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Old December 4, 2012, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by b1lk1 View Post
Not enough of an upgrade if you are relatively happy with your current cooler. I have the H100 on a Q9450 and it is about as effective as air cooling for me, just silent. My CPU idles around 42C and loads up to 55C, and that's not even overclocked or overvolted yet.

I'd buy a new fan or if you want water make the plunge and find a used custom kit somewhere.
H100 performance should increase the more load is put on it. Therefore, the higher the overclock applied, the more effective the H100 will be over air cooling. Plus, there's the added benefit of exhausting all that hot air directly outside of your case. Seems like a 'win' to me.

If you have the money, need a replacement, and you're overclocking your CPU, then I'd say it's worth it.
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