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No, it will probably be the same or within 5c of it.

That's interesting. I would have thought it would easily beat a D14 because a H110i wins them easy, and a H220 with better fans is about 10c better than the H100i. (Based on linus tech tips video)
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It varies om ambient temps, which is key for watercooling, compare to air cooling.
Heatsink is limited as they can only dissipate so much heat on such a small frame. Over time temps will rise slowly under high stress for a long period of time.
    
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You can have an idea of Noctua x corsair and h220 here:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6916/cooler-master-seidon-240m-and-12-more-coolers-the-retest-and-megaroundup/8

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That's interesting. I would have thought it would easily beat a D14 because a H110i wins them easy, and a H220 with better fans is about 10c better than the H100i. (Based on linus tech tips video)

Maybe its just aimbient temps related but I was talking to justanoldman and my temps were near enough same as his with my megahalems air cooler. The d14 is on pa with mega.
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5c is quite a bit better, in temps those are nice gains.

I would disagree considering the H220 is meant to tempt people away from air cooling, 5c isnt very tempting, least not to me when it costs over a hundred quid.
Edited by $ilent - 6/2/13 at 1:12pm
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Maybe its just aimbient temps related but I was talking to justanoldman and my temps were near enough same as his with my megahalems air cooler. The d14 is on pa with mega.
I would disagree considering the H220 is meant to tempt people away from air cooling, 5c isnt very tempting, least not to me when it costs over a hundred quid.

Water cooling has never been a good return on its cost. Look how much people spend on custom loops.
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Water cooling = Maximum Performance at Maximum Silence.
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I tested the H100i vs the H220, and so did some others here. I used the same NF-F12 fans on both of them, and they were within a margin of error of each other. One is not a lot better than the other. Based on stock fans though, the H220 can perform the same as the H100i at much better sound levels.

High end air units, cranked up, can perform almost as well as AIO or closed loop coolers. The review below has the H100i and H220 about the same, and both beating the NH-D14 by a few degrees. Every review is different, but anyone that thinks reasonably priced water will way outperform high end air is mistaken. High end water with extra rads, of course, is much better but much more expensive. As mentioned already, the H220 achieves it performance at lower sound levels than competing air or closed loop coolers.
http://www.overclockers.com/swiftech-h220-lcs-all-in-one-water-cooler-review

I really like the H220, and recommend it to anyone who wants to expand it, customize it, or get a better sound profile, but I don’t think people should be expecting a huge difference between it and high end air or other closed loop coolers as far as basic cooling goes.
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post #3579 of 20728
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Water cooling has never been a good return on its cost. Look how much people spend on custom loops.

I know that but do you really consider 5c temp difference good return on a £110+ watercooling unit vs a £40 air cooler?
post #3580 of 20728
It all depends on your goals in terms of CPU OC...Water usually have more legs to stretch in moderate to heavy OC. But if you are interested in just stock cooling and are ok with GPU noise then buy a Noctua one (or hell even a cm 212) and be done with it. But if you want to keep both cpu and gpu with very minimum noise and besides that want to OC the CPU then water is the way to go. It all depends on your goals...

BTW let me give you one example. I have a Noctua (NH-U12P SE2) as well as a H220. With the same OC and voltage the difference between the two coolers in prime 95 is about 8 C.
Edited by Gabrielzm - 6/2/13 at 2:43pm
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