85 (ºC)

You shouldn't "need" a watercooler for your GPU ; are you planning on overclocking?

I would use the H100 on your CPU... and the kuhler on GPU only if needed.
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CPU if you think going with more than 4.7GHz
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first of keep your cpu cool and second if you overclock you GPU cool it maybve if the stock cooler cant keep temps at a nice level smile.gif
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