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Recommended liquid CPU cooler for i7 6700K?

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About to order my new desktop build but can't decide on a good liquid CPU cooler. Corsair seems to be unreliable and NZXT seems to be noisy. My case will be an NZXT S340.
post #2 of 21
What's your budget?
I'd suggest either EK Predator or just go custom loop.
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post #3 of 21
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Originally Posted by BURGER4life View Post

What's your budget?
I'd suggest either EK Predator or just go custom loop.

I prefer to stay below the €120 ($135) mark. The EK sure looks nice but is way over my budget. Custom loop I have no interest in yet.
post #4 of 21
Well, then maybe you're better off with a good air cooler.
Maybe someone else can make you a better suggestion because i don't care a lot about CLCs biggrin.gif
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post #5 of 21
Most people around here will probably recommend staying away from closed loop liquid coolers. I admit I like the look but they just don't have the reliability and performance to justify the price. There are plenty of horror stories of them leaking or pumps failing too. I say either stick with a high end air cooler or go all the way with custom water cooling. There isn't much room in between.

If you really want to use a closed loop liquid setup I've had good luck with a Kraken x60 (the updated one is the X61 now) and it has done pretty well for me in one of my machines. Looks decent and cools about as well as anything else short of a proper water loop.
 
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post #6 of 21
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Originally Posted by BURGER4life View Post

Well, then maybe you're better off with a good air cooler.
Maybe someone else can make you a better suggestion because i don't care a lot about CLCs biggrin.gif

Alright, thanks for the help.
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Originally Posted by Fuzzywinks View Post

Most people around here will probably recommend staying away from closed loop liquid coolers. I admit I like the look but they just don't have the reliability and performance to justify the price. There are plenty of horror stories of them leaking or pumps failing too. I say either stick with a high end air cooler or go all the way with custom water cooling. There isn't much room in between.

If you really want to use a closed loop liquid setup I've had good luck with a Kraken x60 (the updated one is the X61 now) and it has done pretty well for me in one of my machines. Looks decent and cools about as well as anything else short of a proper water loop.

Yeah I was already beginning to think that CLC's aren't realy worth it. The Kraken sure does look nice but is over my budget. What air cooler do you recommend?
post #7 of 21
Noctua NH-D15. I had one for a few years, great cooler and performs as well as a majority of CLC. Much quieter too. Just make sure it fits with your case and ram.

Edit: Actually this is a great video, shows price to performance of air coolers in all categories. They just put this up and he puts a lot of good info for each.

Edited by GTRtank - 8/10/16 at 11:42pm
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post #8 of 21
D15 or D15S (if you're worried about pci-e and dram clearance)
quiet and extremely convenient to mount.
post #9 of 21
im looking at upgrading from my ID Frostflow sealed unit but it's been good so far.... better than air by a long shot
post #10 of 21
I just have a basic h-50,been running for nearly 7 years straight with no issues and excellent cooling.

Before it I had a xigmatek DK air cooler and the h-50 dropped temps 8-10 degrees under full load.

For a new clc I would choose the h-100i.I personally don't think they are as unreliable as you may think.


I run an I-5 750 with a 1.7ghz. overclock and over 1.3 volts and my full load temps never exceed mid 70's.
Edited by djsi38t - 8/11/16 at 12:59am
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