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Weekend Open Forum: What heatsink / water kit cools your computer?

By Shawn Knight · 61 replies
Feb 27, 2015
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  1. WAHID

    WAHID TS Rookie

    NH-D14 is one of the best cooler in the market, great quality and performance, I've upgraded from Zalman 9900 Max: difference is huge, so it worth its price.... it is better even than some water cooled kits.
  2. I'm using a Coolermaster Nepton 280L and the stock cooler on the r290 tri-x oc.
  3. cartera

    cartera TS Evangelist Posts: 379   +121

    I had an artic freezer pro which was great for 5 years and now have a Corsair H60i after the AF stopped working. It's complete overkill as I don't over clock.

    I am surprised to see the majority here using air cooling !
  4. SalaSSin

    SalaSSin TS Booster Posts: 160   +83

  5. Experimentongod

    Experimentongod TS Maniac Posts: 293   +124

    Noctua NH-U9B SE2, absolutely great value (cooler + NT-H1 Thermal Paste + two NF-B9 fans) and it's not too big/heavy, which for me is really good. It's also extremely quiet and the cooling performance is WAY better than the stock Intel cooler. I even used one of the fans as rear exhaust for the case to save money (the second fan mounted on the cooler only shaves a couple of degrees off the CPU temperature, according to the manual). It also comes with several cables to choose your fan rotation speed (I have it at minimum of course).
  6. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,194   +209

    Noctua NH-D14.

    Giant cooler, Giant cooling.
  7. All2surreal

    All2surreal TS Rookie

    The Corsair H100i
  8. PC nerd

    PC nerd TS Booster Posts: 317   +41

    NH-D14. A real man's cooler.

    Keeps my 955BE under 50C and it's at 4GHz 1.44V.
  9. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 996   +93

    Thermaltake Gravity i2 in my HTPC and currently my 3rd stock cooler in my main computer.
  10. Khanonate

    Khanonate TS Booster Posts: 146   +32

    Intel stock cooler on a CM HAF case.
  11. pfigurella

    pfigurella TS Rookie

    Corsair H60 for my 8350 at a very mild 4.2GHz for all 8. Keeps it down at 30% fan and pump when not in heavy use.
  12. QuaZulu

    QuaZulu TS Enthusiast Posts: 67   +13

    Ditto...on 4 systems. When you've got what works, why leave the "well?"
  13. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,484   +1,288

    Corsair H100i - Because I chickened out on a full custom loop :p
  14. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,534   +421

    Now that I think about it, most systems I've built for others have that Cooler Master Hyper 212 (one flavor or another), definitely agree on the sentiment there.
  15. rpjkw11

    rpjkw11 TS Member Posts: 20

    Rig 1: Noctua NH-D15 cooling an i7 5960X @ 4.3
    Rig 2: Phanteks PH-TC14PE cooling an i7 4790K @ 4.4
  16. Spykezxp

    Spykezxp TS Addict Posts: 296   +73

    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus cooling my AMD 6300 @ 4.3 GHz
    It does what I need it to, but next build will most likely have a Corsair H100i.
  17. MoeJoe

    MoeJoe Banned Posts: 837   +441

    Clean and beautiful.
  18. free4rm

    free4rm TS Rookie Posts: 19

    Cooler Master Seidon 120V water cooled system, added another fan to the other side of the radiator to make a push/pull system. Works great.
  19. EClyde

    EClyde TS Evangelist Posts: 1,803   +664

    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo. Works great not overpriced
  20. EEatGDL

    EEatGDL TS Evangelist Posts: 674   +352

    CM V8 GTS
  21. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,377   +67

    Corsair H60i over an i7 3770K. Solid as a rock for 3 years so far.
  22. Tgard

    Tgard TS Booster Posts: 97   +37

    XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler with Arctic Silver 5. Used Xigmatek for the the last 6-7 years at least through my builds. Very similar to the 212 Evo. As I type this in a hot room my CPU sits at: 2 cores at 26º, 1 at 25º, and 1 at 24º. I am good with that. The cores never go much higher than the high 30's even when gaming. Have seen 50ºC once when I was actually encoding and jumped into a (highly un-optimized) game with my friends.
  23. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,151   +588

    Custom built LC system bought mostly from frozencpu:

    XSPC RX360 Extreme radiator, XSPC EX 140mm radiator, Swiftech MCP655 variable speed pump, Raystorm X99 Variant (CPU block), EK waterblocks and backplates for R9 290X, Bitspower Quick-Disconnects for the GPU's, some Phobya connectors/angle joints, some XSPC high flex tubing, and some Primochill Pure coolant. That's at least the basics of my system.
  24. soulkarver

    soulkarver TS Rookie

    Cooler Master Hyper 212+. Bought it in 2010 and it still works great!
  25. Seraphim401

    Seraphim401 TS Booster Posts: 73   +27

    Thermalright Silver Arrow.

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