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I've been looking into getting a new liquid cooler, because the one I currently have doesn't seem to be doing it's job. I have a core i7 3820 cpu that's cooled by the Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System. I've seen literally temps of up to 86c on my highest core before. I'd like to get a liquid cooler that keeps my temps around or below 60c when playing intensive games. I have one I'm interested in but I'm not sure if it's the best around. I was looking at the KRAKEN X60 (http://www.amazon.com/NZXT-Technologies-Premium-Performance-RL-KRX60-01/dp/B00ANJRTXE) and wondered if anyone has it, or can give me some better options? biggrin.gif
post #2 of 6
I doubt there would be a huge improvement over a new 240 or 280mm AIO loop. Have you installed it correctly and did you apply thermal paste properly? Seems to me that the issue is somewhere else than poor performance of the cooler.

Wait wait wait, i thought the cooler was 240mm biggrin.gif
Well nzxt kraken seems to be a solid choice, as long as your case can take that badboy. I personally use h100i and im really happy with it smile.gif
My temps never go above 80 even when p95 testing 4.5ghz @ 1.2V
Edited by EPiiKK - 9/7/13 at 11:54am
post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by EPiiKK View Post

I doubt there would be a huge improvement over a new 240 or 280mm AIO loop. Have you installed it correctly and did you apply thermal paste properly? Seems to me that the issue is somewhere else than poor performance of the cooler.
That's just the thing. I didn't install the cooler, I purchased the PC from CyberPowerPC who installed the cooler. Maybe I'm just too worried about the temperatures? Typically all of my cores are around 50c when just browsing the web... Then when I game for (25+ min) they get up to around 67c. I'm not sure if those are normal or a bit high? I've seen people that have CPU'S that max out at like 55c. confused.gif I don't overclock at all btw.
Edited by Kitten - 9/7/13 at 12:02pm
post #4 of 6
Yeah I'm really tired i misread at first. Those temps are normal because your cooler has a very small radiator. They are still normal, and deep in the safe zone. And as your cpu is not k edition i wouldn't pay 100$ for a bigger cooler as you cant benefit from its full potential.
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Yeah I'm really tired i misread at first. Those temps are normal because your cooler has a very small radiator. They are still normal, and deep in the safe zone. And as your cpu is not k edition i wouldn't pay 100$ for a bigger cooler as you cant benefit from its full potential.
Good point. In your opinion what's the maximum safe temperature for the i7 3820?
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When prime95 stress testing, i prefer to have my cpu around 80-90c. But they can take more than 90c too. Remember that such stress tests are not even close to what gaming temps will be. Im maxing out around 60c gaming but i go to almost 80c when i stres stest
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