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I need some advice as to what coolers are best .
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I assume you're looking for closed-loop coolers?
Is this for your CPU or GPU's?
    
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Cpu cooler only yes closed loop . I am currently air cooling and setting at idle 34 c would water cooling be worth it as I do not plan on overclocking.
Edited by doyle - 3/30/14 at 1:01pm
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post #4 of 11
Your case doesn't have much room for a 240mm closed-loop, but it is possible to fit one. A 120/140mm loop will fit with ease.
It might be better to save up a bit of money and upgrade your case as well.

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Corsair H100i/H110/ H104, NZXT Krakens
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Idle temps really aren't important. What are your load temps like? If you don't plan on overclocking, watercooling may not may not be worth it. A decent air cooler would work just fine. What air cooler are you using now?
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post #7 of 11
If you aren't OCing then get a cheap All-In-One. Unless you are going for absolute silent, I would avoid a custom loop. They are expensive and unless there is other motivation for it, it's really not worth it.
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Originally Posted by 15goudreau View Post

If you aren't OCing then get a cheap All-In-One. Unless you are going for absolute silent, I would avoid a custom loop. They are expensive and unless there is other motivation for it, it's really not worth it.

Solid advice.

A custom loop with 240mm rad, nice cpu block, res, pump, and fittings can easily cost $400...

The last 2 full loops I did cost over 1k each. Its a lot of extra expense and more maintenance also, not to mention the possibility of leaking and ruining components.

All in the pursuit of that last bit of extra performance, lower noise levels and of course the 'cool' factor.
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post #9 of 11
upgrade the case and spend $250 on a loop. you dont have to spend $400 on a custom
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post #10 of 11
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Since I am not overclocking and not going to upgrade case . I am going to hold off for a while . thanks for all the input. thumb.gif
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