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im thinking of replacing my 760i which i got for 20 bucks, to a h70 cooler, since im pretty sure it's alot better, but what r the pros and cons about this product, i noe corsair is a great brand but i wanna noe the down sides since im planning on buying it.
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H70 doesn't cool much better than air coolers that are cheaper than it...

The only real boon to be had is if you have very tall RAM heat spreaders, and no room for a tall tower HSF. Otherwise put your money elsewhere I say. There tend to be lots of Corsiar Hydro units for sale in the Marketplace, I'll put it that way.
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post #3 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by ProGaming View Post
im thinking of replacing my 760i which i got for 20 bucks, to a h70 cooler, since im pretty sure it's alot better, but what r the pros and cons about this product, i noe corsair is a great brand but i wanna noe the down sides since im planning on buying it.
It gets its ass kicked by air coolers such as NH-D14 and SilverArrow. Also its way too overpriced.
post #4 of 12
Maybe you could get A xspc rasa kit for only a little bit more. Performance should be better than the h70
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post #5 of 12
Get a NH-D14 air cooler, it will cool better than that Thermaltake Bigwater you got and the H70.
 
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post #6 of 12
Imo I think its beneficial in the way that instead of dispersing its heat inside the case its is pushed out of the case. I just dont like having to use a whole lot of case fans to get rid of heat when i can do it with the first step as it comes from the rad.

A friend of mine has the h50 and loves it. Its quiet and leeps his 4 fore phenom oc'ed from 3.2 to 4.0 nice and cool.
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post #7 of 12
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Maybe you could get A xspc rasa kit for only a little bit more. Performance should be better than the h70
yea, i might get this, has a double rad, which seems better than the h70 lol
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post #8 of 12
If you don't want to go the route of "genuine" water cooling, get a Silver Arrow or D-14. Otherwise, save your money and grab this or this (if you can fit it).
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post #9 of 12
my recommendation is that if you live somewhere that isnt over 100 degrees fahrenheit over the summer, get some air cooling rather than the h70. you could get a really good air cooler for much less than an h70, and spend the rest on something nice, like games, or a trip to the strip club.
post #10 of 12
People just like to hate on it, I have 2600k with 2 GT 1850s on the H70 running at under 65c load with ambients around 24c(my house is hot upstairs only 20c in my computer room)

Its running ~4.9Ghz(49x mutli)

Using MX-3 paste(didn't have Formula 5)
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