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post #11 of 22
I prefer a pre-fab H2O unit like Corsair's or Antec's over the gigantic air cooled setups %100. Stress on the board is less, they are usually quieter and perform as good or better than the best air coolers. Add to that getting rid of the huge bulky heatsink taking up all the space in the case (and blocking your view of a nice mobo) and it's no contest.
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post #12 of 22
H70 work go'od fo me
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Sealed systems leaking ...95% chance just be careful
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post #14 of 22
Been using a H50 for a bit over half a year now and I have not had it leak yet. That is also with it having the water inside freeze within the rad.

I'm confident that if it did leak and there was no physical damage to it Corsair would cover the cost. I've only read about one of their units breaking and I believe that Corsair covered the cost to replace the damaged items.

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post #15 of 22
H50/H70 wont leak unless u bend the tubes ways they are not supposed to or put too much pressure on the barb ends. Chances are it wont leak if your careful when installing it, you have more chance of getting a leak if you went custom WC. Just test the unit outside the case first, and check for water droplets.
    
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post #16 of 22
I use the H70 aswell..
I was paranoid of leakage, but once I saw how the unit worked (holding it in my hands) I stopped being paranoind. Then fans on the H70 are kinda loud, putting the resistor cables in drops the "loudness" in half and only raises temps 2-4c.

I am 100% pleased with my H70 at this poing.
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post #17 of 22
i've got 3 H5Os used daily, no leaks.
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post #18 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2thAche View Post
they are usually quieter and perform as good or better than the best air coolers.
Wrong

The corsair H70 is notoriously loud and the NH-D14 has whisper quiet Noctua fans which are highly regarded. The NH-D14 also beats the H70 by up to 5*c when overclocked;

http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi...sair_h70/4.htm

A top line air cooler > preassembled "water" cooling

Not to mention the NH-D14 is $15 cheaper on the Egg
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post #19 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by PcKiller View Post
I have the Asetek 570LX liquid Cooler with a 240 MM Rad. It is a sealed system, and does not leak. Been using it for over 8 months now, and I still love it.
At OP, I know you said your looking at the H70, but the Asetek is a beast of a cooling system if you were able to get it.
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post #20 of 22
I think some high end air coolers beat the h70.
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