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Just as the title says, friends, what's the best water cooler I can get that's under $100? Can't really spend over $100 due to budget issues, HOWEVER, If there REALLY isn't a "best water cooler" option for under $100, then go ahead and show me what water cooler is "best" for around $100 (I would then save up for it) Basically, give me your recommendations for water coolers under $100 and recommendations for water coolers around $100

Please help and thanks smile.gif

P.S. This will be my first water cooler. I always stuck with air coolers, but I've always wanted a water cooler. The heatsink I have right now are the "Megahalems" - Used to be the big "hype" back then when heatsinks were still kickin' butt.

Also, I do overclock. My FX-8320 processor is at 4.5Ghz - Would like to try to go for 5Ghz thumb.gif (But overall, just looking for some better cooling)

Oh and I'm not interested in getting those kits where I have to build the water cooler myself. I understand it's better ('least I read that from somewhere), but I am not willing to take the risks of me (being clumsy) trying to make one myself - and then in the end mess up my whole computer.
Edited by computerfreak09 - 2/10/13 at 11:56am
    
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CORSAIR Hydro Series H80i Water Cooler
$94.99 $84.99 after $10.00 rebate card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181031
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CORSAIR Hydro Series H80i Water Cooler
$94.99 $84.99 after $10.00 rebate card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181031

I've heard about this cooler. It'll do better than a usual heatsink would, right?
    
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Well, in the few benchmarks I've seen it out-performs a NH-D14 at a moderate OC. I've had a H70 and now the H100 and both out-preformed air coolers I'd had. What I like is the head-room they provide over air-coolers when extreme OCing.
I should note that a couple reviews mentioned that the software used to control the fans was rather basic, but I also heard that there had been an update or two.
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if you believe graphs n stuff from reviewers

http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph6716/52896.png
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I have to suggest the NZXT kraken x40 if you have a 140mm fan hole.
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post #7 of 23
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I have to suggest the NZXT kraken x40 if you have a 140mm fan hole.

My case can't hold 140mm fans :/ So no go there.

By the way, thank you three for helping me out so far. You guys are getting rep.
    
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Then i would say go with the H80i, ive heard good things about it and it looks amazing.
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you can get a used H100/i for under $100 all day long! Either in the OCN market place or on CL!
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Originally Posted by Sean W. View Post

you can get a used H100/i for under $100 all day long!

Just looked it up on eBay and I'm surprised to even see that it's true! Is it better than the H80i? (Lol I'm pretty sure this is a noob question - but like I said, I'm new to water cooling redface.gif ).
    
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