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Not all cases are equipped to deal with custom loops or kits. And as for the closed loops from Corsair, the newer versions (H60 2013, H80i and H100i) are all bloody good. My 3770k is OC'd to 4.6GHz and I don't see temps over 75 in Prime or IBT. At stock speeds I was down to about 45 tongue.gif
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Not all cases are equipped to deal with custom loops or kits.

Hehe yes but I'm assuming that if someone has cash for gtx 670 and i5/i7 he would spare some extra money to put them into proper and big case.
My friend, on my AIR cooler right now Silver Arrow witch is cheaper than for example H100 you mentioned on 2600K wit HT on @4.6GHz@1.4v I have 28 deg in IDLE and 67 deg in full load in LinX after one hour of testing witch both fans staying around 1100rpm all the time...
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With proper custom loop of WC you can easly go down to around 60 deg in full load witch fans staying around 800/900rpm. For me this kind of performance is unquestionable.
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With proper custom loop of WC you can easly go down to around 60 deg in full load witch fans staying around 800/900rpm. For me this kind of performance is unquestionable.
Yes, but not everyone has that kind of money to spend. The AIO coolers do a great job for the price you pay.
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The AIO coolers do a great job for the price you pay.

Compare yourself price and performance of thic AIO coolers to top AIR collers like Noctua, Silver Arrow etc
WC costs, I agree but once you spend this money all you have to do in the future is changing cpu/gpu blocks and that is it. With AiO coolers not always you have this possibility...
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In my situation the biggest advantage of having a custom loop would be that I could cool the GFX cards. Having two 670's it is actually those which cause the biggest problem because they raise the case temperature which in turn reduces the effectiveness of the air-cooled CPU heatsink.

In my situation I'm not too sure that having one of these AIO water coolers would make much difference to CPU temps; because the radiator can only be cooled by the air coming from inside the case, and with the 670's running that air is reasonably hot.

I've got loads of case fans. I think it's just the reality of having two big cards blowing hot air into a case. It's not a massive problem. It's not like it's causing throttling or anything.
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When I had my 570s someone told me that for SLI reference cards are actualy better as their turbines blowing the air straight way out from the case.
For two 670s my friend sais that rad 3x120 on the top of the case and 1x120 on the back of it- if you can manage to fit them can easly handle OCed CPU and two OCed cards with fans staying on the level witch is bearly audible.
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Very nice! You need to change topic name to "The GTX 6xx Overclocking Master-Guide". thumb.gif
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Hehe You're right. We went bit too far with off topic. Sorry about that.
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This rad 3x120 costs exaclly 61 usd in Poland now

With 23% extra of VAT. So calculate for yourself how much it would be in US.
Second, I googled it. The temps and noise levels it provides I was able to acheve on air cooler fo 40 USD. If you saying this works well for U I'm assuming that U never saw proper custom WC and how it performs...

you did not google it. you would have seen the video. you would know that it is watercooling. you would see you will not get those temps with a $40 cooler.
$150 for an expandable pre-filled loop. actually google it and check it out. that is a swiftech mcr-220 qp rad. its actually a swiftech apogee drive 2 with a 3000 rpm limiter. biggrin.gif

that rad is $62 usd.
you need to realize, with a custom loop you still need a cpu block, a rez, a pump, fittings and tubing. youre looking at minimum $200 plus the radiator.
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