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Poll Results: Which cooler should I choose?

Poll expired: Jan 13, 2011  
  • 83% (5)
    XSPC Rasa 750 RS240
  • 0% (0)
    Thermaltake PW 850i
  • 0% (0)
    Megahalems
  • 16% (1)
    Noctua NH-D 14
6 Total Votes  
post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Im not gonna go full blown custom loop yet. Gonna try to ease my way in that direction first starting with some easier stuff. Here are the 4 coolers Im considering, they are all in my budget, so with that said, which one would you choose?

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7486/ex-wat-136/Thermaltake_PW_850i_ProWater_Liquid_Cooling_System_CL-W0175.html?tl=g30c321s823

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11743/ex-wat-159/XSPC_Rasa_750_RS240_Universal_CPU_Water_Cooling_Kit_Hot_Item.html?tl=g30c321s1310

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8807/cpu-pro-01/Prolimatech_Megahalems_Rev_B_Intel_CPU_Heatsink_LGA_775_1156_1366_AM2_AM2_AM3.html?tl=g40

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/9945/cpu-noc-16/Noctua_NH-D14_6-Heatpipe_CPU_Heat_Sink_With_Dual_Noctua_Fans_-_Socket_775_1156_1366_AM2_AM2_AM3.html?tl=g40c14s881
Edited by Chuckclc - 1/12/11 at 7:20pm
post #2 of 11
well you want air or water?

I've heard good things about the xspc kit I think you'd get a real good performance from it while being quite simple. Not as quick/easy as say, a corsair h50 but not as complex as a full blown custom loop

as for air it's been a while for me but I don't think either of them would be bad as I had a tuniq tower 120 a couple of years back and it was performing extremely well
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
Well I put the 2 air coolers there cuz I want someone to tell me that they can perform close to the water kits I posted for far less money and hassle. Unless of course the water kits are much better then Ill go that way.
post #4 of 11
well I haven't tried the xspc kit myself

but from my experience going from a Tuniq Tower 120 (similar to your air kits) where I had something like 35 celsius on idle and I honestly don't remember how hot it got but it wasn't that much.. maybe 40 celsius, to my first custom loop that kept my p4 s478 at 28-31 celsius idle and around 31 celsius after 4 hours of prime95.. well that speaks for itself.. lol
Edited by Cyclonicks - 1/12/11 at 7:49pm
post #5 of 11
Don't touch anything thermaltake liquid cooling wise the quality is the pits.
post #6 of 11
I found it performs well although I am a complete novice
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post #7 of 11
Yeah, but nothing on other kits or a custom loop for a similar price, look I hate to say it because they are an Australian company but in short all of their liquid gear is not so fantastic.

I expected more, but saw less.
post #8 of 11
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but in short all of their liquid gear is not so fantastic

Which one?
post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 
Oh well. Looks like Im going with the TRUE Copper. Thanks to 87dtna here from OCN with his excellent deal.
post #10 of 11
True copper is really heavy and it's not recommended to have it mounted in a tower case.

But back to Thermaltake, when I say anything of their range in liquid cooling is sub par that means the whole range of their liquid gear.

I was looking into them and the amount of failures of their pumps is enough to turn anyone off.
Go with XSPC and their RASA kit and you'll be golden.
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