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Overclocking CPU - Kandalf Liquid Cooling vs. Scythe Infinity (Mugen) CPU Cooler

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Hello,

I am a newb to this forum and this is my first post! I just wanted to have some diverse opinions on this matter.

I plan to overclock a E2160 processor, just for some fun. But I'd like to know which cooling system would be more effective. I have a Kandalf Full Tower Case with Built In Liquid Cooling System http://www.thermaltake.com/product/C.../vd4000swa.asp but I would like to know if the Scythe Infinity CPU Cooler http://www.hardware.info/en-US/produ...gen_SCINF1000/ would be more effective .

Any thoughts?
Edited by RA3KW0N - 6/3/08 at 11:56am
post #2 of 4
Actually, it might be. Thermaltake water cooling isn't very good at all. You would get very similar results with that air cooler. Maybe a TRUE or a Tuniq over that Scythe if you wanna spend it.



The TT will corrode the tubes and leak from being poorly build over a while. Tubes are restrictive etc...
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Thanks for the reply!

the same site actually reviewed the Kandalf LCS Case that I have, saying that at http://www.hardware.info/en-US/artic...D4000_review/6 saying that

"Its performance however is excellent, the temperatures are a lot lower compared to high end air cooling and we think the case looks absolutely gorgeous when everything is up and running. The Kandalf LCS is an expensive case, it sells for around GBP 160 or US$ 280. Because of the excellent cooling performance, its looks and the ease of use we do feel that the Thermaltake Kandald LCS deserves a Hardware.Info Silver award."

Hmm... anymore opinions, anyone?
post #4 of 4
Well I never said TT water cooling doesn't work, it does. But, over a period of time it starts to corrode. Mixing copper with aluminum creates galvanic corrosion in the cpu block and radiator. bad news. Also the tubes are and barbs are smaller so you are very very limited if you want to upgrade anything on it, and the tubes are cheap and will crack over time. Don't get me wrong, TT water cooling works, and it might do it well (in this case), but over the long run it could end up bad news.

And I'm not saying don't buy it, cause it seems to be okay, but I wouldn't buy a kit, especially one that comes with a case.
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