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Hey everyone, im debating on whether to get the H70, for my cpu, or a ZALMAN VF3000A for my gpu. Which would give me the best overclocking gaming performance? (Bad Company 2)
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post #2 of 27
Change your Video card to something modern than 4670
other than that H70 and overclock to 4Ghz will do a better job than cooling not high performance Video card
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you just updated your specs....from 4670 to 6870...... still H70 is the better choice
Edited by Kolovrat - 2/10/11 at 7:52pm
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post #3 of 27
Hi.

I suppose your decision might weigh upon which of the 2 components is closest to its threshold of safe thermal output.

My initial thought would be to get the VGA cooler, and then get a decent tower cooler for your CPU in a few months.

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post #4 of 27
I would not go with the H70, instead I went with the H50. When I went to Can computers one of the employees told me that the shorter pipes on the H70 might be a problem. You can also look into the Noctua nh-d14, that's a popular one if you have room in your tower. The H50 has been working great for me, and the best part is, it takes very little room and makes next to no sound
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post #5 of 27
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Originally Posted by Kolovrat View Post
Change your Video card to something modern than 4670
other than that H70 and overclock to 4Ghz will do a better job than cooling not high performance Video card
i noticed after i posted, i use a 6870 now
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post #6 of 27
H70 and overclock your CPU .... it's works much better under higher clocks
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post #7 of 27
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I would not go with the H70, instead I went with the H50. When I went to Can computers one of the employees told me that the shorter pipes on the H70 might be a problem. You can also look into the Noctua nh-d14, that's a popular one if you have room in your tower. The H50 has been working great for me, and the best part is, it takes very little room and makes next to no sound
i should also mention im doing a mod with my case, i have no room for h50/70 on any fans. gonna put it in the optical bays. idk how long the coolant tubes are to do that
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post #8 of 27
If your 6870 has the reference cooler, upgrading the GPU cooler would be the best way to go.

I swapped my stock cooler out for a Acellero Twin Turbo pro, and the difference is night and day. Not only is it cooler, but even at 100% it is quieter than the stock cooler at 30%

Pretty cheap over at Superbiiz:
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?...Pro-VGA-Cooler

Pretty sure there is a promo code floating around here somewhere too.
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post #9 of 27
wont reach for sure even if you choose H50 which a bit longer, why not in a regular way
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i should also mention im doing a mod with my case, i have no room for h50/70 on any fans. gonna put it in the optical bays. idk how long the coolant tubes are to do that
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post #10 of 27
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wont reach for sure even if you choose H50 which a bit longer, why not in a regular way
my case has a 200mm side fan. the front bays are meshed, and i put a 120 in different places and still got decent air flow
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