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Krisnatharok
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Re: [Parts Check] Basic Stock Cooler Question

The CM Hyper 212+ ($20-30) is fine for most OCing. If you want to get extreme, you can get the Corsair Hydro integrated loop coolers.

I have an H100, which is a 240mm radiator.
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said by Krisnatharok:

The CM Hyper 212+ ($20-30) is fine for most OCing. If you want to get extreme, you can get the Corsair Hydro integrated loop coolers.

I have an H100, which is a 240mm radiator.

Thanks, the CM 212 looks great, how hardcore is your OCing to warrant liquid cooler?
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Depends on which CPU you are OCing. Some of the best air coolers are only a couple degrees off the closed-loop coolers (like the Prolimatech Megahalems or the giant Noctua one).

A closed loop like the H100 will beat the best air cooler with the right fans. But a full-blown custom water build will beat anything.
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said by Krisnatharok:

A closed loop like the H100 will beat the best air cooler with the right fans. But a full-blown custom water build will beat anything.

I thought the H100 was a liquid cooler?
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It's a closed-loop cooler, completely maintenance free, but the most you can mod out are the fans. It is halfway between an air cooler and complete water setup in terms of efficiency.
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said by Krisnatharok:

It's a closed-loop cooler, completely maintenance free, but the most you can mod out are the fans. It is halfway between an air cooler and complete water setup in terms of efficiency.

Tthat sounds like something I could totally deal with. If I'm getting you correctly, you never have to change/drain the cooling fluid?
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Correct. But when the pump fails, you trash the whole thing (or send it in). Still, for $50-100, it beats the $500 for setup + constant monitoring of the fish bowl.
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said by Krisnatharok:

Correct. But when the pump fails, you trash the whole thing (or send it in). Still, for $50-100, it beats the $500 for setup + constant monitoring of the fish bowl.

That sounds fantastic. About three months ago I pulled apart a friend's liquid cooled system, and I didn't like it at all.

The way you're describing it sounds much better.
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Comparison between two of the brands: »www.anandtech.com/show/6530/clos···compared
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said by Krisnatharok:

Comparison between two of the brands: »www.anandtech.com/show/6530/clos···compared

That X60 is a sexy beast...
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