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I'm currently using the stock cooler with my 980x @ 3.86 and 1.25v.

I see a max of 50 in heavy normal use and usually under 45 in normal use. Idle with speedstep brings it down to 25-26 at 20c ambient. I am considering getting a better cooler and upping it to 4.0ghz. The H70 seems like a good bet as I think bigger air coolers will be a tight fit between the high ram heat spreaders and the big nb heatsink on my mobo. My question is what kind of temp improvement should I expect with this cooler over stock? My temps are good now but could be better and I'm not really looking to go crazy with OCing but I have this kind of obsession with getting temps as low as possible.
Edited by cavallino - 3/14/11 at 9:58am
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  1. Buy $1000 extreme edition CPU
  2. Buy $100 fake watercooling loop
  3. ????????
  4. Profit!

Honestly, that shouldn't even be a consideration. You should really go to a custom loop. But if you did decide to go with an H70, I reckon you could get to around 4ghz - 4.2ghz with load temps of 75C or less. Compared to the stock 980X heatsink it would be a fairly good increase in temperatures.
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Yeah I would go with an air cooler but I really don't think any of the larger coolers are going to fit. The intel cooler is already a tight fit. The H70 is pretty expensive and thats why I'm trying to weigh the cost effectiveness vs temp reduction.
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Insane.
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h70 is a decent cooler, just gets put to shame when it comes to a real watercoooling setup.
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Originally Posted by cavallino View Post
Yeah I would go with an air cooler but I really don't think any of the larger coolers are going to fit. The intel cooler is already a tight fit. The H70 is pretty expensive and thats why I'm trying to weigh the cost effectiveness vs temp reduction.
You get a 980X and you are "not really looking to go crazy with OCing". But when it comes to buying a heatsink, now you are thinking of cost effectiveness?
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Haters gonna hate !! Personally i like my H-70 fake watercooler! My temps are good at 4.0 ghz, and i have the fans exhausting vs intake wich would bring the temps down even more.
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At an equivalent price, better off with a Rasa kit.
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You get a 980X and you are "not really looking to go crazy with OCing". But when it comes to buying a heatsink, now you are thinking of cost effectiveness?
My point is I'm going to do 4.0 maybe 4.2ghz. Which I consider a reasonable and typical OC. I have heard mixed reviews on the h70 if the temp reductions are minimal then I'd rather find another solution.

Please don't be rude. I have asked an honest question.
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My point is I'm going to do 4.0 maybe 4.2ghz. Which I consider a reasonable and typical OC. I have heard mixed reviews on the h70 if the temp reductions are minimal then I'd rather find another solution.

Please don't be rude. I have asked an honest question.
If you just want to go to around 4ghz, you can just buy the Thermalright Venomous X. It's thin and should work with your memory.
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