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  • Looking for conformation or better alternatives?

    I have run the course on Corsair H50's, H60's and H100's AIO systems. They all are working with no issues once I got rid of the grinding pump(s) issue. However, the H100 with two Noctua NF-P12 PWM fans connected to the MB CPU fan controller limits the 3770K to 4.5 GHz since beyond that the CPU core temps start to go beyond 80 C when stress testing. I can't stand the way the Corsair fans act when connected to the H100 fan controller especially at boot time - want some peace and quiet. Anyway, I have a Corsair 800D case which will handle a 3X120 radiator configuration.

    This is what I have been looking at:
    Swiftech Apogee Drive II CPU water block and Pump
    Swiftech MRES Micro Revision 2 reservoir
    Swifttech MRC320 Quiet Power 3X120 mm radiator
    Three Noctua PF-12 fans
    Swiftech 8-way PWM connector
    Clear Tubing 1/2" ID and 3/4 or 5/8" OD (Tygon 3603?)
    Compression fittings for all of the above

    This set up should be very quiet when the system is doing normal stuff since all the fans and pump are controlled by the MB CPU fan header. And...hopefully do a better job of cooling the 3770K beyond 4.5GHz when running a stress test.

    What do you guys think? I know it's a lot of $$ to gain a few GHz but then it is a hobby!! Open to any and all suggestions before I jump into a custom cooling solution.

  • #2
    Re: Looking for conformation or better alternatives?

    looks ok to me but im not a watercooling chap

    even with high end watercooling idk how affective it is with the paste under the ihs on ivy/haswell???

    if you could delid it successfully then that would be the best value option imo but that does carry a risk of killing your cpu should you do it wrong

    @4.8ghz with mine delidded I don't go above 80c on air
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
    Intel i7 3770k 24/7@4.8ghz 1.38v Turbo llc +0.165v dvid multithreading enabled
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    Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler
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    • #3
      Re: Looking for conformation or better alternatives?

      So much for the Custom Water Cooling hype! I have the Swiftech Apogee II running with a 3X120 Quiet Radiator and 3XNoctua fans. The only improvement in temps compared to the AIO Corsair H100 when running Prime 95 on the 3770K @ 4.5 GHz is ~-2C on each core. On the plus side, the system is very quiet even under full load. Like I said above, it's a hobby.


      • #4
        Re: Looking for conformation or better alternatives?

        LN2 would be a pretty cool setup, pun intended.
        Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
        P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
        4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
        MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
        Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
        WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
        Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
        SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
        Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
        Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
        Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
        MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
        Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
        win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
        HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
        CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
        E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
        Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
        Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
        HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
        win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S