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post #21 of 42 (permalink) Old 01-21-2019, 07:00 AM
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If you shop around you can probably assemble a custom budget loop 300.us and put an end to the air verses aio arguments
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post #22 of 42 (permalink) Old 01-21-2019, 07:38 AM
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H115i on my 8700k and H100i v2 on my partners 6700k running fantastic over here - both coolers have been basically bombproof since purchase.

5 year warranties on both - you cant really go wrong

The NHD14/15 is also a very good cooler for the budget minded Overclocker . be careful with ram clearance though - my D14 encroached on ram slots - the D15 has cutouts for tall ram but you sacrifice a fan if you install 4 Ram sticks. not an issue if you only run 2 sticks . upgrading to 4 might be a pain though .

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Quote: Originally Posted by Ghilly View Post
The D15 has cutouts for tall ram but you sacrifice a fan if you install 4 Ram sticks. not an issue if you only run 2 sticks . upgrading to 4 might be a pain though .
Although with 4 sticks, if you have a case with some extra clearance, you can just move the front fan upwards a bit so it clears the ram, it isn't really an issue.

Alternatively there are other big coolers with better ram compatibility. I believe the fan of the Thermalright Le Grand Macho just sits in front the ram if you motherboard has enough room between the socket and the ram slots. This was certainly the case with my Macho Rev.B.
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I ended up with the H115i Pro.
I ordered more fans which come later this weeks so I can do push/pull.

So far I am happy. It's a lot easier than a real custom waterloop which I've done before..

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Soft tubing makes it a lot easier but an aio is too easy

CPU
i9-7900x With evo and koolance vrm water blocks
Motherboard
ASUS Prime X299 Deluxe
GPU
Titan Xp with copper Water Block
RAM
Trident Z 3600C16 4x8gb's
Hard Drive
Samsung 850 Pro 256gb for os and 500gb evo for favorite games plus other wd hdd's for data and backup's
Optical Drive
LG Blu-Ray WH16NS40
Power Supply
evga 1200P2
Cooling
2-280GTX Black Ice Nemesis rads with D5 pump-res combo and D5 top before and after rads.
Case
corsair 450D
Operating System
win-7 pro & 10 pro
Monitor
ASUS VG248QE 24" 144Hz
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CPU
i7-5930k with evo and koolance vrm water blocks
Motherboard
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GPU
EVGA 1080ti FTW3 with Water block
RAM
Trident-Z 3200C14 4x8gb's
Hard Drive
Samsung 850 Pro 256gb for os and 500gb evo for favorite games plus other wd hdd's for data and backup's
Power Supply
EVGA 1000w P2
Cooling
2-240 GTX Black Ice Nemesis rads/ D5 pump-res combo and D5 top before and after rads.
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Corsair 450D
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Quote: Originally Posted by ciarlatano View Post
They don't use AiO and CLC interchangeably in that article. Every cooler in that article is a CLC. CLCs are a subset of AiO. All CLCs are AiOs. All AiOs are not CLCs. It would be like quoting an article about apples and saying they use "apples" and "fruit" as one in the same.

And that article is a nice way of saying that the NH-D15 is a better choice if you possess the sense of hearing, while CLCs may be a better choice if you are more visually oriented and find one-size-fits-none tubing less offensive than a large air cooler.
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Great choice OP ...you'll really be happy with that AIO/CLC..... you wont be disspointed and you'll actually be able to see your Mobo and bling .....

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Quote: Originally Posted by JMattes View Post
I ended up with the H115i Pro.
I ordered more fans which come later this weeks so I can do push/pull.

So far I am happy. It's a lot easier than a real custom waterloop which I've done before..

The fins aren't dense enough to make push/pull worthwhile. I got virtually identical temps with the 2x OEM Corsair ~50CFM fans as I do with 4x Bitfenix ~100CFM fans in push pull.

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AMD X4 960T Zosma @ X6 4870mhz (+62.3%)
Intel i7 6700 Skylake @ X4 4709mhz (+38.5%)
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Sandisk Ultra II 480GB SSD
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Western Digital EZRZ 3TB
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Corsair H115i Pro
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i7 860
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Advantech AIMB 280 ITX
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EVGA GTX 950 2GB
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Kingston 2GB DDR3 1333
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Seagate Momentus 2.5" 500GB
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Western Digital Blue 2.5" 320GB
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Silverstone SFX-L Gold 500w
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X2 on push-pull not really worthwhile.


My noctua 140mm industrial ppc fans absolutely destroy the stock 140mm corsair rad fans in every way, and even managing to be quieter. Saw maybe 1-3*C if that can even be called something other than margin of error.




BUT push and pull means you can leave the fans at a lower RPM and have a much more pleasant cooling experience. The stock corsair fans are loud, and the bearings will clack on start up (except maglov fans, have not heard those in person yet)
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...low FPI (Fins Per Inch) Rads + High Static Pressure Fans (push / pull) n low RPM is how I roll ...I found with a lower static pressure but higher Air Flow Fan I needed higher RPM's for the same......found it harder to find the lower FPI Rads in gthe size needed...granted that was almost 5 yrs ago....perhaps theres a better selection of rads out there now

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The bottom line from someone who has done all 3 (High End Air Cooler, 240mm CLC in push/pull, and Custom Loop) here is the truth as I see it in a brief nutshell. I did not include ratings for looks or difficulty as that is more subjective.

1st of all they each have their place and non of them is always the best option. A person must choose based on their priorities of performance, space availability, price, noise, skill, willingness for maintenance, aesthetic and other factors I may not have thought of in this brief description.

1)CLC - It will initially like you have better temps because of the heat capacity of the fluid BUT run your CPU test for 2hr+ and the temps will be in line with a high end air cooler as the fluid hits thermal saturation. Also the are generally noisier due to the pump noise and the fin density of the rad. Performance B+, Noise C+ to B-, Cost B, Reliability C, Repair F, Maintenance B+ (Dusting of the case and Rad every 6mo)

2) High End Air (Noctua NHD-15 or BQuiet! Darkrock Pro 4) You will have faster climbs and drops in temps than a CLC but your max temp will be about the same (usually +1-3deg from CLC). It will also be quieter than a CLC because you have no pump or noise from the air passing radiator dense fins. It's also less expensive and if a fan goes it's easy to recognize and change. When it breaks throw it away and if it doesnt I would still replace it in 4yr for various reasons. Performance B, Noise B+, Cost A, Reliability A, Repair A (Just replace the fan), Maintenance A+ (Normal Dusting of the case)

3) Custom Loop - Quietest over all assuming you have the right amount and selection of radiators/fans. Also since you can go with more rad space you can potentially run the fans really slow. Heat saturation of the fluid can occur but since you have 2-5x as much it takes longer and may never reach the same temps as you can have significantly more radiator space and higher flow rate of fluid (laws of thermodynamics and what happens as two objects approach entropy that would take too long to go over here). Also this option allows you to grow the cooling system to include more than just your CPU. D5 pumps are quiet and VERY reliable. You get the best of all with the downside of cost and maintenance. Performance B+ to A+, Noise B+ to A+, Cost D, Reliability A-, Repair A, Maintenance C (Drain, Flush and Fill every 6mo along with dusting of the case and rads)

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