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post #11 of 23
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At an equivalent price, better off with a Rasa kit.
This.

Cost of the H70+2 decent fans equals Rasa, which gives much better temps.
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post #12 of 23
or if you are wanting just 4ghz just continue to use the stock cooler.
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Either way you go it will be fine temps will be lower. But why not make a custom loop for a deserving chip?
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post #14 of 23
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At an equivalent price, better off with a Rasa kit.
^This
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post #15 of 23
I went from an H50 to a Rasa RS240 kit and it was night and day.
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post #16 of 23
Phase change for that kind of cpu IMO
post #17 of 23
At the very least get one of these over an h70. You'll get much better performance for your $. And on top of that, you can always add an extra rad or a gpu loop later.
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post #18 of 23
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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.
I don't know about the H70 but I do have the H50 and used it on my 980X for a couple of weeks while I gathered the pieces I needed for a custom loop.

I had two Panaflo 38mm fans push-pull on the H50 and my temps (folding 24/7 - 100% load) at 4.2GHz@1.3v hit a max of 72 degrees at an ambient of around 15 degrees. I ran caseless and had the window open (in winter) during this time.

Since moving to a custom loop, i.e. the XSPC Rasa 240 (it was the only kit that would fit without modding in my V351), temps have dropped between 10 to 12 degrees; same setup (folding 24/7@100% load), and I've bumped up my OC to 4.4GHz@1.35v as well.

So...to answer your question, I suspect the H70 ought to do better than the H50 but as others have said, going with a custom setup is perhaps the most cost-effective. Plus you get to satisfy your obsession with keeping temps low too!
    
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post #19 of 23
Thread Starter 
Ok so update:

I had pretty much ruled out the H70 but...

Turns out a friend of mine has one that he is not using (he upgraded to water loop seems to be a reoccurring theme). He's going to let me try it first and if I like I can buy it for $70.

If nothing else it will be an interesting experiment. I will report back with the results. Still might go a different direction but $70 is a bit more appealing as that puts it in the same price bracket as some of the better air coolers.
Edited by cavallino - 3/14/11 at 4:31pm
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post #20 of 23
No don't get it. If you do you will end up getting a custom loop in the future. Thats what happened to me.
     
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