Originally Posted by LunaP
I have actually, and I upgraded beginning 2012 to an SSD/Corsair h100 actually, though since then I've hated it due to the amount of heat it puts out into my room vs my old fan which was silent as heck + Its super loud oddly which I think I need to get quieter fans I can hear it WAY over my video card fan, as for my old fan it replaced, I believe it was either the V8 or the v6 can't remember which was bigger/better. A few months ago after seeing so many sexy new rigs on here I was really tempted to go Water cooling, but seeing as I'm still new to that side I've been reading up on them. My main issue is my room which is quite small for my gaming room that is ( unlike my previous house) so heat builds up quicker, and I can't drill a hole for the air to go outside or anything. I've been contemplating on installing a thermostat in my room to keep in constant temp to 76 degrees or so.
I've seen been debating going back to air cooling, that + I'm not 100% sure if the metal plating on the corsair would be enough IF something stopped working to save the processor from frying and or damaging the board. Can anyone confirm or if the new H200??? Series is better/cooler?
If so also what would be better fans to attach to the radiator? I have the Cosmos (original) case so its attached @ the top. I think my fan is busted though because I push the button for fan speed and doesn't change regardless of what its on lol.
Watercooling is quieter than air cooling. That's one of the big benefits of it. There's no way WC'ing should put more heat in your room than aircooling. It sounds like your choosing bad fans and not controlling them properly. No matter what, air or water, you're not gonna get cooler temps than the temp in your room. Air cooling will handle that situation worse than watercooling. Somethings not setup right for you. I also know that Corsair puts a guarantee on your system up to like $1,000,000 for any damage caused by a failure, which i've never heard a single instance of it happening.
For good cooling, NEVER use the fans that come with any Case. Radiators need Static Pressure optimized fans. Scythe Gentle Typhoon's (GT AP-15's) are widely known among watercoolers as the best rad fans. Other good ones are Corsair SP120's, Noctua NF-F12's, Noiseblocker NB E-Loop's, Swiftech Helix's. The faster RPM versions have better cooling potential, but you need SOME sort of fan control. If your fans are running full blast 24/7, it doesn't matter if they're connected to a radiator or a heatsink, they're gonna be loud!! Get a fan controller, or figure out how to use the fan control in your system bios, or download SpeedFan. You NEED to setup your fans properly, i can't stress that enough. I prefer custom loops, but a decent CLC is better than an air cooler. The Corsair H100i is popular. The Swiftech H220 is nice cuz it's expandable in case you change your mind about running a closed loop. The Corsair's come with Corsair Link, which controls your fans and pump and everything. U just need to take the time to set it up. Hope this helps....