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I was thinking of picking up a closed loop water cooler to replace my hyper 212 Evo and am having some trouble deciding what one to get. The catch is that I only have room for a single 120mm radiator. I was thinking about the corsair h80i but does anyone have any suggestions on another one?
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If you want to be cheap look at a CM Seidon 120XL or a a Zalman LQ-320
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Your hyper 212 Evo will do as good or better job than any of the 120mm AIO water solutions. I'd just stay with what you have, unless you get a new case, in which case biggrin.gif I'd get the Swiftech h220. Best AIO solution out there right now, and it's expandable.
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Hey, will you be doing more upgrades to your rig within the future or is it going to stay as is?

The reason I ask is because if your going to keep it the same, then finding the best cooler would be the only task.
If you're planning on upgrading whether cpu, video card, mobo, ram, and running overclock on stuff then my opinion would be different.

If you are going to upgrade I would say the first thing is to get your mind set on a desired case that you will not want to change in 3months after you buy because it doesn't accommodate what you need (Trust me i learned from my experience thinking buying a $300 case on sale for $180 would be the best deal)

This is because if you waste money on a small cooler now that you will get rid of when you upgrade your components, it will be money thrown away, or sold for a cheaper amount than paid at the best.

If you aren't going to upgrade, just decide if you want everything in the case, or if you would accept something outside the case..
Example: a swiftech h220 mounted at the top where the vents are with the tubing going through the back of the case cooling your CPU to the max smile.gif

This will make it much easier for you to decide if you want to sacrifice performance vs looks.
Just my opinion, wish you the best with your build mate!thumb.gif
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Your hyper 212 Evo will do as good or better job than any of the 120mm AIO water solutions. I'd just stay with what you have, unless you get a new case, in which case biggrin.gif I'd get the Swiftech h220. Best AIO solution out there right now, and it's expandable.
what ripsaw said biggrin.gif
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZgctchIQ7M
when it comes to AIO coolers, swiftech is setting the bar at an unreachable level.
  
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I'm TRYING not to upgrade for a while (I got to fight that itch!). I picked up the case that I'm going to use about a month ago, the thermatake V3 in my sig. I originally thought that I could mount a dual slot watercooler on the top vents but soon found out that no standard width fan will fit because the motherboard gets mounted too high. (Someone at thermatake needs to be slapped for that design decision)
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@Incrediblehulk

I'm TRYING not to upgrade for a while (I got to fight that itch!). I picked up the case that I'm going to use about a month ago, the thermatake V3 in my sig. I originally thought that I could mount a dual slot watercooler on the top vents but soon found out that no standard width fan will fit because the motherboard gets mounted too high. (Someone at thermatake needs to be slapped for that design decision)
Very common for cheap mid-towers mad.gif
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