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If you already have an H70, just use that. The fans on the D14 are quieter than the H70 though.
I don't have anything yet, just putting together a finalized list so I'm ready.
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I can also attest to the fact that the FRIO is junk. I have it right now with both fans and it is having a tremendously hard time cooling 5ghz temps on just 3DM...I myself after much debate will try and see how the H70 fares me and if i dont like it going with a rasa 750 kit.

Here is a link to my earlier thread where i was basically asking the same questions.

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...r-h50-h70.html
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Thanks for the peace of mind. I'll go either H60/70. Probably H60 since it'll be cheaper and might not be worse than the H70 by too much.

We'll see at reviews when it launches
To be honest, I would just go with whatever is quietest, because you know you will get roughly the same performance no matter what tower cooler you choose.

Sandy bridge really is amazing, these chips produce practically no heat.
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My TRUE and some slipstream 2000's keep mine under 55C.

Thermalright FTW.
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You don't need a crazy good air cooler or even water cooling to get high clocks on sandy bridge. Take it from a guy who has been there, and bought the expensive stuff, only to find out it was totally overkill. My scythe mugen 2 keeps my 2500k @ 4.6ghz w/ 1.332v @ 60c when folding.

By the way, the H70 is pretty loud, so are most of corsairs coolers, so even though the performance might be close, the noise levels are much higher.
IMO this is not good advice, the sweet spot when it comes to these chips seems to be 4.5-4.6 without even having to touch voltages. Anything higher than that you will run into higher temps because the higher frequencies start calling for higher voltages. AGAIN there is compromise to every rule, some people get really lucky chips that seem to be able to stand super mans laser vision! As for me this is not the case, when it comes to voltages and temps my 2600k is average joe BIG TIME!

So the lesson to learn in general when overclocking is EVERY chip is different, some people get lucky and get the stoic stone statues that can take anything they throw at them without even flinching and some get the supermodel diva who cant cut their own food.
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To be honest, I would just go with whatever is quietest, because you know you will get roughly the same performance no matter what tower cooler you choose.

Sandy bridge really is amazing, these chips produce practically no heat.
Dude get outta here with the misinformation!!!!
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Hello everyone. As you can see in my sig rig I'm building my SB build in early May. As for cooler I had my mind set on the Corsair H70, but from looking at reviews and reading replies it won't be great for maintaining decent temperatures after a decent overclock.

Can anyone recommend me a great air cooler that will be able to handle an i7-2600k for 24/7 use? I will be overclocking to 4.0ghz+, depending on how far I can go. It also needs to be able to fit in the ASUS P8P67 Deluxe LGA 1155 motherboard. The heatsinks are fairly large on the board.

Budget for a cooler? I'm not interested in spending more than $70-100.

**This is still a budget build in a sense, water cooling is out of the question**
You can get to 4.0 easily with stock fan, even 4.5-4.6 with stock fan, this is where temps will start to get a bit of an increase. Anything passed 4.6 i would recommend any of the coolers people have listed here so far. These chips do 4.0-4.6 tremendously easy and barely if not at all having to touch voltages, but for the most part above 4.6 is a different story.
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IMO this is not good advice, the sweet spot when it comes to these chips seems to be 4.5-4.6 without even having to touch voltages. Anything higher than that you will run into higher temps because the higher frequencies start calling for higher voltages. AGAIN there is compromise to every rule, some people get really lucky chips that seem to be able to stand super mans laser vision! As for me this is not the case, when it comes to voltages and temps my 2600k is average joe BIG TIME!

So the lesson to learn in general when overclocking is EVERY chip is different, some people get lucky and get the stoic stone statues that can take anything they throw at them without even flinching and some get the supermodel diva who cant cut their own food.
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Dude get outta here with the misinformation!!!!
Don't really care what you say, because I know what i'm talking about and you don't.

Been there, done that.
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Don't really care what you say, because I know what i'm talking about and you don't.

Been there, done that.
You would think from all that rep .....
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If you already have an H70, just use that. The fans on the D14 are quieter than the H70 though.
^ This.

I think the reason why H70 gets bashed not just to it being a "fake" water cooler is that it costs more than the top end air coolers (2 fan archon, SA, NH-D14). Unless you get lucky and spend less on it(compared to aforementioned air coolers) and already have a few good fans with high static pressure/low noise. The H70 would be a better choice since it's performance is solid, and doesn't eat up space that may obstruct ram slots only if you spend less on it.
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