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Just around 4.2-4.4Ghz and something to last me intro and part way through Steamroller. I mean temps are decent now on 4Ghz @ 1.30v but i really have to crank it up for any higher, and i dont mind dishing money out if it'll last.

H100 or H100i, put it in the front as intake, buy two more fans for push/pull if you can fit them, and buy a decent 120mm fan for exhaust. This way you may be blowing slightly warmed air over your MB, but it's still getting some air flow. Spend some coin on a decent exhaust fan, and let the XB do the rest. I don't think you could do it more efficiently that that set up right there (EXCEPT of course for a custom loop). The first time you have to work in your case with one of those GIANT cooling towers in the way, you are going to regret not going at least closed loop. thumb.gif
 
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H100 or H100i, put it in the front as intake, buy two more fans for push/pull if you can fit them, and buy a decent 120mm fan for exhaust. This way you may be blowing slightly warmed air over your MB, but it's still getting some air flow. Spend some coin on a decent exhaust fan, and let the XB do the rest. I don't think you could do it more efficiently that that set up right there (EXCEPT of course for a custom loop). The first time you have to work in your case with one of those GIANT cooling towers in the way, you are going to regret not going at least closed loop. thumb.gif

Thats for the advice man it really helps thumb.gif I find my Hyper too big as it is right now. Do you think my already toasty GTX660 would be affected by the warmer air? I tried maxing all case fans, to see if it made a difference to its temps but it didnt at all hah!
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post #3023 of 10491
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Thats for the advice man it really helps thumb.gif I find my Hyper too big as it is right now. Do you think my already toasty GTX660 would be affected by the warmer air? I tried maxing all case fans, to see if it made a difference to its temps but it didnt at all hah!

I don't think your incoming air that is passing through your radiator is going to be THAT much warmer than your ambient air. A few degrees celcius warmer? Yeah, but not 10 to 20 higher. I could be wrong, and I'm sure it will be pointed out by someone with some experience with rads, but I just don't think the air is going to be as hot as you're thinking it will be.
 
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post #3024 of 10491
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I don't think your incoming air that is passing through your radiator is going to be THAT much warmer than your ambient air. A few degrees celcius warmer? Yeah, but not 10 to 20 higher. I could be wrong, and I'm sure it will be pointed out by someone with some experience with rads, but I just don't think the air is going to be as hot as you're thinking it will be.

I think im just used to the noticeably hot air that my 212 puts out on high OC, from what i see though high overclocks are where the H100i shines.
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I think im just used to the noticeably hot air that my 212 puts out on high OC, from what i see though high overclocks are where the H100i shines.

Yeah, your 212 is dissipating heat through a much smaller area than a 240 rad though.
 
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Yeah, your 212 is dissipating heat through a much smaller area than a 240 rad though.

Out of curiosity i tried deactivating that asus fan control to see if max fan speed would help and it didn't at all biggrin.gif
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Wow, the mods you guys come up with are amazing! Thanks for making me feel inadequate!



Parts arrived for my new mods, cue the A-Team theme! thumb.gif
 
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yeah the temps are even lower with the h80i, i come down early this morning and the temps were around 11 degrees idle and 39 degrees full load with prime 95 and that is the reading from the corsair link programme, hwmonitor and all cpu meter, whilst gaming my temps usually hover around 32 degrees but i do live in manchester england where it is pretty cold most days, especially early morning smile.gif Of course when i get my new board and start really overclocking the cpu i would imagine that is when i will see the true benefit of the h80 wink.gif
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What sort of OC have you got? Im looking to get a H80 but wondered how it was for OC'ing as most benchmarks are for Intel.

I'm in the 4.4-4.6 range typically depending on what profile i load.

I'd never buy the H80 again given what I know now and the other options out there. If you want a closed loop cooling unit go with the H220 from Swiftech as it's modular and a better unit all around. If you want to expand you can, if not it will work great as is. The H80 can keep it cool but only because the fans will spin up to 2500rpm and are some of the best fans out there that you can buy when it comes to static pressure, the problem is they are also super loud while doing it.
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