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So My h50 isn't quite handling my i7-2600k temps beyond 4.6GHz with HT on. What's the cheapest upgrade I can make to improve my cooling? Is anybody running a single 120 radiator CPU only loop with great success? I have an antec 300, so I won't be doing any 240rads nor am I willing to have an externally mounted radiator.
    
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Well, in all honesty, you are probably looking at having to get a new case and putting together a loop to get better temps. 250-300 for a good loop i would imagine.
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do you have a push/pull set up on your H50? And are the fans running at a higher speed? i would look into that first.
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post #4 of 32
You can get a good basic loop like the Rasa XSPC kit with a 240mm rad for $130, that ships with one of the top water blocks. For the coin you are MUCH better served by getting a double radiator.

What temps are you getting on your 2600K?
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post #5 of 32
The next logical step would be a custom WC setup but no offence, whats wrong with 4.6ghz?wth.gif
I think its kinda pointless to upgrade to an expensive custom WC setup just to get an extra 200-400mhz.
4.6ghz is way more than enough for anything.
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5Ghz is the new fashion. biggrin.gif
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post #7 of 32
I respect that you want to go higher just for the sake of hobby, but 4.6GHz is remarkable and I don't think you should sweat over it. Keep the H50, save your money, go for an Ivy Bridge chip in a year. Money much better spent than $300 on a water cooling setup.
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post #8 of 32
with a costom loop you will be able to get the cpu up to 5.0+ on good temps but it wont be cheap...

you can get a NH-D14 it should be able to get your cpu down in temps and allow a 4.8 OC

by the way 1.4v it allot just for 4.6Ghz ? did you try to take it down a little ?
maybe you just got a bad cheap frown.gif

the best 120 rad will be the GTX120 but you can get about half the price of it a RS240 and I am pretty sure even tough it thinner it should be able to do better temps then a GTX120 and it cost around the 40$ you can get cheap pump res and tubing but I guess the cheapest way to go will be just getting a RS240 kit...
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post #9 of 32
Cheapest upgrade? Bigger fans for more airflow through the H50.
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post #10 of 32
Are you using the stock corsair fans? If so, gut one, make it a shroud and get a GT-15, if not two for push-pull. Prob drop temps a modest amount
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