Originally Posted by LinuxHack3r;13189877
Well I'm also new to overclocking, so who knows where I'll stop? If the H70 is considered quality and will keep me at 60 or so when overclocked, I'll be happy. My current E2160 Dual Core runs about 67 maxed out, not overclocked. So 60 overclocked sounds well to me.
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Oh god, the H70 is so overkill for that chip it's not even funny. You really could get by with a MUCH cheaper cooler. If I were you I would upgrade your cpu before you start buying hundred dollar coolers. If you could find an old e8400 or q9550 for cheep on ebay it would be perfect, and a nice upgrade.
Edit: One more thing about the H70 (which I have used and is fantastic). It's not really designed to be an alternitive to watercooling. Instead, it's an alternitive to high end air cooling, which it's pretty much neck in neck with. It has the advantages of exhausting cpu heat dirrectly out of your case, of being easy to install (compared to some huge air coolers which are a pain), and it looks "neater". The downside is you pay soothing of a premium for all that and, at the moment, it is a couple of degrees behind the absolute best air coolers (something the new antec should fix since it beats the h70 by a small amount).Edited by Varjo - 4/19/11 at 10:53am