The Big Air Cooling Sticky!

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Hardware' started by Lardman, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. sammy_b0i

    sammy_b0i Laugh it up, fuzzball!

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    Meh. And not really, for water cooling prices.

    H100: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=207_160_45&products_id=17961 - $145pp

    Expandable XSPC RX240: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=207_160_45&products_id=21057 - $185pp

    Better XSPC D5 EX240: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=207_160_45&products_id=20462 - $259pp

    When you consider it, it's not that much more. That second one, you could add a VGA block to it, and you're set.
     
  2. Sammells

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    See my thoughts were get the 280mm radiator (I have 2x 140mm slots up top), better block, compression fittings and the dual bay res with the D5 (apparently the D5 is amazing. But I've never water cooled, so would be a little bit nervous. I could add a GPU block and an additional 140mm rad easily. See how money goes.
     
  3. boneburner

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    NZXT Kraken X40 and X60 AIO Liquid CPU Cooler Review: A New Cooling King for the New Year @ HiTech Legion
     
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    I want this fan.
     
  5. Akh-Horus

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    Op hasnt been updated since last year :)
     
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    :leet: Well I haven't died yet.
     
  7. roomandu

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    :shock: :eek: ummmm yeh I just want to know which of the Boeing fleet it came from. :lol:
     
  8. Zultanna

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    Funny enough i have 4 of those here atm, but in white not black.

    That video doesn't even come close to portraying in how powerful the fan is, ive got a couple of 300+cfm Deltas here and they dont hold a candle to the Nidecs
     
  9. aznpsuazn

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    I have a Thermaltake Bigtyp 120 for my current socket 775.

    I notice the newer 1155 coolers list as being compatible with 775 also. Does this mean the Bigtyp 775 will work with an 1155 as well? Does it go both ways? Saves me from having to buy a cooler

    I was looking at the GA-z77-hd3
     
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  10. ausghostdog

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    snip**snip
     
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    I only have high respect to sidewinder and its delta fans. those are noisy but you know that already :)
     
  12. Spork!

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    Is anyone here still air-cooling? Or have all gone to custom loops or AIO?

    Information on the newer gear is very contradictory.

    One reviewer says "Product XYZ" is the best thing since sliced bread, the next one says it's "OK, but not nearly as good as ABC..."

    Case in point - Phantek 140mm fans (in the various flavours). Rated 19 dBA on some sites, but testing much higher on others.
    "You can hear them, but not at all unpleasant" on one review, "terrible racket over 900 rpm" on another...
     
  13. sammy_b0i

    sammy_b0i Laugh it up, fuzzball!

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    Still rocking a 212+ Evo with 2x 140mm fans in push pull. Still handles everything without issue.
     
  14. BigDave

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    Similar to Sammy here while waiting on time to side grade in another 690II, My sons got the same on a QX9650/P45 set up, cool as :thumbup:


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    Click to view full size!
     
  15. JunkDogg

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    Got a Phanteks TC12D or whatever it is.

    This one.

    It's on my 4770k gaming rig. Works fine. Haven't logged temps with it yet. Although I haven't noticed it throttling in BF4 yet. Wit hyuet being the operative word I think.

    Got a Noctua NH-D15 and Phanteks TC14PE which I use on my test bench. Those 2 are beasts and nearly as good as water.
     
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  16. Spork!

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    Ahh, good to see this thread still has a pulse. :)
    I'm running one of these beasties: http://www.prolimatech.com/en/products/detail.asp?id=155 on my old 9650, and it stays under 70c @ 3.6 no matter what I chuck at it (LinX seems to get it the hottest).

    Have a NoctuaNH-D15 coming for the new build, really like the look of the Phanteks TC14PE too.

    Just love the look of a big tower (or 2).
    As for noise - In the current rig all I ever hear is the GPU cooler/s, except at startup, so as long as my CPU fan is quieter than them it shouldn't be an issue.

    Think I will have to either paint or swap out the Noctua fans though. All they need is brown LED's and they would be the ugliest things ever put inside a PC.

    (They may not need the LED to qualify).
     
  17. Spork!

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    Looking at replacing the 200mm intake on my Phanteks case to a couple of 140's.
    HDD bays are removed, so there is a filter in front of the fan but pretty much unrestricted airflow behind it until the GPU's.
    Any advantage in 38mm thick fans over standard 25's in this case? Chasing best CFM for dB that I can get.
     
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  18. Leigh M

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    Want to upgrade my cpu cooler, currently stock.

    All in one wc or air you reckon? Quieter the better but not that important.
     
  19. c_hegge

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    Air. I'd suggest a CM hyper 212. It's not that expensive, but it's a massive upgrade over the stock cooler and it's much quieter.
     
  20. Leigh M

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    Cheers, but I'd really like something a bit fancier heh
     

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