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post #31 of 47
IMO all the corsair H series closed loop CPU water cooling products are absolute crap, not only do they look truly terrible, but their rad and fans are just so limited, no customization and really no excitement... I dont even consider it water cooling!
post #32 of 47
I'd definitely go custom loop, once you do you'll never go back.

If budget is tight, the phobya UC1-LT looks really good as a CPU waterblock and is priced very competitively. Pumps, I only have personal experience of the MCP35x but the D5 is very highly thought of too, but you'll likely want a vario version with speed control, or the aquacomputer one which has very fine-grained speed control via an aquaero. At the budget end of the range, the plain D5 would probably suit OK as well since you're only wanting one block in the loop.

Since you've already been living with a watercooling setup that has limited safeguarding against failures, you could just go for a simple pump, res, tubing and block system, but I would get an aquaero if you can afford it - you don't need the ones with the screen that go in a drive bay, you can just use an LT like I do and manage it entirely through the software, then you have the facility of doing stuff like shutting down the system in case of a pump failure, and controlling your fans by delta rather than just CPU temperature, which makes more sense, although to do all that sort of stuff you need to factor in having coolant temperature sensors, possibly a flow meter etc.

Yeah, you might benefit from some decent fans, and in any case they'll be much quieter than the Corsair ones. It's worth trying better fans first I think, if you stick 4 gentle typhoon AP-15s on the existing cooler and find you still want to go for a custom loop, you can reuse the fans so it won't cost anything to try.
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so we are all in agreeance, there should be no more corsair H(whatever) threads in the watercooling community..

if it were up to me I'd let them have their own section called "Closed loop bought off shelf" and we can have the custom open loop section biggrin.gif
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IMO all the corsair H series closed loop CPU water cooling products are absolute crap, not only do they look truly terrible, but their rad and fans are just so limited, no customization and really no excitement... I dont even consider it water cooling!

This is really a bit harsh. It is a very capable cooling solution, and I can't say it is inadequate. It serves it's purpose and performs as advertised. However, I have reached it's limits. I would still recommend it to others looking for an AIO solution. The H Series isn't built for customization, and they don't even imply customization in their advertising. Honestly, I didn't even know that I could manually control the 3 L.E.D.'s in the pump block until I unboxed it and starting reading over the box literature. If you want to base a cooler's worth on it's looks, what have you to say for expensive rads with ugly Noctua fans bolted to them? At least my current setup all matches, and Corsair has upgraded both the hoses and fans used in the " i " kits, replacing the weird corrugated lines with nice heavy rubber ones, and honestly, I have no complaints with the current fans. And to say it doesn't actually qualify as a true water cooling solution, I think your just looking for random insults.

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I'd definitely go custom loop, once you do you'll never go back... ... I think, if you stick 4 gentle typhoon AP-15s on the existing cooler and find you still want to go for a custom loop, you can reuse the fans so it won't cost anything to try.

Thank you for your useful input. I might give it a shot with 4 GT's or similar, and go from there. As for control over the setup, I have the Corsair Link software, albeit buggy and not super intuitive, it does give me some options for temp induced shutdown, and ability to customize alarms, and even msg me in the event of failure.

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so we are all in agreeance, there should be no more corsair H(whatever) threads in the watercooling community..

if it were up to me I'd let them have their own section called "Closed loop bought off shelf" and we can have the custom open loop section biggrin.gif

Really? Your the only one that seems to be trying to rally this argument. I didn't start this thread to bash the Corsair coolers, but rather investigate my next logical steps. So far, I've received some great input from other users who understand my situation and have been understanding of my concerns. Mainly, how can I make a decent leap in performance over my H100i without going over the top in custom parts and having a more than necessarily complicated setup.
    
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Delidding an AMD? I've never heard of that...
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post #38 of 47
A great way to start out with real water cooling is to buy one of the XSPC kits or find a complete used loop. Nothing really teaches you all the ins and outs like having it all in your hands and using it for yourself. Plus that way you don't have to worry about tubing and fitting sizes or forgetting some little thing and having to wait another week for another shipment.
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post #39 of 47
You don't have to worry about that with the Swiftech H220 either, but you can buy it a LOT cheaper than the xspc kits biggrin.gif.
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Still an AIO which is more limited in heat transfer ability. Plus expandability (relative to a custom loop). We build our own custom computers for similar, good reasons
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