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Which one is the better CPU cooler? there's only a ~5$ difference so the price between them is nothing.
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I'd the H80, or even better, a RASA kit.
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how much for a RASA kit?
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post #4 of 8
Depends on which one you want. http://www.xs-pc.com/products/watercooling-kits/ RASA kits are just basically prechosen parts that you asseemble yourself. Much better than the closed loop of the Antec and Corsair.
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If you're interested in getting the H80, you might want to check your BIOS and find out how much voltage your CX500 is putting out on the 12v rail. If it's anything above 12v, you run a fairly high chance of overdriving the pump which causes it to sound like a very ill hard drive.

Just an FYI.
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post #6 of 8
They both cool within 1C of each other.. it comes down to which you like more really.

I do like the software with the Antec more, and the more flexible / longer tubing it has. I also hear of less problems with it but I'm sure this is probably partially due to the Corsair selling more units, so you hear of more issues.

I got my Antec for $80 and free shipping so I went with it, and I couldn't be happier with it. Lowered my max temps by 25C on my 960T OC'd to 4.15GHz '

Both of them are excellent choices.
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Originally Posted by Bo_Punk_2.0 View Post

If you're interested in getting the H80, you might want to check your BIOS and find out how much voltage your CX500 is putting out on the 12v rail. If it's anything above 12v, you run a fairly high chance of overdriving the pump which causes it to sound like a very ill hard drive.
Just an FYI.

 

Would an Corsair AX850W be ok for the H80?

    
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post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by RedScorch View Post

how much for a RASA kit?

 

The cheapest RASA kit is $129.99-ish. So about $30 more than the H80 will run you, but you get parts that can be changed, upgraded, and replaced. A closed loop doesn't offer that.

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