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post #11 of 24
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Any opinions on these DIY alternatives here? I really like these little homemade projects, something to give me some time and a reason to mess with my computer haha.

http://www.overclock.net/t/882408/official-xspc-rasa-750-rs-rx120-240-360-kit-club
If you are willing to pay more the DIY kits, generally, do provide better cooling than closed loop coolers. The only drawback is maintenance.
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post #12 of 24
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Ah, if the DIY kits are more expensive than closed loops... nah its getting too costly now, will take a look at the closed loop coolers.
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Corsair H60 2013
Corsair H80i
Zalman CNPS14X
Cooler master hyper 212 +
Cooler Master TPC 812
Phanteks PH-TC12DX
NH C14
searching more

Many thanks, keep them coming!
post #13 of 24
also Prolimatech Megahalems
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Holy..... double post
post #15 of 24
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also Prolimatech Megahalems

That thing is huge wow... doubt it will fit into my case. I checked specs for the CM Hyper 212 EVO and Xigmatek Gaia, both will fit in my case. CM V6 GT will not. Prices for the air coolers you have listed are quite a good bit expensive, some only a few dollars away from the Corsair H60 at $65.

If I understand correctly, Amazon charges $15 shipping and $2.5 for every pound (lbs). Quite pricey when looking at the H60 but will keep looking.
post #16 of 24
megahalems is 158mm height
CNPS14X is 159.8mm height
212+ is 158.2mm height
nh c14 is 140 mm height
PH-TC12DX is 147 mm height


megahalems , nh c14, corsair h80i are premium for cooling...
in terms of cooling performance ,these HSF are like this:
Corsair h80i>cnps14x>Corsair h60 2013>megahalems>nh c14>PH-TC12DX>TPC 812>V6 GT>212+>212EVO
Edited by PontiacGTX - 4/1/13 at 4:13pm
post #17 of 24
If you want an Air Cooler, I honestly don't see how you could go wrong with the 212. You can attach a second fan to the other side of the sink and if you set up a nice crossflow it'll keep your processor nice and cool in the sensible OC ranges, at the very least it'll hold you over until you want to upgrade to the bonkers "watercooling for EVERYTHING!" setups some of these guys have.

I have one on my Propus with a single fan and I seldom see over 35c under load. It usually sits around 20c during everyday stuff.

I mean, it's $35 on Newegg, how can you go wrong?
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post #18 of 24
the 212 evo is a good budget cooler. i used one on my fx-6100 before i started water cooling. it worked just fine but the high clocks will require better cooling. I rant my 6100 at 4.3GHz stable without a problem and it kept temps within acceptable levels.
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post #19 of 24
In the racing world there's a saying "Speed costs money, much you want to spend?"

Same applied to cooling. "Cooling costs money, how deep are your pockets are?"

I could write it all out but the but the link below sums it up pretty well in posts #6, #8 & #10.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1377400/which-cooling-type-is-better

I would avoid Corsair H80, H100, H80i and H100i as they have a record of many problems and they continue having problems.

All of the CLC have low cost pumps, radiators, etc. and will not last too many years. Air coolers will last for very long time. I'm still using a Thermalright Ultra 120 from 2008. Still works as good as it did when new. Changed fans not because it was bad but because I wanted PWM control.

Closed loop systems are by and large not as good as air and not as quiet as air... but cost as much or more than air.

Switftech H220 is just out so no proven record but Swiftech has been around and has a good record of quality and performance. H220 is only CLC with a big powerful waterpump (6w versus 2w for others), only one with copper & brass radiator versus aluminum & plastic and the only one that starts as a CLC but can be expanded on. You can add more waterblocks and radiators as needed/wanted.
Edited by doyll - 4/2/13 at 12:58am
post #20 of 24
Thread Starter 
Thanks doyll! Very helpful! Puts things in perspective, seems there are not much gains at all to a liquid cooler over an air cooler... I thought liquid cooling was in a different league.

I'll stick with air-cooling, starting off at the Hyper 212 EVO. I will check the recommended air coolers on the thread here (thanks PontiacGTX!) and see what's available on Amazon.

I really should note, I don't know if my power supply would be a limiting factor... so its the FX-4170 with a Sapphire 6850. Power supply is a Corsair CX500 V2. Is the power supply sufficient for overclocking?
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