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Swiftech H20 120 Compact Kit? Any Good?

post #1 of 6
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Hey all,

I'll be honest. I've always been skeptical about water cooling. Its always seemed more hassle than what its worth. However, as I am looking to lower my temps and noise levels, I came across this interesting little kit:

Swiftech H20 120 Compact

Now, I know that many people, particularly enthusiasts, will hate it. I know that I can make it myself from an aqualung, masking tape and a washing up liquid bottle, but I'm not into arts & crafts.

Will this kit work well?

Will it lower my temps?

Will it explode within 5 hours, breaking everything in sight?

Any help is much appreciated
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I've got the H20-220, one step up from that and it keeps an overclocked quadcore 9450 at 29 idle and 47 load. Either would keep your processor at ambient probably.

Also my buddy has a E6750 clocked close to 4GHz with the 220 and his temps are ambient - 20's idle and 40's load.
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post #3 of 6
It is a good kit. Don't expect better temps than a high end air cooler though. You can use the pump later by replacing the base. It's a decent starting point. Read my guide.

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...er-silent.html

There's some useful advice in there as well as opinions of a few owners
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Thanks for the advice guys.

As RonindeBeatrice said, its a starting point. I want something easy to setup and cheap.

Regarding my current air temps, I'm getting just over 60C load with this E6850 I just picked up.
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post #5 of 6
I would go with the 220 version, that single fan radiator doesn't have much more cooling capacity than your average aftermarket heatsink. Besides, the 220 kit doesn't cost very much more.
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You could always get some low-end WC parts for about that price that will perform a bit better.
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