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What CLC would be good for my setup? (overclocked 2600k)

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    Corsair H100i
  • 100% (1)
    Swiftech H220
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post #1 of 3
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Hey OCN, I'm looking to purchase a closed loop cooler just to see if water cooling is worth it for my system, and I figured a CLC would be a good step towards watercooling. I have a couple coolers I've been looking at, the H100i and the Swiftech H220.

 

I know the H220 has bad issues with pumps failing and such, but I've heard very good things about it's cooling capabilities. I know the H100i is a good choice too. So I'm wondering, what do you think I should go with?

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HTPC
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(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k ASUS Sabertooth Z77 Sapphire 290 Tri-x 4GB OC CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB 
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Intel 520 120 GB SSD Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 250GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD LG Blu-Ray Lightscribe Combo Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Swiftech H320 (CPU only) Windows 7 Ultimate 27" Shimian 1440p Monitor 1000W Corsair PSU 
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Rosewill HIVE 750W Rosewill Blackbone 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Sempron 145 Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 4x MSI GTX 750 Ti 6 GB Corsair XMP 
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500 GB Seagate Barracuda Stock Windows 7 LG 20" 900p display 
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Having owned a Corsair H50, H70 and H100 and H80i, the Swiftech H220 has been the best experience for me. Generally, the Corsair units were quite good for me...no major complaints, really. One thing I will caution you about is you'll need to do the washer mod on your Sabertooth Z77 if you go with a Corsair unit. I had to do this with the H80i (which is basically the same pump) since the contact on the CPU was brutal.

However, I'm quite happy with my H220 that I'm using. The build quality (despite the pump issues) is quite evident - even just taking it out of the box, you can easily feel it's got some serious weight to it compared to the Corsair CLC units. When I was doing some reading on the H220, I got the impression that the pump issues were more of a problem with earlier units. FWIW, I've had mine for about 6 weeks or so and it's been very good...absolutely no issues to speak of. thumb.gif

My 3770K is at 4.4 GHz, 1.250 V and it keeps my CPU at 65°C on the warmest core with Prime95...so performance-wise, I'm very happy with this. Plus, it's possible to expand the H220. If you want to use a different radiator or add a GPU block, it's doable.
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Originally Posted by francisw19 View Post

Having owned a Corsair H50, H70 and H100 and H80i, the Swiftech H220 has been the best experience for me. Generally, the Corsair units were quite good for me...no major complaints, really. One thing I will caution you about is you'll need to do the washer mod on your Sabertooth Z77 if you go with a Corsair unit. I had to do this with the H80i (which is basically the same pump) since the contact on the CPU was brutal.

However, I'm quite happy with my H220 that I'm using. The build quality (despite the pump issues) is quite evident - even just taking it out of the box, you can easily feel it's got some serious weight to it compared to the Corsair CLC units. When I was doing some reading on the H220, I got the impression that the pump issues were more of a problem with earlier units. FWIW, I've had mine for about 6 weeks or so and it's been very good...absolutely no issues to speak of. thumb.gif

My 3770K is at 4.4 GHz, 1.250 V and it keeps my CPU at 65°C on the warmest core with Prime95...so performance-wise, I'm very happy with this. Plus, it's possible to expand the H220. If you want to use a different radiator or add a GPU block, it's doable.

Thanks for letting me know about the washer mod, I didn't even think that the thermal armor would affect the cooler at all, I guess I was wrong. +Rep!

 

But yeah the H220 is super nice in the way that it's expandable, plus Swiftech has great support, I've seen from being here on the forums, they're around helping people out with issues. (Corsair has amazing support too as well though, from personal experience)

 

But thanks so much for your post, does anyone have any other thoughts?

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HTPC
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750TIMINER2
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k ASUS Sabertooth Z77 Sapphire 290 Tri-x 4GB OC CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Intel 520 120 GB SSD Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 250GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD LG Blu-Ray Lightscribe Combo Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Swiftech H320 (CPU only) Windows 7 Ultimate 27" Shimian 1440p Monitor 1000W Corsair PSU 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
800D custom painted and fixed up! 15 year old Microsoft Custom Minecraft Mousepad Logitech 2.1 Speakers (wub wubbity wub wub) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k MSI Z68 MA-ED55 MSI GTX 750 Ti 6GB Corsair XMP 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
500GB WD Blue ASUS DVD Burner Hyper 212+ Windows 8.1 
PowerCase
Rosewill HIVE 750W Rosewill Blackbone 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Sempron 145 Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 4x MSI GTX 750 Ti 6 GB Corsair XMP 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
500 GB Seagate Barracuda Stock Windows 7 LG 20" 900p display 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Dell generic Rosewill HIVE 750W Rosewill Thor V2 Dell generic 
Other
4x USB Powered Risers 
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Number Cruncher
(16 items)
 
HTPC
(11 items)
 
750TIMINER2
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k ASUS Sabertooth Z77 Sapphire 290 Tri-x 4GB OC CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Intel 520 120 GB SSD Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 250GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD LG Blu-Ray Lightscribe Combo Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Swiftech H320 (CPU only) Windows 7 Ultimate 27" Shimian 1440p Monitor 1000W Corsair PSU 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
800D custom painted and fixed up! 15 year old Microsoft Custom Minecraft Mousepad Logitech 2.1 Speakers (wub wubbity wub wub) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k MSI Z68 MA-ED55 MSI GTX 750 Ti 6GB Corsair XMP 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
500GB WD Blue ASUS DVD Burner Hyper 212+ Windows 8.1 
PowerCase
Rosewill HIVE 750W Rosewill Blackbone 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Sempron 145 Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 4x MSI GTX 750 Ti 6 GB Corsair XMP 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
500 GB Seagate Barracuda Stock Windows 7 LG 20" 900p display 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Dell generic Rosewill HIVE 750W Rosewill Thor V2 Dell generic 
Other
4x USB Powered Risers 
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