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Old February 24, 2012, 06:51 PM
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Among one of the many I'm still considering for my build, CPU cooling options is one of them. I know that liquid cooling is a helluva lot better then air cooling in almost all instances. That in mind, something thats had my attention for a while is the Hydro series of prefilled water cooling loops from Corsair. I'm 98% decided on getting an H60 (as I wont be doing any heavy overclocking, maybe slight *tweaks*) but wanted some opinions from any of you who've maybe used them, and if they're as good as they're made out to be.

Again, I wont be doing any form of extreme overclocking, but that's not saying I wont be doing *any* overclocking.

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Old February 24, 2012, 06:53 PM
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Corsairs liquid cooling setups are solid products and will do what you need it to do. I don't really see what else you're asking for in your thread though... :S
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Old February 24, 2012, 06:56 PM
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Well if there's some serious issue with them, or if they're not that good and aren't really much better then an aircooler, I'd like to know before i pull the trigger on my build. I'm more or less a novice into PC building and I dont want to be the person that gets all the coolest looking stuff just because it looks fancy. I'd like to be somewhat informed as to whats going in my case. ;s
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Old February 24, 2012, 07:07 PM
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The review conclusions of the H60 from this site Corsair H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler Review
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Old February 24, 2012, 07:36 PM
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More or less summed it up I think, thanks for the link. I dont think this needs any further thought on my part.
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Old February 24, 2012, 09:26 PM
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Though I recommend the H80 over the H60. It's not that much more expensive.
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Old February 24, 2012, 09:35 PM
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Well on a budget build, every dollar makes a difference. However I did give myself some spending room in the event I wasn't able to get everything at the right price. And i mean hey, hard drives are slooowly starting to come down to normal prices again. By the time I'm ready, maybe they'll drop enough to balance the final price should i choose the h80.

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Honestly I'd still go for air cooling if you have low profile RAM, looks much nicer IMHO
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Old February 25, 2012, 12:21 AM
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Well I'm not really going for looks in this case. Not an as important factor since I wont really be showing this build off to anybody (except maybe right after I build it).
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Old February 25, 2012, 03:41 AM
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I recently purchased a Antec Kuhler 620, was using a CM 212+, and I personally, have noticed quite a difference. Idle temps are not going to change a whole lot, however, load temps will. My load temps went from 70 ish, down to just peaking over 60. now the best mindset is to understand and know your not going to do miracles with these coolers. My purposes on getting this cooler was, Improving airflow/temp around cpu socket, tidying up the inside of my case, and looking for a small temp improvments.

On that note, I think the ALC coolers are great, as long as you arent looking for miracles.

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