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Tubes, radiators and reservoirs in my PC or ...corsair h100i?

Water cooling is quiet and runs your PC at low temperatures, that is what we say. Seems like some fans are better off for lower temperatures http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh4EHP_BqUc


I want to know which is really better: fixed water cooler like the H100i.... or something like this http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-172-EK&groupid=962&catid=1532:rolleyes:


I will be looking through one of these options for my new 8350 which I will be buying very soon. I don't think my 7870 can be water cooled but I don't really mine because my temperatures are very low, though it uses 1 fan. Good job from CLUB3D:thumb:
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Watercooling is not really necessary anymore, it's more for enthusiasts. The Corsair will be much cheaper, less hassle and will perform fantastic.
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but a custom loop with the right components will be quieter and cooler.
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but a custom loop with the right components will be quieter and cooler.

No, it won't. Not for anywhere near the same cost. I have experience all the enclosed loops and quite a few custom loops. Anything can be made quite with effort but the H100i comes with quiet or loud fan/pump settings.
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key words there are quieter AND cooler not one or the other.
anywhere near the same cost? really? no kidding? i guess you pay for performance.
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But are they really better in terms of temperature and noise than some fans? It seems like the fixed one is going to do better, they are also cheaper than buying the parts/ those with tubs and pumps.
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post #7 of 8
sure a-i-o is cheaper. the better an a-i-o is, the more you pay. the h220 is more than the h100(i) for a reason, as an example. the DIY kit by xspc is $130 for a reason also. it has an inferior pump that is either noisy or breaks. either of which can happen right away or weeks/months down the road. the h100i is quieter than the old h100 but does better, amazing what a pump and fan change can do.
it is pretty simple though, pick the right parts and your loop will be quieter and cooler. you can also go even quieter while keeping the same temps. quite a few members go overkill to get low temps and almost silent. its really up to you how much you want to spend. you can go all-in-one or custom. you can go low temps with average noise, average temps with low noise, or low temps with low noise. as i said, it really only matters to you on how much you want to spend for how much performance/noise.
it makes the decision harder doesnt it? lol
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it makes the decision harder doesnt it? lol
Especially when you don't want to over spend. Fans are really good for temperatures but the noise are really strong- annoying. This is what happens when you are on tight budget- I would be thinking about which manufucture to go with if I have over 200$£ to spend on temps and noise. Anyway I wanted to know which one is better, the non custom 1 is getting cheap and cheaper, I could have 1 for cheap if I am ready.
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