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CoolIT Eco vs Corsair H50 vs Noctua DH-14

post #1 of 6
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Is watercooling really worth it?
For the same price as a H50 ($109) i can get a Noctua DH-14 or CH-14.
Or if i get a coolIT eco ($99) for the same price i could get a corsiar a70/Zalman CPNS10x extreme.

What do you guys think?
post #2 of 6
don't pay 109 for h50, not worth it, zalman air coolers are not the best,

depends on how much you'll over clock your cpu, stick with d-14
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post #3 of 6
I can can confirm the nh-d14's cooling ability. My i7 950 at 4ghz 1.28v never goes over 61c at 23c ambient. On top of that, it's nearly silent.
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Noctua NH-D14 All the awy.
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^I 2nd that. I am running 29C at 23C ambient with my 1090T, never goes over 50C.
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post #6 of 6
Imma gonna "3rd" the Noctua.

Next build, I will be going back to air for awhile and it's a toss-up betweet the Noctua and the Silver Arrow.

As for liquid cooling being worth it, imho I would go custom loop or a reputable pre-asembled kit.

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