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I have been researching about computers for almost a month now non-stop everyday but i seen some watercoolers leak, tubes explode, radiators and fans fail then burn CPU.
With a 2000$ budget i don't think its worth it to get a 30$ cooler(hyper 212+), if you're going to tell me Noctua DH-14, well that thing is ugly with those big tan/brown fans and will give no space for the ram. Should i just get over the problems with water cooling and get h100i or should i stay with getting a hyper 212+
Edited by FuryDharok - 6/3/13 at 1:07am
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What do you plan on using your PC for and what parts are you considering? The majority of the time a 212+ is plenty for cooling.
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Edited by blazed_1 - 6/3/13 at 1:18am
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Yeah sure there is some horror stories out there but when its done right, proper water cooling provides the ability for you to run components at high frequencies whilst being almost inaudible. If you don't feel confident in your own workmanship and technical competence then don't try just stick with air but building your first loop is extremely satisfying.
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coming from someone who very recently built a full loop (and had a catastrophic leak once) It can be pretty scary. I actually did fry a mobo... but that being said i don't mean to dissuade you. I filled my rig and was a complete novice and exhausted and well yeah i didn't have a compression fitting on right. but since then I've not had a single problem. I recommend getting your gear and setting up with air for a bit. two things will happen this way. 1) some of that new gear smell will wear off and 2) you may decide you are perfectly comfortable with air cooling or in AIO solution such as the h100i. Despite my screwing up the first time ( again my own fault entirely not really a common thing if you're actually awake) i still keep it going and am happy with my increased OC head room and the fact that my rig is no longer a space heater as i live in a tiny apartment hahah. thumb.gif
Edit: For I spellz goode.tongue.gif
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I'm going to be using it for gaming, slight use of photoshop and sometimes, but not always multi-task gaming such as XP afking in an MMORPG (runescape) and playing BF3 with it or something, not going sli btw. Should i stick with hyper or get h100i? I'm not going to build it myself but i choose the parts and a team in the store i bought it from will build it. Thanks
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If it were me, I would stick with the 212+ unless you plan to do some heavy overclocking. I had one in my last gaming rig (2500k) and it worked great.
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Originally Posted by blazed_1 View Post

If it were me, I would stick with the 212+ unless you plan to do some heavy overclocking. I had one in my last gaming rig (2500k) and it worked great.

The only thing i know about overclocking that it does not increase game performance (from what i read), why do people do such heavy overclocking? (4.5+) If it was a good reason for me i might bring watercooling
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coming from someone who very recently built a full loop (and had a catastrophic leak once) It can be pretty scary. I actually did fry a mobo... but that being said i don't mean to dissuade you. I filled my rig and was a complete novice and exhausted and well yeah i didn't have a compression fitting on right. but since then I've not had a single problem. I recommend getting your gear and setting up with air for a bit. two things will happen this way. 1) some of that new gear smell will wear off and 2) you may decide you are perfectly comfortable with air cooling or in AIO solution such as the h100i. Despite my screwing up the first time ( again my own fault entirely not really a common thing if you're actually awake) i still keep it going and am happy with my increased OC head room and the fact that my rig is no longer a space heater as i live in a tiny apartment hahah. thumb.gif
Edit: For I spellz goode.tongue.gif

Thanks biggrin.gif I'll go with air cooling first then move on to watercooling when i need it
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The only thing i know about overclocking that it does not increase game performance (from what i read), why do people do such heavy overclocking? (4.5+) If it was a good reason for me i might bring watercooling
Mostly for things like folding@home, BOINC, benchmarking, video editing, etc.
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