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I'm a "I'll believe it when I see it" type but I may have just won an H60.

I have never, ever considered dipping a toe outside of air cooling.
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Originally Posted by Krusher33 View Post
I'm a "I'll believe it when I see it" type but I may have just won an H60.

I have never, ever considered dipping a toe outside of air cooling.
But you should. With the ease of installation with such water cooling setups from Asetek (H50, H60, etc), and Coolit (ALC, etc), it allows ppl to dip outside of using air coolers.
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Yup yup. Which is why I went for it and I'm glad I did.

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But you should. With the ease of installation with such water cooling setups from Asetek (H50, H60, etc), and Coolit (ALC, etc), it allows ppl to dip outside of using air coolers.
Reason I never considered these was because of cost and uncertainty.
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Reason I never considered these was because of cost and uncertainty.
Cost wasnt a factor for me and some because of the deals that popped out. The reliability was something that I worried about, but with that one story where that one H50 leaked and Corsair stepped and replaced everything really made the cooler pretty awesome to get. At the same time, the backing from Corsair was another plus. Given the success over the feedback, I think that uncertainty from the beginning was a hurdle for many.
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Reliability is something that I worried about a lot.

My system i7 920 system that I'm rebuild has to last me a 3 to 4 years from now.

I need some cooler that is going to keep my CPU cool when I start to overclock it. This will be the first time I will have done any overclocking so I want to keep my CPU as safe as I can.

I still looking on what to get I what a water cooler the like of Corsair H60/H70 or maybe the Antec KÃœHLER H₂O 920.

But have said that the Noctua NH-D14 looks OK as well for a air cooler.

I like Corsair stuff I have a Corsair 600T case and love it!

But have said that I do like the software helps you monitor and control the KÃœHLER H₂O 920, I wish Corsair had software like this.

I been reading a lot on the Corsair forums about leaks on The H50/H70 and while Corsair seem to be good at help fix this with RMA I just don't know if they just replace the cooler or the part that were damage why the cooler leaks.

Plus I see on YouTube some clips where there a load noise coming from the Pump head. All this has made me a little uncertain on what to get now.

I have to have a look at the Antec KÃœHLER H₂O 920 to see how it is with leaks and noises today I was look at the corsair side off & on yesterday.

So for me I think in the end it will come to,

1. Cost!

I think I'm OK for now on that.

2. How well will it work?

Will it be as good or better the a High End Air cooler eg..
Noctua NH-D14

3. It it going to leak or not?

This is the big one!
I need to know more about this! I hope! I've just see some 1 off case and that I'm just reading to much in to this.

4. Is there going to be a bad noise from the pump head?

Same as 3.

5. How loud are the fans on it?

I like don't want to loud fans as my case is siting on my desk right next to me. (Kids need I say more on that one) I know I can change fans, but what fans would be best for it? the ones that come with it or does it not real matter.

At the end the day I have to go with some type of cooler that not the stock one that comes with my i7 920.

So what do I go for?

Is there a good review site that has the Antec KÃœHLER H₂O 920 , Corsair H50/H60/H70 and Noctua NH-D14 on it?
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Is an H60 ok? I've had bad experiences with H50's lol they seem to act like insulators and fry my Sandy Bridges lol.

At poster above I'm still not comfortable with water cooling. But honestly the Hydro Series is probably much less likely to leak than other coolers. Certainly less chances of doing something wrong than with a H20 Loop. And I haven't found a good review between the H50/H60/H70 and Antec Kuhler yet. There are plenty for H50/H70 and the Antec Kuhler IIRC.
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Reliability is something that I worried about a lot.

My system i7 920 system that I'm rebuild has to last me a 3 to 4 years from now.

I need some cooler that is going to keep my CPU cool when I start to overclock it. This will be the first time I will have done any overclocking so I want to keep my CPU as safe as I can.

I still looking on what to get I what a water cooler the like of Corsair H60/H70 or maybe the Antec KÃœHLER H₂O 920.

But have said that the Noctua NH-D14 looks OK as well for a air cooler.

I like Corsair stuff I have a Corsair 600T case and love it!

