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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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Come on man. you should know better. you don't pump your own thread in the same day. anyways. to round things up for you.. high end air coolers are ranging from 60-85$
these are : Noctua NH-D14 ,ThermalRight silver arrow, Phantec TC14PE
for CLC the best there is now is the swiftech H220 which is modable to accept more blocks and has a 6V pump. but it's 120$
the next best is H100i and that is an enhanced h100

the h100 issues were solved with firmware. but i've no idea if the h80 was solved or not.

but if you debate between Air cooler and h80.. get the air coolers. if you can afford a h100i... it's one of the best clcs out there.
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Originally Posted by Ramzinho View Post

Come on man. you should know better. you don't pump your own thread in the same day. anyways. to round things up for you.. high end air coolers are ranging from 60-85$
these are : Noctua NH-D14 ,ThermalRight silver arrow, Phantec TC14PE
for CLC the best there is now is the swiftech H220 which is modable to accept more blocks and has a 6V pump. but it's 120$
the next best is H100i and that is an enhanced h100

the h100 issues were solved with firmware. but i've no idea if the h80 was solved or not.

but if you debate between Air cooler and h80.. get the air coolers. if you can afford a h100i... it's one of the best clcs out there.

no way ,I wont waste 100usd in a CLC, my max budget was 90usd,maybe you have reasson Hxxx series have lots of problems like firmware, leaks,noise, price,etc
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if you are scared of the water near your pc
Air coolers are the best for you. all the HS i listed above are very well built. top 2 are noctua ans silver arrow. phantec comes in colors smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Ramzinho View Post

if you are scared of the water near your pc
Air coolers are the best for you. all the HS i listed above are very well built. top 2 are noctua ans silver arrow. phantec comes in colors smile.gif

I already had NH D14 before
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then it's time to give the silver arrow a shot.. but take care It's HUGE biggrin.gif and the phantec actually comes with 3 Fans biggrin.gif
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At the price of the H100i, you might as well get the Swiftech H220. Better CLC + expandability. My 2cents though.
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At the price of the H100i, you might as well get the Swiftech H220. Better CLC + expandability. My 2cents though.
In terms of cooling performance the H100i is better, but the swiftech is good if you plan on adding GPU blocks. Personally I only WC my CPU so i'd go with the H100i
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