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Hey guys,

Still running my old Tuniq Tower and just for the record in LinX i hit way over the thermal specification (in the 80's).

And that's with my Pentium dual core E5200 at 3.2GHz.

I just ordered a Q6600 and I will need better cooling then the Tuniq Tower can offer...

So is the H50/H70 worth it? Or should I look into building my own custom loop?

I've done watercooling before and I'm pretty familiar with most things.

I plan to overclock the Q6600 to 3.6GHz, maybe more if temps/volts will allow.

I'm also going to upgrade my RAM in conjunction with this purchase. I have 200 to spend, so the ram will cost me approximately 100, leaving me with 100 to spend on said H50/H70.

What do you guys think?

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I'd be willing to bet that a Tuniq would outperform an H50. If you're wanting a top performer, you're probably better off grabbing a Silver Arrow. Don't get me wrong, I'm pleased with my H50, but don't kid yourself into thinking it's better than it really is.
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I'd be willing to bet that a Tuniq would outperform an H50. If you're wanting a top performer, you're probably better off grabbing a Silver Arrow. Don't get me wrong, I'm pleased with my H50, but don't kid yourself into thinking it's better than it really is.
Ok thanks, I'll look into the silver arrow. I thought TRUE and Megahalems were tops?

But that was a while ago, what is the Silverarrow? I mean, who makes it?

EDIT:

I just realized I'd have nowhere to put the RAD since I don't exactly have anywhere to mount it. (My case is a generic piece of you know what.
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if you replace the fans with higher powered ones it will surpass all air coolers and if you have a spare radiator you can cool it even better but might kill off the pump faster lol.
 
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post #5 of 65
both Tuniq and H50 are good choices for sure.
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thermalright makes the silver arrow.

Performs about the same a NH-D14
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if you replace the fans with higher powered ones it will surpass all air coolers and if you have a spare radiator you can cool it even better but might kill off the pump faster lol.
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both Tuniq and H50 are good choices for sure.
Hmmm, i dunno I might just get the H70 and call it a day.

About the rad issue, could I just rest it up on the top of my case?

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thermalright makes the silver arrow.

Performs about the same a NH-D14
Ok, so the top air cooler is the Silver Arrow, NH-D14, Megahalems?
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Ok thanks, I'll look into the silver arrow. I thought TRUE and Megahalems were tops?

But that was a while ago, what is the Silverarrow? I mean, who makes it?

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I just realized I'd have nowhere to put the RAD since I don't exactly have anywhere to mount it. (My case is a generic piece of you know what.
if it doesnt have a 120m fan on the back side of the case you definitely wont be able to mount it. But it can go anywhere a fan mounts inside or out side the case.
 
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if it doesnt have a 120m fan on the back side of the case you definitely wont be able to mount it. But it can go anywhere a fan mounts inside or out side the case.
ok cool. is the H70 worth it over the H50?

I'm really leaning towards the H70 with some decent fans.

Can anyone recommend some fans?

I was thinking Yate Loon High Speeds.
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