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Hey all, currently i have the antech kuhler 620 for my 3930k thats on the way but i know its not the best cooler and i was thinking of doing an air only build and i know some of the high end air coolers certainly rival my 620 but i couldnt find any articles or threads from this year about whats the best current socket 2011 air cooler? I just dont want something thats obnoxiously loud (like delta fan loud)
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Have you thought about the Swiftech H220?

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post #3 of 9
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Have you thought about the Swiftech H220?


I havent, cant say that i am really familiar with that one, just seeing what my options are for cooling my cpu since my gpus wont be under water.


1. Do a 100% air build
2. Get a good CLC like the one you linked
3. Do a nice custom loop for the CPU only
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I would prefer any Close Loop than an air cooler though. I would personally get a Swiftech H220 or Corsair H100i

A custom loop is also a good idea but can take up a lot of space for only the CPU.



Edited by KaRLiToS - 5/18/13 at 7:32pm
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post #5 of 9
I second the Swiiftech H220 suggestion.

You are familiar with watercooling so it would be the best out of the box choice, especially since it is expandable.

If you go air probably Phanteks twin tower with Noctua NF-A15 or Thermalright TY-140s , else the Silver Arrow SB-E (if you don't swap fans)
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post #6 of 9
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I would prefer any Close Loop than an air cooler though. I would personally get a Swiftech H220 or Corsair H100i

A custom look is also a good idea but can take up a lot of space for only the CPU.




Yeah that H220 looks pretty good.


If i went the route of a custom loop space isnt too big of a concern as its in a rosewill blackhawk ultra. I would probably give this pump/block a try - http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16152/ex-blc-1120/Swiftech_Apogee_Drive_II_Pump_and_CPU_Waterblock_Combo_-_Sockets_2011_APD2-2011.html?tl=g30c85s1703
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post #7 of 9
Swiftech Apogee Drive II doesn't come with rad /tubing/fittings/reservoir, so it would set you back more money than a H220.



also lots of charts over at http://martinsliquidlab.org/2013/01/27/swiftech-h220-prefilled-2x120mm-water-cooling-kit/4/
Edited by AlphaC - 5/18/13 at 7:47pm
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Swiftech Apogee Drive II doesn't come with rad /tubing/fittings/reservoir, so it would set you back more money than a H220.



also lots of charts over at http://martinsliquidlab.org/2013/01/27/swiftech-h220-prefilled-2x120mm-water-cooling-kit/4/


I know what it is tongue.gif


I just wanted to see what the best air cooler was, and then i need to decide if i want to do a full air build or do a loop for the cpu
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post #9 of 9
Best out of box air cooler is the Silver Arrow SB-E Extreme because it has TY-143 2500rpm fans standard. Yes it is loud at 2500rpm but below 1300rpm it's in same dBA range as NH-D14, TC14PE, Alpenfohn K2/DeepCool Assassin, Silverstone HE01, BeQuiet! Dark Rock Pro 2 and a few others.

Quietest out of box is probably the BeQuiet! Dark Rock Pro 2 with NH-D14 close on it's heels with Silver Arrow SB-E / SB-E Extreme next.. but only by a couple of dBA
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