But have said that I do like the software helps you monitor and control the KÃœHLER H₂O 920, I wish Corsair had software like this.

I been reading a lot on the Corsair forums about leaks on The H50/H70 and while Corsair seem to be good at help fix this with RMA I just don't know if they just replace the cooler or the part that were damage why the cooler leaks.

Plus I see on YouTube some clips where there a load noise coming from the Pump head. All this has made me a little uncertain on what to get now.

I have to have a look at the Antec KÃœHLER H₂O 920 to see how it is with leaks and noises today I was look at the corsair side off & on yesterday.

So for me I think in the end it will come to,

1. Cost!

I think I'm OK for now on that.

2. How well will it work?

Will it be as good or better the a High End Air cooler eg..
Noctua NH-D14

3. It it going to leak or not?

This is the big one!
I need to know more about this! I hope! I've just see some 1 off case and that I'm just reading to much in to this.

4. Is there going to be a bad noise from the pump head?

Same as 3.

5. How loud are the fans on it?

I like don't want to loud fans as my case is siting on my desk right next to me. (Kids need I say more on that one) I know I can change fans, but what fans would be best for it? the ones that come with it or does it not real matter.

At the end the day I have to go with some type of cooler that not the stock one that comes with my i7 920.

So what do I go for?

Is there a good review site that has the Antec KÃœHLER H₂O 920 , Corsair H50/H60/H70 and Noctua NH-D14 on it?
Very few leak or knock. You only get the problems on forums rather than all the satisfied owners. Well I'm a very satisfied owner whose H50 has never knocked, gurgled or leaked, and I'm only one of many.

If they are not installed properly (and they do require care when installing) then they will run hotter.

I only went custom water because I wanted more, more, more.
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Here is my nw H60 I installed today, temps dropped about 5C at idle to 35C.
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The noise is fixable IMHO.

Software, well a solid temperature app would be just fine. Cause that's all you're getting from Antec anyway.

Compares favorably with the Noctua and Megahelms. And takes up a lot less room on the Motherboard.

The fans are as loud as the ones you buy. If you buy Delta 3k RPM fans you're going to have to wear ear plugs with your system on the Desk. If you get Gentle Typhoons or Yate Loon Medium speeds you can control them through your BIOS or with a decent Fan Controller.

As to whether or not it will leak? You can ask that about ANY liquid cooler from the prebuilt to the most expensive loop. Just don't use screws(or bolts) longer than you need them to be. The mounting tabs are no thicker than the MoBo tray on most Cases. If you use bolts that are too long you run the risk of puncturing the Rad and of course it will leak. There are A LOT of the Corsair Coolers out and there aren't a ton of reported leaks or incidents. Do they happen? Yes. However Corsair is very good about taking care of their own.

From my personal experience I have to say that Yate Loon Medium to Low Speed fans are the best. You only need them to go as fast as the vanes in the Rad can wick heat away. I changed from High Speed to Medium Speed and they are considerably quieter. You can get YLs' for $4 each or cheaper depending on where you go and if you buy bulk which is generally 3 and up depending on where you get them.

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AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Crosshair IV Formula Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 
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Corsair Dominator G. Skill Ripjaws X G. Skill x2 HITACHI 1TB Deskstars 1TB RAID0 
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ASUS DRW-24B1ST  Swiftech 6950/6870 GPU Heatsink Swiftech 6950/6870 GPU Heatsink Monsoon 1/2"x5/8" PETG White Hardline tubing. 
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Monsoon Economy Hardline fittings EK Dual DDC V2 top Swiftech Pump DDC-1T (2) Liquid Fusion V Double helix Reservoir 
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Yate Loon 120x20 (D12SM-12C) Medium Speed Silen... EK Supreme HF Classified EK Thermosphere GPU Block EK Thermosphere GPU Block 
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Win7 64 bit Ultimate OEM Asus VH222H Black HDMI Widescreen Logitech the OCZ went buhbye adios. Don't know ... Corsair CMPSU HX 850w Modular 
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HAF 932 Logitech g9x COOLER MASTER Weapon of Choice: M4 Duramesh Pad Logitech X-240 2.1 speakers 
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Sunbeam Rheosmart 3 Creative X-Fi 
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