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Like the title says, is there anything better for cooling a cpu besides a custom water loop? are there even any self contained water loops like the h70 that are considered better for cpu cooling especially when overclocking?

I am asking because i think i am hitting the point where i either need to transition to a custom loop or get a better heatsink.

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...H70?

NH-D14 is the king of air coolers right now IIRC.

Custom loop or H70 (not sure) would be the only upgrade
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The Thermalright Silver Arrow has best the NH-D14 in some reviews, Worth taking a look at... Personally I love my rasa kit, but if you like to tinker with things it will likely become a money pit really quick... With great results of course.
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...H70?

NH-D14 is the king of air coolers right now IIRC.

Custom loop or H70 (not sure) would be the only upgrade
wait wait? the h70 performs better?
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In all reviews I have seen the SA is better than the D14, but only by a degree or two. If you want to get anything that is noticeably better than the D14 you will have to go to water and I do not mean the H70, I mean a custom loop.

Any reviews of the H70 that I have seen shows that it performs worse than the D14 and SA.
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wait wait? the h70 performs better?
I don't think it does in anything other then size and looks. That is the reason I got it mostly since I didn't plan on doing anything to crazy.

H70 can fit in a lot of cases and looks a lot more sleek than the d14 with its ugly fans and size.

Silver arrow has beat it in a few tests but marginally and in one review they did an overclock to 4.6ghz on an i7 where the silver arrow system had to be stopped or else the chip would have been in trouble
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wait wait? the h70 performs better?
Sorry, turns out its pretty much the same

So a good option would be the XSPC 240/360 kit
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Sorry, turns out its pretty much the same

So a good option would be the XSPC 240/360 kit
i was looking into getting it, but i saw the cpu block for it and it has an ugly mount for am3 sockets. Well the way i saw someone mounting it was with four big screws without a back plate and they stuck out awkwardly
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SA is better by 1-2C, but it has 2x14cm fan@1400RPM while noctua has 1x12 @1300RPM and 1x14@1200 with lower CFM
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I don't think it does in anything other then size and looks. That is the reason I got it mostly since I didn't plan on doing anything to crazy.

H70 can fit in a lot of cases and looks a lot more sleek than the d14 with its ugly fans and size.

Silver arrow has beat it in a few tests but marginally and in one review they did an overclock to 4.6ghz on an i7 where the silver arrow system had to be stopped or else the chip would have been in trouble
I remembered seeing something like that.. I'm not sure if this is it though.

http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/c...octua_nh-d14/2
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