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Old 05-21-2011, 07:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Building new PC with i7-2600k on an ASUS MaximUS Extreme, and I am looking for a quality cooler, preferably air. I would like it to have either no led or a red one. Was looking at the H70 water cooler but not sure if it will fit in my cool master enforcer case (mid).
What would you guys recommend?
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It should easily fit, you just need a 120mm fan port.

The Noctuas are great, but pricey.... Are you extreme overclocking?
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Am going to moderalty overclock but would like to keep my options open.
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I'd go with the H50 over the H70... Many reviews and real-world uses show the H50 and H70 performing basically the same. I'm talking 1-2 degree difference here, and when the difference in price is right around $40, it's not worth the small difference. For air cooling, look at Corsair's A70, Best Buy still has some laying around for like $20-$25.
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The H50 over the H70???? They don't even compare. The H50 is the biggest waste of money of all the available options and the H70 offers a huge improvement over the H50.
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The Hyper 212+ is a nice air option and it only costs $30. or less
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btw when I mean quality I mean top of the line.

Got cash so do not worry on price
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Noctua or H70... both are awesome but if you have the space I say Noctua hands down.
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what about coolers in terms of water cooling?
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Building new PC with i7-2600k on an ASUS MaximUS Extreme, and I am looking for a quality cooler, preferably air. I would like it to have either no led or a red one. Was looking at the H70 water cooler but not sure if it will fit in my cool master enforcer case (mid).
What would you guys recommend?
Look here: Top 5 Intel & AMD Heatsinks on Frostytech they review a lot of Coolers.
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