Go Back   Hardware Canucks > CASES & COOLING > Water Cooling

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old September 30, 2013, 08:14 AM
Rookie
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 8
Default Corsair H90 or air cooler?

Hi. My next rig will be a intel i7-4770k, Asus z87 Gryphon and Sapphire 7950.

I'm thinking take a Corsair H90, or else a Noctua NH-U12S or NH-D14 (although I think that the NH-D14 is too big for the board). I will do a mild OC in future (4.2/4.4 Ghz).

I would like low temperatures and noise for some years, what are your advice, H90 or Noctua?

And in case of choice the H90, what optional fan is better and more silent than the stock fan?

Thanks u.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old September 30, 2013, 10:38 AM
AkG's Avatar
AkG AkG is offline
Hardware Canucks Reviewer
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 4,396
Default

Either H90 or D14 will give you good results. Depending on juice you have to push...4.2 will be damn silent with either (U12 prolly do it easily as well). 4.4ghz...it depends on voltage. Either of the big boys will do it, but the H90 may be a tad louder. Honestly its hard to go wrong with the D14 for moderate high OCs. IMHO high OCs require water...dual bay water at a minimum.

By the same token...I am running a H90 on a 4670K @ 4.2ghz w/ a Noctua 140mm F14 fan and its basically silent (I dont like the H90s stock fan). So YMMV.
__________________
"If you ever start taking things too seriously, just remember that we are talking monkeys on an organic spaceship flying through the universe." -JR

“if your opponent has a conscience, then follow Gandhi. But if you enemy has no conscience, like Hitler, then follow Bonhoeffer.” - Dr. MLK jr
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old September 30, 2013, 11:23 AM
Slik's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Sault Ste Marie On.
Posts: 1,101

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Serpent View Post
Hi. My next rig will be a intel i7-4770k, Asus z87 Gryphon and Sapphire 7950.

I'm thinking take a Corsair H90, or else a Noctua NH-U12S or NH-D14 (although I think that the NH-D14 is too big for the board). I will do a mild OC in future (4.2/4.4 Ghz).

I would like low temperatures and noise for some years, what are your advice, H90 or Noctua?

And in case of choice the H90, what optional fan is better and more silent than the stock fan?

Thanks u.
If you want a very good cooler that also does it super quiet,check the Antec 920. Canada Computers | Cooling | Antec KUHLER H2O 920 Liquid Cooling System for Intel LGA 1150 /2011/ 1155 / 1156 / 1366 & AMD AM2/ AM3/ AM2+/ AM3+ / FM1 / FM2 They are a bit hard to find. If you can't find one on line, Killswitch may have one for sale. PM him for any details etc. The Antec H20 920 really is a good and quiet liquid cooler.
__________________
Corsair Air 540 -i7 4930k @ 4.4ghz. Liquid cooled-4x4gb G Skill Trident X DDR3@ 2400mhz- Two EVGA Titans SLI - Xonar Phoebus Sound Card-Dell 3008 30" Monitor-Razer Tiamat Headphones-Butt Kicker Gamer-TrackIR 5
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old September 30, 2013, 12:36 PM
MVP
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 497
Default

I advocate following the KISS principle [keep it simple, stupid], therefore recommend air because the performance is roughly equal and less can go wrong.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old September 30, 2013, 04:21 PM
rjbarker's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Courtenay, B.C
Posts: 5,932

My System Specs

Default

With all the great options out there for Liquid AIO Coolers and the fact you do want to OC, take the leap to AIO.....you wont be disappointed....the days of behemoth Air Coolers are becoming a thing of the past ;)
__________________
Introducing me n my OCD to Watercooling, is like taking an Alcoholic to an "all you can drink" Beach Bar in Mexico

.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old September 30, 2013, 05:45 PM
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Calgary
Posts: 1,499

My System Specs

Default

Those little all in one water coolers work pretty good and the best part is the heat leaving the computer more efficiently than with an air cooler.
__________________
__________________________________________________ __________
"Lesson's cost money... good ones costs lots" -Tony Beets (gold rush)
__________________________________________________ __________
Mah Rig now
Mah Rig before
My stuff for sale.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old September 30, 2013, 06:11 PM
le2key's Avatar
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: BC
Posts: 113
Default

Go with the H90. Pretty confident it'll perform better than the NH-U12S and you won't have fit issues compared to the NH-D14.

For everyone else here though, depending on the setup of your internals double tower air coolers can look pretty sweet in a rig.




Reminds me of a car engine.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old October 1, 2013, 08:56 AM
Rookie
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 8
Default

Thanks. About the noise I'm watching in youtube a lot of pump noise problems with corsair h60/80i/100i, of corsair H90 hardly there are videos. And supposedly the pump noise problem may appear at any moment right? :S

With the noctua NH-U12S will can I do a OC of 4.0-4.2ghz with temps below 70-75º for gaming?

Anyway as I said, for now I would keep without OC and I would like have temps of 55-60º (without OC), worth the U12S for get it temps supposing the worst case of a 4770K very warm?
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old October 1, 2013, 09:44 AM
Slik's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Sault Ste Marie On.
Posts: 1,101

My System Specs

Default

Did you check out the Antec 920? Compared to the Corsair series,you get better cooling AND super quiet. And right now,the price is right.
__________________
Corsair Air 540 -i7 4930k @ 4.4ghz. Liquid cooled-4x4gb G Skill Trident X DDR3@ 2400mhz- Two EVGA Titans SLI - Xonar Phoebus Sound Card-Dell 3008 30" Monitor-Razer Tiamat Headphones-Butt Kicker Gamer-TrackIR 5
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old October 1, 2013, 10:12 AM
Rookie
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 8
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Slik View Post
Did you check out the Antec 920? Compared to the Corsair series,you get better cooling AND super quiet. And right now,the price is right.
Yes, the antec is ~$14 more expensive than h90, but in youtube I see that also have pump noise problems, and in the reviews it have 42.9db, the h90 43.1db, very similars.

About H90 I cant found videos about the pump noise of this unit, I don't know if is because it has been little sold or because work good.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cooler master or corsair psu? unc4rted New Builds 9 August 2, 2012 12:02 AM
corsair h70 liquid cooler tigerzfan4life Troubleshooting 6 February 1, 2012 08:20 PM
Corsair Hydro H70 CPU Cooler ? Rush Water Cooling 9 March 24, 2011 07:34 PM
Upgrade from ZALMAN CNPS10X Performa cooler to Corsair Hydro H70 cooler completed dosmond Water Cooling 3 September 3, 2010 03:27 PM
Corsair Hydro H50 CPU cooler FtGF Water Cooling 54 July 24, 2009 05:34 AM