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EDIT" Oops, wrong topic

I had the Corsair H50 and wasn't super pleased with it. A high end Air cooler performs just as well as the H70 does.

If you're wanting to get into a small water cooling kit. Look at the XSPC RASA

Otherwise, just get a high end Air Cooler... or I can sell you my H50 that's just collecting dust
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I'm a complete noob when it comes to water cooling, do these closed loop setups require any form of maintenance? Also what is performance of something like an H70 compared to a Hyper 212+ ?
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I'm in the same spot as the OP. Deciding between the Khuler and the H60 (or newly discounted H50.. these have been $59 at my local BB for weeks).

Info on the H60 is still pretty scarce though. I'll be keeping an eye on this thread!
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I think main problem with all these premade kits is that people expect full custom wc loop performance out of it or just high expectations
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so im looking to get either the antec kuhler 620 or the corsair h60. I cant seem to find reviews of h60 anywhere. all of the reviews of the kuhler have been really good. especially if i throw some high speed fans on it.

should i go ahead and jump on the kuhler or wait it out for the h60?
Get the H60 and BE the guy who makes the reviews.
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kuhler one just looks too cheap. i'd wait for more "official" review
Too cheap compared to the Corsairs? You do realize that they are practically identical looking, right? That the Antec is in fact nearly the same unit as the H50/H70 and that all are made by the same company (Asetek)?

Why does the Antec look "cheap" while the Corsairs do not?
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I'm a complete noob when it comes to water cooling, do these closed loop setups require any form of maintenance? Also what is performance of something like an H70 compared to a Hyper 212+ ?
Not really, not outside of taking the radiator off the fan(s) and cleaning the dust out.

But most water loops are the same way as well, if you get distilled water and the XSPC Rasa kit, you'll get way better temps, and won't have hardly any other maintenance outside of months, if not a year or more.
     
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post #18 of 35
I have an h50 and couldn't be happier. I went from my midrange coolermaster Gemini ii to the h50. Temps dropped about 10c idle and 15c load. Never see over 42c load now at 1.55 vid
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I think main problem with all these premade kits is that people expect full custom wc loop performance out of it or just high expectations
Exactly -- These solutions are decent for show rigs, decent performance, or sound output/dust control

But the performance is just as good, if not worse than high end air cooling outside of idle temps

When a closed water cooling loop such as the H70/50 is benchmarked and stress tested, it takes minutes to cool it down to idle temps again and not seconds like an Air cooler

And, they'll only get hotter and hotter, unlike a normal air cooler. Therefore, the only REAL significant advantage is the idle temps, they are usually 1-4c cooler than an Air cooler
     
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I'm a complete noob when it comes to water cooling, do these closed loop setups require any form of maintenance? Also what is performance of something like an H70 compared to a Hyper 212+ ?
The h70 will beat the cm212
I made a a guide for water cooling noobs as well as video below showing how to.set up and install water cooling. This is the reason we have a wc sticky section so all the information is yours for the taking.
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...l#post11984918
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