Originally Posted by tzvia
When I went with water, a Raystorm with an RX360 rad and D5 pump, I dropped about 8c over my H100 at a cost of around $300. I then bought Liquid Ultra, delidded and picked up about 18c. The Ultra cost under $20. I tried to resist delidding, as at the time, the hammer/vise method had not been discovered and I had to sweat it out with a razor. Thankfully the chip survived. If overclocking for max clocks with reasonable temps is the goal, delidding makes more sense than an H100i. You will lower the temps much more, and spend much less, even if you have to buy a hammer, block of wood, and vise. Just put a piece of electrical tape across the IHS and PCB, to keep the PCB from flying off when you hit it, and give it good, but not extreme, taps on the wood, placed squarely against the PCB, and it will pop off in 3 or 4 hits. Clean it up, removing the black goo, use Ultra between the die and PCB and whatever fave tim between your existing HSF and chip, and call it a day. The odds of borking your chip is really low with the hammer method as long as the vise is stable, you use a block of wood, and don't wack on it like like you are pile driving. I did my brother's 3770k that way when I built his gamer for him a few months ago, and it was oh so easy.
So if you really want to buy that H100i, hey, it's your money. But throw a few more bucks into the order and get some Liquid Ultra, for when you really want to drop the temperature so that you can push the OC and lower the temps.
Alot thanks for your answer, I still got 5 hrs to go before my P95 run is stable at 4.7 @ 1.32 for 12 hours., I needed to bump it up a notch last night cause it failed after 5 hours.
It seems like i really met my temp limit last night as they where peaking out at 91c. I think ur totally right about the costs part, delidding is way more cost friendly fix and it offers you more temp drop for ur money, if it succeeds at least and i hope it will. Might consider to delid and keep my current air cooler, i still have 1 day to think about it, but it would be more logical for me to spend $20 instead of $140 thanks.
@OneGun, I wish the H100 was $103.99 here, In my country it costs like $140,-