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post #11 of 33
Back to OP's original question.

I would go Zalman over SpinQ.... it's a better cooler.

SpinQ VT is old school dumping hot exhaust everywhere.

Zalman is only 3c off best twin tower cooler.. that's really a non-issue.
post #12 of 33
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Originally Posted by doyll View Post

Back to OP's original question.
I would go Zalman over SpinQ.... it's a better cooler.
SpinQ VT is old school dumping hot exhaust everywhere.
Zalman is only 3c off best twin tower cooler.. that's really a non-issue.

Thanks friend.

Going with the Zalman for sure now. Thanks again.

OH OH, another question. Does the Zalman CNPS12X fit over an i7 3820? On a P9X79 mother board? Will there be space problems on there?
Edited by PsychoGenetiX - 9/11/12 at 7:08pm
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post #13 of 33
Really depends on your case, check the mounting hardware and make sure it comes in you socket type.

Im pretty sure it will work though
post #14 of 33
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Well I just saw a video and found out that the Zalman should have space problems with the RAM on recent motherboards. And that it doesn't perform up to all the gigantic air coolers out there,
which is what led me to this conclusion:

You guys know what you're talking about, and so I should trust you.

I'm going with the Corsair H80 after all.

Few questions about it though:

The h80's radiator seems to be smaller than the h100, so it looks like I'll fit the radiator on the rear exhaust fan. Is that possible?

Can I hook a liquid cooling system to my GPU as well as my CPU and have it circulate between them? Which cooling systems enable this? Does the H80 support something like that?
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post #15 of 33
What's your case? You should be able to fit it on the rear exhuast as most cases will allow it. Every case is different though. You should have no problems though.


The h80 is strictly a CPU cooler(unless you perhaps modded it) which is more hassle than it's worth imo, you want to start doing GPU liquid cooling as well you will have to look into custom loops which isn't much harder.

Check out this water cooling guide and then go from there and decide if you want to just WC your CPU or go for a full out custom loop which is the best IMO! But it does require a bit more work, a bit more money (but not much and worth it!) and a bit more hassle but also more worth it.








Edited by immakulate - 9/13/12 at 5:55pm
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post #16 of 33
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Originally Posted by PsychoGenetiX View Post

Well I just saw a video and found out that the Zalman should have space problems with the RAM on recent motherboards. And that it doesn't perform up to all the gigantic air coolers out there,
which is what led me to this conclusion:
You guys know what you're talking about, and so I should trust you.
I'm going with the Corsair H80 after all.
Few questions about it though:
The h80's radiator seems to be smaller than the h100, so it looks like I'll fit the radiator on the rear exhaust fan. Is that possible?
Can I hook a liquid cooling system to my GPU as well as my CPU and have it circulate between them? Which cooling systems enable this? Does the H80 support something like that?

I think going with an H80 is a good choice personally, if it does leak which is very rare Corsair has a great warranty system in place, you can find threads on it here.

Definitely you can hook up an H60 or H80 to your GPU depending on what you have, Dwood is an artisan here that makes bracket to fit a liquid cooler onto your GPU and it's simply awesome, my GTX 570 never went over 55C playing BF3 on ultra using his bracket and an Antec 620.

Here's a picture from my blog of what the bracket looks like, I didn't have a 92mm fan on it yet nor my heatsink kit from arctic cooling but it was one of the best decisions I ever made for cooling, and it's cheap!
wp_000152-2_thumb.jpg?w=479&h=359

Anyone who says it's not worth it, hasn't done it!

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post #17 of 33
All 3 candidates you've listed are great coolers. I would also take a look at the Coolermaster Hyper 212+
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post #18 of 33
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I'm going with the Corsair H80 after all.


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post #19 of 33
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LOL

Thanks for the advice bro.

I think ill go for the safe and simple cpu water cooling instead of rigging up the whole thing.

Thanks ALOT everybody, I already have it ordered from the store.
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