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H60 grinding, switching back to air.

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So my H60 started grinding after only 3 months, I've been debating going back to air just because it is more reliable than AIO coolers in my experience. I'm looking for suggestions for coolers that will keep me at around the same temps @ 4.5ghz.
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H60 is far worse at cooling than several air coolers anyway.
    
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List of top twin tower coolers. You can add Thermalright Archon SB-E X2 as it is just as good at cooling... as I'm sure are some other single towers.
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Cooler size comparison (Width x Depth x Height looking from front of case with motherboard laying flat)
K2 . . . . . .= . . . . 8x 6mm pipes 140x128x158mm 146x154x160mm w/ 120mm & 140mm PWM fans 43.2mm*
D14 . . . . .= . . . . 6x 6mm pipes 140x130x160mm 140x158x160mm w/ only 2011 has PWM fans 44mm*
TC14 . . . . .= . . . 5x 8mm pipes 140x134x160mm 140x159x171mm w/fans, PWM adaptor included 40-45mm*
Silver Arrow . = . . 4x 8mm pipes 147x123x163mm 151x149x168mm w/Fans 40.87mm*
SA SB-E . . . .= . . 8x 6mm pipes 155x105x164mm 170x130x170mm w/ 140mm & 150mm PWM fans 31.9/39/46mm**
SA SB-E Extreme . 8x 6mm pipes 155x105x164mm 155x130x165mm w/fans Reason it's smaller is 140mm fan vs 150mm fan.
HE01 . . . . .= . . . 6x 6mm pipes 140x119c160mm w/ 140x38mm PWM fan
Dark Rock Pro .= . 7x 6mm pipes 133x124x166mm 133x149x166mm w/ 120mm & 135mm PWM fans
*cooler base to bottom fin. (add 8mm for motherboard to bottom fin.)
**fins are at 3 different levels

K2, D14 & TC14 are about same except for TC14 140mm fans & 31mm RAM clearance stack up to 171mm (my R2 is 165mm clearance and TC14 fits)

SB-E is widest by 15mm. Even wider with TY-150 fan = 170.

Extreme with TY-143 fans is still 151.5mm wide.
post #5 of 11
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I should have added, I'm looking for something $50 or under as well. thumb.gif
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106150 $48 with the rebate, and $8 extra is worth it if you don't want to do the rebate.
    
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post #7 of 11
Thermalright True Spirit 140 $49.90
http://www.amazon.com/True-Spirit-140-testing-officially/dp/B00629G1PG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1364585999&sr=8-1&keywords=true+spirit+140

That's assuming your case will accept 170mm tall cooler. rolleyes.gifbiggrin.gif
post #8 of 11
Make sure you check out the Hyper 212. Its a few degrees less than the H60 on it's worst day and its only 25 bucks.
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post #9 of 11
Well i run a full custom built loop. Never had a problem, unless it was my own error.

Air is plenty sufficient though nowadays.
post #10 of 11
Thermalright True Spirit 140 $39.95 shipper @ NansGamingGear
- True Spirit 140 (170mm tall - make sure that they will fit in your case)
http://www.nansgaminggear.net/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=TS-140

Thermalright Macho Rev A (both verisons - Black/White fan and original color) $42.95 shipped @ NansGamingGear
http://www.nansgaminggear.net/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=MACHO-REV-A-BW

Thermaltake CLP0596 130mm Frio Advanced $39.99 after $10 rebate @newegg
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106187

Cooler Master TPC 812 $39.99 after $20 rebate @newegg
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103176


True Spirit 120M is cheaper and out performs (both thermal and acoustically) the CM 212 Evo.
http://www.nansgaminggear.net/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=TS-120M


more listed in thread below. TR Spirit 140 and Macho Rev A are great performing coolers for a good price.

PC Cooling Sale Round-Up
http://www.overclock.net/t/1367897/pc-cooling-sale-round-up
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