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post #41 of 52
Sort-of consdiering this. I CBA building a rasa kit. I'll wait for some real reviews from OCN members though.
post #42 of 52
Considering this for my next build but the "extreme" mode (while it provides great results) is definitely going to be too loud for me. So I'm stuck between this and the H70 .-.
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Originally Posted by killnine;13121576 
Especially in the GPU-realm of water cooling, you end up having to buy a new block each time you upgrade, which gets REALLY expensive.

That's what pushed me away from the water cooling scene. The benefits, while tangible, aren't NEARLY as good as they once were. HDT and increased air-cooler size have really cut down on the delta between water and air.

This seems like a decent compromise, even at a higher cost.

I mostly agree on the GPU point.. The performance is amazing, but unless you don't intend to upgrade for a couple years, then it might not be worth it.. If you are some one that sticks with a setup for 2+ years, then keeping a graphics card cool and quiet with plenty of overclocking headroom can be really nice if you have the cash to throw at it.

The Noctua NH-d14 is pretty much the best air cooler money can buy and proves itself by being the only air solution able to boot at 4.5ghz in this review.

http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cases_cooling/xspc_rasa_750_rs360_watercooling_kit_review/1

They pushed an i7-950 to 4.515ghz with 1.4625 volts - There was a 16c different in average temps and a 19c difference in delta temps between water and the noctua. The rest of the air coolers fell apart at this point.
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post #44 of 52
The reason they're so similar is because both are designed by Asetek. Check out http://www.asetek.com/ and look under "partner products" to find both Antec's and Corsair's coolers. Then have a look at these:

http://www.asetek.com/products/oem-standard-products/120mm-products/510lc.html

http://www.asetek.com/products/oem-standard-products/120mm-products/550lc.html

http://www.asetek.com/products/oem-standard-products/120mm-products/570lc.html

Look familiar? Comparing the Antec Kuhler series against the Corsair H series is just comparing two different Asetek coolers. Not saying it's bad to compare them, as they're still very different in many ways. Just wanted to point this out.

Almost forgot... Anybody ever see the Asetek 570LX cooler that was literally an H50 but with a 240 rad? That thing looked like a beast! I wonder why it disappeared from their site and online stores...

IMG_2595.jpg

Wouldn't mind having that in my PC!
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Wow thatcooler looks beastly. I would be interested in an all in one sealed unit like that
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post #46 of 52
how loud does this thing get?

as long as it doesn't get as loud as my 8800gts used to when i played battlefield im fine (it sounded like a jet engine taking off)

wouldn't mind using this for my next build
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post #47 of 52
very impressive load temps from this antec cooler. i wish i had waited on getting my h70 a little longer.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by juhansoo12;13101154 
I'd still go with air cooling.

:yessir:same thing im saying:yessir:
    
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Pretty slick antec, pretty slick indeed.
    
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Ok, I'm pretty sure the H70 could just about match this if both used the same fans.
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