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 Post subject: Thinking of going wet
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:24 pm 
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I recently built a computer and i'm at the point of buying an aftermarket CPU cooler, i see all the different choices im currently looking at the Cooler Master 212 EVO or the Corsair H60. I guess my main question is do the corsair cooler have any real maintenance to be done like re-filling and stuff, and is liquid cooling really worth it?

I'm running a 3570k and will be over clocking when i get the cooler. thanks for any help.


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 Post subject: Re: Thinking of going wet
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:03 pm 
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Last I bothered to check, the Corsair self-contained water coolers aren't worth their cost until you start looking at the H80i or higher. They usually don't need maintenance. However, unless you're planning to do some heavy duty overclocking, a high-end air cooler will suffice.


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 Post subject: Re: Thinking of going wet
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:48 am 
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I just put together a 3570K with a Hyper Evo 212 this weekend, and I'm getting 4.4 GHz at under 50C while doing burn testing. You really should be fine with air cooling.


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 Post subject: Re: Thinking of going wet
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:32 am 
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Zaliban wrote:
I just put together a 3570K with a Hyper Evo 212 this weekend, and I'm getting 4.4 GHz at under 50C while doing burn testing. You really should be fine with air cooling.

To bolster this further, a burn-in test (I'm assuming you used Prime95) is an unrealistic representation of load. i.e., your processor won't ever be under that much load for extended periods of time. If all you're doing half the time is web browsing or an equally light task, your processor is idling at least 90% of the time.


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 Post subject: Re: Thinking of going wet
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:38 am 
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LatiosXT wrote:
Zaliban wrote:
I just put together a 3570K with a Hyper Evo 212 this weekend, and I'm getting 4.4 GHz at under 50C while doing burn testing. You really should be fine with air cooling.

To bolster this further, a burn-in test (I'm assuming you used Prime95) is an unrealistic representation of load. i.e., your processor won't ever be under that much load for extended periods of time. If all you're doing half the time is web browsing or an equally light task, your processor is idling at least 90% of the time.


Agreed. I'll admit, it was a short burn-in test (yes, with Prime95). But while gaming, I haven't gotten above about 48C. And that has been some extended "tests"... >.>


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