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post #11 of 52
overpriced much? the sound on extreme mode sounded like a vacuum right next to your feet....maybe if it was $70....at 120 it is too close to custom loops.
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post #12 of 52
looks meh to me. just like h70. id personally just get the xspc rasa r240 kit at this price, but to each his own.
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post #13 of 52
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Originally Posted by jivenjune View Post
As much as I love my 620, I almost wish I had waited for the 900 series.
Im not gonna regret it considering how loud the 920 is. Plus, the 620 unit is basically on par with high end air when using the same fan config.
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I wonder why they didn't test the NH-D14, Archon, and Silver Arrow with this cooler...

Oh I know why. They'd all beat it while being quieter.
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post #15 of 52
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Originally Posted by Imglidinhere View Post
Oh man... I want... MSRP is perfectly fine for me. ^^ I'll take one of those any day... I thought the 620 was amazing... this is godly.
Might as well save up a few more bucks for the XSPC RS240.
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It all because of the fan.
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post #17 of 52
The person citing that people go to water cooling because of the noise is wrong now. Might be true in the past, but with smart fan control you can get good air coolers to perform well and be extremely quiet. You have to keep in mind that a lot of watercooling setups use fans on the radiators anyhow. My cooler master hyper 212+ with smart fan makes NO noise and spins at 750rpm. again, makes no noise. temps are very low (i'm on a phenom 2) and heat is of zero concern.
post #18 of 52
Good for small cases, but for this price I'd rather part together a kit that performs better. That's the problem with these kits, using one radiator over and over. Only way to stay competative is to get louder, which pulls alternatives to the table, like air coolers and kits with slower fans and larger dissipation.
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post #19 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spicy61 View Post
The person citing that people go to water cooling because of the noise is wrong now. Might be true in the past, but with smart fan control you can get good air coolers to perform well and be extremely quiet. You have to keep in mind that a lot of watercooling setups use fans on the radiators anyhow. My cooler master hyper 212+ with smart fan makes NO noise and spins at 750rpm. again, makes no noise. temps are very low (i'm on a phenom 2) and heat is of zero concern.
Same here,the fan is silent because Cooler Master uses a good fan on their Hyper 212+. It's the fan that makes a difference.
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I wonder why they didn't test the NH-D14, Archon, and Silver Arrow with this cooler...

Oh I know why. They'd all beat it while being quieter.
Not everyone wants to risk their motherboard with a huge & heavy cooler,not to mention they don't fit in some cases.
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post #20 of 52
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Yeah, some people aren't familiar with custom water cooling kits though. I'm one of them. These self-contained kits will probably help a lot of people move onto custom water cooling.
Rasa kit is enough to get your foot into the WC door. No need to bother with these self contained kits anymore. If they had the rasa kit when I bought my H50 I would have went with the rasa kit.
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