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I am going to buy a new CPU Cooler BUT for a new setup(I5 4670k/i7 3770k) but I dont knwo what to choose,NH D14 or Corsair H80i,for solving my doubts I will throw the most important questions, answer with proof or own experiences:

1- Corsair H80i fan had a problem with firmware of H80i,was it solved?
2-are there leaks with new Corsair H series?
3-liquid inside the h80i during the past of the time, lose quality and cools worse at the 2 years or more?(ALL Corsair hxx)
4-what should I get h100,h80i,antec 920,nh d14, and which are the difference in temperature between each for ivy bridge at 4.5ghz or more?
5-would charge fans with any CLC WC kit make a big difference (by 2 with 5mm-h2o)
6-about cleaning the rad and heatsink of CLCs, is it needed?


Thank you a lot
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1. I do not know.
2. Never had any leaks.
3. H80i is fairly new so we won't know for sure if it will lose quality after 2 years. But I do have an old Corsair H60 (a little over 2 years) and so far, the performance is the same.
4. When it comes to cost/performance, better get the Noctua NH-D14. But I do not like big heat sinks so I recommend H80i.
5. I am not sure what you mean.
6. The only cleaning that you need to do is to blow the dust away from the rad and to clean the fan blades.
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1) I believe that was firmware related. I had an h100i and people said the same thing but after getting the newest firmware I haven't noticed a single thing

2) I haven't had a single leak, and have only heard of a handful of people with leak issues, most of them from the older series

3) Like Nethermir said we have no way to tell, the Hxxxi series hasn't been out for long enough to tell.

4) There's several cooling reviews out there about this
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/water2.0-extreme-kraken-x40-hydro-h90-elc120,3434.html
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/h100i-elc240-seidon-240m-lq320,3380.html

5) Probably will make a bit of a difference I'd imagine yes. Maybe 2-3 C? maybe more? Not sure

6) What Nethermir said.
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I just installed the Antec Kuhler 920 in my computer last week. I'm running an FX-8350 @ 4.9GHz My idle temps hover around ~31-33C under full stress load they go up to ~57
The antec software is kind of weird at first but it's ok.
I like the tubing on the antec's better than the corrugated tubing on the corsair's, they are easier to bend and make tighter bends without kinking.
I got the 920 for about $90 on amazon, with free 2 day shipping (prime member)
I'd say depending on your particular conditions you may need to open your case and blow the dust off your fans/rad once a week/once a month depends on your environment though. My computer is MUCH MUCH cooler, overclocks higher, and is quieter, unless I run the antec software on extreme mode, which is full blast fans and pump.
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Why do you make two exact thread?? http://www.overclock.net/t/1373957/question-about-clcs

Water Cooling Guys and HSF guys POV I want to see
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