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Hey guys, so I have an H100i on my FX-8350, and I've hit the max of what this cooler can handle in my environment.

My current configuration is good for 53-55C under 100% load, and I can get stable at higher clocks but the temps are absolutely unacceptable beyond 10-15 minutes.

So what's next? I like AIO water, but I've hit the limit on an AIO 240mm. I dont want or have the need for over the top custom, but I do need more cooling capacity, what are my options at this point? I've got plenty of room in my case for more radiator, just don't know where to start.

Right now I'm using 2 stock Corsair fans in Push only. Should I try a set of Premium fans in Push/Pull first???

It's starting to get humid around here, the heat index was 96F yesterday, so I dont think simply upgrading to Push/Pull is going to help much, but maybe I'm underestimating the power there, need some input.
Edited by Baskt_Case - 5/22/13 at 1:42pm
    
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post #2 of 47
Look for a Swiftech H220, wont massivly take down temps, but they will improve. Theres not much more you can ask from an AIO, you could add a Res and another Rad to the H220 without voiding the warranty and/or getting a new pump smile.gif
     
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Cant do much if ambient temps are high. Push/Pull will help for sure but dont expect miracles.
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I wouldn't mind a DIY water setup, as long as it is straight forward, not alot of headaches to setup. I dont want to babysit my cooling solution, you know?

I'm thinking I need at least another 120mm of rad to get the results I desire here.
    
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post #5 of 47
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Cant do much if ambient temps are high. Push/Pull will help for sure but dont expect miracles.

Well, outdoor ambients are high, I keep the indoors around 24C, but depending on the intensity of outdoor heat and humidity, the swings can be quite large.
    
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post #6 of 47
if u want to do real custom loops and not the crappy all in ones rolleyes.gif

get a kit like the Rx360 its not as hard to set up as u may think

why would u need to babysit the cooling? Do it right then u wont need to babysit tongue.gif
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Oh, dont get me wrong, I'm not intimidated in the least by the mechanical requirements to set it up. More than likely, I would have fun setting it up, I just dont want to have to be paranoid and feeling like I need to check fittings all the time and fussing over little things.

I dont know, I've never owned a custom loop. Be easy on me! I went for the H100i for the simplicity, but I've learned theres only so much they can do in a "canned" solution.

Keep the recommendations coming.

That said, I will never be water cooling GPU's. I just need serious CPU cooling here.
    
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Oh, dont get me wrong, I'm not intimidated in the least by the mechanical requirements to set it up. More than likely, I would have fun setting it up, I just dont want to have to be paranoid and feeling like I need to check fittings all the time and fussing over little things.

I dont know, I've never owned a custom loop. Be easy on me! I went for the H100i for the simplicity, but I've learned theres only so much they can do in a "canned" solution.

Keep the recommendations coming.

That said, I will never be water cooling GPU's. I just need serious CPU cooling here.

aye sadly i dont think ive seen a h100i do prime@5ghz with decent temps lol though i could be wrong and get mobbed on here redface.gifthumb.gif

if ya not confitdent on comp fittings you always just use barbs and buy some hoseclamps. its what ive done and never had a leak with them smile.gif
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aye sadly i dont think ive seen a h100i do prime@5ghz with decent temps lol though i could be wrong and get mobbed on here redface.gifthumb.gif

if ya not confitdent on comp fittings you always just use barbs and buy some hoseclamps. its what ive done and never had a leak with them smile.gif

My 6300 is stable at 5GHz with a H100i with temps under 55*C, just the voltage is too high smile.gif

I say get a H220 and add another radiator in, as simple as that and you dont even need a new pump, only a res,tubing and fittings smile.gif
     
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Grab a RS360 or RX360 raystorm if you can fit it. In all honesty I would settle with the overclock you got and get a better GPU biggrin.gif.
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