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Will my cooling system be enough? Should I aim for something else?

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I was thinking of getting an H100. I'm not too familiar with coolers and I would really like some advice on what I should expect. I do plan on experimenting with OC a few weeks after I get it, so that should go into consideration.
Please don't comment on my cpu/motherboard/gpu choices, I've spend a really long time choosing them and everyone seems to suggest something different every time I ask a question that isn't related to that.

Also, expect the gpu's to be used completely. Sli 680's may seem overkill for 1080p, but after you add in 3D and intensive games like Metro 2033 I won't even be able to max them out. I also may go for an eyefinity or 1440p monitor in the future.

Thanks in advance!

CPU: Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI)
Case: Corsair 600T White Graphite ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 1050W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer
Monitor: BenQ XL2420T 120Hz 24.0" Monitor )
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit)
post #2 of 4
H100 would be fine.

You can also get away with an H80 as well if you don't have all that much space.
     
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the 3820 isn't a really hot CPU. You'll be fine with a H100. thumb.gif
 
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[250GB 840EVO +2x SpinpointF3 1TB RAID0] [LD PC-V2 SS Phase Change] [XSPC X2O 750 pump/res] [Monsta 360 full copper + EK XT 360 + XT 240] 
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4x4GB vengeance, 2x4GB predatorX, 2x1GB OCZ DDR2 Intel X25-M 80GB LD PC-V2 SS Phase Change OCN Marksman 
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2x old tek slims (GPU) Various watercooling stuff win7, winxp AX1200 
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post #4 of 4
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Thank you!

I don't care about this too much, and I know the 680's can be noisy, but how does the H100 noise compare to other coolers?
I've also read some reviews that the 680's can get as hot as the sun, so that's worrying me. I'm a bit confused to be honest as coolers cool the CPU from what I understand, so I'm not sure what keeps the GPU's from overheating.
And I believe it will fit in fine in the 600t case, atleast from what my research tells me.
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