As the title states,I'm currently looking for a CPU cooler that can OC my FX-8350 to 5ghz.
I currently have an H80i,the temps are horrible,they are about the same as the H60....
Does anyone have any suggestions for a closed loop or custom loop that's just over $100 or sub $100?
All suggestions are thankful.
February 21, 2013, 4:36pm
Obvioiusly the h100i or the x60 would do it.
Even certain air coolers could honestly keep it cool.
But for what you're doing, go for a custom loop. They look amazing and they're so easy to customize. You can get whatever rad you want, whatever reservoir size, etc.
Closed loop watercoolers are never worth it, a Noctua D14 will cool just as well as an H100 and for cheaper, if you want to hit 5ghz badly go for an actual custom watercooling loop. ~$250-largenumber.
February 21, 2013, 5:21pm
You can make a closed loop for a cheaper price, just requires more time and some compromise. Rip a heatercore from a car and boom. There's your radiator. Reservoir can be any closed contained really, and then just get a water pump. The only thing you need to buy that is made specifically for watercooling a computer is the waterblock, and I wouldn't skimp on it.
From what I've heard,the H100i is just a little better than the H80i,that's why I went with the H80i...
Like i said in the Other post the XSPC raystrom kits are about as expensive as the Kracken x60 and will outperform it, plus you could add on to the loop when you please.
Do you happen to know how much of a difference in tempatures the Kraken is to the H80i,and how much cooler the XSPC raystorm is to the Kraken and the H80i?