Originally Posted by Slaymate
Did you look at the link to my review of the H70?
On the back, inside of your case, directly below the power supply you should see a 120mm fan. That fan is removed and the H80 takes its place.
Corsair Hydro Series™ H70 - CWCH70
That review was extremely helpful, thanks! After only giving it a quick 5-minute lookover, I already understand how the installation process goes. (And no worries, I'll be sure to give it much more than a 5-minute lookover if I actually go through with it)
It does raise a few questions though: I did look at the testing, but do you believe the H80 would be able to keep the 2600k under 60C at 4.5ghz or higher?
I was slightly surprised to see the 920 tested in the review going close to 70C at only 4.0ghz; makes me a little nervous about how much it is actually going to help. 4.0ghz is certainly an improvement over my current 3.5ghz; but I was really hoping to see as close to 4.5ghz as possible.
Also, I'm not sure if this is off-topic or not, but I noticed you have the EK-Supreme HF; is that something I would be able to include with the H80 to take the performance even further? I'm not entire sure what the EK-Supreme HF is honestly; although it just looks like a replacement heat-sink for any water cooling system, that I would essentially just screw on after screwing off the stock heat sink from the H80. Is that possible, or am I completely misunderstanding the purpose of the EK-Supreme?
Ooh, also, I'm assuming that because the H80 is a sealed unit, that means I don't have to add/replace the water, right?
Last thing on my mind, do you have an recommendations for RAM? A few posts ago I forgot to comment on the fact that my RAM isn't exactly the best fit for the 2600k. Got me thinking that I might want to replace them; or add a second set that is better-suited for the 2600k.
Thanks again for your help, it really is...well...helpful!