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2 years ago#21
Heatsink for me. Haven't tried water cooling yet.
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2 years ago#22
KamenRiderBlade posted...
Psythik posted...
KamenRiderBlade posted...
GTRagnarok posted...
I had a full loop for a month, and it was amazing. If I were to build a PC again, that's definitely what I'd go with.


For a month?

What happened to it?
I think you can guess what happened to it. That's the reason why I avoid liquid cooling.


You have my condolences, hopefully you didn't lose any parts?
I'm not the same guy. I was just saying.
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2 years ago#23
The cheap option(the stuff it comes with). If you're not seriously overclocking, it's pointless.
2 years ago#24
Honestly, I consider AIO coolers to be more similar to the air-based heatsinks. They're both easy to set up and offer generally similar performance. They're for people who want better performance than stock but don't have the money/interest to plan out and set up an entire closed loop system. And you don't even need to maintain AIOs.
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2 years ago#25
exclusiveburner posted...
The cheap option(the stuff it comes with). If you're not seriously overclocking, it's pointless.


Even a low end HSF would be better than any stock cooler.

Keeping your electronics cool is good for the longevity / reliability of your CPU / GPU.

Even without OCing, there is still value in getting a decent or even bare minimum HSF.
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2 years ago#26
Well, I generally like a water based solution, especially in summer. Something like a nice glass of ice cool water.. OH.. You meant for my computer..

Fans all the way. I don't bother OCing, so the heat generation isn't that big of a deal to me and the fan I have is quiet enough for my fridge to be louder (and alot more annoying) than my computer would ever be.
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2 years ago#27
Pokenub posted...
Well, I generally like a water based solution, especially in summer. Something like a nice glass of ice cool water.. OH.. You meant for my computer..

Fans all the way. I don't bother OCing, so the heat generation isn't that big of a deal to me and the fan I have is quiet enough for my fridge to be louder (and alot more annoying) than my computer would ever be.


That doesn't mean your fan is quiet. I used to have a mini fridge in my room, those things are just noisy as hell, and you've become used to it. I couldn't keep mine in there long without moving it to another room.
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2 years ago#28
I use an H80i and I love the way it looks in my case but other than that it really doesn't have anything over some of the higher end air cooling solutions. Honestly the next computer I build if the H80i will fit I'll use it again but if I am forced to buy a new cooler it will be some sort of air cooling solution. I could have saved about $35 and gotten the same results with something else.
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2 years ago#29
I put my computer outside, that keeps it cool.
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