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So after reading many reviews on the Corsair H60 that's the cooler I wanted to go with. However, it's only available at Amazon with 2-4 week shipping. I'm in a hurry to build this rig so I really don't want to wait that long.

Should I just go with the H70 instead? Or is waiting the 2-4 weeks worth it in the end?

The reason I'm going with the H60/70 is because they're both nice coolers and since my board has very large heatsinks around the CPU area I can't get a huge air cooler since it won't fit. So don't recommend me another air cooler, I'm just wondering what I should do here.

Pros of H60.

-Cheaper
-Quieter
(there's more but those are the most significant imo)

Cons of H60.

-2c less cooling on load
-2 to 4 week shipping
post #2 of 14
What is the price difference?
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post #3 of 14
Go with the H70 and stick some nice fans on it.

Or go with a Rasa kit.
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post #4 of 14
Hopefully you mean h50 vs h70.

because as far as i know, h60 doesn't exist.

I would go with the h50.
The h70 temp difference is minimal.

you will hate the 2 week wait for the cpu cooler, but after the wait is over, you'll get over it, and have more money in your pocket to spend on push-pull fans or something. The h70 isn't actually louder, it all depends on what fans you use.

This is based on the price difference in the US> my decision may change depending on the prices between the two that you have to pay.
In US, bestbuy sells h50 for like 60$. whereas the h70 was like 100$.
Edited by jpao - 3/11/11 at 4:18pm
post #5 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ragsters View Post
What is the price difference?
H60 - $79.99 with free shipping (2-4 weeks)

H70 - $104.81 with free shipping.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jpao View Post
Hopefully you mean h50 vs h70.
No, I do mean the H60. The H60 does exist and there have been reviews for it. It outperforms the H50 and almost outperforms the H70. However, it's currently only available on Amazon with 2-4 week shipping. That is my entire dilemma.

Quote:
Originally Posted by thisischuck01 View Post
Go with the H70 and stick some nice fans on it.
I think I might do that.
post #6 of 14
i bet the shipping won't actually be that bad, just use* the stock until the h60 comes.
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post #7 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CoRuPt View Post
i bet the shipping won't actually be that bad, just use* the stock until the h60 comes.
Nah, I want to overclock and start stability testing right away.
post #8 of 14
H60, 20 bucks for 2 degrees is a serious drawback.

If they were 10 bucks maybe, but 20 is just a tad too much.

You might find that tuning that H60 makes it rock above the H70.

Btw, what about the Antec 62O? it beats H70 hands down.
   
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post #9 of 14
oh damn. i just saw the h60.

i would totally get that. looks so much cooler haha
post #10 of 14
I agree, go with the H70. I have it with the stock fans and it keeps my i7 950 (no OC) under 50c during the Prime95 torture test.
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