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Does anyone have any cooling issues when using a H80i or H100i? I'm leaning towards buying a H80i and mounting it in the back, but right now under load my VRM heatsink gets reeeeally hot unless i have a rear fan blowing out the hot air that rises up and the H80i would hang over them, and i wasn't sure how warm the air would be if i mounted a H100i in the front either.

I think im confusing myself by thinking about things that will sort themselves/dont matter. But yeah any help on how i should set a CLC up would be awesome!
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Gainward GTX 770 Phenom
ASUS Z87-K
Intel i5-4670k
2 x 4GB Vengeance RAM

Well some overclocking, but not very much. I also don't want my CPU to get at 70 celsius which it does during gaming according to "Core Temp" software.

First of all, nice components you have. The Noctua Cooler is nearly 3 years old, but still a very good cooling beast. the h100i also has good cooling performance, but the stock fans are crappy. first they are round and do not cover the radiator completly - there you loose cooling performarnce. you have to replace these fans through regular formed 120mm fans. for example the akasa apache od viper. they have a high airflow and very good static pressure.

if you want a clear color performance in your build I would take he noctua, because the fans nearly look as the board colours. then possibly 2 120mm or 140mm noctua front fans instead of the stock fans (they are very loud and sometimes you hear a bearink clocking).

here the capiacitors also get good cooled.

if you prefer a cleaner look insde your case, you can use the H100i, but you should replace the stock fans. if 2 (push from outside) or 4 (push / pull) you shoulld deside by your own. the fans must have a high static pressure.
problem here - the capiacitors will not be cooled very well - could be dangerous by O.C. and sometime burning them. also you need a free usb 2.0 internal header to let the corsair sync software communicate with your board.

compared both, the air coolers normaly are always quieter than the AIO watercoolings. If this is important for you, I would go with the Noctua.
Edited by sascha1102 - 6/5/13 at 10:08am
post #3003 of 10491
Thank you for a very nice explaination. I just got my HAF XB so will post some pictures later when I assemble it.

I might go with the Noctua, but will it fit? The GTX 770 is very large, and also my vengeance do go pretty high up.
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Thank you for a very nice explaination. I just got my HAF XB so will post some pictures later when I assemble it.

I might go with the Noctua, but will it fit? The GTX 770 is very large, and also my vengeance do go pretty high up.

Noctua say you cannot use RAM modules taller than 44mm. Here are a couple of pics someone posted to me as i couldn't find them (Credit to AlphaC)


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Noctua say you cannot use RAM modules taller than 44mm. Here are a couple of pics someone posted to me as i couldn't find them (Credit to AlphaC)



Buxty was quicker than me, but yes he's right
post #3006 of 10491
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Originally Posted by xernox View Post

Thank you for a very nice explaination. I just got my HAF XB so will post some pictures later when I assemble it.

I might go with the Noctua, but will it fit? The GTX 770 is very large, and also my vengeance do go pretty high up.

the Vengeance RAMs I had too earlier, but they are really very high. If you can change them to the LP version or to another brand, the Prolimatec Genesis could be your best friend. you can mount 2-3 140mm fans. and the areas arround the CPU will also cooled very good. But also here you can just use RAM Modules that are not higher than 49mm.





Edited by sascha1102 - 6/5/13 at 10:49am
post #3007 of 10491
Also worth noting too, you can remove Vengeance heatspreaders to make them as tall as the LP version. I believe from looking at mine on either side the two surfaces clip in together and are secured to the module. There are videos on youtube on how to do it. In case you didnt wanna buy new modules.
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post #3008 of 10491
The heatspreaders are just fixed with thermal pads on the rams. But first you have to remove the vengeance sticker a little bit - and then your warranty is gone. perhaps you can then use other smaller heatspreaders (some you can buy extra - with new thermal pads
post #3009 of 10491
Yeah so the Vengeance (52mm) wont fit with a Noctua and I don't really want to break the warranty after 1 day.
Might aswell go with the H100i.

Or use an other CPU cooler that fits with the RAM.
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GUYYZZZZZ CORSAIR COPIED THE XB!

http://www.corsair.com/pc-cases/carbide-series-pc-case/carbide-series-air-540-high-airflow-atx-cube-case.html
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