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Hello i currently have a Thermaltake Chasar MK-1 case with 3930k CPU, and i want to water cool it, i dont really want to build a custom cooling system, since i dont want to put to much time into it.. So i want to get one of those corsairs already built kits, i wanted initially to go with h220 but amazon doesnt sell them (i have a $150 gift card from them, so want to buy it there)

Now any recommendations on which one should i get?

Sig system is old, will update soon
post #2 of 28
A H110 or H100i would be a safe choice if that's the sort of thing you want to go for. Although that chip would benefit from a custom loop!
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If you are will to wait a little bit, I'm sure Amazon will start selling them eventually since it was just released and are out of stock most places. If not, the H110 or H100i would be a good choice as Crooksy mentioned.
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i was looking at that... Custom loop doesnt see that much more money ... Soooooooooooo.... any recomendation just to what you think is good for this CPU? Just to know what kind of price point we taking about?
post #5 of 28
Check out the XSPC Raystorm kits. It comes with everything you need to get your CPU under water. It's also very expandable so you can add a GPU and another radiator down the line if you choose. I'd go with a RX240 kit if you have enough room in your case for a thick radiator or an EX240 kit if you need a thinner radiator
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Check out the XSPC Raystorm kits. It comes with everything you need to get your CPU under water. It's also very expandable so you can add a GPU and another radiator down the line if you choose. I'd go with a RX240 kit if you have enough room in your case for a thick radiator or an EX240 kit if you need a thinner radiator

Cool thanks... well if i did change my board (http://www.overclock.net/t/1368178/best-board-for-3930k) to the RIVe i would have to replace my case as well and get one that supports a eATX board, so i could just buy a case that supports water cooling.. Now is the larger the better? like RX360 better than the RX240? Better as in better cooling capabilities

btw my room temp is around 24C most of the times.
post #7 of 28
Yes, the RX360 will be able to dissipate more heat than the RX240. Or you can run the fans at a lower speed on the 360 and be able to dissipate the same amount of heat as the 240 at high fan speeds. The more rad space you have the more cooling power and the more potential it has to be silent. I currently have a 480 and 240 to cool my CPU and SLI GPUs. I could probably get by with just the 480, but adding the 240 allowed me to run my fans at a lower speed which in turn made the whole system quieter.
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post #8 of 28
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Yes, the RX360 will be able to dissipate more heat than the RX240. Or you can run the fans at a lower speed on the 360 and be able to dissipate the same amount of heat as the 240 at high fan speeds. The more rad space you have the more cooling power and the more potential it has to be silent. I currently have a 480 and 240 to cool my CPU and SLI GPUs. I could probably get by with just the 480, but adding the 240 allowed me to run my fans at a lower speed which in turn made the whole system quieter.

is it worth it going higher than 480 for CPU only?
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Not really. Even a 360 is a bit overkill, but it's nice to have the head room to be able to overclock more and run the fans slower. But having the 480 initially for CPU only will allow you to add a GPU later on without having to buy another radiator.
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So 360 it is, how much better is the rx360 compared with the h220??
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