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^^^ This.

There's nothing wrong with the H60 other than it's a VERY small cooler. It's primarily designed for quiet cooling, not overclocking, as there isn't really any excess cooling capacity engineered into the thing. The H80 is a little better, with a thicker radiator (e.g. more surface area) to work with and push/pull fans out of the box.

If your case can accommodate it, I'd look into a dual 120mm radiator solution if you want an All-in-One radiator, like the H100i. You will enjoy significantly better cooling than the H60 or the H80. Of course, you need a case that would accommodate it for it to work.

Greg

I see. I'm not sure if my case can accommodate it, I'd have to check that out. It's a Cooler Master HAF XM Midi Tower and from what I understand it's quite spacious, but I can't say for sure as I haven't received it yet. I will upgrade to the H100 if the H60 proves inadequate (and I can fit the H100 in).

But let me ask a more specific question, if you don't mind: If I were to OC the CPU to 4GHz, do you think the H60 would provide adequate cooling, or would I get temps above 60 C/instability?
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I see. I'm not sure if my case can accommodate it, I'd have to check that out. It's a Cooler Master HAF XM Midi Tower and from what I understand it's quite spacious, but I can't say for sure as I haven't received it yet. I will upgrade to the H100 if the H60 proves inadequate (and I can fit the H100 in).

But let me ask a more specific question, if you don't mind: If I were to OC the CPU to 4GHz, do you think the H60 would provide adequate cooling, or would I get temps above 60 C/instability?

Depens on the fans you have on it
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Originally Posted by justwondering View Post

I see. I'm not sure if my case can accommodate it, I'd have to check that out. It's a Cooler Master HAF XM Midi Tower and from what I understand it's quite spacious, but I can't say for sure as I haven't received it yet. I will upgrade to the H100 if the H60 proves inadequate (and I can fit the H100 in).

But let me ask a more specific question, if you don't mind: If I were to OC the CPU to 4GHz, do you think the H60 would provide adequate cooling, or would I get temps above 60 C/instability?

HAF XM will definitely accommodate a H100i radiator (or another 240mm radiator). You remove the 200mm fans up top, and there are mounting holes under them for a dual 120mm radiator.

60C temps aren't bad at 4.5 GHz, most people would be very happy with those temps. The max CORE temp of your CPU is probably 90C before it shuts down, and anything under 75-80C is fine under 100% load.

Greg
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