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I would check out the XSPC AIO Watercooling Kits. They make it in a 360mm variant that should provide all the cooling you need. Either of those kits will leave you with lots of room to expand in the future if you desire.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/19408/ex-wat-254/XSPC_Raystorm_Customizable_RX360_Universal_CPU_Water_Cooling_Kit_w_D5_Variant_Pump_Included_and_Free_Dead-Water.html

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/19406/ex-wat-252/XSPC_Raystorm_Customizable_RS360_Universal_CPU_Water_Cooling_Kit_w_D5_Variant_Pump_Included_and_Free_Dead-Water.html
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post #12 of 47
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Originally Posted by PedroC1999 View Post

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

Aye but thats only a 6 core isnt it? I meant on the FX8350 tongue.gif sorry i didnt make that clear did i lol

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post #13 of 47
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Aye but thats only a 6 core isnt it? I meant on the FX8350 tongue.gif sorry i didnt make that clear did i lol

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True, but if it scales well, it wont be much higher, as the 8xxx is much higher binned, and I got a fail of a chip
     
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The Swiftech H220 is the best performing all-in-one water cooling unit on the market. However as seen here
it keeps the 3930k CPU only 2.2c cooler than the H100i using identical fans (AP-15 at max rpm).

The only substantial temperature drop you will see will be from a higher end (4x 120mm or more of rad space) custom loop and beyond (phase, peltier). And mind you the H220 performs very similar to an XSPC RX360 kit so a low tier WC loop will not be a big improvement. It looks like your case can naively support 2x 240mm radiators. Psh, just grab an H220 and add a thick rad on the bottom, problem solved. With Swiftech's anto corrosive liquid (Hydrx PM2) you don't really need to maintain it too often. Total cost would work out to roughly $200


Financially, it's not worth it in my opinion. But let's remember what forum this is wink.gif
Edited by Scorpion667 - 5/22/13 at 2:30pm
    
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The Swiftech H220 is the best performing all-in-one water cooling unit on the market. However as seen here
it keeps the 3930k CPU only 2.2c cooler than the H100i using identical fans (AP-15 at max rpm).

The only substantial temperature drop you will see will be from a higher end (4x 120mm or more of rad space) custom loop and beyond (phase, peltier). And mind you the H220 performs very similar to an XSPC RX360 kit so a low tier WC loop will not be a big improvement. It looks like your case can naively support 2x 240mm radiators. Psh, just grab an H220 and add a thick rad on the bottom, problem solved. With Swiftech's anto corrosive liquid (Hydrx PM2) you don't really need to maintain it too often. Total cost would work out to roughly $200


Financially, it's not worth it in my opinion. But let's remember what forum this is wink.gif


what a load of cods wallop h220 performs as good as a rx360 rolleyes.gif what a load of poo
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what a load of cods wallop h220 performs as good as a rx360 rolleyes.gif what a load of poo

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I can't find any data comparing the RX360 directly to the H220 but the graph above shows the H220 beating the RS240. I can't imagine the RX360 performing better than 3-4 degrees.

Besides, the RX360 kit is $200, where as an H220 + another 240mm radiator costs the same, and has more radiator surface area.
NOT TO MENTION, his case has no native support for a 360 radiator lol

Does this rustle your jimmies?
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From what I gather here, pretty much any setup that incorporates more rad is going to accomplish my goal.

I could do dual 240's. No way to fit a 360 in there.

It's aggravating to have this H100i and have good test results at 4.7 and 4.8GHz but have to shut it down when temps start soaring over 67C.
    
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I know what you mean. I'm in Florida and the temps are getting pretty high already. My h100 doesn't fair very well in the summer here. thumb.gif
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post #19 of 47
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From what I gather here, pretty much any setup that incorporates more rad is going to accomplish my goal.

I could do dual 240's. No way to fit a 360 in there.

It's aggravating to have this H100i and have good test results at 4.7 and 4.8GHz but have to shut it down when temps start soaring over 67C.

As others have mentioned, grab the H220 and a second rad, as well as a pair of rad fans for it. I like Swiftech's Helix fans for rads. The other bonus is that an h220 with an added 240 rad (like the MCR220-XP) will perform as well or better than the RX360 kit listed above at a quite a bit cheaper price. I had an Apogee Drive II in my last rig and sold it to get an H220 for my mini-Phantom build, because at the speeds I use it performs identical. I am also expanding the loop to include an MCR320-QP (360 rad) and Komodo 7970, with p/p fans on both rads.
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post #20 of 47
You could get a Swiftech MCR 320 (the one with the built in reservoir, whichever that is) and an Apogee Drive II with the built in pump. That way you'd just have a rad/block setup like your current cooler, but you'd get better performance!
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