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Thank you for a very thorough explanation.

What if I instead decided to get an XSPC Rasa 750 RS240, would I see a significant cooling difference?
I dabbled in watercooling earlier this year and the only thing I gained out of it was lower temps on my 4.5ghz OC.
Air Cooled 70c avg. $140
Water cooled 60c avg. $400
Both of which are completely acceptable temps.

Now I was able to get a much higher top end overclock on the water cooling (4.7) but that I would never run it like that for a 24/7 setup.

A well designed water cooling build will out perform an air cooler. However a well designed air cooling setup will still give very good results. Beating the all-in-one water cooling units hands down.

It's just a matter of the time, money and effort you want to put into it.
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Originally Posted by Machiyariko View Post
I dabbled in watercooling earlier this year and the only thing I gained out of it was lower temps on my 4.5ghz OC.
Air Cooled 70c avg. $140
Water cooled 60c avg. $400
Both of which are completely acceptable temps.

Now I was able to get a much higher top end overclock on the water cooling (4.7) but that I would never run it like that for a 24/7 setup.

A well designed water cooling build will out perform an air cooler. However a well designed air cooling setup will still give very good results. Beating the all-in-one water cooling units hands down.

It's just a matter of the time, money and effort you want to put into it.
Alright, air cooling it is. I don't plan to really go over 1.4 vcore 24/7 so I really don't see water cooling being practical for me.

Thanks everyone for their assistance on the matter, it is greatly appreciated.

I am going to either get the Archon or NH-D14.
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^ Great choices there. You won't regret it. I sure didn't when I bought a used NH-D14 here for $60 and this was a while ago.
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