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Frio, h50 and mega and ven x are high end cooler's...

an h50 beats a mega.


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That's the question. If you just want to run it stock, with little to no OC but want something better with cooling. Cheap but good solutions like A70/212+ are fine. But if you intend to OC it pretty hard, then the obvious Silver Arrow/NH-D14/Archon for +$80 are also there.

Can also consider mid range priced coolers(50-70) like Frio, V6GT, H50, Mega, Venomous X, etc.
    
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post #12 of 15
Venomous X, cooled my 920 to 4.755ghz
h50/h70 are garbage the water boils in the loop.
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Frio, h50 and mega and ven x are high end cooler's...

an h50 beats a mega.
Depends on what fans a person has though on that H50, if it's corsair H50 stock, it's good, but not great either, but doing p/p on it makes it fairly high end in regards for a sealed closed loop water cooler and it catches up to the high end air coolers.

But Mega, Frio, Ven X while great coolers in their own right I guess defines on what I consider high end, is it their relative value? How well they cool, how quiet etc. They're mid in range of price, mid-high in terms of cooling performance but not the absolute best like the obvious 3.

Outside of dual fan mugen 2 and 212+, I think the Frio(off amazon/newegg) is one of the best values right now, for $50 and it's performance it's at least worth looking at.
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post #14 of 15
a H50 with 2X Cm R4 fans and OCZ freeze TIM out performed my mega using same TIM and same fan's by 4C load and 3C idle.
    
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post #15 of 15
Good thing about the A70 is it already has two fans. Not sure how good they are though.

You can pick up a Hyper 212+ at Micro Center for $24 + shipping. Another BladeMaster 120 fan will run you another $12 + shipping. This is the setup I have and it works very well.

The A70 has a similar size, already has two fans and is the same price with shipping already included.
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