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Cooling Fan or Watercooler?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jon1984, 23 Feb 2010.

  1. jon1984

    jon1984 What's a Dremel?

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    Ok, ive seen the Corsair H50 watercooler and looks interesting, just wondering if watercooling is any better than a Titan Fenrir or Gelid Tranquillo?
     
  2. saspro

    saspro IT monkey

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    Depends on what you're bolting on to.

    It's comparable to a Fenrir providing you get the airflow direction right.
     
  3. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    What CPU and case are you using?

    Performance-wise you most likely aren't going to see a difference that would matter.
     
  4. shah

    shah Minimodder

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    I have one and is running on i5 750. the temps are like 10c lower than the stock cooler. I have this setup in Fractal R2 case. i have only two fans in my case, one running at the front and 2nd one at the back with rad attached to it. I hope this give some sort of an idea.
     
  5. saspro

    saspro IT monkey

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    Have you reversed your airflow?

    It really needs a direct air feed from out of the case to be effective.
     
  6. shah

    shah Minimodder

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    Oh well I have done that but it does not make a big difference and the GPU gets very hot as it keeps all the hot air inside. so i decided to stick with the normal air flow. I want the system to be quiet as well thats the only reason i got H50.
     
  7. [ZiiP] NaloaC

    [ZiiP] NaloaC Multimodder

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    I have the H50 on an i7 920 at stock.

    Sleep mode = 20 degrees, basic operation = 30, Gaming = 40-45.

    Close a game and the temp drops back to 30 in about 5 seconds.
     

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