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Sup everyone, I'm a fairly long time lurker on the Overclock.net forums, I know most of the people here really know their stuff so I was hoping for some opinions on my cooling solution for my i7 2600k.

Currently I'm trying to decide whether I should get a Noctua D14 and the Corsair H70. The price difference is only about $20 so thats not an issue. I also only plan to do modest overclocks with this cpu as it is so fast already (don't plan to exceed 4.5ghz anytime soon and probably will stay closer to 4.2).

I'm also open to other coolers if people have recommendations I'm more then happy to here them. I will be waiting till the new fixed chipset mobos get released and order a cooler with that. Here's my current build:

i7 2600k
ASUS P8P67 Pro
Antec 300 Case
Corsair 750 Watt PSU
8 G.Skill DDR3 1600
WD 1tb Black SataIII HDD
EVGA GTX 570

Also wanted to say I know the H70 is a WC solution so I hope admins don't mind me putting it in this forum, if it's a problem of course move it. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by hazy7687 View Post
Sup everyone, I'm a fairly long time lurker on the Overclock.net forums, I know most of the people here really know their stuff so I was hoping for some opinions on my cooling solution for my i7 2600k.

Currently I'm trying to decide whether I should get a Noctua D14 and the Corsair H70. The price difference is only about $20 so thats not an issue. I also only plan to do modest overclocks with this cpu as it is so fast already (don't plan to exceed 4.5ghz anytime soon and probably will stay closer to 4.2).

I'm also open to other coolers if people have recommendations I'm more then happy to here them. I will be waiting till the new fixed chipset mobos get released and order a cooler with that. Here's my current build:

i7 2600k
ASUS P8P67 Pro
Antec 300 Case
Corsair 750 Watt PSU
8 G.Skill DDR3 1600
WD 1tb Black SataIII HDD
EVGA GTX 570

Also wanted to say I know the H70 is a WC solution so I hope admins don't mind me putting it in this forum, if it's a problem of course move it. Thanks.
Deinitely go with the Noctua. Like you mentioned, its cheaper and there are a lot of threads on here where members here state its probably the best buy.

I asked the same question as you yesterday for my build and got recommended the noctua.
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Yes, noctua is the right choice. It outperforms the H70 in all the reviews that I read comparing the both coolers.
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If all you're planning on is a mild overclock, go with the h70, or better yet, the new h60. The Noctua is a behemoth and I don't really see the point to it unless you're really trying to push your chip... and even then I would just go with a Rasa kit. The Corsair H series are nice and compact. They're perfect unless you're really trying for an extreme overclock.

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Yes, noctua is the right choice. It outperforms the H70 in all the reviews that I read comparing the both coolers.
Did those reviews have the coolers on an open-air test bench or in a closed case. The Noctua always wins on an open-air test bench because it doesn't suffocate under its' own heat output. In a closed case, the two coolers are very close in performance. The h70 often wins because with a radiator, you're blowing all the heat directly out of the case. Unless you install it per Corsair's directions, but even then you're always intaking fresh cool air.
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On thing that also helps is cable management. Make sure you have good air flow and your case fans are pointing in a sensible direction. Your new fan and a clean case will be the best you can do to clean temps as low as possible.
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post #6 of 13
without a doubt the Noctua. It cools better and cost less. There is no clearance issues either with your RAM.
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post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by lambecrikas View Post
Yes, noctua is the right choice. It outperforms the H70 in all the reviews that I read comparing the both coolers.
With stock fans, yes. With better fans (like YL SH's) no. The big advantage the H70 has is that it can be used as intake or exhaust, and depending on the case this can make a huge difference to both CPU temps and internal case temps. Also, you don't have a behemoth of a cooler hanging off your mobo with the H70. As a total cooling solution the H70 is better IMHO. The Noctua occupies so much volume in the case, it might actually impede internal cooling significantly in some cases.
Edited by Sheyster - 3/3/11 at 11:07am
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post #8 of 13
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Thanks for the quick replies everyone. Heard some good arguments for both so far so I'm still a bit iffy, tbh though I was leaning more towards the Noctua but I will still consider the Corsairs. I think I will just watch prices and see which is the better buy once I'm ready to order.
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h70 and h50 all junk, unless h60 prove to be different
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h70 and h50 all junk, unless h60 prove to be different
Another instance where I wish I could negative rep. Most of the posts this guy puts up in here are useless gibberish. If you have nothing CONSTRUCTIVE to add to the topic, why post at all? Put up some review links that say it is junk. Both the H50 and H70 have reviewed quite well, and are even better with third party fans. They fill a nice niche for those of us who don't want a full water kit, and don't want a huge air cooler either.
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